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Newest netgear genie crashes on windows 10. Download older version.
on January 25, 2016
If you have windows 10, you have to download an older version of netgear genie for this to work. I looked around and tried about 5 different download links without luck before I finally found one that worked. Unfortunately the newest version of netgear genie will not work for you so with a little work, I was able to make it work.
I bought this in used condition and paid half of the price. I had to push the little hidden button underneath to factory reset it because the seller didn't do it. Shipping was fast when I paisley 8.99 for 1 day shipping and got it on a Saturday. Works with xfinity. My Internet is much faster. With a little bit of research, you can do this yourself. I am not an expert but I got it done. When you do finally find the right netgear genie download that will work for you, setup is a breeze. Just don't update the genie because the newest version crashes! Make sure you do update the firmware.
It gives you an option to change channels and shows how many in your area are on 1,6 and 11. Find one of these that has the least amount of houses on them and nothing on a channel near them if you can.
I was able to put some of my other devices on the other 5ghz band to free up space on the 2.4ghz channel. My phones, xbox 1, Amazon stick and a kindle were able to move to the 5ghz. I get 54 down and 12 up speed on my laptop with other things running on xfinity blast Internet about 20 feet away. I usually have about 10 things running at the same time and it is fast! Nice upgrade.
It took some time and a little work but I got it done. Only 4 stars for the hassle of the latest netgear genie crashing on Windows 10.