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Time for reflection for DumaOS r1 and NighthawkXR500

XR500 Nighthawk DumaOS R1

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Hi all.

 

 

 

Initially I was pissed as there was no info on the UK release of the Nighthawk and it was US release only (for the moment) and with Netduma being a UK software company I was frustrated. This was due partly to april being a 17 month period since Netduma posted a tweet of the DumaOS also personally I am losing my eyesight and have been forced to take early retirement and voluntary redundancy so my frustration came out yesterday.

 

 

Netduma are a fantastic company and I have huge respect for them and also the moderators on here and everyone in the forum who helps each other.

 

So let's all stop whining about having to wait til April 17th/18th for the DumaOS........at the end of the day you are getting a completely new OS and not an update of the current firmware FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!

 

 

So let's all stop whining, have a group hug and look forward to DumaOS as it will be amazing!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear about your eyesight B.D, keep positive and concentrate on all the things that make you happy mate.



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Thanks matey, i can see enough to game on my monitor and I will be good well into the future but can't drive or read a newspaper no more but so long as I can game and see my pc I will game into my 80's!

 

 

The lack of clarity on nighthawk availability in UK and april for dumaOS r1 on top of everything get me wound up.......but I am really super chuffed for dumaOS.

 

 

 

 

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As far as I can tell, Netgear wanted Netduma to make them a firmware an offer no one could turn down which lead to a NDA so they could not say a word re: the silence.

 

As for the Netgear release in Europe that is all Netgear and Netduma has no say in that.



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Yeah I thought as much regarding NDA or t's n c's of a contract which really amounts to a gagging order, but at the end of the day it is business and netduma have come a long way and deserve every success they gain from this partnershiip. 


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Sorry to hear that BD and thanks for the kind words!


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I earned the gamertag BlindMeatShield! my vision is now 20/600 on a good day(no, glasses don't help) if you need any "tips and tricks" on how to continue to play CoD efficiently let me know. There is just something satisfying about outplaying people in CoD when by all accounts they should have crushed me. 



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I soundwhore a lot, scuf jumpers catch me out sometimes but i hold my own and still finish in top 3 on hardcore games most of the time.

 

I had eye surgery last december but was not successful and when i returned to work i felt unsafe as my job was a little dangerous so I took voluntary redundancy/ early retirement when the chance arose in june.

 

I felt I had to explain why I have been a little peaved regarding the duma news yesterday and that I aint normally a knob head and didn't want to come across as not wishing netduma all the success they surely and truely deserve.

 

 

B.D

 

 

 

 

 

I earned the gamertag BlindMeatShield! my vision is now 20/600 on a good day(no, glasses don't help) if you need any "tips and tricks" on how to continue to play CoD efficiently let me know. There is just something satisfying about outplaying people in CoD when by all accounts they should have crushed me. 


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I must admit I do get a huge kick when I get 30 or 40+ kills and single figure deaths with my eye condition. It makes me realise that I still got it.  

 

Nice to hear from you and to know I aint the only visually impared player out there.

I earned the gamertag BlindMeatShield! my vision is now 20/600 on a good day(no, glasses don't help) if you need any "tips and tricks" on how to continue to play CoD efficiently let me know. There is just something satisfying about outplaying people in CoD when by all accounts they should have crushed me. 


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Sorry to hear about your eyesight BD,that's a huge kick in the balls to say the least.And I'm guessing that the "early retirement" was also not your idea.

 

People that don't know any better say "that's great early retirement" but if it's due to your situation and not your idea, it sucks.

 

I would find some hobbies or do something on the side to keep you busy as people tell me that it helps.Just don't become sedentary,stay as active as you can.

 

Hope things work out well for you... :D



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Sorry to hear about your eye mate and consequences you've suffered due to it. 

 

I can clear up a few things. The delay for Nighthawk(NH) availability outside of the US is due to NETGEARs distribution system. It just takes longer to reach different centres and channels, I don't know the details but that is the main reason. Also we need to fully integrate language translation into NH which we're doing at the moment. I know UK speaks English obiviousy but NG distributes in terms of regions. So UK is part of EU. To distribute to EU you need language translation for many countries.

 

DumaOS is not delayed on the R1 by NG. They have no such control over what we do with our own hardware and when we do it. We are partners with NG, we do not work for them, cannot state that more clearly. R1 is delayed due to hardware challenges we're solving at the moment namely automatic turbo mode(fastpath) which is required by DumaOS (user doesn't have to fiddle with UI to get max speeds) and finally how configurations are partitioned (hopefully making DumaOS unbrickable).

 

Finally our hardware will have more features because we will create experimental features based on our roadmap and community feedback. Only when NG approves of a new feature will it go on their router. So likely the NG will slightly behind our hardware in terms of bleeding edge features. Which for the typical consumer is ideal as they don't want to test out stuff that may not be useful or is complicated. But if you're that way inclined then enjoy the experience with our hardware.

 

Hope that clears up everything for you(Big Dog) and anyone else reading this thread. Here's to a very tech productive 2018! :)



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That's awful to read about your current situation. I hope you're offered some kind of treatment or surgery that actually works soon and you get back on your feet proper mate.

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Sorry to hear that Big Dog, i hope they find some way to help you, they seem to be progressing now days with new treatments for things that were thought impossible in the past, i wish you well.



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@Iain - that post needs to be stickied.

 

I'm personally really happy about the Netgear partnership - they supply the premium hardware, NetDuma supplies the premium software and the consumer wins.

 

The only "hang on..." moment was the perception that anti-spike and anti-jitter won't be coming to the Netgear. What your post seems to indicate is that it'll hit the R1 first, then go through an approval process for the Netgear and may appear at a later date.

 

If that's the case, stick a SOLD label on one of those bad boys and I'll swing by to pick it up in the morning. Might be a tad troublesome from here in Ozlandia, but the sentiment at least rings true :)


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@Iain - that post needs to be stickied.

 

I'm personally really happy about the Netgear partnership - they supply the premium hardware, NetDuma supplies the premium software and the consumer wins.

 

The only "hang on..." moment was the perception that anti-spike and anti-jitter won't be coming to the Netgear. What your post seems to indicate is that it'll hit the R1 first, then go through an approval process for the Netgear and may appear at a later date.

 

If that's the case, stick a SOLD label on one of those bad boys and I'll swing by to pick it up in the morning. Might be a tad troublesome from here in Ozlandia, but the sentiment at least rings true :)

 

Yeah, I've been trying to get clarification on that too as there are some on the forums saying the XR500 won't be getting the anti-spike and anti-jitter feature, but here in Ian's post it reads as thought it might just take longer to implement the feature pending NG's approval.

 

I did see what it would cost to get the XR500 to Aus using a forwarding service; AustPost came at around $45-$50 to my door if you willing to pay the additional shipping. Decided I'm happy to wait for the software to release for the R1.



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Yeah, it's going to be an expensive bit of kit for Aussies. I have no complaints about the R1 for gaming, but I would like better Wifi for general use. 


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Thank you for all the supportive and kind comments. Well, if I did get to the point I cannot game I have found a solution.....a gaming guide dog possibly    LOL

 

 

 

 

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So its safe to say that unless improved wifi is REALLY important to you, stick with the R1??



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So its safe to say that unless improved wifi is REALLY important to you, stick with the R1??

 

The slower R1 chipset may also prove to be a problem for DumaOS. We'll need to wait and see what happens there.


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Very sorry to hear about your eye problems BD. Best wishes mate


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