We've updated the Cloud with Halo 5 IP server addresses and it will take up to 4 hours from me posting this thread for the changes to take effect. This should mean your Netduma is now compatible with Halo 5.
1. Access your Netduma interface using a browser e.g. Chrome by typing in 192.168.88.1
2. Go to >Settings >Miscelleanous
3. Scroll down to the section titled 'Cloud Settings'
4. Tick 'Enable Cloud' and 'Bleeding Edge Cloud' (so both boxes are ticked)
5. Click the red 'Apply Cloud Settings' box
6. Go to the Geo-filter and tick 'Strict Mode'
You should now be compatible. Please keep reading on though:
Halo 5 Matchmaking
It looks like Halo 5 appears is entirely on Dedicated Servers and there are only a handful of them around the world. The Geo-filter will mean you only on servers close to your home which will cut lag significantly.
Annoyingly though Halo 5 is different to other console games in that it chooses a server before checking if you can actually connect to it. So if the game tries to match you in a server outside of your Geo-filter range you will have to restart your matchmaking search.
So try not set your range too narrow, perhaps cover the region / continent you live in e.g. North America, Europe, Oceania etc.There's no punishment for failing to connect but you will have restart your matchmaking search.
We need your help
The Geo-filter uses the world's most accurate database of IP address locations, but it's not perfect so whenever a new game launches we need to manually update the Cloud for any incorrectly located IP addresses. This is where you come in. Please look out for these two things:
1. You are on a server close to your home but the ping is very high >120ms; or
2. You are on a server far away from your home but the ping is very low <40ms.
If this happens, click on the server's circle on your Geo-filter and post the ID in this thread along with your location in the world. An ideal post would be:
Server ID: 76893d0826157075
Server location: Mid US
My location: UK
We will update for the Cloud for these IDs to make the Geo-filter optimised for H5.
Also we'd love your feedback on how you get on using the Geo-filter with Halo e.g. how many searches does it take to find a game on a local server and is the benefit tangible?