Just picked up this router over the weekend.
Tried using this with an X4S Range Extender from Netgear but it constantly dropped the connection to the router and the the 5ghz band with a red light. I have to locate it in my basement as that is where the internet connection go. Moving the extender on the main floor, as close as possible to the router, resulted in the same. So, basically I can't use the X4S. I used the X6s and it seemed to handle the X4s connection on the main floor but I also need one upstairs and that wasn't really working with either but worked better with the X6s. is this just the X6s having more range because of AC4000 vs AC2600, etc.
Device management/renaming on the Duma OS is frantic at best. Just too much movement between offline/online devices and I end up clicking on the wrong device half the time to rename it or check it. Is there another area where we can see a device list that's static for this sort of exercise?
Trying to connect to my router remotely using my no-ip DDNS does not work. It takes forever to draw up the GUI but most times it just clocks after prompting for my username and password and doesn't bring up the GUI screen.
I had to get Orbi because the extenders would not work. I have Orbi in AP mode but I cut the XR500 at the knees by disabling its wireless radios. I don't like this because I prefer my router to contribute to the wireless network. From a management side, it's cleaner as now I have to logon to Orbi and/or XR500 to manage stuff. Anybody have any idea if the EX8000 extender would have more punch to keep the connection active between router and extender? And, does it work in daisy chain mode as I would probably need 2? This way, I could use the wireless of the XR500.
And finally, worth having the XR500 if I'm cutting its wireless radios off for the Orbi. I would be doing the same with X6s with the Orbi but it's $70 bucks cheaper than the XR500. Evaluating both so which one would you keep but I would like to primarily use either router with wireless enabled and extenders.