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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Killhippie in How to remove offline devices from router?   
    First thing I noticed, I was wondering if the SSID had been changed and the duplicates were still hanging there but thought that should not really happen.... strange amount of devices
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    sharpz44 reacted to muffintastic in [HOWTO] Sky Fibre And You   
    Hello Community.
    This topic is mainly for Sky Fibre users who want to eliminate two routers, and double NAT.
    Sky is a UK ISP who provide fibre but also supply a crappy self OEM router which lacks anything good and their stupid DHCP Option 61 (MER) authentication system which pretty much means you can't use your own equipment on their network, so you have to use the XR500 behind DMZ blah blah and causing a double NAT issue when playing games and makes the XR500 less effective.
    I've made a quick PDF guide to setup the XR500 on it's own and best to my knowledge is just a rough guide on what I did to get it working without a Sky router modem combo.
    I ran the PDF through Virus Total for the benefit of the community, results are here:
    VirusTotal Results
    Admins, If this isn't allowed please delete.
     
     
     
     
    Sky And XR500 and YOU!.pdf
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    sharpz44 reacted to Netduma Alex in XR500 Firmware version 2.3.2.56 released.   
    We'll have something VERY soon. The post is all ready to go, we just need the go ahead from various parties. I would EXPECT it to come out tomorrow but I can't promise that.
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Netduma Alex in XR500 Firmware version 2.3.2.56 released.   
    Is this news coming this week Alex, like maybe tomorrow as interseted to read...thanks
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    sharpz44 reacted to Mement in XR500 Firmware version 2.3.2.56 released.   
    Killhippie you're the one trying to pick holes in my comments in this thread I'm not sure why but on numerous occasions I'm having to explain myself to you and and I shouldn't have to.
    I paid for this router with my own cash and I expected the features on it to work as advertised and since day one of my purchase, which was just after the release date  I have been sat waiting patiently for them problems to be fixed and still to this day we still have the same problems with no end in sight its absurd.
    Sorry if I offended anyone in this thread/website it is not my intention Im just feeling a bit fed up of the whole thing its gone on far to long
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Zippy in Xr500 firmware updates   
    It’s clear that people are getting slightly annoyed as they purchased a hardware product BUT mainly the software that runs on it is the defining factor here, I personally do not think Netduma lie or would or will give out false information, I have been with the R1 from the beginning but left and went back to ASUS  due to hardware of R1 ,I was happy when better hardware was running with duma OS on and decided to move back leaving the Rog Rapture behind,however before I did that I posed the question in a forum thread ,will this product be fully supported ,answer was yes as this was a new partnership ,I do think it will come through at the end but find a need for a little more transparency is required and a definitive answer to a firmware ,such as yes we see the issues and we are hoping but not guaranteed that a firmware will be available in a said month ,that’s were the frustration from users is coming from and the fact it was December the last one was released excluding the hotfix which to be fair is a one issue fix.so maybe Ian as the CTO of the company might want to look at this as it does have the potential to tarnish a reputation of a company ,not just on forums but via word of mouth ,I do hope that this software and hardware is supported still, in my opinion I was said netduma should have their own router but realise that’s easier said than done.lets hope for some positives with this one ☝️ 
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    Its a good router, has bugs like they all do, has good throughput and good range, especially with four streams to 2.4Ghz. You really need AX kit to get the most out of it. I'm holding back a bit until the final AX draft to make sure these  routers are 100% compatible, they were I believe built off draft 3. Final draft should be soon at the end of 2019.
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    To old now and 32bit SoC's are on the way out. Im looking at replacing my Beta RAX120 with a full release version and just moving on. 64 bit Soc and AX is now the way to go.
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    There is nothing simple about the netgear platform, it’s really complicated and there’s a lot of open source code and other proprietary code in there that runs the whole routers hardware base and some of its  main features like Wi-Fi and switching.  You seem to keep forgetting that DumaOS is almost an overlay over the actual underlying firmware that runs the router which provides the drivers et cetera.  Without netgear there is no XR500. The R7800 which is the basis for this router is being patched constantly buy a  guy called Voxel on Smallnetbuilder and if you see the amount of work that he and kamoj put in you would be really surprised I think. Basically underneath what you see is the entire code for the R7800 still, it’s  all still there including streamboost but  most of it has for want of a better term, has been switched off to allow DumaOS to run on it. The original test bed  for the XR500 was the R7800 with DumaOS on it   
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    You have in my opinion one of the most quirky models for patching and updating firmware I've seen to be honest. Your team dropped milestone 1.3 in December last year (18th I think) and have not patched one bug so far, and keep telling us big things are coming well after a while people just give up, and you have seen this before as it sounds a lot like the R1 situation with "DumaOS is coming" all over again. I really thought Netduma would have realised this isn't the way to communicate, or patch firmware. Of course this is just my point of view but maybe you guys are spreading yourselves to thin with new projects to spend time patching old ones?  I don't care about what's coming, I care about what I'm using now tbh. Anything new in the works after bug fixes, well its all gravy.

     As I see it you really shouldn't patch by upgrading OS levels, rather like if Apple for instance released iOS 12 and then no bug fixes for a year and then patched iOS 12 by releasing iOS 13! There are always security issues and bugs, hell you wont even push Netgear to patch all that out of date code. (looking at you OpenSSL and miniupnd amongst many others) You should be patching bugs in between milestones, and that's as much to do with you and your Devs decisions on where to put the resources as it is Netgears, I'm sure.
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Zippy in Xr500 firmware updates   
    I’m in agreement here ,it’s the 15th July and amazon prime day ,might be some router deals to go for ,I’ve never had a router that does not get supported after it’s been released and initially firmware got bugs mostly resolved, the timeline of updates is very poor and also NetDuma seem to be distancing themselves away from this thread , I was told when I decided to move from ASUS Rog rapture to XR500 that the product would be fully supported moving forward,this was over a year ago now and I kind of feel let down that people are seeing some issues and firmware release is poor, understand Netgear but when I owned R7800 they did at least throw out firmware, so really the question is ,has the XR500 now been put to one side in favour of the newer AX models,Netgear still advertisers XR on Facebook ,one more month and I’m done if no firmware, getting on my nerves family members asking why the iOS device keeps disconnecting.Back to ASUS I think 🤔 
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    If you are using HT160 turn it off as it can cause issues with packet loss in crowded Wi-Fi environments where lots of routers are near each other, if you can see them in your iOS list that means turn that off. As to updates, yes its a pain but its not just the XR500 I have noticed missing out on updates. from netgear oddly enough.
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Rhino90 in Xr500 firmware updates   
    I’m in agreement here ,it’s the 15th July and amazon prime day ,might be some router deals to go for ,I’ve never had a router that does not get supported after it’s been released and initially firmware got bugs mostly resolved, the timeline of updates is very poor and also NetDuma seem to be distancing themselves away from this thread , I was told when I decided to move from ASUS Rog rapture to XR500 that the product would be fully supported moving forward,this was over a year ago now and I kind of feel let down that people are seeing some issues and firmware release is poor, understand Netgear but when I owned R7800 they did at least throw out firmware, so really the question is ,has the XR500 now been put to one side in favour of the newer AX models,Netgear still advertisers XR on Facebook ,one more month and I’m done if no firmware, getting on my nerves family members asking why the iOS device keeps disconnecting.Back to ASUS I think 🤔 
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    On the 18th of July it will be 7 months since an update has dropped for the XR500. Netduma's mood towards Netgear seems very distant right now but without some transparency this is all guess work. If Netgear and Netduma have parted company and Netgear are reaching end of support for their AC routers it would be good to know so I can sell the router and move on. Its buggy, QoS does not always work as it should, network mapping gets confused, the Geo Filter seems to do not much any more, UPnP has never populated for me in over a year. It only did on one of the early firmwares and thats not good as you cant go back due to lots of security issues. I think a statement about whats going on is needed for people that Own Netgear/DumaOS devices so they can move forward if these routers are not going to get regular updates. I'm not waiting seven months for the next update when this one finally drops that's for sure! Communication does not seem to be Netduma's strong point or Netgears and that just hurts the user base.
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    I’m in agreement here ,it’s the 15th July and amazon prime day ,might be some router deals to go for ,I’ve never had a router that does not get supported after it’s been released and initially firmware got bugs mostly resolved, the timeline of updates is very poor and also NetDuma seem to be distancing themselves away from this thread , I was told when I decided to move from ASUS Rog rapture to XR500 that the product would be fully supported moving forward,this was over a year ago now and I kind of feel let down that people are seeing some issues and firmware release is poor, understand Netgear but when I owned R7800 they did at least throw out firmware, so really the question is ,has the XR500 now been put to one side in favour of the newer AX models,Netgear still advertisers XR on Facebook ,one more month and I’m done if no firmware, getting on my nerves family members asking why the iOS device keeps disconnecting.Back to ASUS I think 🤔 
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    sharpz44 reacted to Sunaikinti in Xr500 firmware updates   
    The only reason I still use it is for the geofilter. If another company came up with something similar, I'd be all over it. I cascaded an openwrt router to it to control my entire network besides my ps4. Openwrt is open source and has nighty, yes every frickin day, builds. So yes I agree. Netgear will just eol all these routers and move on. Netduma will keep saying a new firmware is coming to keep selling routers, but it's been way too long! I don't think will ever see a working firmware for any of the XR series.
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    sharpz44 reacted to Killhippie in Xr500 firmware updates   
    At this point, after almost seven months between updates  I've pretty much lost all faith in the product. The fact that you used to be a lot more open about the Netgear side of things and suddenly it’s all quiet, the fact no patches were released for milestone 1.3 it was just left sitting there being buggy for this long honestly doesn’t give me any faith that this router will get any better, or even if we get the next update which is probably due, yet it still leaves me wondering if we will ever get another one? At the end of the day it feels like these routers have been totally abandoned by both netduma and netgear as a experiment gone wrong.
     Not so long ago Netduma were telling us all the things that were going to happen all those tweaks that Jack promised like the extra icons for all the devices that are not listed  in the device manager, yet now it’s just silence.  The excitement for your team up with Netgear seems to have evaporated to be honest.  As I said the XR500 is one of, if not the most buggy routers I’ve used and at seven months without an update, I would consider this device even if it does get a firmware update to be pretty much end of life, which isn’t great for people are still buying them. I'm not saying this is what will happen but its how it feels
     Honestly I wouldn’t advise anyone to buy the XR500 or any of that range of routers due to their complete and utter lack of support by both sides. Netgear have forgotten their AC routers, the quarterly updates gone along with the promises made by your team that never came to fruition and I feel like this was a giant beta test and at the end of the day it didn’t really work out for Netduma or Netgear as maybe you expected. You can’t leave routers unpatched for so long  when your team used to be so on top of when the next updates would be roughly coming, and hinting at fixes and new features yet suddenly that behaviour changed almost overnight.
     Also you need enough developers to be able to patch bugs in current firmware while developing new firmware  and you seem to have not got them, and I get the feeling that’s maybe nearer the truth possibly. Also we probably won’t see new Netgear AX DumaOS routers if things carry on like this,  it feels like there’s a breakdown between you and Netgear and it just doesn’t inspire confidence. I hope you can see and understand why many of us feel this way. The continued silence and massive amount of time since V2.3.2.40 came out just keeps getting longer, It really does now feel like time to move on from Netgear based DumaOS routers. If the next update when it appears is not a substantial one I think the result  from the current user base that's feeling uncomfortable with the present situation will be to look for other devices, pure and simple.   
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Themes on XR500   
    If you use the nighthawk app you can turn on and off internet as you like per device but obviously it’s manual and not scheduled, but may help 

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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Zippy in New XR500 Firmware Version V2.3.2.40   
    This is very true, I have mine running the best it can ,however I still get random disconnects even got them on the firmware that was a fix and ended up going back to .40, I think Netduma would do well if they introduced there own newer router,even a 100 unit trial would let them see how the market responds which I think it would do well.
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in LAN access from remote   
    Ok cheers, I was kind of thinking that 
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    sharpz44 reacted to Netduma Fraser in LAN access from remote   
    It is common for this to happen, they scan for open ports on the web to try and find vulnerabilities. If remote management is disabled then this should pose no threat to you at all.
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Locosano in Xr500 firmware updates   
    I agree, when I was about to purchase the XR500 on it`s release I was using Asus Rog rapture GT and was assured that updates and support for this product would be continous as it evolved, I kind of get the feeling ,like you say that this hardware is being left in the dark slightly over Netgears AX routers.I understand that Netgear control the firmware but maybe a hint of something coming may please. 
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    sharpz44 got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in New XR500 Firmware Version V2.3.2.40   
    No,WAN ,seems to be running OK at the moment I`ve been away working for 2 weeks and no one has mentioned no internet.
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    sharpz44 reacted to BSilverthorn in New XR500 Firmware Version V2.3.2.40   
    Wish I could make this a pure DumaOS. It has become a real pain since I bought it. A lot of cash for the trouble so far.
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    sharpz44 reacted to Zippy in New XR500 Firmware Version V2.3.2.40   
    You know Fraser it has been over 6 months now for a firmware update from Netgear. Granted im not looking for new features. Just get what we have to work! The more I think about this XR500 the more it really is a bad deal.. You guys at Netduma got a good deal with Netgear.. Us consumers got the big fat shaft! This router will continue to be riddled with issues when one is running stock Netgear firmware with your OS on top of it.. It will be a never ending cycle.. I have yet to see a good stock firmware on Netgear or ASUS work with out some bug or issue.. They only spend so much time then move on.. Both ASUS and Netgear would be a total mess with out third party firmwares. Honestly the only way this will ever work is you guys getting full control on the firmware and leave Netgear out of it.. Just use there hardware.. What we have here now is a nightmare..
    Zippy.
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