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Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

Didn't see that this time.  I use the web app on computer.  I still think the updates should wait till we say ok since it stops the alerts.  Today was second day I awoke to find cameras are stopped, waiting on the base to update.  Never acceptable for the alerts to stop.  Defeats the reason for pay so much for a system.  I've had enough problems with this system, that if I had to do it again, I would not have bought this one.  I bought it because I have had quite a bit of Netgear equipment on my network, and all have been good.  This system stinks.  Since it connects to you, it takes a while to start live (if you don't have super fast internet, which I can't get).  I would have been happier if it had a setting to only record locally.

Model: VMB4500 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

I am Having the same problem. Base Station Firmware will not update after pressing - Update Base Station . Looks like POOR testing by some at Arlo. Trying to update from 1.12.2.2_2754 to 1.12.2.2_2762. 

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Guru

Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

Folks have been saying that power cycling the base has worked. Use the on/off switch or pull the plug.

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Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

I found a restart button on the iPhone app.  Never saw it on Android app.  Not sure if restart solved the bricking.  Maybe Netgear should advertise that you better live close to your system, so when they brick it with firmware updates to increase features that your system can not use, you can press the on/off button.  Hope someone with big bucks litigates them!

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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During the installation of Arlo Pro, it won’t update firmware

I accidentally deleted the device. I did a hard reset and am installing it under New System Setup again. During installation, it found my base station but then moved on to checking for updates. Now that won’t go any further than “firmware could not be updated”. Now what do I do?
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Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

Still no luck getting this system firmware to update.  When a company has the user community support their products, well that should tell you what the company thinks about their customers.

Netgear has good networking products.  They just don't know what home security is all about. Two days of outage is an outrage! The cottage is a 4 hour drive to just press the power button to restart the base.  The app restart button does not fix the base the outage. Yes, I found the app button.

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Aspirant

Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

I am having the same issue I have tried on the computer and my phone app, it keeps locking up the base station and two lights stay lit. I can't view any of the cameras. They are not very good at updates

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
Message 57 of 86
Guru

Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

Try power cycling the base rather than restarting it. Use the power switch or pull the plug. A few users have said that this helps.

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Guru

Re: During the installation of Arlo Pro, it won’t update firmware

Try turning the base off and back on. Others have said it helps.

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Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

Still say it is stupid.  How can you power cycle the thing if you are 2000 mi away???

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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Initiate

Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

I agree, a very poor design with a firmware update. A simple reboot should do the trick, not a full power cycle. 

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Initiate

Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

The only thing i've found that resolves the problem is to power off the base until, wait about 20 seconds and power the until back on. Difficult if the base unit is in a remote location. Not sure why Arlo has such restrictions on firmware upgrades. 

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Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

Not Netgear's best product.  Not anywhere near up to snuff as there networking equipment.

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Message 63 of 86
Guru

Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019


@jtannenba wrote:

Still say it is stupid.  How can you power cycle the thing if you are 2000 mi away???


If you know you're going to be away, use a WiFi switch that the base plugs into so you can remotely power cycle the base. While it is a workaround, it saves a lot of aggravation, as does having your modem, router and base plugged into a UPS.

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Re: Cannot update firmware on Base Station or camera for Jun 12 2019

Everything is on UPS.  Not buying a wifi switch.  The system cost me enough as it is.

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Message 65 of 86
Guide

Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

Issue resolved by powering off device.   Restarting via settings did not work.

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

Sister-in-law did power supply removal and on/off switch cycling. Did not fix the update base firmware issue.  No live streaming.  Guess I'll have to get cameras with a ladder and rebuild it all when I go back to cottage next week!

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Message 67 of 86
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Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

Same here, for 2 days now, like some I am over 700 miles away :0(

Does not work nor does a re-start of the base, have tried multiple times.

 

A firmware update is required for your base station and camera.
Let’s start with the base station.

Are you sure you want to update to 1.12.2.4_2772?

Firmware update is in progress

FW Version 1.12.2.4_2772

Firmware Update is available 1.12.2.3_2762

HW Version VMB4000r3

Serial Number 4R036C7DA34E6

Notes: VMB4000 basestation 1.12.2.4_2772,xagent 3.2.7-rc1

 

Was working great,

Pat Thronson

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Message 68 of 86
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Arlo Pro Base Station firmware update version - 26June

Woke up to check my Arlo cameras and find the base station VMB4000r3 asking for updates repeatedly and cycling between 1.12.2.4_2772 and 1.12.2.3_2762

 

Am unable to view cameras 😵

 

Checked the web site and found 1.12.2.3_2762 was the latest release. Has the Arlo update mechanism been hacked?

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station, VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera , VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Tutor

Re: Arlo Pro Base Station firmware update version - 26Jul

Same thing happened to me. There is a new firmware. I restarted base station and it took well over 5 minutes b4 all lights were green. When I went to check firmware, it applied the latest version.

Not sure if this will fix any offline issues which I’ve been experiencing for the last month.
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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Re: Arlo Pro Base Station firmware update version - 26Jul

Don’t know about what it fixes. But the system is unusable at the moment as the IOS app is saying need to update base station firmware always...

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Message 71 of 86
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Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

Cameras working again:

Please quit updating firmware or at least give us the chance to do it when we arrive back at base.

 

Well I had to phone a friend and asked to turn off and on the base… now my cameras work :0)

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Message 72 of 86
Mentor

Re: Arlo Pro Base Station firmware update version - 26Jul

I had to power cycle the base station again to get the update to finish and then after a while all my cameras came back online. Seems to be a common theme now with updates.
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Apprentice

Re: Base firmware 1.12.2.2_2754 will not update

2nd time this month. This is totally unacceptable. I am having to travel to the house, on a train right now, to reset this damn system. I have the house for sale so there are people in and out of the place. This is total BS. I was so happy to see the new logo on Facebook today though. Glad they are working on something.
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Re: Arlo Pro Base Station firmware update version - 26Jul

Hmm - I did try the [Restart] button on the app and that didn’t make a difference - will try to power cycle then ...
Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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