Hi Joe, not to worry - let's take a look at these issues.
The first one could likely be fixed by setting Ping Assist to 0 as well as keeping Strict Mode on. If Strict Mode is on, it means you cannot connect to anything outside your radius (even dedicated servers) unless their ping is below your Ping Assist threshold. If Ping Assist is on that could be the cause. If Strict Mode is on and Ping Assist is at 0 it is physically impossible to game on any host outside your radius.
600km seems quite small - I'd recommend 1000 - 1500km for the Geo-Filter. Within that range you will still get great ping hosts. 600km will give you issues in finding games.
Finding games quickly really depends on where you are located though. Being in Austria I imagine many of the best servers are in Germany and France, and you could still get a great ping in those places if you increase your radius.
I hope this helps
Fine tuning guide - How to set up your Netduma R1 quickly with optimum settings. Includes: How to get your full speeds, opening your NAT & Geo-filter settings etc.
FAQ - Includes: How to play with friends using the Geo-filter, I can't access the router control panel, Wifi keeps dropping out etc.
Wiki - Main link to the Wiki, for everything else please search here or on the forum.
Current firmware version (1.03.6) - If you are on anything below this, follow the instructions carefully to upgrade.
Any other issues please make a new thread on the forum, thank you
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