This posting is from the author of the original post above. As of mid-OCT/2017 the Netgear Website lists updates for most of the current router models dealing with the SMBv1.x Issue described above. The beta solutions originally sent to me for testing by Netgear confirmed to me that the R8500 and the R9000 series routers have been "fixed".

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