[APP][Pro] Netgear Router - Network control, Presence detection, Energy monitoring

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Working on a fix for that. But you can already manually disable firmware checking in the current app version. Go to the router device settings and disable ‘check firmware’.

version 4.1.1 is published: Netgear Router App for Homey | Homey

  • Fix pasword failure on pair.
  • Fix crash on firmware check.
  • Fix crash on setGuestWifi.
  • Updated app store images.
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Great work! Thank you, works like a charm.

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thanks, works!!

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I’ve got a weird problem with this app and using presence of device.
Every time I open the Homey app on my Android phone, the Netgear App immediately reports me as offline.
Any ideas why this could be?

I really dont see how this could be related. The netgear app has a delay before setting a device to offline. So Homey would need to predict that you will be using the homey app a few minutes later. Spooky :scream:

I just released version 4.1.2:

  • Fix crash on ‘Device is online’ and ‘internet is connected’ flow condition cards.

@Kevin_Joss Thx for reporting the bug!

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Hi @Gruijter

Small question (and I suspect it’s not possible, but then it might be a nice addition to the nice app :innocent:).

Is it possible to also monitor devices that are connected on a extender? Now I use Smart Prenssence for that, but it is an extra app on Homey and again a number of flows extra to monitor all devices.


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I have no extenders myself, but I do have 2 access points with different SSID. The AP’s are connected to my Netgear router, which acts as DHCP server. In my configuration it does not matter if a phone is connected directly to the Netgear router, or if it is connected to an AP. The Homey app simply checks if the MAC address of the phone is connected to the Netgear network. When connected through an AP the Netgear however reports the connection as wired in stead of wireless.

So I dont see why with extenders it doesnt work for you (as long as the MAC address of the phone stayes the same)

hi, I’ve been playing with this and the MAC addresses of the phones remain the same and have also set a fixed IP on the phones, but it doesn’t matter. Netgear will not see the MAC addresses if they are connected through the extender. Any suggestion what the difference could be?

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Hi, what type of router do you use?

it worked! Have the IP address on the relevant device (for example phone) fixed on the device, as also in the Netgear router and then the MAC address is seen by the app :slightly_smiling_face:. Only detection of new MAC addresses connected on a extender will not be found by the app, so first log the device on to the Netgear WiFi and then move to the location on the extenders and you’re done :+1:t2:

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I recently found out that my new Android phone is using a random MAC address for each wifi SSID it connects to. So in my house I have a Netgear as main router, and two access points for additional wifi coverage. I am using a different SSID for each access point, and also for the same access point the SSID is different for the 2.4 and 5Ghz band.

I noticed that Homey sometimes did not see my phone enter the house, even though I was connected to one of the access points. And by looking in the apps logs I could see that Homey did report my phone entering the house. BUT IT WAS USING A DIFFERENT MAC ADDRESS!.

After a short Google I found the setting in my phone where I could force Android to use the real MAC address, and not spoof a random one. I did this setting for each of the SSID’s I use in my house. And now it all works perfect again!

So in short: if the Homey Netgear app sometimes does not catch you entering the house, and you have multiple wifi SSID’s, check this setting! Support


Getting the following issue, probably already since before summer:

On the device details: Invalid response code from router: 503

In app logs:

[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:16 [netgear] [dev] Device will restart in 300 seconds
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:16 [netgear] [dev] Stop polling RBR50
[err] 2022-09-27 12:53:16 [netgear] [dev] Error: Invalid response code from router: 503 at NetgearRouter._makeRequest (/node_modules/netgear/netgear.js:1889:10) at processTicksAndRejections (node:internal/process/task_queues:96:5)
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:13 [netgear] [dev] Access control enable requested
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:12 [netgear] [dev] Traffic meter enable requested
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:12 [netgear] [dev] retrieving knownDevices from persistent storage
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:12 [netgear] [dev] Login successful
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [netgear] [dev] Logging in
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] device ready: Natasja Blokland
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] device ready: Steven Renders
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] device ready: Steven Renders Tablet
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] device ready: Kato Renders Nintendo
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] device ready: Kato Renders Tablet
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] device ready: Kato Renders
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [netgear] [dev] checking device migration for RBR50
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] checking device migration for Natasja Blokland
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] checking device migration for Steven Renders
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] checking device migration for Steven Renders Tablet
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] checking device migration for Kato Renders Nintendo
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] checking device migration for Kato Renders Tablet
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [dev] checking device migration for Kato Renders
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [netgear] [dev] device init: RBR50 id: 5R22095104BED
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 [netgear] NetgearDriver onInit
[log] 2022-09-27 12:53:08 AttachedDeviceDriver onInit

Homey Netgear app 4.1.2
Orbi router is on firmware V2.7.3.22

At the moment I’m living without presence detection…

Having a curious problem with Netgear MR60, Access control has been reenabling seemingly by itself. This is probably a silly question but, Netgear Router app has no way to effect this? I will be contacting Netgear as this is likely their fault. When the access control turns back on it frequently blocks devices then randomly unblocks

Every time the Homey app restarts the access control is enabled. But the Homey app does not block/allow devices by itself. You need to have a flow setup for that.

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Ah, I see. I have the app set to restart once a week so that’s why Access Control turns back on, goodness knows why Netgear was blocking devices though. I have alarms set to have several apps restart weekly or daily (Chromecast), I’ll remove the Netgear one and see if everything stays working.
Thanks for your reply

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