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  1. A new IP might help , it could be where you connect to Comcasts gateways, all ISP's have generally more than one gateway (these are data centres) so users all over the country can connect to their nearest gateway in theory, but sometimes when maintenance is ongoing you can end on one that's not ideal routing wise, same if there is congestion in that area it will just cause latency issues and hit performance in general. Sometimes if you reboot your modem you may end up connecting to a different gateway which is not so good as mentioned above, as well as the possibility of line damage and exchange work in your area that may be needed, if that's the issue and Comcast would fix line issues as long as its bad enough to cause connection issues. Pings etc are not really something ISP's care about as long as you can use the internet and get reasonable throughput that's good enough for them. Give Comcast a boot where it hurts, also check what they do as far as throttling, traffic shaping and port blocking , as some ISP's use them and some don't Throttling (bandwidth control) and traffic shaping ( which is a way to control the volume of traffic being sent into a network in a specified period) can cause issues too if they use them that is. Some ISPs do so everyone is getting a slice of the pie during busy times rather than just having enough back haul which means investing in more bandwidth and most ISPs will run hot bandwidth wise until they have to buy more bandwidth or put bigger pipes in because thy want to make as much money as possible with minimal outlay.
  2. Don’t buy SOHO routers from. Netgear, Asus, D-link etc. Get something decent like Cisco or Sonicwall. At the end of the day auto reboot is like having a graphic equaliser on the cheap all in one music systems of the late 90’s, It was to cover up the amplifier being absolutely awful, a decent amplifier doesn’t even need bass and treble. As to routers it’s easy enough to press the reboot button yourself or even get a timer. But if you want the kind of reliability that doesn’t require a reboot get a business grade router that generally comes with a much longer warranty if not a lifetime one. No it won’t have all the gaming features but it will stay up for months and months on end and have all the routing functions you will need. Home routers generally are full of gimmicks to make people part with their money and have fantastic shapes and loads of LEDs, whereas a business class router will be probably be rectangular and boring to look but it will be reliable, and with the minimum number of LEDs needed to show you everything is working.
  3. The R1 will probably get it first, it will be interesting to see how that router handles all the new features on such old hardware. Netgear will either take it all or some of it, or just leave it, I cant see the latter happening, but as Zippy said there are a lot of unknowns and with no feedback on Netgear hardware support from either Netgear or Netduma, nobody really knows for sure. As to release dates they can slip so the guys are being cautions and that's sensible. I'm also with Zippy on patching bugs, both Netgears ones and Netduma ones, looking back over 2019 one official release for the XR500 ( was not exactly what most people were hoping for and it still had disconnection issues for some, and it seems the Netduma team may not have the resources to patch and write new firmware at the same time, as Milestone 1.3 received no major bug fixes last year which it really needed. Hopefully that will change this year, but we will just have to wait and see.
  4. Not really sure what your problem is here, .56 had the .40 hotfix rolled in but its not obvious to everyone and so therefore you explain that just in case its not clear to some people no offence was meant. .56 which patches a viable DoS attack on the XR500, I even listed the CVE from Netgears site elsewhere on the forum about this. Also Its not my fault if you don't make it clear what firmware you are using, I can only assume you are using the latest as that's what most people should be with the security fixes in .56 patching holes in their router. Not quite sure what you mean by bizarre assumptions as you didn't qualify your statement, but I'm not here to argue. This is a Netgear router primarily with Netgear firmware running all the base hardware features like WAN ports and Ethernet ports and LEDs etc and providing the Qualcomm drivers and security fixes, with DumaOS running along with it. The fixes for disconnects probably will come from Netgear as they are the hardware manufacturer. Some patches may of course come from Netduma in 3.0 if there firmware layer is causing any issues. I'm aware .56 effects some people still, so no idea why you mentioned that, I guess you were assuming I didn't know. The continued disconnections are not great, but forums are where people with issues come , you don't see all those without issues posting how happy they are very often. Also .40 was not for WAN disconnections or Ethernet ones, it patched 802.11k (Assisted Roaming/Fast roaming) issues. Netgear has really not done a lot to fix much of anything last year with the XR500 firmware and Netduma didn't patch any of there major known bugs either, 3.0 should sort that out hopefully, and time will tell if Netgear get on top of fixing the other bugs related to the hardware.
  5. They make solid hardware and awful firmware. Best router they made Wi-Fi 5 wise was the R7800 using Voxels fork of Netgears firmware, that router is what the XR500 is built off, same hardware etc just the XR500 has 128mb more flash NAND. If i was in the market for a solid router with Qualcomm's streamboost QoS I would get the R7800 it has slightly better 5Ghz in my opinion than the XR500 and with Voxels firmware its patched properly and works really well. (voxels link to his firmware and he himself are on smallnetbuilder) Here's hoping the entire XR range gets the lift it needs this year, both from Netgear and with DumaOS 3.0. I'lll give it a go but it will take a lot to tear me away from the RAX120 now though but I will try it when released to see what its all about and if its fixed all the current bugs, and hopefully there wont be to many new ones. It looks promising so far from what the Netduma guys have been showing.
  6. I'm bug testing it (I beta tested the alpha hardware for Netgear in 2018) now I'm helping bug test a full release retail unit. QoS isn't needed for myself really as I live on my own. The RAX120 has upstream QoS which is great for gaming but with a 2.2Ghz quad core 64bit CPU 1GB of ram and 512MB of Flash NAND and two 1.7Ghz dual core offset CPU's for DPI and QoS I get great results with QoS turned off or on. Range is great too as it has eight aerials built into the fins and I have a few AX clients so can use it at full speed and also use OFDMA which was added in the last update, its insanely fast, but AX (Wi-Fi 6i) s not ratified yet and wont be until mid 2020 now, so I would not buy one yet. As it its though it work very well for my needs, great gaming and streaming, and when WPA3 comes about on clients its got that built in as well as as PMF (protected management frames) which basically means your Wi-Fi is protected from both eavesdropping and forging, and multicast management frames are protected from forging too. Its part of WPA3 but works with WPA2. I would give AX routers until late 2020/2021 though for prices to drop and new silicon to come out and for all the features in wave 2 to be ratified. Its seems to be taking longer than expected for Wi-Fi 6 to get ratification for some reason.
  7. I have a XR500 on but moved on to a RAX120 after issues with the XR500, awaiting DumaOS 3.0 to see if this fixes all the issues, which would be great.
  8. Glad you got to the bottom of it, it did sound like a hardware issue but we never want to go there really unless all else fails. Glad you got it sorted.
  9. Alex, why do you consider PPPoE non standard? It's been around since 1999 and is a standard protocol for most DSL providers.
  10. Auto update on routers is a nightmare and causes so many issues because firmware is badly tested. Better to check for updates manually and look for issues before applying new firmware, I always have auto update turned off just in case this kind of stuff happens.
  11. Can you post a screenshot? Also what are your Wi-Fi settings and do you have both bands separated or are you you using smart connect? Did you alter anything else before changing channels?. Tbh I just left it on auto on the XR500, now I use a RAX120 so its a bit different but my XR500 did fine on auto, the old you must use 1-6-11 the non over lapping channels is not so important now and with most routers having auto detect they shift channels anyway so what is great on 11 today may be not so great later in the week. On 2.4Ghz leaving it on auto will mean in theory the router will pick a channel that works well that does not interfere with other networks and gives you the least interference, its long been known now that the other channels can be used in crowded areas, my XR500 liked 1 and 13 quite a lot and I never saw a deterioration on 2.4Ghz. I have to say this is an odd one unless the router is not letting you use channel 11 where you are, because of local restrictions. I know you said its set to Europe but are you in Europe and did you buy the router in your own country? Most odd indeed unless the router was designed for another country where channel 11 cant be used, I cant think why this is happening.
  12. Good luck, post back to let us know how things are going.
  13. Have you tried 5Ghz channels to see if they work? it's possible your firmware may be corrupt. Firstly make make sure HT160 is off, WMM is on and try with MU-MIMO off as that's not really doing much of anything unless your devices support it. Also make sure 20/40 Coexistence is ticked as trying to use 40Mhz bandwidth in a busy Wi-Fi area can also cause your own Wi-Fi network to suffer packet loss. What country is your router showing as if that got changed it could mess things up too. Mine just says Europe, If you let it auto select can you connect? Failing that try re downloading the firmware again it and reset the router via the pinhole on the back after uploading it (pressing in for 10-20 seconds will work) and set up everything manually, don't use a backup as that could copy issues back to the router. If that does not work its possible you may have a hardware issue with the 2.4Ghz radio, this really is a question for the Netgear forum as its their hardware, but lets hope the other things sort it out. If you still have warranty and can't get it working contact Netgear support for a RMA replacement possibly.
  14. DNS servers can cause issues with content delivery, alas it could also be how your ISP routes your traffic, in which case there is not much you can do about that. Hope DNS changes help. When i could not download movies online from my Satellite provider, sky (you can watch via the dish and download via the internet box sets and movies and watch Netflix etc) changing DNS servers to OpenDNS helped, but I only lived 60 miles from the servers for both DNS providers (cloudflare and OpenDNS) which were based in London and my pings to London are 7ms. Hope you get things sorted out.
  15. The problem could be the DNS servers you put in, as depending where Cloudflares servers are in relation to you they could slow you down and/or increase ping. Akamai and Cloudflare etc are CDN providers( A CDN is a network of computers that delivers content. More specifically, it's a bunch of servers geographically positioned between the server of web content or a game for instance or YouTube etc, and the user requesting it, basically delivering the content faster and reducing latency by using the nearest one to you with the best routing) So if that server is along way away it can muck things up. Try OpenDNS they are very good, but also try Comcasts and see which works the best. Some DNS providers may have a server near you some may have one thousands of miles away increasing latency and ping, hence experimenting to see what's best for you.
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