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#187894 best vdsl modem ??????

Posted by BIG__DOG on 16 hours ago

Oh I apologise. I don't hear of many users of VDSL outside of the UK for some reason. Australia maybe? I'm not sure if it's the same setup over there with regards to cabinets or "nodes" but the TP Link or Draytek should still be good options. I like my TP Link simply because it can be used as an all in one if you need it, but it can be put into bridge mode easily for use behind the R1.


Jettman is not from the UK guy's.

Yeah, that's why I suggested the draytek vigor 130 as an option as draytek have a large operation out in Australia.

#187848 DoS by my configured DNS servers??

Posted by BIG__DOG on A day ago

MTU sizes are normally 1492 which is the usual standard for VDSL however some ISP's use 1500 (mine which is talktalk). You could try lowering it to 1492 but you should do your homework as to what sky uses either by rummaging through their forum, or google it. As I said though it could be down to ipv6 issues.

#187842 Weird issue..

Posted by BIG__DOG on A day ago

It is going to be a process of elimination i think. I would swap the consoles around and do another network test.  It could be a cable also but it maybe easier just to swap the consoles over for an hour or so.

#187841 DoS by my configured DNS servers??

Posted by BIG__DOG on A day ago

port 53 is used by DNS queries and is nothing to be concerned about. With the impending deployment of DNSSEC and the eventual addition of IPv6 we will need to allow our firewalls for forward both TCP and UDP port 53 packets.

#187747 Max amount of WiFi devices?

Posted by BIG__DOG on 2 days ago

most em em yes, I would say theres usually about 14/20 devices usually connected at once. I have alexa;s, hive heating a logitech squeezebox smart tv, nvidia shield tv box, youview box 1 ps4, 3 phones 2 tablets a laptop all running on wifi at the moment. .....that does not include all the wired devices connected via powerlines and switches.

#187744 Max amount of WiFi devices?

Posted by BIG__DOG on 2 days ago

I have about 20 devices running wifi in the house, no issues on my end .

#187743 best vdsl modem ??????

Posted by BIG__DOG on 2 days ago

draytek vigor 130 is a good one. Netgear do 1 but the model i cannot remember, it is something like a DM200 i think.

#187620 Unable to play any call of duty games

Posted by BIG__DOG on 3 days ago

are you connected to your R1 wired or wireless? Double check your Ethernet cable is plugged in firmly for wired and wireless make sure you are connected by connecting to the SSID "netdumar1" with the password "netdumar1" unless you have changed these from the default in which case make sure you have connected to the correct ssid. Please reply if you are still having issues.

#187386 DHCP option 60 & 61 feature?

Posted by BIG__DOG on 6 days ago

it is not the modems you bought, or the XR500. It is down to the fact that sky do not want you to use any other equipment other than their substandard piece of crap they send you. You need to run wireshark and determine which is your username and password for your sky broadband login. There are youtube videos on how to do this............I personally would switch from them or any other ISP that handcuffs and shackles you to use their equipment.


https://www.youtube....sword wireshark

#187144 QOS and speed issues

Posted by BIG__DOG on A week ago

Sorry, but why are you doing speed tests over wireless? It is not a consistent method to say the least but doing it with a phone is just as bad. You would be better doing the test wired via a PC or laptop to get a more accurate result. 

#187096 Black Ops 4 Proves COD is DOOMED

Posted by BIG__DOG on A week ago

Hasn't every youtuber since the dawn of COD said that it is doomed?..........1 day they will be right!

#187038 DVI vs HDMI

Posted by BIG__DOG on A week ago

It is the same digital signal just DVI does not have audio so there is no point doing that.

that's ok as I use astro's and a mixamp via optical out. I currently have my pc on DVI and both consoles on the other 2 hdmi ports.

#186980 Change XR500 IP Address

Posted by BIG__DOG on A week ago

How come when I changed it to it suddenly broke my router? My only thought is that that IP was also a device I had connected but other than that I'm clueless. Last thing I want to do is make the same mistake and essentially tank my router again. 

you cannot have 2 routers giving out ip's in the same ip range on the same subnet. That is why you alter the 3rd set of numbers to create a totally separate subnet to avoid ip conflicts which is what you was experiencing. 

#186931 Change XR500 IP Address

Posted by BIG__DOG on A week ago

change your XR500 ip address to someting like and make sure the ip assigne range on the XR500 matches the new config.......example............ - that way the router will be on a totally different subnet and any devices that connect on your network will get an ip address of 192.168.2.xxx

#186928 PS4 open Nat. chat issue

Posted by BIG__DOG on A week ago

Make a note of your ps4's ip address and then add that to the XR500's dmz tab and save. Reboot console and you should have an open nat. If this fails then let us know and we will look into this further for you, but this should sort it.