I purchased the XR500 recently and I was so hyped because of the dumaOS. I like the performance of the router and the DumaOS features, but some features seem not working properly. First, the allow and deny seems not working because I live in middle east and we don't have a server over here for COD WW2. So we basically play on p2p. I set my GeoFilter radius to 800 km from my location. Some hosts cause me to lag badly so I denied many of them and gave them unique names. However, I play WW2 while my laptop is next to me monitoring DumaOS GeoFilter graph and ping graph. Even though I denied many hosts, the game still connects me to same bad hosts that I denied and gave them unique names. I can literally see DumaOS shows the unique name for the bad hosts that I denied and even if I leave the lobby and search for new one, it still puts me on the same one. Is there any fix for this issue?
Also I'm having issues with anti-bufferbloat, I spend a whole week trying to get the best settings for bufferbloat on dslreports.com and I think I'm getting confused. I can't seems to get my bufferbloat to A+ with DumaOS whereas I used to get A+ on my previous router with QoS on. I played with the sliders day and night and if I remember correctly I got a score of A twice only but not anymore. I don't know why! I tried wireless and wired. I get A bufferbloat with wired but B or C on wireless. I've read alot about fixing bufferbloat on this forum but I can't seem to find the best solution for fixing my issue with bufferbloat.
Here are things that I have tried:
- updated to latest firmware 126.96.36.199
- set anti-bufferbloat to Always
- set sliders from 90% to 60% with increment of 5's
- changed my real download and upload speed values manually.
- disabled QoS ( I got very bad results)
Any suggestions? Maybe Netgear + Netduma guys need to fix these issues on their next firmware update?