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  1. Can you, Yes. Should you, no. You will gain nothing from that. If you are having any NAT troubles just set NAT to Open instead of secure.
  2. I would not put your console in DMZ, it is not necessary. For any flaws the XR Routers have - NAT is not one of them. If you only have one console, you don't need to do anything to have open ports. It will NAT just fine on its own. If you have two of the same console (Xbox One especially) change from Secure to OPEN NAT and call it a day. This is a majority of the reason I purchased this Router as many modern routers these days can not achieve Full Cone NAT so if you have 2 Xbox One's on the same network it is a giant mess. The XR series are some of the few routers available that will do this without custom firmware. For more information I suggest reading up on: https://badmodems.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21
  3. Even those as skeptical as myself don't believe that it is truly "given up on". It is however well beyond slow progress. For such an expensive Niche market I would've expected more regular updates and upgrades. I am sure DumaOS 3.0 will likely come to our devices - EVENTUALLY. That is the biggest question, and one that NetDuma can not answer due to Netgear. (nor would they want to give a timeline at this point anyway) All we can go on is what they have said combined with what has happened in the past. Based on that info, I would guess we don't see this update until Q3 2020 at best. (with the R1 seeing it well before hand). But again, this is just MY opinion.
  4. I would love this feature. It's not just about the router. Some WIFI Devices enjoy a freshly established connection :). (always on devices, thermostats cameras etc)
  5. I have no idea how you came to your conclusion but I am not on .40. I am well aware that the hotfix was then rolled into the newer firmware. You made some pretty bizarre assumptions that make zero logical sense. I was talking about facts of their update process. I did not at any time state or imply that the hotfix was no longer available, or that that fix wasn't still in play, or that I was running an old firmware. My XR500 is fully up to date (If you want to call it that). All of that aside, the hotfix and patch did NOT resolve all disconnect issues for all of us and Netgear/Netduma have admitted to seeing the problems. They may have fixed ONE issue, but they haven't fixed all disconnect issues. See multiple threads here and on the Netgear forum (I'm sure you did already) as was my point that clearly I should have been more elaborate with for you.
  6. Facts and actions prove otherwise. Stating a router is supported doesn't make it so. The internet disconnect issue was last "hotfixed" in April. The last firmware released was in August (with no fix for internet disconnects). Here we sit another 4 months later being told we aren't forgotten and the router is going to some day get fixed. This is well over a YEAR from the problem being revealed, in case anyone lost track. They did however release several new XR routers and have released firmware updates for those routers. Tell me again how they haven't moved on? 🙄
  7. Are they really? I feel like we have heard that story for a LOOONG time now. I feel pretty convinced Netgear has moved on from this router and all we are getting at this point is smoke and mirrors. Netduma may be still invested, but what good is a new OS if we can't fix actual problems?
  8. Probably the smartest choice. We'll be on entirely new standards (and many revisions later) before they patch bugs with this router.
  9. @xlr8r Great find. I haven't had time to test this yet on mine, but I still have Smart Connect enabled. I have a 4 day weekend so I am hoping to try it then. IF that is the common factor, its pretty sad that nobody (especially Netgear) could have caught or found that by now. Maybe if they weren't so busy focusing on releasing more and more XR routers and actually spent some time fixing the ones that are out 🙄
  10. I wouldn’t leave it off, I guess perhaps I misunderstood your previous post. I interpreted “why wouldn’t netgear update” as a lack of guarantee they will. I will not be selling or getting rid of the XR500 so I most definitely will at minimum check out 3.0 when it arrives. I completely agree that big overhauls rarely (possibly never?) come to a router after purchase so that is a valid point, I have no doubt Netduma means well and I hope 3.0 meets those expectations. thanks again for your work and communications.
  11. I appreciate all your support Alex, but I call BS on this. We have been waiting all year for an update, to be told something big is coming. We finally get an announcement that basically says your starting a new version of DumaOS with no guarantee of when (or even IF in some cases) it is coming. This to me reads another gimmick, the XR1000 or whatever comes next will come with DumaOS 3.0 on it, and we will be stuck waiting in the wind. My support for Netduma and Netgear ends here. Again I thank you and Frasier for your work and keeping us updated the best you can, I am certainly not blaming you! Anyone starting a betting pool for "few more months" release? I'll take somewhere in the 6-10 months we get an informational update. I must admit that in part this is also my Fault. My reason is that this router wasn't my best choice to begin with. I chose it for a reason that is different than your goal. I do not use bufferbloat, QOS, or any of the other features of the XR500. (all turned off). I bought it because I needed a router that supports Full Cone NAT which is sadly hard to find these days. (my wife and I both play console and were having connection issues iwth 2 trying to NAT from the same router). These features aren't what I need or care about, but its your core functionality and your priority. Also I have never cared for Netgear. NetDUMA showed a lot of promise and looked much better so I thought things would be different this go around (and to an extent, they are) but I should have stuck with my instincts :).
  12. Awesome! thanks so much. I did go look there but saw you hadn't updated in a bit
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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