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  1. Wow! That is super fast. Thank you so much! Looking forward to the update once it has been approved from both sides for us to get. Much appreciated for rectifying the issue as fast as you can.
  2. Wow! This is great news! And the fast response to get a solution to this issue is much appreciated. As much as I appreciate a Table View, will this still pose a problem for the QoS's Bandwidth allocation where now ever device gets even less allocation as the number of device increases?
  3. Thanks. Take note, I've deleted and tried to rename some duplicates. So it will look slightly less cluttered now. But will these duplicates affect the quality of the connection on QoS if it is set to Always right due to each getting even lesser bandwidth as more devices connect? Here's the result for what my Phone will usually be set to. It has a reserved IP address for it. And the same IP address will be used once it switches to the X6S node. When connected to XR500 When connected to X6S In reference, here's the X6S on 5GHz network's MAC address. Notice the first 6 alphanumerics that look the same as the unnamed device version of my phone.
  4. It seems like any Wireless devices that connect through the X6S will have the first 6 MAC addresses be exactly the same as the MAC address for the 5GHz network of the X6S. For illustration, X6S 5GHz MAC address: 02:0F:B5:**:**:**. Now, any devices that are connected through the X6S Mesh network will have its first 6 MAC address changed to "02:0F:B5:" followed by their last 6 original MAC address when seen in the Device Manager of the XR500 causing a LOT of new 'unnamed device' appearing (even after I deleted them in the Device Manager) since they are still the same device just on a different node (X6S). As the devices move throughout the house and if they have a fixed IP address that I have allocated through LAN settings, they will cause new unnamed device to pop up in the device manager though still maintaining the same IP address. So now I have 2 copies of each wireless device in my device manager with 1 having their original names and the other having unnamed device as their name with only the last 6 MAC address being the same. Sorry if I seem to be repeating. This is so confusing and there seems to be no way of solving this unless a fix is made for this issue.
  5. Hi. As stated in the title, I have now added this Wifi Extender with Mesh functionality to my home and the connection between the XR500 and the X6S works perfectly. The best speed I could get furthest in my house was 44.2Mbps down and 49.8Mbps up while with the X6S, it is now 223Mbps down and 165Mbps up. With the X6S, my phone does roam in the same network between the XR500 and the X6S seamlessly as seen in the Netgear Wifi Analytics app. However, the issue that I encounter now is a number of "unnamed device" appearing in my Device Manager on the XR500. They appear to have the same IP address that I have already reserved for specific devices under Lan Settings but they now have different MAC addresses and some of these devices are not even in use but is now taking up the reserved IP address slots. The Device Manager is now a mess full of Unnamed Devices taking up the slots. Any solution would be appreciated.
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    How is this DumaOS? More like a controller macro user on a console. Watching your character move up and down non-stop is quite annoying.
  7. Why is it that some people are experiencing disconnections from time to time on wired while others don't. So far, do not have this issue thank goodness except for my cat stepping on the router button for the 2nd time now disabling WiFi. Is there a way to make the buttons not do anything instead?
  8. As you can see from the stats you provided, all the connections from your PC to the Router gives you a (less than) <1ms response time. The problem seems to occur at 2nd line where the router tries to talk to your modem/TP-Link router. Could be a bad quality cable that you've put there which is prone to electronic interference such as with the router and modem all clumped up together side by side. Thus the addition to make the <1ms become 1ms. But this is all within a margin of error from unexpected interference. But as you can see under Internet via XR500 directly (FW lines 3 and 4 and Internet via TP-Link through XR500: lines 5 and 6, the majority of the already minuscule latency increase happens at this part which is already out of the router's control and is actually an increased latency of 2-3ms between your ISP server to another server during the hops. Literally nothing to do with the XR500 already. Since you are eager to get to the bottom of this, perhaps you can send this report to your ISP and demand an explanation for the increase in latency in between hops? Being sarcastic at the end there. But I hope you understand what I mean from the above.
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    Thinking about giving PC a try (FPS)

    Yup. I am one such person who uses a Playstation Navigation controller on the left hand and a mouse on the right when I moved to PC from more than a decade of console gaming. It was hard at 1st to use a keyboard. Super hard. After a year with the nav and me climbing the ranks with it, I was trying out a single player game and tried using the keyboard. Far Cry 5 to be exact. From then on, I got used to a keyboard. Occasionally, games like Fortnite is a lot more difficult due to more keys to learn. I use the PS3 controller emulator called Better DS3 to get the Playstation Navigation controller to work.
  10. Thanks for the useful tips. As I said before, the ARP Cache Poisoning is from a different WAN address but related to my ISP and definitely does not originate from one of my local IP addresses. Interestingly enough, when I connect my PC directly to the modem, my Anti-virus can map out a lot of WAN addresses on the network in my ISP's WAN pool. So far, I have yet gotten any attacks or snooping from my own local devices. So that's a good sign that the router has done a good job blocking the other devices in the network from being used by any attackers. Similarly I have not received any sort of network attacks ever since I turn off DMZ for my PC. Goes to show the router is doing well to block such things. Was just hoping I can use it to inform my ISP of irresponsible customers in the network trying to extract data from other users. But I do not want to risk my PC to the attacks directly like before even if my Anti-virus is reliable. Not to mention, the router can easily show even more details such as the attacks are for all devices in the network or to a specific device in the network so I can pin-point and isolate that device from being used for an intrusion. Nevertheless, thanks for answering. Too bad Netgear is not as open as Asus router's logs.
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    I am getting this. Using Zhone 2426 modem/router combo provided by ISP. ISP does not allow a different modem to be used. ISP can control modem from their side and customers are not allowed to meddle much with its features. Thus why I asked them to place the modem in Bridged mode to the XR500 that has the same MAC address as my PC via MAC Clone. This is so that during troubleshooting, where they require my PC to be directly connected to the port instead of through the router, I will not have to fumble around telling them to update the MAC address so the Zhone will recognize my PC. Yup. My ISP is so controlling, imagine wanting to set a port forward. I have to call them and tell them it is for this LAN IP address and to this port and the process repeats every time. Extremely tedious! Also, it is always a good practice to set whatever is behind your router in Bridged mode to prevent the Modem/Router from doing its own processing of your packet which can cause buffer bloat whereas Bridged Mode will just let all packets through and leave the processing strictly to the XR500.
  12. Mind if I use this thread too? My log is the opposite of the TS's (thread starter) post. The log is too vague for me to know if it is an inside attack or an external one. The attack seems to be happening every 20 minutes. Below is just a slice of how it happens every 20 minutes in the log. So is this an internal or external attack? Also, if I were to place my PC in DMZ mode, I will at times get a notifications from my extremely reliable Eset Smart Security Anti-Virus of ARP Cache Poisoning Attacks (from IP addresses belonging to other users on my ISP network) and Port Scan attacks from China and France but mostly China. All these attacks are no longer popping up when I disable DMZ for my PC which means the router is doing its job. However, those logs above do not show any of these attacks as well as specific details of the attack and which specific local network it is attacking. This is after all for the safety of the Home Automation devices I have at home including one that has a camera and mic/speaker on the pet feeder. It would be very helpful in getting my ISP to deal with the issue especially the ARP Cache Poisoning from fellow ISP users who are either intentionally or unintentionally trying to get data off the internet stream. I want to do this while not exposing my PC to it again under DMZ mode since the router could tell it for me.
  13. As I was discussing with someone about solving their Internet's downtime, I was thinking that it would be better for him to get 2 cheap internet plans from 2 separate ISPs as opposed to paying a slightly higher amount than the 2 cheap ISPs for 1 larger internet speed with only 1 ISP, I just realized my Asus RT-AC68U a slightly old router by now is able to set up Dual Wan connections from 2 different networks. But I am not so sure if the XR500 is able to do this. If it doesn't, would it be possible to implement it in the future?
  14. Hi. Sure. Sorry for the late reply. Did not have the time to test the backup again due to many home automations in the house depending on WiFi at any point of time. Alas, I had the time now and I now know how to use the WiFi button on the router. lol So it seems the backup settings are useless in this situation to replicate the bug that turned off WiFi by itself. For now, I'll rule it out as maybe my cat was curious and stepped on the router's WiFi button for 2 seconds that turned off the WiFi for now. But if the issue resurfaces, I'll be sure to let you know. Thanks once again for the fast response.!
  15. Ok. I have the backup where the bug occurs. When I reinstalled the backup, the wifi problem comes back. When I reinstall my clean backup, Wifi problem fixed.