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Killhippie

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    Killhippie reacted to Netduma Fraser in XR300 - High Priority Traffic detection issues   
    I totally understand the frustration, if I was having an issue that was unfixable except for an update I would get frustrated as well. All I can say are two things:
    3.0 itself encompasses reworks of existing features which should eliminate existing bugs without specifically going to fix them if that makes sense.
    Once released it will be A LOT easier to have fixes out there faster without having to wait as long.
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    Killhippie reacted to George in XR300 - High Priority Traffic detection issues   
    Same here, the XR300 is the very first router I had to move on from due to unpatched firmware issues... Tried to return it but the lemon law in my country doesn’t actually cover products with bad or  defective firmware/software. I also raised a ticket with Netgear, they acknowledged all the issues, saying that can’t do anything about it and that I m supposed to figure everything out with the seller of the router... Great stuff!
    So I guess my only hope now is that somehow DumaOS 3.0 will be in a better shape than the latest XR300 firmware. However from my experience in the software industry, new features usually come together with new issues and since the Netduma team is so unwilling to slow down and do some housekeeping, I am not sure we will ever get a usable DumaOS release... Right now I am stuck with a £175 paperweight as the XR300 firmware is far from being considered stable enough to be used as my daily driver at my home setup...
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    Killhippie got a reaction from George in XR300 - High Priority Traffic detection issues   
    Will the Devs be focused on bug testing after 3.0 is released?  You cant write firmware without bugs if you could we would never need patches. Right now it appears nothing much has changed still, always onto the next thing but never cleaning up the bugs that were left without a fix. Personally I cannot get my head around leaving the XR500 in the state its been in for over a year with no proper patch releases. Yes I know I've said it all before, but patching bugs that arise is vitally important and it seems to be something that's gets forgotten about far to easily. The XR500 is the first router I have moved on from because nothing was patched, especially when so many people needing patches for the same issues that were posted over and over again. Watching the same issues pop up on forum for a year with the same answers became tiresome to watch. I know you guys work hard and yes lots of new features are incoming and hopefully many of the issues will be fixed, but can you guarantee the devs will implement a regular patch update program after 3.0's release before leaping onto the next big thing?
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    Killhippie got a reaction from BIG__DOG in Another issue with device manager and network monitor not showing device or usage   
    As long as I've helped one person at some point that's all that matters Zippy. Glad to hear Ive pointed you in the right direction when needed, that makes all the research and bug testing worth it. 😊
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    Killhippie reacted to Zippy in Another issue with device manager and network monitor not showing device or usage   
    Ha Ha I give you the badge of honor when it comes to the staying on top of Netgears stuff! And if you don't know it you seem to have always pointed me in the correct direction! So I have promoted you to that title.
    Zippy. 
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    Killhippie got a reaction from BIG__DOG in Another issue with device manager and network monitor not showing device or usage   
    The DoS issue was patched in 2.3.2.56, BIG_DOG.  It's the certificate disclosure issue that's effecting the XR700, R9000, R8900and RAX120. Hotfixes are meant to be incoming soon for that one. I just updated my RAX120 on Monday to a new firmware that was just released and now I 'll have to apply a hotfix as well <sigh> I wish Netgear would be more proactive as the hardware is great. After a while its hard to remember which vulnerability effects what router these days
     
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in Another issue with device manager and network monitor not showing device or usage   
    I would hardly call myself a Netgear Guru, Zippy, maybe I just have to much time on my hands  but yes if you use any firmware lower than 2.3.2.56 on say the XR500 you open yourself up to a nasty Denial of Service attack on your router and LAN. The risk is all yours if you do downgrade, but if it goes wrong and you get caught out buy any of the patched security vulnerabilities they have warned you. Netgear wont really help you that much because they have posted that advisory as a way of saying "update now, if not its not our fault anything bad happened"  It's basically their disclaimer for responsibility if you didn't follow their advice, which is fair enough really.

    https://kb.netgear.com/000061492/Security-Advisory-for-Denial-of-Service-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2019-0197
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    Killhippie got a reaction from BIG__DOG in Another issue with device manager and network monitor not showing device or usage   
    I would hardly call myself a Netgear Guru, Zippy, maybe I just have to much time on my hands  but yes if you use any firmware lower than 2.3.2.56 on say the XR500 you open yourself up to a nasty Denial of Service attack on your router and LAN. The risk is all yours if you do downgrade, but if it goes wrong and you get caught out buy any of the patched security vulnerabilities they have warned you. Netgear wont really help you that much because they have posted that advisory as a way of saying "update now, if not its not our fault anything bad happened"  It's basically their disclaimer for responsibility if you didn't follow their advice, which is fair enough really.

    https://kb.netgear.com/000061492/Security-Advisory-for-Denial-of-Service-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2019-0197
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    Killhippie got a reaction from PharmDawgg in XR700 Certificate disclosure vulnerability   
    Associated CVE IDs: None
    NETGEAR is aware of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate private key disclosure vulnerability on the following product models:
    R8900 R9000 RAX120 XR700* These products use Certificate Authority-signed certificates to provide secure HTTPS access to the router web interface. You might see a security certificate error or warning when you try to access your router’s web interface using HTTPS.
    NETGEAR plans to release firmware hotfixes for all affected products as soon as possible.
    Until a firmware fix is available for your product, NETGEAR recommends that you:

    Use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app.

    Instead of using HTTPS, log in to your router’s web browser interface using HTTP to login in
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061582/Security-Advisory-for-Signed-TLS-Certificate-Private-Key-Disclosure-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2020-0105
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Netduma Alex in XR700 Certificate disclosure vulnerability   
    Associated CVE IDs: None
    NETGEAR is aware of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate private key disclosure vulnerability on the following product models:
    R8900 R9000 RAX120 XR700* These products use Certificate Authority-signed certificates to provide secure HTTPS access to the router web interface. You might see a security certificate error or warning when you try to access your router’s web interface using HTTPS.
    NETGEAR plans to release firmware hotfixes for all affected products as soon as possible.
    Until a firmware fix is available for your product, NETGEAR recommends that you:

    Use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app.

    Instead of using HTTPS, log in to your router’s web browser interface using HTTP to login in
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061582/Security-Advisory-for-Signed-TLS-Certificate-Private-Key-Disclosure-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2020-0105
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in XR700 Certificate disclosure vulnerability   
    Associated CVE IDs: None
    NETGEAR is aware of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate private key disclosure vulnerability on the following product models:
    R8900 R9000 RAX120 XR700* These products use Certificate Authority-signed certificates to provide secure HTTPS access to the router web interface. You might see a security certificate error or warning when you try to access your router’s web interface using HTTPS.
    NETGEAR plans to release firmware hotfixes for all affected products as soon as possible.
    Until a firmware fix is available for your product, NETGEAR recommends that you:

    Use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app.

    Instead of using HTTPS, log in to your router’s web browser interface using HTTP to login in
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061582/Security-Advisory-for-Signed-TLS-Certificate-Private-Key-Disclosure-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2020-0105
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    Killhippie got a reaction from BIG__DOG in XR700 Certificate disclosure vulnerability   
    Associated CVE IDs: None
    NETGEAR is aware of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate private key disclosure vulnerability on the following product models:
    R8900 R9000 RAX120 XR700* These products use Certificate Authority-signed certificates to provide secure HTTPS access to the router web interface. You might see a security certificate error or warning when you try to access your router’s web interface using HTTPS.
    NETGEAR plans to release firmware hotfixes for all affected products as soon as possible.
    Until a firmware fix is available for your product, NETGEAR recommends that you:

    Use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app.

    Instead of using HTTPS, log in to your router’s web browser interface using HTTP to login in
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061582/Security-Advisory-for-Signed-TLS-Certificate-Private-Key-Disclosure-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2020-0105
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Newfie in XR700 Certificate disclosure vulnerability   
    Associated CVE IDs: None
    NETGEAR is aware of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate private key disclosure vulnerability on the following product models:
    R8900 R9000 RAX120 XR700* These products use Certificate Authority-signed certificates to provide secure HTTPS access to the router web interface. You might see a security certificate error or warning when you try to access your router’s web interface using HTTPS.
    NETGEAR plans to release firmware hotfixes for all affected products as soon as possible.
    Until a firmware fix is available for your product, NETGEAR recommends that you:

    Use the NETGEAR Nighthawk app.

    Instead of using HTTPS, log in to your router’s web browser interface using HTTP to login in
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061582/Security-Advisory-for-Signed-TLS-Certificate-Private-Key-Disclosure-on-Some-Routers-PSV-2020-0105
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in XR300 worth upgrading to XR500   
    It was the R7800 Newfie, which was a great little router, still going strong as a router and on SmallNetBuilder with Voxels updated Netgear firmware fork its a great router to use, I would have gone for that if on a tight budget, it has streamboost for QoS, works well gaming as it was and is a gaming router and has excellent Wi-Fi and Wan to LAN throughput for gigabit lines, Esata as well as USB 3, I would say its better than the XR500 tbh, which never had such good Wi-Fi as the R7800, they changed the antenna on the XR500 new shape and not so tall but whatever else was changed it never worked so well over 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz as the R7800 for some reason. Sometimes less is more I guess.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Newfie in XR300 worth upgrading to XR500   
    It was the R7800 Newfie, which was a great little router, still going strong as a router and on SmallNetBuilder with Voxels updated Netgear firmware fork its a great router to use, I would have gone for that if on a tight budget, it has streamboost for QoS, works well gaming as it was and is a gaming router and has excellent Wi-Fi and Wan to LAN throughput for gigabit lines, Esata as well as USB 3, I would say its better than the XR500 tbh, which never had such good Wi-Fi as the R7800, they changed the antenna on the XR500 new shape and not so tall but whatever else was changed it never worked so well over 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz as the R7800 for some reason. Sometimes less is more I guess.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from PieCaptain 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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    Killhippie got a reaction from Newfie in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    Considering Netgear suggest power cycling should be done with all connected and Wi-Fi devices off* I wonder how much confusing this could possibly cause to a routers memory with a lot of devices attached when rebooting as well as its own Firmware. Personally I don't want the router going though a boot sequence with all the Wi-Fi and Ethernet devices still on on and calling out for a IP,. I think once in a while If you need to reboot your router just power it down for a 5 minutes remove the power block so the router has no residual electricity still in it and then you get a good clean start with the memory properly cleared, power it up and wait two minutes after powering it back up for the router to go though its start up routine, then switch all  your LAN  gear back on. Thats a much better way to reset devices if they are playing up, and you have refreshed your whole LAN. After all some devices need a reboot now and then, not many, like Newfie I've never had to reboot to help Arlo cameras out or my Tado heating system or my soundbar etc, but some set top boxes (Sky Q) need a reboot now and then, as well as some smart TV's especially those running Android. (Yes I'm looking at you Sony AF8) I mean if a £2500 OLED TV needs a reboot once in a while it shows clients need to be powered down once in a while to clear out memory too. (not to often though) So just do the whole lot in one go because you may find that just rebooting the router not the client can leaves some devices not connected or end up behaving in a quirky manner, which has happened on my XR500, a few times as well as other routers. I think doing the whole thing manually which would take less than ten minutes on a quite day when people are not using the network is a better approach, that's just me though we all have different views and ideas.

    * https://kb.netgear.com/19755/How-to-Power-Cycle-Your-Home-Network
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    Killhippie reacted to Newfie in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    I’ve got to be honest I’ve never had an issue where my Wi-fi cameras need a fresh boot as they enjoy it or any other equipment that requires it. I would rather see a system that is stable and not needing a reboot to solve issues and personally a scheduled reboot due to problems that are solved via this is a tad lazy. 
     
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    Killhippie got a reaction from TeCNeEk in New XR500 owner needs big time HELP!   
    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.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Newfie in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    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. 
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Sunaikinti in Were these routers given up on?   
    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 (2.3.2.56) 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.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from George in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    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. 
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in Were these routers given up on?   
    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 (2.3.2.56) 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.
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    Killhippie reacted to Netduma Alex in Were these routers given up on?   
    I don't know how much i'm allowed to say regarding which hardware we'll put DumaOS 3.0 on due to legal mumbo jumbo that i'm restrained by...
    What I will say is that we're not dropping support for any existing hardware, and we're planning to release DumaOS 3.0 for every current DumaOS device. I can't promise it yet, but that's what we're planning on.
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    Killhippie reacted to Zippy in Were these routers given up on?   
    I wouldn't say given up on.. But one would think we should see something soon! But you also have to remember it is up to Netgear on firmware updates. They will make the last call on that.. And they also have things of there own they need to fix on there end.. Im more curious about bug repair. And also curious to see if we will see all the new features of the Duma 3.0 or some of them or none of them.. There is a lot of unknowns with this Netduma/Netgear thingy..
    Zippy..
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