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  1. Killhippie

    XR500 VS XR700

    If you need a plex server the X700 is great, but game wise it cant make your gaming faster, games use so little bandwidth. Also 802ad is pretty dead in the water. The X700 (R9000 without the gaming a makeover) is a big powerful router, but as pointed out it wont change the DumaOS feature set, also my XR500 pushes 4K Dolby Vision via Netflix around along with Amazon Prime with ease over wifi or Ethernet, along all of my connected gear and of course DumaOS's great gaming features. The XR700 is for those that need 10G connections and a Plex server as I mentioned, for most users it will be overkill, but for those really will use those features it will be a good buy, for 99% of gamers the XR500 is just fine.
  2. PPPoE works fine here on my line, I think the common link may possibly be modem compatibility. I use a modem with no issues, but its it has no interface and passes the VDSL2 connection onto the router, most FTTC connections in the UK work this way with many routers without indecent including the XR500 which is hardware wise a R7800 in disguise pretty much with 256mb of flash rather than 128mb, plus DumaOS of course. What I'm seeing is it seems is issues with those users who are using an ONT, quite a few seem to be using Aris as well and are US based, although I'm sure there may be some exceptions too. So maybe its an issue with high speed connections and certain modems? The majority of ISP's in the UK use PPPoE with no issues at all with this router or any other. Debating PPPoE is interesting indeed but I see no issues in my connection that would warrant hunting out a non PPPoE based ISP and millions of people use PPPoE happily every day without any problems. If the XR500 has issues with PPPoE and certain modems or connection types its up to Netgear to sort that out, if that issue is on Netgears side of the DumaOS and Netgear sandwich.
  3. Do you mean the Geo Filter did not initialise? If thats the case it needs trouble shooting as the router is not functioning properly, and you are really missing out on the point on having DumaOS quite a lot. Screen shots would be really helpful. You could try clearing your browsers cache, or a factory reset if it looks like it needs it. Can you be a little more detailed, as in what was this spinning line? was it the routers Geo filter not loading, had you if it did load place your location pointer in Western Australia?
  4. If someone were able to gain physical access they could easily spoof the MAC address of the camera and you would not know anyway, I think you may notice people with Ethernet lines running into your cameras. If they have Bluetooth for setup that's the way they would try to get in. Your system is pretty secure, I would not worry about it. Wi-Fi cameras are far more at risk than Ethernet ones. Ideally for better security a small business UTM would be ideal, but I honestly think you are pretty secure with your setup.
  5. You can extend the Geo filter to cover them
  6. That depends on people contacting netgear supplying them with stats and running debug firmware possibly. Right now more people are not having issues than are. You need to pursue this with Netgear. I myself have no issues at all with. 32 So it could take a while to sort this out. I wonder if its the modem type and the routers new software is having issues communicating with it over PPPoE possibly, this could be why some may see it and some don't. In the end that's a guess though, so these are good reasons to stick with Netgear support who will figure this out.
  7. Its one of the big features of the router, The geo filter lets you place yourself on the map, so can define how far away you want other players to be who join in live games, so you can get good pings. (For me in Destiny most of Europe as pings are good at a max of 38ish ms at 2000km) You can block servers that are to far away that may cause lag etc. Its a feature you should use, its one of the if not the most stand out feature of the router. Also then you can select profiles for games you play as well which will change modes for the console. You can add friends from outside the geo filter area so they can still join you as well. Not using it kind of looses a big chunk of what the router is here for In my view.
  8. You really only need to add the xbox to devices in Geo Filter and leave Duma classified games ticked and remove the xbox from the Traffic prioritisation section I would think.
  9. Killhippie

    VPN only HideMA available?

    A Hybrid VPN is being worked on, its not available yet. I imagine once beta testing on it is finished it will be added,.Fraser and the team at Netduma can probably tell you more, but release dates are not set in stone and can slip if other bugs that are in need of priority fixing show up, as in all software/firmware really.
  10. https://kb.netgear.com/19841/Reinstall-the-firmware-on-a-router-without-the-setup-CD-recovery-tool
  11. Though your login where you registered your router.
  12. PPPoE here and not one disconnection. I think the people with this issue should contact Netgear at this stage. There is a post on the Netgear forums where a person with much faster speeds is having no issues, he also lists how he updated and what he left connected which may be relevant, its really down to Netgears engineering team maybe as not everyone is suffering from these issues.
  13. Is it possible to have OlegP posts in one thread? Its getting spread all over the forum, making replies harder as you have to keep skipping over two other posts. All I can say is I don't have your issues but as to why I do not know, but I reloaded my firmware at the beginning due to the speed test being a bit odd and factory reset the unit. My WiFi and wired speeds are what I pay for (I have my setting on detect high priority traffic only) but I am on a FTTC connection with 57Mbps down and 17Mbps up. Have you tried manually adding your upload and download speeds, you must be able to look at a history of your speeds on DSL and other sites and find the original good results I hope before your issues started, then just type then them in. Also as mentioned in another thread have you factory reset your router using the recessed button on the rear, held it for about 20 seconds and let the router reset itself? If needed try downloading a copy of the firmware again. If none of your these posts help this may need to go talk to Netgear I would imagine, if Netduma cannot help. Have you contacted support? (If you are within your 90 days)
  14. Killhippie

    XR500 Firmware V2.3.2.32 released

    The version number is still the same so no, but also remember that many users are not having huge issues, the number of people posting on the forum is negligible. I like many have no issues with this update. I would advice downloading the from the link. Updating the firmware, go have a cuppa. Then reset the router buy holding the small recessed button in the back for 20 seconds, then wait a few minutes for the router to reset and come back to life. Then set it up manually. Dont use a back up. Most users wont see issues but like any update there are bugs and some users may see some. This is the same for all firmware tbh, new fixes, and new bugs go hand in hand but its good to keep on top of your security and this update mentions security fixes. The choice is yours. As to a 'fix' probably the next update Netgear puts for the XR500 unless they deem a out of cycle update is needed.
  15. Indeed, I reloaded the firmware for the XR500 as I noticed when I did the speed test it listed my line as having a upload speed of 17.6824 Mbps or something to that effect, it never shows that many digits in the speed test section. Reloading the firmware from a fresh download and factory resetting again sorted that glitch out, and so far its been running fine.
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