View Full Version : Cisco RV042 Issue with Macs
Feb 25, 2011, 02:25 PM
We have discovered an issue using the latest firmware for the Cisco RV042 Router and Mac OX S. The firmware they had as most recent is 126.96.36.199-tm would cause web pages to hang, slow email loading and images on websites to not load when using a Mac. PC's running Windows had no issues. Cisco has just put their older firmware version 188.8.131.52-tm back up on the support page so that it is possible to downgrade to the version firmware that has no issues with Macs in this regard.
We have been working with Cisco for the last week and they are working on a possible fix. In the meantime, anyone using a Mac and the RV042 should make sure they are using the 184.108.40.206-tm firmware if they have having similar issues.
Feb 25, 2011, 07:09 PM
Weird. I haven't seen a firmware that impacts a specific OS. Both versions are still available on cisco.com as well as v220.127.116.11. Have you tried this version, assuming you have Rev3 hardware?
Also, what made you decide to upgrade? 18.104.22.168 was released in 2009, so it seems strange to suddenly jump up to that version in 2011.
EDIT: I found this:
Try manually setting the MTU to 1500.
Feb 26, 2011, 04:10 AM
With the problematic firmware, did refreshing the websites cause the images to eventually load properly? This sounds like a problem I had with a RV042 and some windows boxes. I didn't have time to screw with it and instead swapped it with a known working router.
Mar 11, 2011, 11:50 PM
Blvdr - sorry for the delay in responding.
We have not bothered to look beyond the initial "fix" since both Macs and PCs are working very well now. Cisco told us they would contact us when they had a real fix via a firmware update. Perhaps that is what the 4. is.?.
(Until we ran into this problem Cisco did not list the older version on the site and last I looked there wasn't the 4). Maybe we will try that. We are waiting for the EnGenius new WAPs to come out in the Fall before we make any changes. "Don't fix it if it works"......unless you are extremely curious and enjoy tinkering. Hmmm:)
Interesting thread on Cisco's site. and yes we tried setting the MTU to 1500 first.