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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    thanks
    ill keep updating my original post with each disconnect. I've ruled out it being anything to do with the modem as i replaced it, and same things happens.
     
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    xlr8r got a reaction from sharpz44 in just upgraded to a Dratek Vigor 130 modem and now router only has 10Mbps download ??   
    nice one, i completely misread a table indicating the DM200 as being Broadcom when indeed , it is not, cheers ....
    are there no Broadcom "Pure" modems out there other than the HG612....?
    or what modem/router combo is best to use ? (just to use in bridge mode) . i.e. Zyxel VMG8924  ?
     
    Would there be any advantage at all going from a HG612 (unlocked) to a Zyxel VMG8924 ?
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    xlr8r got a reaction from sharpz44 in just upgraded to a Dratek Vigor 130 modem and now router only has 10Mbps download ??   
    yeah firmware check was first thing i did (latest BT one was already on there).
    checking the speed on the modem GUI was the second thing, 74 Down, 13 Up.
    I know my cabinet is a Huawei and my old modem, an Openreach HG612 (unlocked) is also Huawei chipset, I was getting about 9Mbps extra from it.
    So maybe moving to the Draytek was a bad idea after all...
    After several factory resets on the XR500, im now getting a steady 53Mbps Down and 11Mbps Up reported by the router.....  thats still 13Mbps of a drop from using the old HG612 Openreach Modem.
    Think i will just switch back to the Huawei... despite its age (performance is everything.... so my wife says ? LOL!)
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    cheers for that Alex
    a specialist from Netgear contacted me directly via email and i am liaising with him directly on the issues 
    debug logs have been sent...
    ps. the router hasnt dropped internet once since i completely disabled QoS.... mnnnn ? Will watch it for a week and see before re-enabling it again and re-monitoring for another week.
     
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    xlr8r reacted to Netduma Alex in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    @xlr8r We've contacted Netgear about this, and they have requested some extra debug information. I've written some instructions below, if you could follow them and send us the debug data, that would be awesome.
    Go to routerlogin.net/debug.htm If required, enter the usual username and password for your router (may have to enter address again after login) Tick the box that says "Debug Log Capture when bootup" Tick the box that says "Enable LAN/WAN Packet Capture" and press Start Capture Now the next time the issue occurs, after you've reconnected to the internet, go back to routerlogin.net/debug.htm Click the Save Debug Log button and send it to us Thanks for helping us to get this sorted!
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Killhippie in XR500 Firmware version 2.3.2.56 released.   
    would be a great feature...
    im sure there are lots of people out there like myself who would like to be able to access their router via www and use it to wake sleeping computers (or any device for that matter) on the network for remote access. rather than having to leave it on constantly....
    i really miss it from my old R7000 running custom DD-WRT firmware... Even the DD-WRT App had this feature which was absolutely brilliant!

     
     
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Locosano in XR500 crashing every morning at the same time...   
    Daily Internet Disconnections - fix
    okay so.... I hope i haven't "jumped the gun" on this but I have had no Internet disconnections since Saturday after i unticked this box ......!
    I know its only two (almost 3 full) days later 
    but given that the XR500 was losing internet connections at least once per day, this is looking quite positive!
    I would ask anyone who is having daily Internet disconnections to try this just so see what happens, it may or may not work for you but seems to for me, at least for now.....
    LOL! - to quote myself from an earlier post.... "the more boxes that are ticked on this router, the more it wants to fail"......!!  Seems I was right....
     

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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Blocking all network access   
    yep, Alex hit it on the head.... any firmware previous to .56 resulted in the time being set incorrectly ..
    i constantly had this problem , that anytime the router was restarted, it always had the wrong time and the schedules seemed to be not working. They were , but just not at the times you expected....lol
    .56 firmware seems to have remedied the Time glitch with the addition of the new NTP settings (Under Administration Settings)
    Personally, i would prefer the NTP settings to be under Content Filtering menu....
     

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    xlr8r got a reaction from Bowie in XR500 crashing every morning at the same time...   
    Daily Internet Disconnections - fix
    okay so.... I hope i haven't "jumped the gun" on this but I have had no Internet disconnections since Saturday after i unticked this box ......!
    I know its only two (almost 3 full) days later 
    but given that the XR500 was losing internet connections at least once per day, this is looking quite positive!
    I would ask anyone who is having daily Internet disconnections to try this just so see what happens, it may or may not work for you but seems to for me, at least for now.....
    LOL! - to quote myself from an earlier post.... "the more boxes that are ticked on this router, the more it wants to fail"......!!  Seems I was right....
     

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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Alex in Blocking all network access   
    yep, Alex hit it on the head.... any firmware previous to .56 resulted in the time being set incorrectly ..
    i constantly had this problem , that anytime the router was restarted, it always had the wrong time and the schedules seemed to be not working. They were , but just not at the times you expected....lol
    .56 firmware seems to have remedied the Time glitch with the addition of the new NTP settings (Under Administration Settings)
    Personally, i would prefer the NTP settings to be under Content Filtering menu....
     

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    xlr8r reacted to Guilders in XR500 is just rubbish   
    I'm at the end of my tether with this router!!
    Keeps dropping internet connection......and yes on the latest firmware.
    Keeps putting me onto servers/peers that have already been denied.....the whole point of this thing.
    And support from netgear and here netduma is trying at best....
    Its not like this router was cheap and nasty......it was a premium price and I only got it because the R1 was so good.
    Time for a re-think on routers, as this one has been 90% grief and 10% great and when its great it is great, sadly too much the other way
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Alex in LAN device (modem) shows up in Device list even though it is outside IP range ?   
    well. it wasnt visible on .24 hotfix firmware, only since upgrading does it now appear.
    i also see another device that wasnt previously visible that is outside the ip range...?
    no biggie i suppose, i would just prefer the devices NOT to be visible since they are outside the IP ranges set .
     
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    xlr8r reacted to Killhippie in XR500 crashing every morning at the same time...   
    So Dynamic IP addresses from the ISP are causing the XR500 to crash and static ones dont? The mind boggles at how that happens, I guess its under a certain set of parameters that many users don't use, otherwise Netgear would be having a tidal wave on their hands with this.
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    many thanks, I will let it run for a while and see if unscheduled reboots return....
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Netduma Alex in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    so far the only stable version has been .40 hotfix. And since this only seems to be a cosmetic issue, i dont want to "rock the boat" too much with firmware updating...
    for now ill just leave it for now.... maybe milestone 3 will sort it all out lol 
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    xlr8r 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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    xlr8r got a reaction from questvr3 in Xr500 firmware updates   
    my guess is that the XR500 was merely a "test subject" to test the "market" water, as such.... From the lack of firmware updates since launch, we can pretty much determine that this router is now dead in the water , and Netgear just keep pumping out variants for no sensible reason , other than PROFIT! 
    ...and , Netgear are probably the worst company DumaOS could have jumped into bed with....! There were much better to choose from guys....
     
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Sunaikinti in Xr500 firmware updates   
    my guess is that the XR500 was merely a "test subject" to test the "market" water, as such.... From the lack of firmware updates since launch, we can pretty much determine that this router is now dead in the water , and Netgear just keep pumping out variants for no sensible reason , other than PROFIT! 
    ...and , Netgear are probably the worst company DumaOS could have jumped into bed with....! There were much better to choose from guys....
     
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    xlr8r reacted to Boga in XR500 DDwrt Firmware   
    over 6 months without a firmware update. no wonder people are looking for alternative firmware.
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Cécé in Port triggering   
    what works for me (Pc)
     

     

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    xlr8r got a reaction from Zippy in Xr500 firmware updates   
    my guess is that the XR500 was merely a "test subject" to test the "market" water, as such.... From the lack of firmware updates since launch, we can pretty much determine that this router is now dead in the water , and Netgear just keep pumping out variants for no sensible reason , other than PROFIT! 
    ...and , Netgear are probably the worst company DumaOS could have jumped into bed with....! There were much better to choose from guys....
     
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    xlr8r got a reaction from crawlgsx in Themes on XR500   
    LOL!! the "back-burner" pile must be getting quite high by now.... given the very low frequency of Netgear's Firmware updates.....

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    xlr8r reacted to sharpz44 in Themes on XR500   
    Killhippie ,I just had the Asus Rog Rapture GT Ax , and they have it implemented so well with devices in the the network map ,even Amazon logo shows on them, all others are are really good as well and shows what the device is once connected ,so hope Netgear implement something similar 
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    xlr8r got a reaction from Locosano in Themes on XR500   
    LOL!! the "back-burner" pile must be getting quite high by now.... given the very low frequency of Netgear's Firmware updates.....

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    xlr8r reacted to Killhippie in UPnP Drop and Not Working   
    I would say Streamboost is better and once set is relax and forget. FQ_CoDel  and Cake are both great, maybe you should have a look at Streamboost that's nestling under the hood of the XR500 still in NTGRS firmware or check out Cake, both work brilliantly. No offence to DumaOS which eclipses the Netgear GUi too, but I'm pretty much in the same boat as Sunaikinti. geo really helps but the R7800 QoS is much simpler, sadly no hardware acceleration with OpenSSL as NTGR never updated it from two+ years ago, although Voxel has, but QoS on DumaOS can be a pain, and after asking for months for guides for setting bandwidth for devices like printers and soundbars and Wi-Fi speakers, even phones and tablets still nothing. I really have no idea what my printer should be set to download or upload wise, or my iPhone XS or iPad Pro or Zeppelin Wireless, Its all guess work. Streamboost handled all this automatically and still gave you the option to adjust it manually as well. If DumaOS could do that or give the option for that function it would be brilliant.
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