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major masingil

major masingil

Member Since 01 Jul 2015
Offline Last Active 4 hours ago

In Topic: Who should get a XR500?

3 weeks ago

If I were going to be streaming all my TV services and was worried about 4K , I would upgrade to an XR500.  Right now with 50/50 fiber from my ISP and a Netgear router in AP mode doing my wifi connectivity, I'm content with the R1.  I don't really have a complicated home network, but I do have many wifi connected devices. I seldom think about my routers except to game.  As long as everything stays that way, I'm sticking with the R1.


In Topic: Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR50...

10 January 2018 - 04:16 AM

I can understand your point of view to a limit... if Microsoft promised an update to improve functionality as a free update available "as soon as it is completed" and then began selling a computer with the updated software before rolling it out to those who were promised it, there would be backlash by the consumer.
As nice as the Duma team is and the fact that they are/were a small company doesn't change the fact that they are a company that sold us a product and the company made promises to us that it isn't keeping, If they were my friend who made me a promise that they didn't keep then being upset would be "butt hurt", but when a company isn't "fair" there are often consequences that result. I think people sometimes forget that this is a company that sold us a product and not a group of people that we hang out with at the local pub.
Just to be clear, I am happy for them and their success and I wish them all the best going forward. They have a great concept and that's why I bought the router to begin with; I just think that their handling of the OS was less than elegant.

Hey man its cool. You and i have differing views on whether or not Netduma has held up their end of the bargain. I guess I still see it as they have kept their promise. All of us on this forum have been chomping for OS. I've never seen a topic cause so many issues and divide the forum the way this one has. They haven't released OS because they're still optimizing it for the limitations on the R1. (Fraser 1.9.2018, this thread) The Netgear has more memory so the OS isn't as big deal. We as R1 owners also will have more features than the software running on the XR500. We win again!

These guys created this software because they game and they saw a need. I can't blame them for placing the R1 version of the OS on hold while they solidified the program they were going to sell to Netgear. These reasons are why I don't understand your POV. Everyone that works there depends on the success of the company for their livelihood. They aren't in business to make sure your expectations of when they should have OS ready becomes a reality. Some people are acting like Veruca Salt regarding OS

In Topic: Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR50...

09 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

I don't understand all the butt hurt comments here.  You have purchased a router you have had several free firmware updates that added enough new features that you should have paid for a new router anyway.  You still have the same router you decided to purchase before this announcement. If you purchased an R1 in the last month, I can understand your point of view to a limit.  The reality is, nothing on this planet has to be fair.  Don't hate on netduma because of bad timing, those are the breaks sometimes.  Sell your R1 or deal with an additional wifi router in AP mode to have 5 ghz as you had planned all along.  From my perspective that additional router in AP mode gives you more options, more ports, and better/easier bandwidth control for non gaming devices because you can put it on its own subnet.

In Topic: Ww2 lag

08 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

2 days ago i play every match whitout lag , the last 2 days i Find not one good lobby , i feel the lag too much , my soldier move slow , my connection is perfect , fiber 200 upload 20 , Ping exceptional , jitter exceptional , spikes exceptional , and now packet loss , my bufferblout is a+ , Who can help me , why i play perfect for two days and i changé Nothing from my Netduma , and now last days every time lag , off 2 seconde later whit shooting

There are only a couple of things that are going to cause you to have the lag you described.  At the times you are playing, your ISP could be overloaded with subscribers, you are joining a lobby with some players with very poor connections to the same server as you are on.  Their bad connection will cause you lag.  The server itself could have problems also. If you find yourself having laggy games you can temporarily ban those servers, move your home location to somewhere else, or reduce your geofilter range slider.


I have had very inconsistent games on COD WW2.  It's been similar to what you're describing.  Some games are amazing and some are really poor and laggy.. Nothing has changed with my home network or Netduma.  

In Topic: Finally Fiber coming to my area. Questions/Thoughts

08 January 2018 - 05:43 PM

Hello all, Just wanted to post a few questions and maybe some thoughts on a new Fiber service finally coming into my area for residential customers. This is a very local mom and pop company that got the job to update the 911 service in my area, they have been around for several years and a while back opened up to start taking residential customers. I have done a lot of thinking and believe using their service will be a great addition to our home. Currently have Comcast cable and internet with very subpar performance. We pay for 150/10-their blast service as they call it.



                 (1) So with the above statement of our current 150/10 plan In your opinion what plan from the Fiber company should we choose?

                      (NOTE: We will be switching to a totally streaming household, using Netflix,Sling Tv,PS Vue, or something similar for the TV part of our entertainment)(We use multiple devices in our home with 4 Iphones , 3-4 Ipads, 3 PS 4's and an Xbox One as well as a

                       laptop from time to time)


                      They sell the following plans for Residential customers: 25/10


                                                                                                               100/25                             *With this said, I was thinking the 100/25

                                                                                                                200/50                               or the 200/50 plan should suit us.


                             Thoughts?                                                                  1000/100



                      (2)   The Fiber company installs into our home the Fiber to a connection box outside the home. Assume that I should just                                         connect to our NetDuma R1 and run our set up as I have been doing since we got our Duma.


                                                * Just making sure I shouldn't or wouldn't need to add another router to my setup.


                       (3) Should I then just reconfigure the input speeds of the new Internet service provider in my NetDuma? (Assume everything I                              have saved will still stay the same in the NetDuma) (Finally have things sorted pretty well as of now and don't want to start                              again as it was painful getting this far-Fingers crossed)


Any thoughts are very much appreciated!


Just want to sort the change over in my mind and wanted other opinions or concerns before we switch. looking for the switch to me made within the next few weeks.

If you're going to be changing to a 100% streaming household you should be at least 100/25.  If you're thinking you'll have 4k in your future I would go with the 200/50.  I'm not an expert on bandwidth, but if you skimp on bandwidth right before turning into a 100% streaming household you'll be sorry when you're gaming.  Everything on the Duma will be saved, but you'll need to update the ISP speeds to reflect the new services you're getting.


As far as your needing new equipment; would your new ISP be providing a modem or a modem/router combo?   If you have a choice, I would go with a modem only, then plug your Netduma to that and turn the netduma wifi off.  Buy a 5 port switch, plug that into one of your ports in the netduma with a cat 5 or 6 cable.  Connect all your gaming devices to the open ports on the switch or netduma. Then I would get a cheaper router with good wifi capabilities,plug it into the netduma with a cat 5 or 6 cable and place it in Access Point mode. You will use the cheap router for all your wifi and other devices.



                R1 >

                         -Your gaming console

                         -Gaming console

                         -Wifi router in AP mode>

                                                                all TV's Laptops and phones non gaming critical

                         -5 port switch >

                                                                any gaming device that isn't connected directly to the R1


Connect 5 port switch and wifi router to R1.  Connect gaming devices to 2 remaining ports of R1 or the 5 port switch. (Make sure your console is one of the ones plugged into the R1 not the switch, lol)  Use the wifi router for everything non gaming related.  You'll be able to use the wifi or the ports on the back of that router for your devices.


Don't take my word alone on the bandwidth matter.  If it were me, I would go with 200/50 if my budget allowed, but I could be way off.  You may want even more bandwidth depending on how the other people in your house use the internet.