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    crawlgsx got a reaction from George in Were these routers given up on?   
    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.
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    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)
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from Netduma Jack in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    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)
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from George in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    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)
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    crawlgsx reacted to MadCheese1337 in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    i would like to request a Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature added to the firmware capabilities for the Netgear XR500 Router. this feature is present on every other commercial router.
    Reason: the Router Performance sometimes Degrades over time or will not put through internet data.
    After Reboot the performance is top again or the internet data will be put through again.
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    crawlgsx reacted to Killhippie in Fix for "DumaOS not loaded yet!" (XR500 users only)   
    I find it really disturbing you have control over the theme of a router and it does this much damage and people cannot block that update, feels wrong. Surely its their hardware and their choice. This API Im assuming (I may be wrong) you used should ask people if they want to update via the interface, like with the GUI language ones although they are rare. All of this  makes wonder ultimately about the the routers security from bad actors. I guess you have hardware access written into in the EULA that nobody reads.Did this happen even if people have auto firmware update turned off? (most sensible setting to change so as not to get your router bricked)
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    crawlgsx reacted to Netduma Alex in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    I know for a fact that Netgear haven't given up on this router because we're still in frequent talks with the team who supports the XR500. Unfortunately I can't say when, but there are big updates on the way, I guarantee.
    In the end, as you say, actions will speak louder than words, and i'm sure you'll be very impressed with the new updates we're working on.
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from sharpz44 in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    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?
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from xlr8r in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    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?
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    crawlgsx reacted to xlr8r in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    [UPDATE]
    New XR500 router arrived Friday (brand new replacement sent by Netgear).
    Setup from scratch and has been running sweet for 2 days....until this happened....!!
    [Internet connected] IP address: 81.***.**.***, Sunday, December 15, 2019 16:42:28
    [Internet disconnected] Sunday, December 15, 2019 16:39:07
    So.... clearly the conclusion is, this is NOT a Hardware or Netgear issue, this is CLEARLY a DumaOS software issue!!!
    result : Brand New XR500 now listed on eBay....
     
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from xlr8r in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    Probably the smartest choice. We'll be on entirely new standards (and many revisions later) before they patch bugs with this router.
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    crawlgsx reacted to xlr8r in New XR500 hotfix firmware for drop outs   
    Right... i've thrown the towel in and RMA'd this paperweight router.
    nice of Netgear to charge me £20 for the honor of sending mine back....!
    will sell the new one they send on eBay and put "the pennies" I make off it,  towards a "decent" router....
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    crawlgsx reacted to sharpz44 in XR500 Firmware version 2.3.2.56 released.   
    I would not be ... lol
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from Locosano in XR500 crashing every morning at the same time...   
    @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 🙄
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    crawlgsx reacted to Netduma Alex in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Yes we're developing an app for iOS and Android. The app is in a functional state but it's not quite ready for release yet.
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    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. 
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from Alex49H in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    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. 
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from BugsAndGlitches- in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    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. 
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from Netduma Alex in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    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. 
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    crawlgsx reacted to Netduma Alex in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it's frustrating to have to wait so long for an update, but I assure you that this upcoming version update is totally real, and totally on track.
    Regarding the XR500, why would we want to leave this update off our most popular product? We are planning on releasing this update to every DumaOS router. We can't promise that it will be a simultaneous release, but any delay would only be caused by time constraints. We would not use a delayed release as a marketing ploy. Bear in mind that the XR500 is by far our most popular product so it's going to be a priority for us.
    Regarding lack of updates so far, I will say that the vast majority of routers only get bug fixes and security updates. We are bringing a massive update that will add many new features and will represent a huge leap forward for DumaOS, and it will be provided to all existing customers free of charge. How many routers have you had that received an update that overhauled the entire experience and made your router feel like a brand new product all over again? That's what 3.0 is doing to do.
    Anyway, i'm sorry that you won't support us any longer, but I hope that you'll take another look at us once 3.0 is released.
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    crawlgsx got a reaction from mathmath51 in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    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 :).
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    crawlgsx reacted to Killhippie in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    I appreciate the more transparent side of things here now, Fraser. I still think your devs have patching backwards, I know of no other company that releases new operating systems without patches for their software in between major releases. Its just seems to me a retrograde way of doing things. Apple have just released macOS Catalina and its buggy, now imagine if no point releases came until next year with macOS 10.16 Users would go mad and Apple would never sell another computer probably, same for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux etc.  That is just not how you do things in my view and no matter what the new version hopes and expectations are it will have bugs, you cant make bug free software, its impossible.

     I'm just hoping DumaOS 4.0 or another incarnation of DumaOS wont be the fix for DumaOS 3.0's bugs.  Until I can see a point release path rather than 8-12 month gaps between updates to fix issues with DumaOS software pushed to Netgear hardware, I've had to remove the XR500 as my daily driver for now and box it up. I'm aware this may not be all your fault believe me, and I know you guys work really hard and I will continue to help where I can, but the XR development cycle in my view is unacceptable as it stands. I look forward though to seeing what your plans are with DumaOS nevertheless. Right time for more more coffee  
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    crawlgsx reacted to Killhippie in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Sadly that's something I may not be able to do any more. With no guarantees as to updates for releases in the future, let alone no DumaOS updates for months to come and no promise of XR compatibility (because of company NDA's)  let alone no guarantees this wont happen again, its time to find another router as my daily driver instead of the XR500 I think. Just imagine if Microsoft/Apple/Google etc released a new operating system then left it for over a year with no updates for bugs until the next version and then no guarantees your hardware would get it. Its almost back to front in my view. Companies patch so that if there is no new OS for your hardware you have the best version you can have on the hardware you own and to just fix bugs too as a matter of course. The whole create a new version of DumaOS instead of patching the old one will always be my sticking point.  
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    crawlgsx reacted to Killhippie in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Thanks Alex, unfortunately that’s what I kind of feared. Basically bugs that came out in milestone 1.3 in what is rapidly going to become a year soon aren’t going to get patched in other words. Anything DumaOS related will be left until version 3.0. Also no one has a real clue how much Netgear will be interested in any of these new features. Also Current bugs with VLAN tagging, QoS getting slow, port mapping in table view and antibufferbloat  getting stuck on and and the leaky hybrid VPN won’t be fixed until this new version is ready and that probably won’t be this year and once again may not come to the XR routers. Is that a fair assumption of the current situation?
      I appreciate you coming up with a new operating system and it takes great effort to create one, but I am a little taken aback by the lack of patching in milestone 1.3 considering it’s almost a year old and virtually nothing has been done to fix the issues with it on the XR routers, as I can’t speak for the R1. I really wish you had focused on bug fixing Milestone 1.3 first before creating yet another new OS rather than leaving things unfixed and with an air of uncertainty as to whether they ever will be patched , because this all rides on Netgear. I think this could be a problem possibly especially since obviously you can’t promise how long this will take, and I have noted the words ‘early days’ which doesn’t bode well for further fixes in the pipeline for DumaOS as it stands on current Netgear hardware with your firmware. So we could be waiting possibly until next year with no fixes at all on the DumaOs side at all. Also a lot depends on Netgear wanting the new version as well, is that correct?  I’m not trying to be negative, I’m just trying to understand where Netgear users stand. 
     
      I hope you understand my concerns, router stability is created hopefully by fixing issues in current firmware no matter how welcome new features are. However the continued lack of support for patching  your own firmware on Netgear hardware I find to be a bit odd. Personally I would need fixes and stability not long  gaps where nothing is happening visibly for DumaOS software thats on existing XR routers, because you are busy creating another new version.Fixing the issues first before moving on seems the more logical approach but that’s just from my point of view.  Are you going to focus on patching rather than creating new versions of DumaOS, because all new operating systems inevitably are buggy. So Will you patch 3.0 or move onto the next version? I hope you can see my concerns. Good luck with version 3.0 nevertheless.
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    crawlgsx reacted to xtentions in XR500 Firmware version 2.3.2.56 released.   
    Not much of an announcement.  One feature that nobody cares about and no fixes for existing issues.  no timeline for updates.  more empty promises about the new OS fixing all the issues.
    Going this long without any communication real class act Netduma then when you do you don't even address any of the issues.
    I guess it is time for a new router I wanted to like the xr500 the only reason I went with netgear again was duma os hoping it would be better but seams it was actually worse. 
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