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    MrWhooz reacted to Mr Crowley in R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed   
    ^Right?^
     
    The absurdity of the whole situation is unreal. It's absurd that I'm still following this, but my interest is peaked by the level of egregious effort it takes to blow it so bad. It's been such a long time at this point. You could string people along for way longer with much less backlash if they (Netduma Staff) just posted here to say almost anything at this point.
     
    The reality is, I don't think they made any bad decisions besides how they've failed to communicate to customers what's going on. Things change and deals happen, and for fun, here's how I imagine it all going down....
     
    'Look at us developing DumaOS for the R1, this is gonna be sick boys!, Wait, whats this?.... Holy crap!... NETGEAR just made us an offer on our software boys!, heck yeah!, we've finally MADE IT boys!...Wait,....whats this in the fine print,... they want us to sign a ND agreement and we have to switch to developing only for their hardware, hm.....well whatever, we can finish the R1 version right after we are done with the Netgear version! Shouldn't take very long, we banged out the last one in a couple of weeks...'
     
    Months later
     
    'Man these Netgear guys are sticky about bugs and testing. This is taking forever....'
     
    Months later
     
    'Hey guys, it's strange but the guys who bought the R1 are starting to get aggressive in the forums, what should we do?... Tell em it's coming...'
     
    Months later
     
    'Finally we got Duma OS on a real powerful router! It works great boys!, look at all the exposure we have now! We've made it! We deserve champagne, lets toast!...'
     
    A week later
     
    'Hey boys, we really gotta get working on DumaOS for the R1, for some reason those boys are chapped.....Ok, ok, lets look at this,.. what do we have here,... WOW, this version is really incomplete, look at all the stuff we have to do to make it as polished as the version we made for Netgear,..bugs,bugs,bugs,.. Ok tell em it will take a month, tell em April 14th.
     
    April 13th
     
    'Oh man, bugs, bugs, bugs, "Software development is hard" (actual quote from Twitter), what should we say to them?...nothing, I don't know how long this is gonna take us to sort out and Netgear just called and they want more features working by next week....'
     
    end...
     
    In reality I have no clue if it's true or not because Netduma hasn't told me any different, I'm just left here to attempt to make sense of it on my own. I get why they did what they did, I'd have made the exact same business decisions, if I were in their shoes. If they would have just kept early adopters in the loop then I'd be that early adopter who is happy to support a small company trying to make it big and I'd even be willing to wait patiently on the sidelines while the boy make it big, but they can't even show me the respect of telling me the truth.
     
    Ok, now cue Alex to Netduma's defense, because Netdumas not.
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    MrWhooz reacted to procreate in R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed   
    This has been longest wait for update in history of man. Not weeks or months... Years have gone by. I've given up.
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    MrWhooz reacted to AlsaibaiH in R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed   
    This is the first forum I've been to where forum mods are allowed to down talk to paying users, its really astonishing. It's also an indicator on how the company itself deals with customers. Really the bare minimum in every aspect. 200$ burned while buying the r1.
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    MrWhooz reacted to ChriscomIT in R1 DumaOS Briefly Delayed   
    I keep my mouth shut before I get permanently removed from this forum. But there is a clear picture drawing on the horizon. Nuff said on this topic it's ready when its ready or not.
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    MrWhooz reacted to RunningOnEmpty in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    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.
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    MrWhooz reacted to Victor-Yout in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    This is what i am asking myself, too. Just a new design?
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    MrWhooz reacted to FQs19 in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    Netgear DumaOS is basically a Netgear router with the Geo-Filter and it's priority QoS. 
    Fraser just said it won't get the anit-jitter feature. So i'm betting it's not getting anything else besides the Geo-filter and QoS
     
    R1 DumaOS will have all the features they've been talking about for almost 2 years including the anti-jitter/anit-spike.
     
    I'm also betting that Netgear made Netduma sign a 90 day Do-Not-Compete clause against the XR500. 
     
    What I hope is that when they release DumaOS for the R1, that they have enough personal to handle support for both the XR500 and the R1.  
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    MrWhooz reacted to raikun in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    See, this is what irks me. DumaOS will actually take longer on the device that it was meant to run on, but suddenly, it will run oh so fine on hardware it was never considered running on.
    It just doesn't add up. And to reply to the comment about the iPhone (even though I use Android), how would you feel if you were hoping for an iOS update that would fix your issues, only to have it ready at a later time on YOUR phone, but somehow sooner on a completely (more expensive) device?
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    MrWhooz reacted to Sgt-Greco in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    I wish Netduma crew the best of luck with their new partner.
     
    Just a couple of thoughts.
    I find it rather unlikely to purchase, not because of the high price, but because I feel "betrayed"..... It just doesn't feel right.
    I'm not aware of the terms or the agreement of this partnership, but I think Netuma devs should insist on top priority for early buyers. After all, these guys supported the new product, helped the community, uploaded tons of videos with tutorials, settings, reviews etc.
     
    One more thing to all the "it will be ready when it's ready" dudes. Maybe now you've learned your lesson why it is so important to keep your mouth shut every now and then.
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    MrWhooz reacted to raikun in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    What bothers me is, if DumaOS is ready for a different device, what stops them releasing it for the device they have been working on for years, the way it should have been. I am not against Netduma growing and making partnerships, but effective client relationships are much improved by transparency, and this feels like you graduating college and celebrating at a neighbor's house instead of with the family that paid for your damn major in the first place.
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    MrWhooz reacted to Sindonesia in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    Is this one still going to require me to mess around with settings all the time to make it work? Need to know before I order.
     
    Couldn't wait ten minutes for a answer, so I ordered it. I'll find out Thursday.
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    MrWhooz reacted to BIG__DOG in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    New hardware?.........well I didnt see this coming did I?........LOL
     
     
    I aint impressed at the wait for the new OS, far from it. WE, who are loyal netduma users, some of us are very early apopters and purchasers SHOULD get the OS first. HOWEVER, I have a feeling this may be down to Netgears t's & c's but it still sucks..........So the almost utter silence was probably part of an N.D.A.
     
    On a positive note, netgear software is total and utter wank so the dumaOS is gonna be night and day improvement.
     
    Congratulations to netduma on partnering and growing your business and I wish you every success in the future.
     
     
     
    B.D
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    MrWhooz reacted to Tuckable in Major Announcement: Netduma partner with NETGEAR to launch the Nighthawk XR500 Gaming Router   
    As someone who just bought the NETDUMA a few weeks ago i am extremely upset about this announcement and feel like im getting cheated. The wifi on the duma is bad And doesnt even support 5g. Only reason i went with the duma over the nighthawk was for the geofilter. If i knew this combo was coming out i would have waited.
     
    Will there be a chance to exchange for the new nighthawk running dumaOs? Really unfair for people who just bought the netduma within that last month. This should have been announced around the holidays.
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    MrWhooz reacted to adel75 in DumaOS Announcement: Development Progress & Testing   
    and you are exactly why i think this company is unprofessional.. because it let people like you think a commercial product support forum allows you to have this kind of answer to a PAYING CUSTOMER. this is unseen anywhere else.
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    MrWhooz reacted to Mauler57 in MY THOUGHTS ON NETDUMA ROUTER AFTER 30 DAYS.   
    **THIS IS MY OPINION ONLY REVIEW OF THE NETDUMA ROUTER. So, i've mastered the interface, prioritized, and listened at the masters feet to be enlightened on all the cool, nifty, features of my new router. The first thing was the in your face claim to have killed gaming lag. A tall order for sure. DSLReports test showed all 4 tests as Green A+ results, perfect alignment required to kill that horrible lag. Call it a fluke, first time luck, whatever. My first game i went an amazing 31-9. and than  everything went south. I sought and received generous offers of help. My thoughts on 90% failure rate.. The whisper of why such high percentages of losses  were common in COD Infinite Warfare was quickly labeled as Manufacture Error. My thoughts wondered the possibility of the Netduma failing in extremely heavy populated areas. My area in the NE  USA is has 10's of millions of residents within a 175 radius of me. My IP gives me 200 megs DL amd 25 UL. I played BLOPS3 with same issues,, Battlefield 1, nothing noticeably wrong other than it seems to run slow FR and struggles to play the game via Netduma. There are other bells and whistles made to which enhance the Netduma. A $200 doorstop?? Paperweight? Not giving up yet...Send help, 
     
    Mauler57
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    MrWhooz reacted to adel75 in DumaOS Announcement: Development Progress & Testing   
    seriously don't bother.. i personally gave up..
     
    you have 3 kind of people here :
     
    - those waiting for improvement , QoL feature as you can expect from any commercial product
    - those who are perfectly happy with what they have or are too much in fandom to express any form of constructive criticism netduma related
    - those who don't care..
     
    the later two are what netduma as a company seems to prefer.. 
    so far they are fed with a bootstrap UI image once every 6 months and are happy with it..  (example:demo)
     
    having just a single dev in house is no excuse for what we are seeing from netduma , look at company like console tuner (titan one and two) the
    dev is alone but there is basically one update every week for new features, minor bug fixes and everything, UI etc.. 
     
    Netduma is a "commercial" company but i highly doubt that it is the main activity (and priority) of the people involved it (it should for a 180$ commercial product)
    from here it looks like a hobbyist company.
     
    here is what i did :
     
    - got a fitPC4 pro (http://www.fit-pc.com/web/products/specifications/fit-pc4-models-specifications/?model%5B%5D=fit-PC4-CG420-WACB-FM4U)
    - install ubuntu on it
    - enabled fq_codel as default queuing (sysctl -w net.core.default_qdisc=fq_codel) 
    - use a TC QDISC script for bandwidth reservation/allocation etc..
    - installed xtables and geoip iptables modules which allow me to get rule like :
     
    -A FORWARD -p udp -m set --match-set WhiteList src -j ACCEPT
    -A FORWARD -p udp -m set --match-set WhiteList dst -j ACCEPT
    -A FORWARD -p udp -m set --match-set GeoFiltered dst -m multiport --ports 3074:3080 -m geoip --source-country AP,AF,EG,IR,TR,IQ,SA,YE,SY,AE,TZ,IL,JO,LB  -j LOG_DROP
     
    - WhiteList is an basic ipset of PSN/AMAZON etc.. or basically what netduma call Cloud
    partial exemple:
    [email protected]:# ipset -L WhiteList
    Name: WhiteList
    Type: hash:net
    Revision: 6
    Header: family inet hashsize 1024 maxelem 65536
    Size in memory: 14456
    References: 2
    Members:
    54.182.164.0/22
    199.74.210.0/24
    206.138.168.0/21
    13.64.0.0/11
    131.253.22.0/23
    209.201.96.0/22
    ...   you can even automate the whitelist for Amazon by grabbing this URL : https://ip-ranges.amazonaws.com/ip-ranges.json as amazon is used for a lot of PSN or dedicated servers etc..   - Geofiltered is an ipset containing my PS4 lan IP or not.. to activate geofiltering.. 
     
    this get me basically 100% of what the net duma is doing right now.
     
    yes i don't have a nice UI and all the bells&whistles knobs and that's why i was interested in the netduma.
     
    but now at least i'm not waiting 18 months between software updates.
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    MrWhooz reacted to Netduma Fraser in Best Gaming Modems [Opinions]   
    I think you'll be fine with that. If a modem is causing spikes then you wouldn't have it with a different one when connected to the duma.
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    MrWhooz reacted to dominican_3niz in DumaOS Announcement: Development Progress & Testing   
    03/11/09 and still no beta., and screen shot 
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    MrWhooz reacted to Netduma Fraser in Software Development Lifecycle   
    With each subsystem we will come to you for feedback before we start development. This gives you the opportunity to put forth your ideas and potentially have them included in the new subsystem.
     
    For each new subsystem we will:
    Have a round one thread for general feature request open for 1 day. This will give you the opportunity to give your ideas for each subsystem. If you think a persons idea is good make sure to click 'Like' so we can assess demand. Have a round two thread where we will collect the ideas and ask specific details about them. After that development will commence. Please do not complain about the subsystem. We are doing it in order of what is best for development not what is most appealing. Please keep in mind we may use all/some/none of your ideas in the final product.
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    MrWhooz reacted to ByMgRs in Netduma R1 Configuration Chrome Extension   
    Hey all!
    I have been very busy this evening writing a Chrome extension. Now it is relatively simple, so what it allows you to do is click an R1 logo (in the extensions zone) to launch a new tab showing the Netduma config page. So now your interested how do you install it? Rather than babble on I am going to leave the steps below and then some quick notes about future plans.
     
    Steps:
     
    1) Please read the bottom of the article now! I have made some updates. You can now download an official version form here: 
       https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/r1/joildkkbnlacbbccbiacomeholembojm
     
    For custom installs:
    1) Download the .crx file, this is the actual extension file. I had never heard of .crx before doing this     
        project but I can promise you it is not malicious.
        Link: https://www.mediafire.com/?srxmzm87xd0dn86 
     
    2) Move the .crx file to your desktop. This isn't required but will make the next steps a bit easier.
     
    3) Open a new chrome tab and enter:  chrome://extensions/    
        This will open the Extensions management page. 
     
    4) Now move the Chrome window to a position where you can see it and the .crx file on your desktop. Now all you need to do is drag the .crx file onto the Chrome page.
     
    5) Release your cursor and a confirmation box will pop up asking if you want to add it. Click add and that is it!
     
    6) You will now see a Netduma logo in the top right of your Chrome page with your other extensions. If you click it a
        new tab will be launched opening the Netduma configuration page.
     
    Plans:
     
    So eventually I would like to publish this to the Chrome store for more easy use. Can either Iain, Fraser or anyone from the Netduma team message me regarding permission to do this, alternatively I am happy for you to publish it as long as I am given some form of recognition  Done it!
     
    If you have any questions please leave them below! Hope this helps!
     
    Update:
    So... I sorta jumped the gun a bit and published it! It's available here for download through the Chrome store:
     
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/r1/joildkkbnlacbbccbiacomeholembojm
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