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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from LGabrielPhoto in A thorough setup and walk through video of the XR500   
    Youtuber SimJC74 digs into the details of the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router. It's a great walkthrough going through every feature and setting options for the XR500! This is a great reference for starting up with the XR500 or for getting the most out of yours.

    Keeping gaming!
     
    Ben
     
    ► Netgear XR500 DumaOS Setup and Walkthrough Table of Contents
    • Introduction + Hardware Overview:
    • Installation (1st time setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Internet Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Setup Wizard):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: WAN Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: LAN Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: WPS Wizard):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Wireless Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Guest Network):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Router Mode):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Device Name):
    • Netgear Settings (Monitoring):
    • Netgear Settings (Content Filtering):
    • Netgear Settings (Administration):
    • Netgear Settings (USB Storage):
    • Netgear Settings (Advanced Settings):
    • System Information:
    • Network Monitor:
    • Device Manager:
    • QoS :
    • Geo-Filter:
    • Dashboard + Final Information:
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from Blur in When new updates   
    When will a new update for the router. Since the last update has been already as much as 2 months. You have there that one person is working on updates is obtained. As I will not read the message then here's catch the beta version of the cute person. How much can you wait. Since the release of the router itself, it has not been possible to complete a single full-fledged update, which has been added at least something big or new. You just promise and promise. Already coming to the end of the 8th month with the launch of the router in the company, and you just make mistakes. And those can not repair. Shame and shame on you.
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from Cécé in XR500 Setup Help - Issues / Concerns With Performance   
    I recently purchased the XR500 AND S8000 (bundle from Costco for price of XR500).  I will try to be as specific as I can with my setup and the issues / concerns I'm experiencing.
     
    My Setup: Cable (200Mbps / 12 Mbps) > Modem (Netgear CM1000) > Router (Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500) > Switch (Netgear Nighthawk S8000 Gaming & Streaming Switch) (HP Pro Curve Switch x2 - J9449-60001)
     
    Connections to XR500:  S8000 (Ethernet Port 8) to XR500 (Ethernet Port 1) / HP Pro Curve Switch to XR500 (Ethernet Port 2) / HP Pro Curve Switch to XR500 (Ethernet Port 3)
    Connections to S8000:  Xbox One X to S8000 (Ethernet Port 1) / PS4 Pro to S8000 (Ethernet Port 2) / Apple TV 4K to S8000 (Ethernet Port 3)
     
    XR500 Settings: UPnP On (checked) / NAT Filtering - Open
     
    XR500 Settings: Geo-Filter - Devices (Xbox One X / Xbox One S / PS4 Pro) All Set to Filtering Mode
    XR500 Settings: Geo-Filter - Options - Strict Mode (checked) / Auto Ping Host (checked)
    XR500 Settings: Geo-Filter - Map (Distance Set to 1560 miles)
     
    XR500 Settings: QoS - Anti-Bufferbloat  - Options - Goodput (checked) / Disable QoS (not checked)
    XR500 Settings: QoS - Anti-Bufferbloat - Always / Upload (70%) / Download (70%)
    XR500 Settings: QoS - Bandwidth Allocation (38 devices) - Upload / Download (Xbox One X - 50% / Microsoft Xbox One S - 25% / Remaining Devices - 1%)
    XR500 Settings QoS - Traffic Prioritization - Dumas OS Classified Games Enabled (checked)
     
    S8000 Settings:  QoS Enabled
     
    Latest Firmware Installed on XR500 (v2.3.2.22) and on S8000 (v1.7.0.6)
     
    Issue / Concern 1: I've noticed, when playing Elder Scrolls Online, that sometimes I experience noticeable lag (never noticed lag with previous router - Asus RT-AC5300)
     
    Issue / Concern 2: It seems that no matter what I do with Anti-Bufferbloat settings (On or Off) / QoS settings (On or Off) / Traffic Prioritization settings / Geo-Filter settings), my PING remains the same (between 20 and 24 using PingPlotter App).  I've ran several speedtests using DSL Reports and always have achieved an 'A' for Bufferbloat.
     
    Issue / Concern 3: After reading another post regarding the XR500 and S8000, it seems QoS enabled on both the XR500 and S8000 might be a problem.  I really don't want to disable QoS on the XR500, but not sure whether the S8000 or the XR500 would do a better job.
     
    Question:  Do I have my configuration (XR500 / S8000) set up correctly (see connections above for details)?  Should the Xbox One X / PS4 Pro be connected to the back of XR500 instead of S8000?
     
    Note:  When I check the 'Port Status' on S8000, the Xbox One X (connected to Ethernet Port 1- Gaming) shows Linked Speed at 10M Full, the PS4 Pro (connected to Ethernet Port 2) shows Linked Speed at 100M Full, and the Apple TV 4K (connected to Ethernet Port 3) shows Linked Speed at 1000M Full.  I'm wondering why the Xbox One X has only a Linked Speed at 10M Full.  It seems that should be more (as well as PS4 Pro) since the Apple TV 4K has a Linked Speed at 1000M Full.
     
    I'm hoping I can get some help trying to figure out what is going on, as I feel something isn't right with the router and my setup.  Please let me know if you need further information.  If I experience any other issues, I'll be sure to post them.
     
    Thanks for taking time to reply with any troubleshooting suggestions.
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from Jedi4ya in Please FIX GEO FILTERING MODE PUBG :(   
    PUBG and the filtering mode is simply not working when matchmaking. I can not connect to any local server. 
    Its used to be when matchmaking it would skip putting me in servers out of my selected area and now it will put my in servers way out of region. The lagg is terrible in this game as it is.
    I know servers are different now I have not seen an Amazonaws server for weeks so maybe they scrapped useing them.
    The thing is I test the filter on fortnight and it works the filtering system on this router is amazing. So it is just PUBG and that is my game I play and love at the moment and really want to know how Netduma is getting on with this.
     
    I just want to be able to connect to London server not South of Germany or at worse USA 
     
     
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from Blur in 4th XR500 features still crap   
    someone from netgear answer a few things without saying call support who just sends me a new replacement router each time?
     
    -Why does the router not save the settings for Km vs. Miles on geofilter?
    -Why does remote access not work? 
    -Where is the other VPN services promised many months ago?
    -Why does the router reboot on it's own daily?
    -Why is the interface so freaking slow?
    -Why do I have more lag with the router than without?
     
     
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from Sci0n in 4th XR500 features still crap   
    someone from netgear answer a few things without saying call support who just sends me a new replacement router each time?
     
    -Why does the router not save the settings for Km vs. Miles on geofilter?
    -Why does remote access not work? 
    -Where is the other VPN services promised many months ago?
    -Why does the router reboot on it's own daily?
    -Why is the interface so freaking slow?
    -Why do I have more lag with the router than without?
     
     
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from JOE1305 in XR500 Internet Connection Drop   
    I have a xr500 that has been ramdomply dropping internet connection. Firware version V2.3.2.18. When conntion has bben lost I have unplugged my computer and plugged the computer directily into the modem and it works fine. 
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from AnnonymouS in DOS ATTACK and DNS Failure Internet Loss   
    I recently purchased the XR500 Router and overall everything is running good. However over the past few days i've noticed that the internet has been cutting out once in a while for minutes at a time. Sometimes up to 10 minutes. I checked the logs an noticed an alarming number of "DOS ATTACK: ACK Scan" scanning mainly ports 443 and 80. I figured that the router is doing its job by blocking these scans.
     
    Of the latest scans, i tracked the IP's to a majority of them coming from Amazon and LiquidWeb (never heard). 
     
    I'm not 100% if these "Attacks" are what is effecting my connection but when all is running fine and i check the logs, i don't see any of the attacks.
     
    I searched around and found that some people had turned of UPNP and so i followed suite during one of these "attacks" when my internet was down and low and behold, everything was working just fine.
     
    So now i'm not sure as to whether it was these "attacks" that were crippling my internet or if UPNP was at fault. Any insight? I actually returned the Orbi and purchased this router with an EX8000 extender as a replacement because of this vary same issue so i'm pretty bummed i'm still running into this.
     
    I've attached the logs for reference.
     
    UDPATE: After trying submit this post, encountered another outage so I don’t even think it’s UPNP related now. After refreshing the logs, I’ve attached them here also and noted that there was one that states “Dynamic DNS host name registration failure”. Could this possibly have anything to do with it?
     
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from thegaurdian1 in Submitted support request but no response after 6 days   
    Hi guys, I submitted a support request about a week ago for an issue I'm having with my XR500 but I have yet to hear anything back.  Is this normal?  I'm still in the 90-day support window.  Does anybody have an email address or phone number I could use to follow up?  Thanks.
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from JOE1305 in Who do we contact for a replacement or Refund from Netgear?   
    I'm tired of waiting for these promised features that never get fixed.
    -VPN was advertised to work and barely does so even with the crappy HMA.
    -Ports in reverse order manufacturer's defect that does not effect functionality but does hinder any resale value and frankly should be something you'd recall out of pride.
    -GeoFilter hosts disappear or do not appear always
    -reboots on it's own
    -loses hard-wired connectivity on it's own once a day, wifi still works but hardwired devices do not.
    -Daily I still see R-Apps slow to load message and sometimes R-Apps not working.
     
    Seriously, do not say contact your place of purchase.  That ship sailed long ago waiting on your BS fixes.  I want my money back or at least a device that works 99.9% of the time without random reboots, dropped connections, and mislabeled ports. 
     
    Class actions carry through with 40 people.  I know 5 just in my neighborhood. 
     
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from N3CR0 in PCGamer: "Best gaming router Netgear Nighthawk XR500" #Review   
    PCGamer pit the XR500 versus some other great gamer-focused routers in the industry and the XR500 came out on top!
    "The Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 is the best gaming router for most users. It features AC2600 speeds (N800/AC1733), a dual core 1.7 GHz processor, dual USB 3.0 ports, Beamforming and MU-MIMO. It also uses Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), which adds fifteen additional unlicensed channels on the 5 GHz frequency to minimize interference."
    PCGamer went on to say:
    The Netduma OS in the XR500 offers a number of innovations, including Geo-filtering—which allows a radius to be set (typically <3000 km), after which the router will preferentially connect to the closest gaming server—as well as Bandwidth Allocation that allows for granular control of prioritization of gaming devices. Finally, there is robust QoS for prioritization of gaming traffic.
    Read PCGamers full review on Best Gaming Router, the XR500.
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from abc123 in XR500 Throughput   
    Hi all,
     
    Hoping someone can help me out there.  I'm looking to replace my NetDuma R1 with the netgear XR500 with dumaOS.  I'm looking for a technical specificaiton that is missing from every data sheet i can find.  What is the total throughput of this device?  NOT the wireless connection speed, NOT the ethernet port speed.  What is the total capacity throughput the backplane of this device is able to process in aggregate?  To make a crude example, suppose i have a 4Gbps internet connection and 4 hardwired PCs at 1Gbps a piece...What will be the maximum throughput of the device if i have all PCs max out their 1Gbps ports?  The throughput of this device is definitely less than 4Gbps, i'm guessing it's around 2Gbps.  I'm just trying to get a definitve number.  Chat support just kept regurgitating connection port speeds back to me.
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from DPz in XR500 needs an option to block a dedicated server in Geo Filter.   
    Let's talk games like CoD WW2. I'm in Jacksonville Fl. there is a dedicated server in Atlanta, GA area and Miami, Fl area. When i set my Geo Filter to say 350 miles both are withing that area. Problem is CoD's matchmaking is complete crap. Example when Geo is in spectate mode the game on occasion links me to servers in Britan, cause that makes sense. It's almost like the game is designed to prefer any open dedicated server reguardless of location or ping. With this in mind connecting to Atlanta or Miami or any near by dedicated servers for this game just completly defeats the whole point of having this router as the router will not allow me to block a deny a dedicated server access. Yet it will let you allow or deny individuals. Letting us block the dedicated whould force the game into peer to peer mode and give us back the geo filter option. Please update this to allow us to do so. When the dedicated CoD servers are full on the weekend in prime time and my game goes into peer to peer its way smoother and enjoyable for everyone in the lobby cause the filter is actually allowed to work. Thanks.
     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from simjc in A thorough setup and walk through video of the XR500   
    Youtuber SimJC74 digs into the details of the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router. It's a great walkthrough going through every feature and setting options for the XR500! This is a great reference for starting up with the XR500 or for getting the most out of yours.

    Keeping gaming!
     
    Ben
     
    ► Netgear XR500 DumaOS Setup and Walkthrough Table of Contents
    • Introduction + Hardware Overview:
    • Installation (1st time setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Internet Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Setup Wizard):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: WAN Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: LAN Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: WPS Wizard):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Wireless Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Guest Network):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Router Mode):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Device Name):
    • Netgear Settings (Monitoring):
    • Netgear Settings (Content Filtering):
    • Netgear Settings (Administration):
    • Netgear Settings (USB Storage):
    • Netgear Settings (Advanced Settings):
    • System Information:
    • Network Monitor:
    • Device Manager:
    • QoS :
    • Geo-Filter:
    • Dashboard + Final Information:
     
    Watch the full video here:

     
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    Nighthawk Pro Gaming got a reaction from machinehead442 in A thorough setup and walk through video of the XR500   
    Youtuber SimJC74 digs into the details of the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router. It's a great walkthrough going through every feature and setting options for the XR500! This is a great reference for starting up with the XR500 or for getting the most out of yours.

    Keeping gaming!
     
    Ben
     
    ► Netgear XR500 DumaOS Setup and Walkthrough Table of Contents
    • Introduction + Hardware Overview:
    • Installation (1st time setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Internet Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Setup Wizard):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: WAN Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: LAN Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: WPS Wizard):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Wireless Setup):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Guest Network):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Router Mode):
    • Netgear Settings (Setup: Device Name):
    • Netgear Settings (Monitoring):
    • Netgear Settings (Content Filtering):
    • Netgear Settings (Administration):
    • Netgear Settings (USB Storage):
    • Netgear Settings (Advanced Settings):
    • System Information:
    • Network Monitor:
    • Device Manager:
    • QoS :
    • Geo-Filter:
    • Dashboard + Final Information:
     
    Watch the full video here:

     
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