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  1. Awesome! thanks so much. I did go look there but saw you hadn't updated in a bit
  2. Hey @e38BimmerFN Any new AX routers support true open cone nat yet? I'm probably going to move away from Duma/Netgear after the disappointment in continued support for their products and open cone is a must! Not ready to move on yet, I'm going to still hold out for this infamous XR500 update for a while longer but when I do upgrade to AX it won't be with them.
  3. Yet here we are, 2 more months on the books with no news and no firmwares. This router is closer to being obsolete then getting updates at this point. I don’t care whose fault it is, NetGear or NetDuma - it will be my last of either. I am sorry but I have reached my patience limit and will make sure my next router is properly supported.
  4. Honestly, at this point I don't care who is to blame. This was a product co-made and co-released by Netgear and NetDuma. You both need to work together and stop dropping the ball. This much time without any fixes, updates, or product care is embarrassing to you both and doesn't leave most of your customers wanting to consider dropping this kind of money on your next product. Yes, knowing there is at least an update coming helps, but it is still an empty gesture. And again, I'm not pointing fingers at you here Fraser, I can't express how much I appreciate your support and community guidance. You are a big asset to NetDuma I hope they value you for what you deserve.
  5. Have been feeling this way as well, a little disappointed at the updates/fixes/releases for the XR500. For such a pricey and Niche device I thought the priority would be a little better. Seems like NetDuma and NG have prioritized product pumping over current customers (XR700, XR300, XR450 all coming out since XR500's release with very few Firmware updates and even fewer additional features or fixes in the same time frame) Not pointing fingers, certainly know this isn't your fault Fraser, just adding a +1 and sharing my agreement in the disappointment.
  6. I believe that is the issue. I have not tried this firmware, to be honest I only saw the thread on the Netgear forum about that AFTER I posted this. I would love to try it, I asked in the thread.
  7. We have heard lots of promises of updates for this router, fixes in the works, but we have seen VERY little. Netduma has been great about supporting this router (when someone has an issue) and has had a great showing on both forums. Netgear, not so much. But 90%+ of the problems that existed when the router was released still exist... People still having major wifi issues (myself included) which while I recognize may not be the "top priority" of this type of router, it sure is for me! . Im not generally the complainy type, but I must admit this is why I usually steer away from Joint company products. I really hope there is going to be further firmware support for this router for stability or all of its flash and extra features are a waste .
  8. Using here as well with XR500 without issue.
  9. Yeah I already went through all that unfortunately. I thought I would post here first due to the nature of this forum generally attracting slightly more advanced users. I suspect its more of a setting than hardware issue . Can you answer the other part, is it possible in any way to force a device to use 5g/2g with the default "Router picks best" method? Thank you!
  10. I switched from an Asus AC66U to the XR500. Overall very happy with it and solved all the issues I had with gaming. My Nest Camera however has serious issues with this router for some reason. it randomely disconnects several times a day, and even when its connected I can barely watch live video even on Low quality. It worked fine with the AC66U so trying to figure out what is causing the issue with the XR500. I have a 100/10 connection, and nothing using bandwidth currently and I can't even get the video camera to get past the spinning wheel. (this camera is less than 10 feet from the router, no walls) I tried specifically assigning the camera more upload bandwidth in QOS but it made no difference (as it technically shouldn't since it should use overflow, and nothing is using bandwidth). I originally set up my network with 2g/5g separated, I have since gone back to the default (where the Router determines the best network). Is it possible to still tell this device to use a specific network? Thanks for any thoughts or tips.
  11. Firmware working great here. I upgraded using the firmware section under Administration (although I did let it auto download rather than picking the file from Dropbox). I am not using PPPoE however.
  12. Spectrum 100/10 home connection. No ping spikes here and no issues in games. (Xbox One X's)
  13. As others have mentioned Arris SB6183 is a great modem choice as well. No ping fluctuation, rock solid Broadcom chipset just like the TP-Link and many others. Can confirm here having the XR500 myself that it works flawlessly with the SB6183. Especially worth consideration if you re going to go over the 8x4 channel limitations. TP Link is a great choice if you currently have one of the INTEL Puma modems such as the SB6190 or you have an older modem / want to stop paying your ISP for their rental fee. If you already have a good modem such as the SB6183 do your homework before switching .
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