Voxel Custom firmware build for Orbi RBK50/RBK53 (RBR50, RBS50) v. 9.2.5.2.23SF-HW

Voxel

Part of the Furniture
Continuation of

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/custom-firmware-build-for-orbi-rbk50-v-2-5-0-42sf-hw.60308/
. . .
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...50-rbk53-rbr50-rbs50-v-9-2-5-2-21sf-hw.78795/
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...50-rbk53-rbr50-rbs50-v-9-2-5-2-22sf-hw.79443/

New version of my custom firmware build: 9.2.5.2.23SF-HW.

Changes (vs 9.2.5.2.22SF-HW):

1. Toolchain: add patch to uClibc to fix CVE-2022-30295, score 6.5, Medium (Use predictable DNS transaction IDs that may lead to DNS cache poisoning).
2. Toolchain: Go is upgraded 1.18.3->1.18.4.
3. wireguard package is upgraded 1.0.20211208->1.0.20220627.
4. OpenSSL v. 1.1.1 package is upgraded 1.1.1p->1.1.1q.
5. curl package is upgraded 7.83.1->7.84.0.
6. tcpdump package is upgraded 4.9.3->4.99.1.
7. unbound package (used in stubby) is upgraded 1.16.0->1.16.1.
8. bind package is upgraded 9.18.3->9.18.4.
9. libuv package is upgraded 1.44.1->1.44.2.
10. nghttp2 package is upgraded 1.47.0->1.48.0.

The link is:

https://www.voxel-firmware.com (thanks to vladlenas for his help with hosting).

Voxel.
 

bakaman

New Around Here
bonjour,

j'ai remplacer ma box sfr par mon orbi rbr50. dans le firmware original , j'ai bien fait les manip dans le vendor class 60 qui se trouve dans la partie configuration internet . j'ai bien internet mais qu'en ipv4. car visiblement , il manque l'option DHCP 16 dans la partie ipv6 de l'orbi .
est-ce que dans votre firmware il y a cette option?

désolé pour mon anglais , je passe par google traduction.

cordialement




hello,

I replaced my SFR box with my orbi RBR50. In the original firmware, I did the manipulation in the Vendor Class 60 which is in the internet configuration part. I have the internet but that in IPV4. Because obviously, the DHCP 16 option is missing in the IPv6 part of the Orbi..
In your firmware is this option?

Sorry for my English, I go through Google Translation.

Cordially
 

HELLO_wORLD

Very Senior Member
Le client DHCPv6 (sur mon R7800) est dhcp6c.
Il est possible de passer des paramètres dans le fichier de config : https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/5-dhcp6c.conf/ mais je ne sais pas pour l'option 16.

Sinon, si tu peux installer via Entware isc-dhcp-client-ipv6
Celui-là permet d'éditer manuellement les options : https://kb.isc.org/docs/isc-dhcp-44-manual-pages-dhcp-options

SETTING OPTION VALUES USING EXPRESSIONS​



Sometimes it’s helpful to be able to set the value of a DHCP option based on some value that the client has sent. To do this, you can use expression evaluation. The dhcp-eval(5) manual page describes how to write expressions. To assign the result of an evaluation to an option, define the option as follows:

option my-option = expression ;

For example:

option hostname = binary-to-ascii (16, 8, "-",
substring (hardware, 1, 6));
 

bakaman

New Around Here
Le client DHCPv6 (sur mon R7800) est dhcp6c.
Il est possible de passer des paramètres dans le fichier de config : https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/5-dhcp6c.conf/ mais je ne sais pas pour l'option 16.

Sinon, si tu peux installer via Entware isc-dhcp-client-ipv6
Celui-là permet d'éditer manuellement les options : https://kb.isc.org/docs/isc-dhcp-44-manual-pages-dhcp-options
il y a t'il un tuto assez explicite pour ça? car ça m'a l'air assez difficile à comprendre ^^"
par contre , j’essaie de flasher mon satellite ( firmware 2.7.4.24) en 2.5.2.4 mais impossible. je reviens toujours sur le firmware 2.7.3.22 ^^"
j'ai même essayé la version 2.7.2.104 et je suis toujours en 2.7.3.22.
netgear n'aurait pas bloqué le downgrade ?
 

HELLO_wORLD

Very Senior Member
il y a t'il un tuto assez explicite pour ça? car ça m'a l'air assez difficile à comprendre ^^"
par contre , j’essaie de flasher mon satellite ( firmware 2.7.4.24) en 2.5.2.4 mais impossible. je reviens toujours sur le firmware 2.7.3.22 ^^"
j'ai même essayé la version 2.7.2.104 et je suis toujours en 2.7.3.22.
netgear n'aurait pas bloqué le downgrade ?
Alors pour que qui est spécifique à Orbi, je ne peux t'éclairer…
Les R7800 et R9000 sont assez similaires pour le flashage et autre, mais les Orbis sont un peu différents.
Il y a pas mal d'habitués Orbi ici qui pourront t'aider pour le flashage, en anglais.

Pour Entware, il faut un disque USB, et les instructions sont ici (section 5) : https://www.voxel-firmware.com/Downloads/Voxel/readme.pdf
Après, il faut installer le package isc-dhcp-client-ipv6 avec la commande opkg.
 

bakaman

New Around Here
Alors pour que qui est spécifique à Orbi, je ne peux t'éclairer…
Les R7800 et R9000 sont assez similaires pour le flashage et autre, mais les Orbis sont un peu différents.
Il y a pas mal d'habitués Orbi ici qui pourront t'aider pour le flashage, en anglais.

Pour Entware, il faut un disque USB, et les instructions sont ici (section 5) : https://www.voxel-firmware.com/Downloads/Voxel/readme.pdf
Après, il faut installer le package isc-dhcp-client-ipv6 avec la commande opkg.
Merci pour tout les renseignements. Je vais d'abord essayer d'être en 2.5.2.4 si j'y arrive
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Guys! English only forum here! :)
 

HELLO_wORLD

Very Senior Member
Guys! English only forum here! :)
:p

Basically, he has 2 problems:
1) installing the 2.5.2.4 firmware. He tries to flash his satellite (firmware 2.7.4.24) but he says it always goes back to 2.7.3.22. I told him many people here can help him with Orbi, in English.
2) setting option 16 in the DHCP client on his Orbi; for that one, I recommended to install Entware and use isc-dhcp-client-ipv6
 

bakaman

New Around Here
Guys! English only forum here! :)
sorry ;)

@HELLO_wORLD : I managed to install 2.5.2.4 and upgrade to v. 9.2.5.2.23SF-HW cutting the net. without that, he always put me the 2.7.3.22.


concerning DHCP option 16 in ipv6, currently I don't have much time (vacation^^). is there a possibility that @Voxel will implement it in a future update? before I try with Entware and isc-dhcp-client-ipv6
 

ntt

New Around Here
sorry ;)

@HELLO_wORLD : I managed to install 2.5.2.4 and upgrade to v. 9.2.5.2.23SF-HW cutting the net. without that, he always put me the 2.7.3.22.


concerning DHCP option 16 in ipv6, currently I don't have much time (vacation^^). is there a possibility that @Voxel will implement it in a future update? before I try with Entware and isc-dhcp-client-ipv6
Hi Bakaman. I'm having the same issue where I'm flashing my satellite from V2.7.4.24 to V2.5.2.4 but it always takes me to V2.7.3.22 instead. How were you able to resolve it?
 

bakaman

New Around Here
Hi Bakaman. I'm having the same issue where I'm flashing my satellite from V2.7.4.24 to V2.5.2.4 but it always takes me to V2.7.3.22 instead. How were you able to resolve it?

Hi @ntt.
I downloaded 2.5.2.4 firmware and then voxel firmware. I unplugged the network cable to cut off the internet and I installed firmware 2.5.2.4 and after, that of voxel.
 

Hammerfest

Occasional Visitor
Quick question since search is failing me.

Did factory resetting ever get resolved? I would like to flash the firmware then factory reset and send to a family member so they can set it up like they desire but not with the Netgear firmware on it.
Know Voxel was busy with family/life/situation but had replaced my Orbi so havent thought to check!
 

cmtk105

New Around Here
My house's power flicked off and it seems to have bricked my RBK50. I cannot factory reset it, cannot tftpd it, cannot access the webUI or anything. It just breathes the white light forever.

Is my Orbi permanently bricked? I just don't see what I can do at this point.
 

Voxel

Part of the Furniture
My house's power flicked off and it seems to have bricked my RBK50. I cannot factory reset it, cannot tftpd it, cannot access the webUI or anything. It just breathes the white light forever.

Is my Orbi permanently bricked? I just don't see what I can do at this point.
You should be able to perform TFTP restore. It is not difficult. 5 min. Difficult to kill your RBK...

Check this link:

https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/Ho...FTP-from-the-Microsoft-Windows-Command-Prompt

and this thread:

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...r50-rbs50-v-9-2-5-1-19sf-hw.64782/post-756022

Voxel.
 

cmtk105

New Around Here
You should be able to perform TFTP restore. It is not difficult. 5 min. Difficult to kill your RBK...

Check this link:

https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/Ho...FTP-from-the-Microsoft-Windows-Command-Prompt

and this thread:

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...r50-rbs50-v-9-2-5-1-19sf-hw.64782/post-756022

Voxel.
Unfortunately there is a problem...

This worked on my Satellite just fine, and I successfully flashed voxel on it.

My Orbi router on the other hand... I flash 2.5.2.4 on it via tftp, let it install into the flash memory, wait for the router to turn pink, but absolutely no webUI at 192.168.1.1

I held the reset button for 30 seconds while powering on. This makes the power LED flash red and visible for tftp. The firmware upload is successful, but the WebUI simply isn't working. On the satellite, 192.168.1.250 worked fine, but with the router, even though I've repeated this process many times, it doesn't work.

I also tried using tftp to flash voxel. Same result.
 

cmtk105

New Around Here
Ok, it turns out the problem was my router's ipv4 address didn't reset. For some reason it remained on the custom address I set it to, and kept all its settings too, even though I held the reset button for 30+ seconds several times.

Everything seems to be working now. The one problem is that my Orbi satellite is detected as a Linux computer by the router in attached devices (instead of having the satellite icon). In the past that meant there's a problem, but devices are still connecting to the satellite just fine so fingers crossed
 
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schweigert85

New Around Here
i have Voxel V9.2.5.2.9SF-HW on my RBR50 and 2 satellites --- but want to upgrade to the latest V9.2.5.2.23SF-HW. do i need to go back to stock or can i go voxel to voxel ?
 

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