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  1. My wife and I both work from home. When the internet is down, we use hot spots on our phone.
  2. It happens to me when I am using various methods to connect to the network (i.e. hard wired vs wifi on the laptop). If you reboot the router, it should go away.
  3. Please provide details on your ISP and setup. I have Spectrum cable internet. There have been tons of issues since the stay-at-home orders. I run ping plotter on a random basis to monitor my connection. It has been 4 times as bad since the Coronavirus. At times, I cannot even get the full bandwidth during speed tests. I spent a lot of time trying to troubleshoot my network. I then contacted Spectrum because the problem seemed to be outside my house. Spectrum acknowledged that my neighborhood network is over tasked. They are installing some upgrades on the infrastructure to help. You could be experiencing similar issues with your ISP.
  4. Are you referring to a static IP on your network or static IP from your ISP? As stated about static IP from the ISP could present problems. For your network, normally a static IP address would not be needed. In my case, I have problems with DHCP lease renewals causing issues, so I reserved or static IP helps fix the issue.
  5. For your console, the quality of the connection is usually way more important than the bandwidth. Many games don't really use much bandwidth. I would recommend using the cat 5 cable.
  6. I have the same combination. The sx10 will only prioritize the hardwired devices plugged into the sx10. In my situation, I cannot practically wire my ps4 directly to the xr700, so I have to use a switch. I have a lot of hard wired devices. I bought the sx10 because I want it to prioritize the gaming port ahead of all other devices (many used for streaming video) on the switch. If you can plug your gaming console/pc directly into the xr700, you don't need a sx10. You could use a good quality switch for your other devices.
  7. I have Spectrum (previous Time Warner) cable internet with 350M down and 24M up. I have been using a Netgear CM600 (DOCSIS 3.0) modem since 2016. I purchased the Netgear CM1200 (DOCSIS 3.1) modem for two reasons - 1) I wanted to reduce latency with the active queue management (AQM) which is part DOCSIS 3.1 and 2) my neighborhood is slated for internet upgrades (i.e. giga speeds) in the near future.
  8. Correct. The Xr500 will provide the QoS and prioritization.
  9. A switch simply allows you to connect more wired devices (similar concept as USB hub) . For example, I have about 10 devices wired on my network. I added a switch so that I add more slots to wire all the devices. If possible, it is always better to keep your gaming console or computer wired directly to the router. https://youtu.be/NDVImep5UBI
  10. Beta hot fix https://kb.netgear.com/000061714/XR700-Firmware-Version-1-0-1-24-Hot-Fix
  11. In playing today, it seems that the server locations are now corrected. Please confirm.
  12. I have previously requested scheduled reboots. With technology (especially software) complexity and problems will exist. Yes, it would be great to have a stable platform that does not require rebooting. However, we have to consider reality and problems will exist. From a personal perspective I believe the scheduled reboot should be an added feature that can be used as a tool for the user. My wife and I both work from home. I am constantly on WebEx conferences using my laptop and headset. I have found that DHCP lease renewals can cause issues (stops and stutters in my WebEx conferences). As a safeguard and means of testing, I started rebooting my modem and XR700 daily or just before my conference call. This has dramatically reduced the frequency of the stuttering and stops problems. It is not realistic to believe that we will not have problems; therefore, we need all the tools that we can get to reduce the magnitude of the problems.
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