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major masingil

major masingil

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#171988 Who should get a XR500?

Posted by major masingil on 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.


#169350 Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR50...

Posted by major masingil on 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

#169253 Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR50...

Posted by major masingil on 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.

#169045 Finally Fiber coming to my area. Questions/Thoughts

Posted by major masingil on 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. 

#167545 Is it just me?

Posted by major masingil on 20 December 2017 - 02:16 PM

Yeah for xbox one I mean its rare when my geo would just work without that retarded error on ww2 but yeah you might be right it could just be em so I guess all I can do at this point is bandwidth control then but damn... I would appreciate local lobbies way more haha

I played a few last night without even using any of the R1 resources and had 3 great matches, no disconnects, and even felt like I was winning and losing the fights correctly.  Most likely a fluke, but it 's worth noting.  I had been doing a bunch of experimentation with the Geofilter and Ping assist.  If I was using host filtering, I used my normal home area, I had it set to 300 miles, PA set at 0, strict mode off, and I was getting some good games, but it would still disconnect from the servers, and if I just used PA I, tried everything from 20 ms to 50 ms and really didn't see anything which was more stable than any other setting.

#165610 Tournament in honour of A7Legit - Signups

Posted by major masingil on 01 December 2017 - 07:44 PM

we have (6) XB 1 players, (5) PS4, and (1) who will player either platform.  Let's make this interesting!  Need some more people to get on the roster!  C'mon people you know you want a go at ColonicBoom and Fraser!

#165609 why Host ID not IP

Posted by major masingil on 01 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

because of the reason you were asking why it would be IP instead of ID

#163898 Using Hyper Traffic for conference calls

Posted by major masingil on 14 November 2017 - 02:04 PM

I would just choose both to be safe

Thanks Fraser. All the best

#163026 Using Hyper Traffic for conference calls

Posted by major masingil on 06 November 2017 - 08:10 PM

#Duma Army,


Has anyone ever explored using Hyper traffic for prioritizing Skype or Webex conference calls?  I assume you would need to set up manual rules in the advanced section.  Can I please hear some suggestions and thoughts?  I will be receiving land line, cellular, and internet connections to the same conference bridge.


I already have a skype phone number, but I'm open to better conference call apps, if there are suggestions. 1 big drawback of skype is I can't record the calls, which is something I want to be able to do.  

#162649 DUMA OS update

Posted by major masingil on 02 November 2017 - 07:35 PM

I just want to say that technically Netduma doesn't owe us squat for communication on this subject.  None of us are paying for the update.  They tried to have a thread about it, and it had to go away because of people getting way too demanding. Give the guys a break.  They want this as much as we do. They also want to avoid buggy firmware. They also don't have a huge corporate machine backing them up.

#162306 Tournament in honour of A7Legit - Signups

Posted by major masingil on 30 October 2017 - 03:27 PM

So far there are (6) XB players and (2) PS4 on the roster

#159105 Tournament in honour of A7Legit - Suggestions

Posted by major masingil on 13 September 2017 - 12:19 AM

I'm sure I would provide a good time for everyone with my color commentary as I'm getting melted by all the really good guys... ;)


And the ping shouldn't be a difference as we're playing for fun but something tells me a few may have issues with it but maybe not... :angry:

Whatever we do...we cannot tie the date for the tournament to the release date of OS! HA HA! couldn't let that one pass! I think Fraser is right. It would have to be on a Saturday afternoon, eastern time,maybe like 2 or 3 in the afternoon, to be able to bring the most people's schedules together.  In my opinion, I think it would be more in the spirit of the event to play together regardless of distance. The other idea I had was for everyone to start a new player just for the event. so everyone is on the same playing field.

#158916 Tournament in honour of A7Legit - Suggestions

Posted by major masingil on 09 September 2017 - 05:42 PM

I'd play on the xb version.  I'll be an exact replica of the guys A7 is used to pwning.  You good players will enjoy seeing me on the other team 

#152205 New User: Titanfall 2 and BO3

Posted by major masingil on 27 June 2017 - 12:59 AM

I can't help you much with BO3. There should be tons of threads about best settings etc etc. You'll have to search the forums a bit or hope someone else chimes in.  I mainly use the R1 Congestion Control sliders for the games I play.  Chances are you're getting on to dedicated servers if you're seeing players out of your Geofilter settings.  Also 20ms host is great, but the thing you need to remember is the Geofilter can't kick other players offline who  are connected to the same host as you are.  So you may have a 20ms ping to the host, but if a person from China gets onto that same server, there is nothing you can do about it. You could leave the match, reduce your home location, or maybe change your home location so you get hooked up to different servers/hosts.


I'm going to drop a big piece of knowledge on you right now regarding the R1.  You can fiddle with the settings a million times to try and get the perfect game, but there is so much that you are not able to control when it comes to your gaming packets once they leave your house; you're better off setting the CC sliders to 70 and if you use the Geofilter set your PA to 35- 40 ms or so and your home range to about 800 miles or 1300 km and just play to have fun and forget the Netduma is doing anything for you.  The range you set on your GF is kind of dependent on where you live...if you live in China you'll need a really large range, if you live in NYC or LA...you can probably make your home range 300 miles or less...


Team up with me on XB if you're playing TF2.  major masingil

#147188 DumaOS Announcement: Development Progress & Testing

Posted by major masingil on 26 April 2017 - 02:22 AM

Both Boom and I have turned it down quite a bit,don't want to lose those Netduma paychecks that keep rolling in... ;)

Fat stacks of R1 cabbage!