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  1. Look good so far. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
  2. By the way you can achieve 10/100/1000 speeds on a Cat 5 cable but it has to be Cat5e. https://lifehacker.com/whats-the-difference-between-these-ethernet-cables-and-5994163 Just look on the cable and you should be able to read the cable type. If not try to pick up a Cat 6 cable if you want to be sure.
  3. Please note that this only affect PC/Steam players. It does not affect XBOX/PS players.
  4. Hi Saint-14 I understand your frustration but this is not Netduma's fault. Although the game is still peer 2 peer Bungie is now using the Steam servers for the initial connection. This in turn is suppose to hide the PC users IP address and using Steam's algorithm does "traffic shaping" or better said determines what users get connected. Netduma's geo-filter was able to see the other players IP address and that's how it worked out the location. Now because of the changes I'm not sure if anything can be done on the PC side. IP's are being blocked by Steam. My guess is the players you do see on the geo-filter list are actually Steam servers that the players are connecting to (I might be wrong though). All of these lovely changes were done in an effort to stop DDos attacks. Although I have read of some DDoS attacks during this first week of Trials, I suspect the attacks were not directly done to the players but to the Steam/Bungie servers that are blocking the players IP. That's why some steamers were kicked out of a games but their internet connections did not get interrupted. So I think it's going to be really hard for Netduma to really be able to do anything to make it work like before. If anything, the geo-filter will at least help choose the closest Steam server (so you do initially connect to a server further away) but Steam has all the cards now and they are the ones choosing who you connected to.
  5. Thank you for the clarification. Should we keep the Geo-Filter settings the same or do you recommend any changes for Destiny 2?
  6. Sorry to say I have not been able to test it much really. From what I have been reading, Steam in a sense does something like Geo-Filter internally now that PC users are using the Steam Network Socks. Not only does it block your IP from being public, it also groups the user according to the internal Steam ID and then match players according to location (please take this all as a grain of salt, I don't work for them and all this is just from reading, I could be completely wrong). My guess is that people should not enable the Geo-Location function for the moment since the peer-to-peer connections are now handled by the Steam servers. Who knows if this is going to help or make matters worse for D2 players. I'll try tonight if my wife does not give me that look 🤣🤣🤣
  7. Hi everyone, Destiny 2 just came out with a new update (for PC players) and it looks like they are now using Steam's Network Sockets. This is to minimize the possibility of being DDoSed since this new season of Destiny is reintroducing Trials of Osiris. I'm just curious how this will affect the GeoFilter now and what might be the best recommended settings now for us NetDuma users. Here are two links that mention the changes. The Twitter link from Bungie even mentions the new UDP ports needed. https://twitter.com/BungieHelp/status/1237424151767310336 https://www.bungie.net/en/Help/Troubleshoot?oid=13610#PortForwarding Thank you guys
  8. Netduma R1 user. Count me in if you need to test out any beta firmware.
  9. Of course the basic setting like WAN information if it is static but for me the DHCP table. I have some reservations and it would be nice not having to write the mac address in again after a reset. I don't have a port forwarding rules but I image that other people would like that also.
  10. I cannot use wifi calling on my Samsung Galaxy S9. I really dont use it but I went ahead and tested it. I took my phone to another wifi network and I could connect so I can confirm that for some reason it does not work behind my R1 Duma OS router. I'm running the latest firmware. I also forgot to mention that I am not using the wifi on the router itself. I am using the Linksys Velop configured in bridge mode (no firewall so it's just an WAP).
  11. Now that I have Duma OS installed (btw everything is working great so far) it will be my pleasure to test out the hybrid VPN function. I use NordVPN. Keep up the good work.
  12. Great news. Let's hope I made top 50. Lol. Hope to see you all on the other side.
  13. It would be my pleasure to test it out. I currently use it with NordVPN.
  14. Well this changes everything. No Anti-Jitter/Anti-Spike features on the Netgear. I was interested on the Netgear because of the CPU being superior so that it could maintain higher VPN speeds but with those lack of features it's best to stay with the R1. I guess the only thing to be seen is if the Netgear down the road will be getting Anti-Jitter/Anti-Spike features or not. Congrats to NetDuma for you partnership.
  15. Like others here I'm a little bummed that DumaOS is going to first be offered thru Netgear but it's understandable that they did this move. It's the best way to get the DumaOS on more products. I would not be surprised if it wasn't Netgear who approached Netduma first. Linksys came out with the Linksys WRT32X with the "Killer Engine" and we all know Netgear and Linksys are always going back and forth. So Netgear needed to compete and bam...the NightHawk XR500 came to be. In any case I am interested in finding out how the VPN will work on the XR500. I love my R1 router but the only thing that was a let down was the VPN speed that it can offer. Due to the R1's CPU any VPN connection could only sustain speeds around 10MB. I was always interested in perhaps avoiding DDOS attacks in Destiny (for Trials) by using the R1's VPN capabilities but running at 10MB's wont do (come to think of it, even at high speeds it might not be recommended to use a VPN connection for something like Destiny trials). Not sure if anyone has tried it with success. Does anyone here think that the Netgear XR500 would be able to sustain VPN connections close to 100MB's? I know that I can enable a VPN connection on my computer using the VPN software to get thoses speeds but not thru the R1 router. Dual 1.7 Ghz CPU sounds like enough but I don't know enough so if any of you early adopters can report back it would be greatly appreciated. One more quick observation...$300 sound a little high for the Netgear XR500. I just looked at the specs for the Linksys WRT32X and it comes with a dual 1.8 Ghz CPU for $249 on Amazon but I don't know enough about the "Killer Engine". I Love NetDuma and want to stay loyal but just like they choose a path for their business model and new DumaOs we as consumers have to choose where to best spend our hard earned cash.
  16. First time posting here. Nothing but praise for the Netduma. Everything is working correctly but I wanted to know if anyone knows the answer on how to block incoming ICMP requests (ping). To test this, I went to ShieldsUp! website (https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2) and choose the common ports test. This is a simple test that will scan common ports to see if they are open or in worst cases vulnerable. The Netduma passed all the test except for blocking incoming ICMP requests. This is the message that ShildsUp! says about this issue: Ping Reply: RECEIVED (FAILED) — Your system REPLIED to our Ping (ICMP Echo) requests, making it visible on the Internet. Most personal firewalls can be configured to block, drop, and ignore such ping requests in order to better hide systems from hackers. This is highly recommended since "Ping" is among the oldest and most common methods used to locate systems prior to further exploitation. I would like to clarify to the community just in case that this "failure" does not mean that the Netduma's firewall is not working correctly. It is but ICMP blocking is just an added step so they don't even know your there. I have enabled Stealth Mode under Settings/Miscellaneous Settings but at least on my Netduma this does not block the incoming ICMP requests. Is there a way to enable this option? Thank you in advance and once again thank you for this great product!!!!!
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