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    New XR700 Firmware Version v1.0.1.8

    The 10Gtek 1000Base-T SFP works like a charm for $20 on the XR700. For the first time in a long time, no packet loss or WAN drops tonight, very happy, cheap and easy fix. 👍 Forgive the size of the pic, I have an ultrawide monitor. Does the old WAN port act as a LAN port if SFP is used? At least thats what it looks like.
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    Device Manager NOT Working

    They've been added for a few days now they never moved, even when switching them using them, they remained offline. After a reboot, they are all online and stay there. Either way, something is odd with device manager for me but not a deal breaker.
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    New XR700 Firmware Version v1.0.1.8

    For $20 I'll also try the SFP WAN and see how it goes Monday.
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    Device Manager NOT Working

    I've been adding a bunch of smart home devices (3 amazon echos, 4 plugs, 4 bulbs) the last few days and I've noticed they will show up in device manager, but stay permanently in the offline breakout section, even though they are clearly connected. The fix for me is reboot, and then they all act as they should, but any new added devices for the first time all seem to do this until a reboot, then they're fine. Just an annoying bug but FYI.
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    XR500 hybrid VPN DNS leak test

    That is correct, the hybrid VPN settings need to add DNS configuration separate from the rest of the traffic. If you guys work on it and create a beta firmware I'd be willing to test it. DNS leak test: https://www.expressvpn.com/dns-leak-test ExpressVPN config file is attached. my_expressvpn_usa_-_dallas_udp.ovpn In the linked thread, I see about the same speeds as they mentioned, capped at around 20-25Mbps. While running the ExpressVPN client on windows, it pulls in 150-250Mbps Download and full 12Mbps upload. So speeds are definitely disappointing but i can live with it for now. FYI, on the xr700, the hybrid VPN speeds were double that of the xr500 (around 40ish Mbps) so maybe hardware limited?
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    XR500 hybrid VPN DNS leak test

    If i did that, wouldn't that make all my traffic use those DNS servers then? I'm just looking to route the devices I have added to hybrid VPN to use the services and DNS, if thats even possible to separate them like that.
  7. I'm very happy so far with my new xr500. One small thing to ask and see if maybe I'm not setting it up right though. I use ExpressVPN. Setting up the router's hybrid VPN was easy and it does mask my IP. However, when running a DNS leak test, it still shows my real ISP DNS in the test. If I just run the app or chrome extension for ExpressVPN, it masks the IP and uses their DNS servers and the leak tests come back good. So is there a setting I'm missing or is hybrid VPN missing a setting for DNS? Is the DNS settings in the ExpressVPN config file thats copy/pasted into the settings in the router? Thanks.
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    New XR700 Firmware Version v1.0.1.8

    Thanks, but I have my retail xr500 performing flawlessly right now and the xr700, i can wait until something comes out in the future for updates. (as it was free beta hardware I'm not super worried about it)
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    New XR700 Firmware Version v1.0.1.8

    That’s disappointing, my xr700 from the Netgear beta also suffers from the same wan disconnects still also. im starting to think it’s a hardware issue bc it started happening right after the beta ended, and not before that, with the firmware unchanged.
  10. Last night, I found that its the WAN port dropping connection every 6-15 minutes for 3 seconds then reconnecting thats the issue with my beta XR700. XR500 got here today and so far everything is working perfectly on the latest firmware, I'm very happy with it.
  11. Hi Netduma staff. I was part of the XR700 beta (i captured a ton of wireshark data for Battlefield on PC for you guys), and because of your forum and support here, I dropped the cash on a XR500 today. The XR700 after the beta test, started all the sudden dropping packets and rubberbanding while playing games on my PC (wired) and having packet loss on Wifi connections as well. I tried troubleshooting with anything i could think of, then I replaced the XR700 beta router (on FW 1.0.0.20) with my old netgear X4S and the issues went away. I tried the XR700 again last night since there is consumer firmware in the wild, and with latest firmware, still same issue. Hopefully the XR500 will perform as good as my X4S router that I may need to retire from old age soon. I love how the hybrid VPN works when tried on the XR700, expressVPN setup was very easy to do. Thanks for being passionate about your software and bringing us the best router OS.
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