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thegaurdian1

thegaurdian1

Member Since 12 Jan 2016
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#183543 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 12 June 2018 - 05:35 PM

The only UPDATE they had was on April 16th 2018 saying that it was delayed for a few weeks.  4 more days and it will be 2 months since their delay.  The allotted weeks time they said has come and passed.  Good job NetDuma. 




#182545 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 01 June 2018 - 05:38 PM

We already paid $200.00 for the R1 and its supposed to get the DumaOS for free....So why spend another $300.00 just for the DumaOS?  That is really what your paying for is the DumaOS the specs you can find other routers with better specs for cheaper.  So in the end $500.00 for the NetDuma software and DumaOS is a bit crazy.  Unless you have money and enjoy paying for the same thing twice or 3 times.

It is an issue when said update remains vapourware after 2 years with little in the way of information or support. There's nothing entitled about expressing disappointment that a promise has not been delivered and a deadline has been missed with no follow-up.

 

Honestly, I'm thrilled with the Netgear partnership because on top of the vastly superior hardware and AC wireless / WPS support, the XR500 router has back-end configuration options like a DMZ and internal / external port mapping typically found on other routers but absent from the R1. So a big tick there.

 

I've just unboxed the XR500 10 minutes ago, plugged it in, logged into the backend, changed my LAN back to 192.168.88.X, renamed the SSID and boom...my network of close to 80 devices is back up and running. I was expecting to spend the entire day troubleshooting.

 

DumaOS is gorgeous, I'm really pleased with it and it's easy to see where all of the time and effort over these past two years has gone. Naming the DumaOS release A7Legit is a really nice touch, so kudos to the boys there.

 

But at this stage, I'd rather Netduma come out and say "If you want the full DumaOS experience, upgrade to XR500" than pretend the R1 is going to get anywhere near close to the XR500 experience, if at all possible on the old hardware. At a glance, DumaOS eats too much CPU and RAM to be viable on the R1 without cutting some serious corners.

 

I appreciate that NetDuma is stuck between a rock and a hard place by offering DumaOS support for the R1. I would encourage anyone who can afford to, to simply bypass this mess completely and fork out for an XR500. A token gesture of a discount would help ease the pain and set a positive tone for the future.

 

 If anti-jitter and anti-spike find their way to the XR500, all is forgiven. If I can get colour-coded peers on the Geo-filter and selectively block them based on Ping, I'll be in gaming nirvana!




#181464 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 18 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

No more than few weeks has turned into a month. I wonder if a month will turn in to 6 months and then 6 months into a year!


#179370 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 24 April 2018 - 02:21 PM

can someone tell me what happened to the open beta of dumaos?

It never happened.




#179309 How to Update to Duma Os from R1?

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 23 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

awwww okay guys please keep up updated  :( any chance u guys know when is gonna realease?

No.

 

Thank You




#179308 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 23 April 2018 - 09:10 PM

Luke's already given us a status update, explained the reason why & estimated when it will be available.

 

Rather than respond to numerous questions & ridiculous speculation I'd rather they focus on the task at hand.

 

I'm sure they will respond when they have further information to share, it's only been a day!

Weeks at most is not a time frame, its not even an educated guess.  It is simply a guess that means nothing with NetDumas track record.  




#178841 How to Update to Duma Os from R1?

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 18 April 2018 - 05:47 PM

There is no DumaOS for the R1 yet.  It has been delayed to an unspecified date.

 

Thank You




#178808 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 18 April 2018 - 02:10 PM

Agree with this, I see no reason why people should continue to be patient. We're well beyond the point of asking your paying user base for more time to deliver features that were promised more than a year ago, and then sold to another company in the meantime.

 

 

I'm with you.

I feel misled, there's no way an issue like this was only know about a day before release. There's only 2 logical explanations, either they're lying or utterly incompetent.

 

When you look back through the original announcement threads, there's a clear theme and that's misinformation. Many times they were asked about dates, the team kept promising and then delay, normally days before the set date, or simply not saying anything at all. There are multiple instances of this. Then, completely out of the blue, we are told of the 'amazing' announcement that the DumaOs will be on a Netgear router first, THANKS!

 

It's no surprise there's no actual launch date now. They've missed the April 17th date, what's the point in providing another date? It just allows them to keep updating us that we're just 'weeks' away.

 

The real cynic in me says that the update will brick the majority of R1's, and as most will be well outside of the warranty period, the only solution will be to spend money on a new one. But that's just the really cynical part of me :/

 

I'd also like to ponder a question about the mods here. It's hugely evident from a large number of posts across the various threads that the mods have taken it upon themselves to defend the Dev Team, I see absolutely no reason for this, it's just creating more hostility than necessary.  I understand you're all huge fans of NetDuma, but you're continuous defense of shockingly poorly managed situation is bordering on comedic. How about you allow people to air their concerns and frustrations without constantly jumping to the defense of the dev's? Maybe you could even try and put your own feelings aside and empathise with those of us who feel frustrated? Those of us that haven't ever really felt the benefit of the R1? Those of us who are just plain tired of the excuses and denials?

I myself have given up on the R1 router and NetDuma in general and will be switching to something different.  There are too many inconsistencies with their DumaOS for the R1.  The only thing that has been consistent is them delaying the DumaOS release period.  I will keep the R1 router and when the DumaOS releases if I remember will get back on it to see if anything changed.




#178807 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 18 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

Agree with this, I see no reason why people should continue to be patient. We're well beyond the point of asking your paying user base for more time to deliver features that were promised more than a year ago, and then sold to another company in the meantime.

 

 

I'm with you.

I feel misled, there's no way an issue like this was only know about a day before release. There's only 2 logical explanations, either they're lying or utterly incompetent.

 

When you look back through the original announcement threads, there's a clear theme and that's misinformation. Many times they were asked about dates, the team kept promising and then delay, normally days before the set date, or simply not saying anything at all. There are multiple instances of this. Then, completely out of the blue, we are told of the 'amazing' announcement that the DumaOs will be on a Netgear router first, THANKS!

 

It's no surprise there's no actual launch date now. They've missed the April 17th date, what's the point in providing another date? It just allows them to keep updating us that we're just 'weeks' away.

 

The real cynic in me says that the update will brick the majority of R1's, and as most will be well outside of the warranty period, the only solution will be to spend money on a new one. But that's just the really cynical part of me :/

 

I'd also like to ponder a question about the mods here. It's hugely evident from a large number of posts across the various threads that the mods have taken it upon themselves to defend the Dev Team, I see absolutely no reason for this, it's just creating more hostility than necessary.  I understand you're all huge fans of NetDuma, but you're continuous defense of shockingly poorly managed situation is bordering on comedic. How about you allow people to air their concerns and frustrations without constantly jumping to the defense of the dev's? Maybe you could even try and put your own feelings aside and empathise with those of us who feel frustrated? Those of us that haven't ever really felt the benefit of the R1? Those of us who are just plain tired of the excuses and denials?

Great video on why he sold his R1 router.   He was huge supporter of the router with countless tutorial videos.




#178794 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 18 April 2018 - 12:09 PM

I just hope this delay does not end up being more than what Mr. Luke has said which is *Weeks at most*.  No timetable no potential date. I believe it is because they don't have any idea and also because they don't want to disappoint again.




#178792 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 18 April 2018 - 11:53 AM

So, I've been reading these comments for the past 24 hours about NetDuma once again postponing the date for the new OS, and even though I'm highly upset about it, I can't complain as this has happened in the past.

 

This whole argument on both sides is a bit ridiculous, but on some levels understandable. I understand why people are upset, and I also understand their complaints, which I think the mods are not completely understanding the business logic behind one of the complainers comments (no hard feelings, and not to insult). BUT... I do think the mods are being somewhat mature in their responses instead of the typical "You guys suck, its not out yet blah blah blah" response. 

 

To defend the complainers, I agree with the fact that we've been waiting (including myself) for almost more than two years now since we've heard that DumaOS was going to be released. The reason for the release was because Netduma wanted to change the gaming router that no other router company could accomplish before, which was no lag spiking, no bufferbloat problems etc, and everyone jumped for joy and pissed themselves waiting for an arrival of this update. The problem: Netduma has said time and time again that they would release it in Fall 2016, Spring of 2017, another date, and again today, still with no update. To defend one of the comments made by a complainer, as i remember, his complaint was from a business aspect, explaining that customers should not be waiting this long for an update, especially if they have said over and over that it will be released soon. In the business world, this is terrible communication and marketing and I can fully agree that maybe there should be a change in better communication.

 

To defend the mods perspective on the situation, I can agree with them on the fact that everyone in here is being childish as all hell over it without even being able to state any logical argument to prove themselves (only a couple in here have been able to do so). I can agree that Netduma might be making a bit of an excuse over this just a tad, but I don't think they would purposely be lying to the customer just to support them buying the new Nighthawk. Even if they ARE giving out DumaOS for free in the near future, understanding business, don't you think that they might be making something out of giving it for free? like more purchases of their routers for the new OS?

 

What I'm not agreeing with on both sides, which happens very often on these forums, is that the mods and the customers can never get along, or ever come to an understanding when it comes to specific opinions on certain matters (Yes, I've run into a problem with a mod myself, who will be unnamed, but problem was solved and him and I are okay now). By everyone arguing over whos mature, whos not, why is it not released, blaming the company, blaming customers, blaming mods and staff etc, you're not getting anywhere by arguing. At this rate, just let Luke and the rest of the team do what they have to do to finish the product and their problem with this, and we should hopefully have it soon.

 

Now, someone said that Netduma should release the product with an agreement that allows us to have it without the BC temporarily to fix this problem. Now THAT I agree with, but I doubt it will happen. 

 

Sorry, but this had to be said. :)

I disagree with you.  I think NetDuma would absolutely purposely lie to the Duma Army.  The reason I come to this conclusion is the fact that they waited 1 day prior to the launch of DumaOS on the R1 to delay it.  You, the moderators and everyone else who can be reasonable has to understand that this issue did not prop up on April 16th 2018.  I refuse to believe that supposedly this got overlooked until the day of the launch.  Also if that is the case I am sure same was required when they launched with NetGear XR500 backwards compatibility etc.  That was 2 months a go now I believe correct me if I am wrong * I could be wrong about when the XR500 launched*.  With all that said I believe they knew in advance but they bought themselves time and hoped they could fix it.  They couldn't fix it so they delayed on the day of the launch.  I would be less upset if they just said 2 weeks a go we need more time but no they do it on the last day.  Also they didn't delay it to a specific date they simply said its delayed at most is a few weeks.  What is a few weeks?  It was delayed in 2016 to 2018.  Private beta apparently happened for the DumaOS but never did the Public Beta.  They never said Public Beta would not have taken place.

 

I also signed up for e-mail notifications about the DumaOS on their site and never once did i get an e-mail about anything period.  So yes I believe NetDuma has purposely lied to us and will continue.   This is just my opinion and conclusion I have come to.  Personally I hope I am wrong because I want NetDuma to succeed but I also want to hold them accountable to if nothing else but their own DAMN timetable/schedules.

 

Thank You




#178602 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 17 April 2018 - 02:11 PM

It will be later than sooner.  Not even NetDuma knows when it will release since it is just a guess because they said:

Rampage, on 16 Apr 2018 - 4:36 PM, said:snapback.png

 

Weeks at most

 

No one is posting false information.  People are simply pointing out the lack of information and false release dates from 2016 to now*Insert here what false stuff was spread PharmDawgg*.  

I was a very big defender few months a go when it came to NetDuma and when they announced the NetGear deal.  Now i have no ground to stand on and have nothing to defend them with because of the poor timing of their delay.  They should have delayed it from the day they learned that they would have to.  It is not that complicated.




#178601 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 17 April 2018 - 02:10 PM

Im a new user of netduma, i hope Iam and is beautiful team not  disappointe m.
I buy last month from amazon the netduma, i pay 199dollars more taxes. 
I dont deserve 

You might be better off returning it to Amazon and this is coming from someone that has had it for years.  




#178600 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 17 April 2018 - 02:09 PM

I am disappointed that DumaOS was not released today just as many of you are. And there are only two options I have here. I can ride out the delay or move on. I myself am going to ride it out. I have too much time and network troubleshooting invested in this product.
Please fellow forum members I have no problem with you venting your frustration but I ask that you do post false claims and information. I do not work for Netduma so I have nothing to gain or have any more insider knowledge than you. So I do not know what the exact reason behind the delay is other than what Netduma told us.
So I will be riding this delay out. And sooner or later DumaOS will be released. Hopefully sooner than later. Oh by the way I do not have the XR500 or have any intentions of getting it not because I hate Netgear but because the R1 does everything I need when it comes to gaming.
PharmDawgg out. I’ve said my peace. ✌️

It will be later than sooner.  Not even NetDuma knows when it will release since it is just a guess because they said:

Rampage, on 16 Apr 2018 - 4:36 PM, said:snapback.png

Is it takes Few weeks or few months?

 

Weeks at most

 

No one is posting false information.  People are simply pointing out the lack of information and false release dates from 2016 to now*Insert here what false stuff was spread PharmDawgg*.  




#178595 R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed

Posted by thegaurdian1 on 17 April 2018 - 01:31 PM

No he is not a spokesman for Netduma I can promise you that and somebody has to be a tester and he was 1 of them, so were others. 

Were you one of the testers as well?  Also whatever happened to PUBLIC beta for the DumaOS for the R1?  I am not trying to give you a hard time or anyone for that matter not even NetDuma I am simply trying to show my frustration and not give a pass for them.  They haven't earned a pass.  I can understand business model with NetGear I can even understand this DELAY but I do not accept the LIE that they only found out about this the day of.  NetDuma company is turning into EA its just that NetDuma is a lot smaller.