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  1. My guess is Netduma needs to update the Geo filter for the mcc and halo5 because I get the same bug as you call it.. Both games return similar results.. Tripper do you live in the US? Zippy.
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    eMTA cable modems??

    An eMTA cable modem is a modem that does two functions in one unit.. Basically its one device that gives you voice (telephone) and internet.. Where as a regular cable modem only does internet.. No telephone (voice). As far as issues that is something im not aware of or have knowledge on.. Because I don't have a eMTA modem.. I have two separate units one for voice and one for internet.. So one could say I have two modems in my home.. Usually the downfall of having a combo as you have your limited to the type and brand.. So for an example lets say your provider only allows this type of unit and for whatever reason that particular unit you have has a puma chipset in it.. Then that could become an issue in that scenario.. Some say you have better performance with separate units.. Are you having any issues at all that makes you ask such a question? Zippy.
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    Sky And Native IPV6

    I also have noticed the XR500 currently doesn't support Native IPV6.. Which is actually surprising really.. My ASUS always pulled Full Native IPV6.. Netgear is behind the eight ball on this one.. Granted there might not be a big call for IPV6 yet as a gamer but the time will come.. Plus im not sure if features like buffer bloat work with IPV6 on the XR500.. Hope you get your other issues sorted.. Good luck! Zippy.
  4. Ive had this exact same issue as well.. The only thing that cleared it up for me was downgrading back to firmware V2.3.2.22 Down fall to this is one loses some of the latest features. But the router seemed much more stable with this firmware and at least I wouldnt lose connection after a reboot or some other factor. It wouldn't be so bad but with the newest firmware it took a lot of time to get the router to finally make a connection. I just didn't have that kind of time to spare so I downgraded back to the firmware I stated above.. Some of you here could try this just to see if it works and it also would help to figure out if this is a firmware issue.. Which I believe it is.. Another thing also I want to point out as well is my devices now show proper in the device manager and don't get hung up with some saying online when off or online when there actually off line.. Good luck! Zippy.
  5. Thanks Jack for the kind words! I think something like this would become a very useful tool. We could even take this a bit further and not only give what ports are being used and there protocol UDP/TCP but we could also show how much data each port is sending and receiving. This would come in really handy to target a port because we likely know when playing a game the port that is transferring a lot of data is likely the key port. And we could prioritize that port by giving it the highest priority over all others or even have a method of prioritizing based on something like this.. Highest, high, medium, lowest.. This type of feature would become a dominating tool I feel. And the reasoning behind my idea is it would give the player/user more control of exactly what is going on. Not to mention what one player is showing for a high priority port number may not be the same port number another player might show.. So this would really help in that situation which believe it or not is very common.. Also say if the developer of a game does some changing on there end where a high priority port number that we were more commonly use to seeing no longer is the common port. Say for whatever reason they use to use port 34000 but all of a sudden we see a new port number pop in that is 43000. So we would catch this because of this feature and make the needed adjustments.. Anytime we can customize our ports by giving them the proper prioritization will result in the most optimum performance.. Which really is what we are all looking for.. To get the edge in a particular game.. Here is just an example of what this would look like.. UDP 30001- 280kbps...Highest TCP 443 - 20kbps...Lowest UDP 3074 - 45kbps..High Granted this is just an example and there would likely be more ports but this is just to give you an idea of what it would look like.. The Highest to Lowest feature could be just a drop down box for each port and we could prioritize it as needed based on what a particular port is doing.. And really we likely only really need to prioritize one or two ports. The rest would be just general type traffic not critical to in game performance.. If there is anyone that could put something like this together its you guys over there at NetDuma! Im sure you guys could put a good twist on this and make it as user friendly as need be.. But it is fairly straight forward yet can become a dominating feature.. Thanks again! Zippy.
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    This is something I wasn't expecting.. Thoughts?!?!

    There is a good forum called smallnetbuilders that would fit what your asking.. Thats where a lot of your third party firmware guys hangout. They and others on there will be able to give you good advice. Specially on OpenWRT/LEDE firmware.. Firmware's like this have very good uses and can be setup to work more in particular situations. And they can give you info on what type of routers work best. Ive always seemed to use ASUS but there are many brands that have been used. I personally haven't used the OpenWRT/LEDE but ive done a lot of script modifying to a lot of ASUS routers that even had stock firmware.. Knowing how to do that alone can play a major role. But what is nice about third party firmware's is the flexibility one has to what they want the router to do.. Example would be on a particular online game.. Heck you might even find some of the third party firmware very useful.. But like anything its about trial and error and tweaking until you hit that sweet spot.. Good luck! Zippy.
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    thinking about upgrading to netgear cm1000

    Not sure if you got a modem yet or not but ive heard good reviews from the cm1000, sb8200, and the mb8600.. Any three of those would work fine.. It will come down too what you prefer and what your ISP will allow.. But im fairly sure the cm1000 is going to be allowed on a lot of different carriers.. Again just give them a call and ask.. Some providers when the modem is provisioned it will run between DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1. Meaning it might not run in DOCSIS 3.1 until you start to pull excessive bandwidth. But as far as the QoS goes the way I understand it is that is active regardless if one is running 3.0 or 3.1 because that is built into the chipset.. From what I hear is that your latency should be lower.. Some say even by half.. Which I do find that hard to believe myself but who knows.. Im currently thinking on getting one myself not sure what brand yet but I want to see what my ISP uses and what they allow for brands.. Personally I wish I could get a symmetrical plan that will get me symmetrical speeds. And I would be happy at 100/100.. Good luck! Zippy.
  8. Your welcome Fraser! Think of this more like a tool that could be used to help diagnose things or help dial things in even more precise. And at the very least be good useful info just for the knowing. I really do like what you guys have done though for the gamer.. Nice job! Zippy.
  9. Just to give this another bump but also give some more info on this.. As I have had this XR500 for about four months now ive learned a lot about this port prioritization.. With the XR500 putting trust in this little red light seems to be very inconsistent.. I know DumaOS has made this easy for us by having all the ports built in so all we have to do is click on DumaOS classified games and are good to go.. But to keep everyone honest and make trouble shooting a bit easier I think what needs to be in future builds is when this little red light comes on it should also list the port numbers that are being prioritized.. And what ones are UDP and TCP for that matter.. That way we can use this info to make sure everything is correct and working as it should. Currently im finding discrepancies in the current system.. Other routers do currently use a system like this already and have been for sometime. So I think this would make a good addition to what is already there and can give us some good details on what exactly is going on then just this little red light.. Don't get me wrong its nice to have one click and let DumaOS take care of the rest.. But it also makes it very difficult to verify anything when it comes to this without seeing whats actually taking place.. I think with just the amount of people that have currently voted should give more then enough insight to see there is interest in these type of features. Granted this maybe not exactly what the Op is suggesting word for word but its along those lines.. What I find confusing is it sounds like the R1 at one time had similar features as this..But currently not anymore.. Which really makes me scratch my head as to why.. Thanks! Zippy.
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    Traffic Prioritization

    soccerjean17 what port is your ps4 using.? You can try this for the heck of it.. source port (whatever your ps4 is UDP) and 3544 destination UDP. It is odd though that DumaOS Classified Games isn't prioritizing this for you.. I would check like they said and make sure your ps4 is still tracking correctly in your Device Manager and is corresponding correctly as the correct device which is your ps4.. Another thing to check is when your online playing see if it is also showing in your Network Monitor.. Good luck! Zippy.
  11. Op if you are getting uncorrectable's of 300 that maybe your issue then.. You can always look at what it is that your getting for codes.. Also dslreports may have some good info on there forum to exactly what those uncorrectables mean.. See if others have reported this with your brand and type of modem.. At the very least you should be able to find some info and learn some knowledge of exactly what impact those uncorrectables may have in your case.. Also as Zennon has said your hop number 3 isn't a bad hop.. I had a hunch on this as well.. Your destination hop is your primary focus.. What kind of results do you get when you ping your ISP dns? As far as disabling QoS you can give that a try and see if that helps.. There are others that have had a better experience with that disabled. I think though they have only done this more on the upload side of things.. I know on my setup I currently only buffer the download.. Which I think I have my download set at 90% and my upload is set at 100%.. It really does take some tinkering to dial this in. Zippy.
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    Netduma R1 router out of stock

    That's a good question.. Ive been wondering the same.. Zippy.
  13. Your welcome! give that a shot first but if that doesn't seem to give you the results your looking for ive heard that others have a much better experience using ping assist in a game such as Destiny.. I think Destiny maybe a p2p game and not sure if its hosted on dedicated servers.. Sorry I couldn't have been a bit more help.. But something tells me you may have a better experience using ping assist.. Hopefully someone else can chime in here for you that plays that game.. Let us know how it goes for you! Good luck! Btw if it is recommended that you don't use strict mode then I wouldn't.. But then if that is the case my guess is ping assist will be your best option and your new best friend! Zippy.
  14. Just set your location to the desired location you want in the geo filter.. Add your device that your gaming on in the geo filter and pin your location to where you would like it and make sure your on strict mode.. You have a lot of flexibility with the geo filter.. It might take a little fine tuning on your part to dial it in correctly.. Also if your totally new to XR500 look through the thread that is pinned Optimal Duma OS Settings.. Theres a lot of good info in there that should help you.. If you have more questions feel free to ask.. There are many helpful people in here to give you more advice! Good luck! Zippy.
  15. Heres why I asked.. I do have a good friend that works for Spectrum and he is a line tech. And he repeatedly told me when I provision my DOCSIS 3.1 modem do not have anything plug into it while its being provisioned.. And he said this to me over and over to make sure no computer or router are attached to it while its doing the provisioning.. Once its fully up and running and been provisioned then I can go ahead and attach my router.. I never did ask him why but I found it very interesting.. I will have to ask him why this is.. So I was just wondering what you did.. I also did ping that hop of yours.. And got the same results as you did.. I will attach my results..
  16. When I see your ping plotter results that hop number 3 is a concern imo.. It would seem very odd to have that high of latency when that hop is so close to you.. But the kicker at that hop isn't just the high latency its the fact you have some serious spikes going on at that hop. It could be a simple fact that at that hop it doesn't respond well to pings thus giving you a incorrect reading.. What happens when you ping that hop only? To me if your gaming experience was well with no bullet lag then I would say that hop means nothing. But the fact that you are having some bullet lag may suggest you do have something going on.. I will see what happens when I ping that hop 3 and let you know my results.. But I do have another question for you.. When you got your modem provisioned did you have a computer connected to it at that time? Or was there nothing connected to it while it was being provisioned? Thanks! Zippy.
  17. That is a good question! I also would like to know this.. Ive had this happen to me before playing the exact same game. And have had this happen when playing H5..
  18. In your web browser you would type www.routerlogin.net That should get you what your asking for.. The default login is admin - password. Unless of course you changed that at setup.. Btw welcome to the forum! Zippy.
  19. That would make sense when we are talking about bandwidth.. I think the reason behind that is because of the large amount of DOCSIS 3.0 modems still in use or that are deployed on there network.. So that is why I think one will flip back and forth from 3.0 to 3.1 if one is on a Gig plan.. The way im understanding the latency factor though is because if one has a 3.1 modem it deals with latency better regardless because that part is something that is set in the chipset of the modem.. Have you noticed lower latency with your 3.1? And is your modem one that you got from Spectrum or is it one that you bought? Thanks! Zippy.
  20. Your welcome! I also have Spectrum.. How has your gaming experience been with this ISP thus far? They are a very interesting ISP.. Granted im not in your region but when I went to Spectrums main office I talked to there main regional manager and he seemed very in the know.. I asked him would one benefit having a DOCSIS 3.1 modem even if we are not on there Gig plan.. His response was yes.. Because we would benefit with having lower latency using DOCSIS 3.1 modem itself for its new technology in dealing with latency. Specially streamers and gamers.. That's what caught my attention.. I could careless for a Gig plan. Im all about latency. And that is something cable providers have struggled with for years.. I currently have 200 down and 20 up.. What I would do is find your Spectrums main office and pay them a visit and ask them.. That is if there is one fairly close to you.. That way you will know if its something worth your time to have a 3.1 modem.. A side note.. Make sure whatever modem you get don't get one with a puma chipset..That would be like taking one step forward and about 5 back! lol.. Good luck! Zippy.
  21. Hello Netduma! I just wanted to pass some info along after my results of downgrading to the original firmware this router had when new out of the box. This would be the original firmware this had when new.. There is some good news from my results thus far.. To be fair ive only had this up and running for about 16hrs.. One major reason for downgrading was when I would do a basic reboot the reboot process would start but the router would never make a reconnection after.. In fact it was very difficult to even get the router to reestablish a connection at all.. Well with this original firmware this is no longer a problem.. It now makes a clean reboot as it should and reestablishes a connection after the reboot like it should.. Very good news there.. Also the Device Manager is showing things proper at this current time.. By this I mean Devices show when online and offline as they should.. And they also are showing the correct status of being wired or wireless.. Good new there! I also noticed in my log I no longer am getting a ARP table Error.. The only Error I am getting is the HTTP 404 Error.. But I will attach one log with the most current firmware and one log with the original firmware this router had new out of the box.. To be fair also one would likely not have to go all the way back to the original firmware but that is what I wanted to do just to see if these issues were present even then.. Again there maybe issues that pop up so I will monitor this and give feedback as things arise.. While currently I know you (Netduma) were saying some of these issues were cosmetic.. But I feel they did have a small impact on performance.. So I hope we can at least keep an open mind about that and not wright it off as just cosmetic until fully sure.. One last thing also I want to add which likely means nothing but I figured id share is that the CPU usage is extremely lower with the original firmware verses the newest firmware. Which could be because the original firmware doesn't have the features the newest does.. But the router seems to be much more responsive and doesn't seem to get sluggish when logged into it to make adjustments.. If you have any questions for me please feel free to ask.. There are things I do question yet but want to take this a step at a time so we can keep things straight and not to confuse one issue to another.. Thanks Netduma!! Zippy. Netduma Log1.pdf Netduma Log Orig firmware..pdf
  22. Hello Netduma, I just wanted to share something interesting with you all.. I currently went back to the most current firmware.. And was always baffled why my gaming was so poor with this router.. Over and over I tried several things. Some from you guys and some from reading around on the forum.. Well I discovered something that others have reported but I never checked for myself on my router..Until today.. And that is bandwidth.. No matter what I would do in my QoS my speeds were all way to low.. Even when I would set my initial speeds to what they should be they were again way to low even with my sliders set to 100% both up and down and share excess across all devices.. So I inflated my speeds way above what they should be.. 1000mbps both up and down.. Finally I got my download speed close to what it should be but still not perfect.. But yet my upload was still way to low.. Its still short by a good 8mbps..But was better then what it use to be.. All my tests are with QoS on.. Even with QoS off my speeds wouldn't recover to what they should be or what I would get testing directly at my modem. I double checked and triple checked everything.. Even with share excess bandwidth up and down nothing seemed to work.. Updating the flower for bandwidth allocation did nothing either.. So I did a test on my xbox for the heck of it.. I noticed my download was very close to what it should be and what my computer was getting..Both which are hardwired.. But my upload was still way too low.. Up to this point my bandwidth allocation was spread evenly over my 4 devices..with share excess across all devices.. Here is where it gets interesting.. So I figured since my upload speed was still to low(2mbps) I would just give my Xbox more bandwidth on the upload by allocating more bandwidth by increasing my speeds in the flower.. Well it had just the negative effect.. The more I increased my bandwidth the lower and lower my upload got for my xbox which made absolutely no sense.. During each time I updated the allocation.. So It dawned on me what is going on.. Even though my xbox is shown on the flower it no longer is that device even though it says Xbox.. Something happens and QoS stops tracking the displayed device.. So likely what is happening as I increase the xbox it likely is increasing another device behind the scenes.. To test this I did just the opposite.. Instead of increasing I went the other direction and decreased my bandwidth in the flower for my xbox .. sure enough my speeds started to go up on my xbox.. as I bring my bandwidth down it increases my other three devices on the flower..Finally after all this time something that makes sense with this router.. Since I got speeds back up to close to what I should be getting my gaming experience is night and day difference.. So at this point its likely one would have a better experience with this router if they do a hard reset and not turn the QoS on. At least until a new firmware is out in hope to sort this out.. Also when I do test directly to my modem my download speed is 232mbps and my upload speed is 23mbps.. Currently with this router im at 201 down and 11up.. Still way short of what I should be getting.. So likely even I will do another hard reset and not turn QoS on.. My only question is if I keep QoS off does packet prioritization function not work at all then? Or can we just enable Duma classified games? Thanks! Zippy..
  23. Hey Fraser/Jack.. I think the Op has Cox ISP which I believe is a cable network so he wouldn't have PPPoE. Unless there's another company by that name.. So I don't think he would have to add any credentials in the router setup.. Should be just plug and play... Hope this helps! Zippy..
  24. Hey Jack I do look forward to the other features and improvements.. One of my most favorite things I like about my ASUS is that it had port prioritization very similar to the XR500.. But my biggest issue with the XR500 is the only port arrangement that triggers the light to come on in the XR500 is 3074 source and 3544 destination UDP.. Any other arrangement doesn't do anything.. And the problem with that is key ports the server hosting the game are using are not triggering it.. If you have a answer for that im all ears! One thing I would recommend is to have a viewable portable of what ports are actually being used in both directions.. This would be a good tool to have so one can source target specific ports only.. And not use an arrangement of ports.. Source targeting a port is much more efficient then using a arrangement of ports.. Plus its also very handy when one is trying to troubleshoot a specific game.. Thanks Jack! Zippy.
  25. Thanks Jack! I was just wondering if it would be the same as whats in the UI.. Zippy.