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Member Since 15 Mar 2018
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OpenSSL versions update.

2 weeks ago

I was wondering if the Netduma team will push Netgear to update to the least version of OpenSSL? Currently the XR500 is running 1.0.2n released in Dec 2017 (not bad for Netgear) the latest is 1.0.2o released in March 2018 which patches CVE-2018-0739  I mention this because If left to their own devices Netgear will not fix this on their own. The R7800 is still on version 1.0.2h which is from the 3rd of May 2016 and has many vulnerabilities. Hence my concerns.

 I assume (hate doing that)  Netduma have access to the XR500's GPL source code. If nobody updates the GPL packages ( there are many) Netgear wont, so they need a good swift kick in the Brazil nuts. Voxel on smallnetbuilder is the only other person I know who uses firmware based on stock with updated packages put in place and published on Github and released for download via smallnetbuilder. Netgear just cant be bothered it seems to keep their code up to date. Hence I am hoping Netduma's team can push to keep the XR500 up to date even on Netgears side?

The router in use might not support IP packet fragmentation

3 weeks ago

Since the last update I hadn't done a speedtest on my PS4. I used to be able to do a speedtest and the antibufferbloat would not engage as its set for high priority traffic only and it was never triggered by just doing a speed test, it only did when playing games. Now it takes ages to work out my NAT type (Type 2) and the speeds shown are those you would expect with antibufferbloat enabled at 70% for my line and the high priority traffic light comes on, also it now says "The router in use might not support IP packet fragmentation, and some network features of the PS4 might be restricted.

 Not quite sure what's happened here, also UPnP is not showing the PS4 in the UPnP tables still, although I'm not sure if a PS4 speed test would trigger UPnP port mapping. It seems only Skype triggers both TCP and UDP. Something has changed in this update unless this is now how its meant to be now regarding the PS4 speed test being high priority traffic also PS4 background traffic is triggering antibufferbloat now and then too, but I should not be getting the IP Fragmentation message surely?

Device identity changing to PlayStation

3 weeks ago

So This morning I was looking at the official PlayStation forums on my iMac. I then decided to have a quick look in my router and low and behold my iMac was now a PlayStation! Can you add a lock to devices maybe so devices cannot be changed by the DPI engine? This is really annoying because it happened with my iPad with PlayStation messenger, the XR500 thought it was a PlayStation because it sees PlayStation traffic. Is it possible for you to add rules to stop this or provide a simple lock in the device manager to override the DPI?

Firmware released

18 June 2018 - 11:34 AM

  • Installation flow improvement.
  • Added support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN.

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixes the UPnP port mapping issue.

Upgrade Instructions:

  1. Using the Download Link below, download and extract the new firmware to a convenient place such as your desktop. The filename after extracting is XR500-V2.3.2.22.img

    Download Link : http://www.downloads...0-V2.3.2.22.zip

  2. Run your web browser and open http://www.routerlogin.net.
  3. Click Settings => Administration => Firmware Upgrade page.
  4. Click Browser button and locate the firmware image file.
  5. Click Upload button.
  6. Wait for upgrade progress to complete.

If any problem occurs after upgrading, try clearing the configuration by pressing the Reset Button on Rear Panel until the Power LED blinks and hold on for 5 seconds at least, then the router will reboot with default configuration


I had to add my device names again but its working fine since, that was the only issue ive noticed so far, Geo Filter worked fine as does QoS etc

What firmware are we meant to be using now?

06 June 2018 - 08:41 AM

I am getting very conflicted with what's going on firmware wise. Are we meant to go back to or stick with A definitive answer would be really useful.