Issues with firmware 0.7.0

I know that Netgear Orbi doesn’t natively support two seperate SSIDs for 2.4GHz & 5GHz networks, but that’s something you could try.

I also have an Orbi installation, but I have set two different SSIDs (requires some minor hacking of the router).

BTW, are you running your Orbi as AP or router?

Since I don’t seem to have such problems, can you post a minimal test code that exhibits the problem for me to test it on my Orbis? (I’m running them as AP where my cable modem manages the network)

It’s setup as AP, the ISP modem is assigning IP addresses.

I’m on holiday so additional testing is not so easy at the moment. When I’m back I could connect 1 of the three photons to the ISP modem (turned off now), reboot the modem and see if this photon behaves the same as the Orbi connected photons.

If this is the case I will test with a simple code and let you know. Thanks for your input!

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I guess this issue never got resolved. I see more topics talking about the same problem. Its truly a pain to see the Photon dropping the connection. My solution was to downgrade to firmware V0.6.3 which works very solid. This is what you need to do to downgrade:

1- Get the firmware from this link:


Just scroll down until you see it.
2- Enter DFU mode, follow this steps:
Enter DFU Mode (Yellow blinking.) Press reset and setup together, release reset when it blinks yellow.

Flash part1:
dfu-util -d 2b04:d006 -a 0 -s 0x8020000 -D system-part1-x.y.z-photon.bin

Flash part2
The unit should still be blinking yellow:
dfu-util -d 2b04:d006 -a 0 -s 0x8060000:leave -D system-part2-x.y.z-photon.bin

If the Photon keeps upgrading itself to the latest firmware, do the following:
Using the Web IDE, pick firmware 0.6.3, then flash any program to the photon , after that perform again the dfu-util firmware upgrade. The Photon will stay on 0.6.3 firmware. My two cents.

I updated our fleet to the newest release (v1.0.0) and it does not looks like the problem was fully resolved.

It still difficult to tell if there was any improuvement, there are still a lot of devices waiting to receive the update. Let’s see how it goes with a few more days,

My suggestion, if anyone is wondering if updating is a good idea, is to wait a little longer.

Rather than having to plow through this lengthy topic, would you mind briefly summarizing the issue(s) you’re (still) seeing?

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I upgraded one Photon to the latest firmware, and yes, I observed that is getting disconnected very often. The difference this time is that it gets disconnected but reconnect itself right away.

I still believe that firmware V0.6.3 is the best so far.

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