Why ever, Netgear is stuck in a monolithic router design from the mid 1990ties and does play Monopoly with the customers paid product features.Monopoly Jail - CC Chris Potter - www.ccPixs.com. It is recommended to clear the cache of your web browser before using it. I too have a login issue. However if you want to use hidemyass VPN and a DNS service like unblock-us you will probably need to visit the unblock-us website and validate your ip address each day or so as the open VPN randomly changes your ip address. I do not. 2.4G is showing around 30mbps and 5G-1 is showing about 180mbps. This can be done by pressing the reset button for say 30secs as shown in figure 9. Find setup help, user guides, product information, firmware, and troubleshooting for your Nighthawk R7850 on our official NETGEAR Support site today. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3246704/netgear-armor-router-firmware-update-bitdefender-security.ht... Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wi-Fi router (R7000P), https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1434911, https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7000.aspx, https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R8000.aspx, https://kb.netgear.com/000059633/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-TFTP-client. Then you can see the status page of your router and the firmware version as shown in figure 12. Even AP's that get updated. I know that DD-WRT stays up-to-date, but I'm at a loss where to find them. I flashed DD-WRT on my R8000, worked great, reboots on it's own every night and goes back to DD-WRT factory defaults, complete with password reset prompt. See https://forum.lede-project.org/t/is-there-a-way-to-unbrick-an-r8000/4173/3. The "do not update" can't be seriously considered! That is why WIRED was at one time strongly suggested. My issue has been resolved, so thanks for your understanding. I know that some here have made recommendations on to upgrade to newest firmware, and I understand the valid reasons on doing so, so try what is recommended and works for you. Cable and DSL Modem Routers. I got it. There apparently is also a USB-serial_port (low voltage)technique, which works at an even lower level than TFTP (and requiresopening the box). Can anyone help me bring it back to life? Error code -1.” which seems to be very common for this product. There apparently is also a USB-serial_port (low voltage)technique, which works at an even lower level than TFTP (and requiresopening the box). Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. You can manually set up open VPN on it. The concept should be familiar to the Android and iOS users ... whereas Android has added the ability to distribute security updates and more independent of the major update images.Sounds familiar @IrvSp @myersw isn't it?