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I have a Nighthawk AC1900 R7000. Based on the article I was expecting to find an updated version of the firmware, but as of this morning there isn't one for this model. Automatic update finds nothing, web site shows that version 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 is the latest version. Netgear oddly does not include a release date in their release notes, the web page for this firmware release is dated 8/15/2019.

https://kb.netgear.com/000061067/R7000-Firmware-Version-1-0-9-88
 
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LoreeSelmer

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How long does it usually take for them to upload a patch?
I don't have a good answer for that, but I created an account with Netgear and registered my product, and they have been sending me firmware update notifications via email. You may also have the option of enabling automatic updates in the router. I have an R7000 and find this option in the Advanced tab under Administration in the Router Update screen.
 
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I have a Nighthawk AC1900 R7000. Based on the article I was expecting to find an updated version of the firmware, but as of this morning there isn't one for this model. Automatic update finds nothing, web site shows that version 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 is the latest version. Netgear oddly does not include a release date in their release notes, the web page for this firmware release is dated 8/15/2019.

https://kb.netgear.com/000061067/R7000-Firmware-Version-1-0-9-88
I'm seeing the exact same thing for my R6700v2 - no update found through web interface and the latest firmware from the website matches my version (page last updated 8/22/2019)
 
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I have a Nighthawk AC1900 R7000. Based on the article I was expecting to find an updated version of the firmware, but as of this morning there isn't one for this model. Automatic update finds nothing, web site shows that version 1.0.9.88_10.2.88 is the latest version. Netgear oddly does not include a release date in their release notes, the web page for this firmware release is dated 8/15/2019.

https://kb.netgear.com/000061067/R7000-Firmware-Version-1-0-9-88
In the case of my router, I already had the patch (looks like it came out in August 2019). The link here indicates the vulnerability is:

R7000, running firmware versions prior to 1.0.9.42
If you are already above that revision (I was on my router) you should be good
 
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In the case of my router, I already had the patch (looks like it came out in August 2019). The link here indicates the vulnerability is:



If you are already above that revision (I was on my router) you should be good

Thank you for that.
 
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I have two netgear R7000 running older firmware V1.0.9.42_10.2.44. I do not upgrade because every newer verson of firmware I make my routers become unstable. I do not use them as routers, I have an Edge Router X, but I do use the nighthawks as my wifi access points, after the Edge router. So am I secure since my traffic is going throught the edge router first?
 

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R8300 here, and the most recent firmware is from Jan 28, 2019.

So what are we supposed to do at this point?
 

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Just got an email from Netgear about updating my Nighthawk R7000. There is no new firmware release, per email and Netgear web site the latest release is still 1.0.9.88 from July 4 2019.
 
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Just got an email from Netgear about updating my Nighthawk R7000. There is no new firmware release, per email and Netgear web site the latest release is still 1.0.9.88 from July 4 2019.
How long does it usually take for them to upload a patch?
Today 13 March 2020, I updated the firmware on Netgear router model R6700 v2. It took about 6-7 min after it gave an estimate of about 3 min. I gave permission for automatic future updates.
 
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