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Killhippie

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    Killhippie reacted to Newfie in Reset now channel 11 on 2.4 fails to work   
    Reset my 500 and I’ve had issues on the 2.4 channels and in typical form as channel 11 is the free area after a scan I am for some unknown reason able to get that channel.
    i can have any other channel bar 11 and just can’t figure out why. I’ve also this time round had issue connecting amazon echos and one had to be connected to a guest network and one still fails and one just connected after the reset.
    before I spend time doing another reset is there something I’m missing, it should be as simple as select channel 11 under wireless channels?
     
    i did notice after the rest straight away I had no 2.4 channels on the auto select default. As a guess it’s a firmware issue maybe, corrupted??
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Netduma Alex in Reset now channel 11 on 2.4 fails to work   
    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.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from TeCNeEk in New XR500 owner needs big time HELP!   
    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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    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 Zippy in Tick rates issues and port prioritization   
    Zippy is highly knowledgable, if Admin agree which they have why don't you "try" the suggestion, having an attitude like the one quoted wont get you far, and we always learn things as we move forward so you may well be wrong, looking at what you have done I would back Zippy up here, also you do only want to see the red light come on when you start playing not when you turn the xbox on. Its a friendly forum with some very knowledgable people, as I said trying what they suggested wouldn't hurt. However if you think you "know how this customer thing works" there is no need to be here asking for advice.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from N3CR0 in Tick rates issues and port prioritization   
    Zippy is highly knowledgable, if Admin agree which they have why don't you "try" the suggestion, having an attitude like the one quoted wont get you far, and we always learn things as we move forward so you may well be wrong, looking at what you have done I would back Zippy up here, also you do only want to see the red light come on when you start playing not when you turn the xbox on. Its a friendly forum with some very knowledgable people, as I said trying what they suggested wouldn't hurt. However if you think you "know how this customer thing works" there is no need to be here asking for advice.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from strivext in XR700 Firmware Version 1.0.1.20 Released   
    From the XR700 otherwise there is no point in having the gaming features if you cant use them...
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    Killhippie reacted to Zippy in Fix for "DumaOS not loaded yet!" (XR500 users only)   
    Fraser I have to ask are these cloud updates at least being done over https? This is an answer I feel needs to be asked. I get this is a gaming router but I sure hope Cloud Updates are over a secured connection. 
    Also why does this router rely so heavily on clearing ones browser cache and cookies? I have beta tested a lot of routers over time and I honestly have never seen so much talk about browser cache and cookies. I have the XR500 and this type of talk doesn't scream superior to me at all. And the fact ive never run across this before from other routers might mean its not a good idea. So when I log into my router does it make a connection through my browser to some server every time I login? Is the router trying to make a connection to a server? How about when one flushes the cloud on the Geo Filter? Is it trying to communicate to a server for these cloud or profile updates? Also what about these R-Apps. Why is it these start to take longer to load? Are those only communicating between me and my browser/router? Those aren't trying to communicate outside to some server are they?
    Thanks
    Zippy.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Ferjoz in Just bought my XR500, not bad but not as advertised.   
    Speeds are slow because the code running that (Netgears) is not up to date, Voxel who is on smallnetbuilder and has worked on the R7800 (this router is a R7800 with 128mb more flash memory and no esata, that's it)  apart from a aggressive gaming shell, so USB speeds are not that fast because the code wont be optimised by Netgear, but you are dealing with a 32 bit SoC  that will be 5 years old in January too...

     HT160 is best left off unless you have devices that can utilise it, same as using 40 Mhz bandwidth instead of leaving 20/40 coexistence ticked as per the Wi-Fi Alliance guidelines for 40 Mhz and 20 Mhz coexistence, as 2.4Ghz bandwidth is saturated and like HT160 can slow your network down by causing packet collision. AX routers wont have this issue with much greater speeds over 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz as long as you have the clients which are now  starting to hit the shelves. Wi-Fi 5 routers (802.11ac) will be outdated tech by mid 2020 as more manufacturers release AX gear.I'm sure Netduma and Netgear may possibly release a AX gaming router at some point but that's a guess.

     As to factory reset  Netgear routers do prefer them after a update, and don't use a backup from a previous firmware instead of manually entering the settings as it can bring with it low level changes that cause issues. As to Geo Filter, that may change with Duma OS 3.0 but that's Netduma's department, I'm guessing the OS and the router hardware on both XR500 and XR700 just cant deal with it possibly or its a code limitation, not sure tbh, but Fraser or one of the Netduma team will let you know.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in Fix for "DumaOS not loaded yet!" (XR500 users only)   
    Thats no excuse for not being more upfront about having that capability and not giving people the option of a 'not now'  solution. Cloud updates were assumed to be for gaming updates mostly and the odd geo filter update not crashing the interface! Sounds like DumaoS 3.0 will be talking to the mothership even more, not sure how I feel about that considering what just happened. Also I hope this cloud stuff (not keen on remote servers talking to my home routers these days) is over https. There is no way a routers GUI should go down because of a hidden update the users cant block and causing the user base to have to reboot, some people have big families and this router may be in the middle of streaming files game updates, downloading critical patches for operating systems etc, its not all about gaming. This really should have been a small update people could have downloaded like the GUI language updates at their leisure over the update system via Netgear, who may have caught the fatal error before you released it (unlikely) but you never know...
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in Just bought my XR500, not bad but not as advertised.   
    Speeds are slow because the code running that (Netgears) is not up to date, Voxel who is on smallnetbuilder and has worked on the R7800 (this router is a R7800 with 128mb more flash memory and no esata, that's it)  apart from a aggressive gaming shell, so USB speeds are not that fast because the code wont be optimised by Netgear, but you are dealing with a 32 bit SoC  that will be 5 years old in January too...

     HT160 is best left off unless you have devices that can utilise it, same as using 40 Mhz bandwidth instead of leaving 20/40 coexistence ticked as per the Wi-Fi Alliance guidelines for 40 Mhz and 20 Mhz coexistence, as 2.4Ghz bandwidth is saturated and like HT160 can slow your network down by causing packet collision. AX routers wont have this issue with much greater speeds over 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz as long as you have the clients which are now  starting to hit the shelves. Wi-Fi 5 routers (802.11ac) will be outdated tech by mid 2020 as more manufacturers release AX gear.I'm sure Netduma and Netgear may possibly release a AX gaming router at some point but that's a guess.

     As to factory reset  Netgear routers do prefer them after a update, and don't use a backup from a previous firmware instead of manually entering the settings as it can bring with it low level changes that cause issues. As to Geo Filter, that may change with Duma OS 3.0 but that's Netduma's department, I'm guessing the OS and the router hardware on both XR500 and XR700 just cant deal with it possibly or its a code limitation, not sure tbh, but Fraser or one of the Netduma team will let you know.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from purpleandgold33 in Just bought my XR500, not bad but not as advertised.   
    Speeds are slow because the code running that (Netgears) is not up to date, Voxel who is on smallnetbuilder and has worked on the R7800 (this router is a R7800 with 128mb more flash memory and no esata, that's it)  apart from a aggressive gaming shell, so USB speeds are not that fast because the code wont be optimised by Netgear, but you are dealing with a 32 bit SoC  that will be 5 years old in January too...

     HT160 is best left off unless you have devices that can utilise it, same as using 40 Mhz bandwidth instead of leaving 20/40 coexistence ticked as per the Wi-Fi Alliance guidelines for 40 Mhz and 20 Mhz coexistence, as 2.4Ghz bandwidth is saturated and like HT160 can slow your network down by causing packet collision. AX routers wont have this issue with much greater speeds over 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz as long as you have the clients which are now  starting to hit the shelves. Wi-Fi 5 routers (802.11ac) will be outdated tech by mid 2020 as more manufacturers release AX gear.I'm sure Netduma and Netgear may possibly release a AX gaming router at some point but that's a guess.

     As to factory reset  Netgear routers do prefer them after a update, and don't use a backup from a previous firmware instead of manually entering the settings as it can bring with it low level changes that cause issues. As to Geo Filter, that may change with Duma OS 3.0 but that's Netduma's department, I'm guessing the OS and the router hardware on both XR500 and XR700 just cant deal with it possibly or its a code limitation, not sure tbh, but Fraser or one of the Netduma team will let you know.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in I have two routers but i only want the xr500's geofilter,not the qos   
    All netgear routers use the same version of miniupnpd, it should be easy to update but because Netgear have patched it with their secret sauce and never bothered updating it properly, nobody can replace it now as the fixes are proprietary. Voxel who creates the R7800/R9000/Orb, Netgear fork 3rd party firmware, updates all the stuff Netgear does not, but even he cant update miniupnpd, he turns UPnP off as its a security risk, which to be fair it always has been on any router which is why business routers don't use it.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from purpleandgold33 in I have two routers but i only want the xr500's geofilter,not the qos   
    All netgear routers use the same version of miniupnpd, it should be easy to update but because Netgear have patched it with their secret sauce and never bothered updating it properly, nobody can replace it now as the fixes are proprietary. Voxel who creates the R7800/R9000/Orb, Netgear fork 3rd party firmware, updates all the stuff Netgear does not, but even he cant update miniupnpd, he turns UPnP off as its a security risk, which to be fair it always has been on any router which is why business routers don't use it.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Newfie in Fix for "DumaOS not loaded yet!" (XR500 users only)   
    Thats no excuse for not being more upfront about having that capability and not giving people the option of a 'not now'  solution. Cloud updates were assumed to be for gaming updates mostly and the odd geo filter update not crashing the interface! Sounds like DumaoS 3.0 will be talking to the mothership even more, not sure how I feel about that considering what just happened. Also I hope this cloud stuff (not keen on remote servers talking to my home routers these days) is over https. There is no way a routers GUI should go down because of a hidden update the users cant block and causing the user base to have to reboot, some people have big families and this router may be in the middle of streaming files game updates, downloading critical patches for operating systems etc, its not all about gaming. This really should have been a small update people could have downloaded like the GUI language updates at their leisure over the update system via Netgear, who may have caught the fatal error before you released it (unlikely) but you never know...
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    Killhippie reacted to Zippy in I have two routers but i only want the xr500's geofilter,not the qos   
    Thanks Killhippie! Really makes me wonder what have we bought into here! Sounds like a mess to me. I guess this next new milestone is going to tell us all! But I have a pretty good feeling I will need to shop for something different.
    Happy Holidays!
    Cheers!
    Zippy.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Zippy in I have two routers but i only want the xr500's geofilter,not the qos   
    UPnP (miniupnpd) on the XR500 is about 15 years now Netgear never updated it, its just been patched in binary its proprietary so cannot be amended. The same goes for Open SSL, its over two years old now and that can be updated., but Netgear do not update the code of their routers that much, in fact take the R9000 the R7800 and the XR500 all have different versions of OpenSSL when they should have the same version, it depends on the writers in Taiwan, some are better than others and some are just lazy. You will find streamboost is still in the XR500 code, from its predecessor the R7800, Netgear just add new code and leave the old code as dead but never write fresh firmware as such. Netgear routers are like a note pad you scribble on and it makes it hard to patch when there is so much clutter from previous routers.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Sunaikinti in I have two routers but i only want the xr500's geofilter,not the qos   
    UPnP (miniupnpd) on the XR500 is about 15 years now Netgear never updated it, its just been patched in binary its proprietary so cannot be amended. The same goes for Open SSL, its over two years old now and that can be updated., but Netgear do not update the code of their routers that much, in fact take the R9000 the R7800 and the XR500 all have different versions of OpenSSL when they should have the same version, it depends on the writers in Taiwan, some are better than others and some are just lazy. You will find streamboost is still in the XR500 code, from its predecessor the R7800, Netgear just add new code and leave the old code as dead but never write fresh firmware as such. Netgear routers are like a note pad you scribble on and it makes it hard to patch when there is so much clutter from previous routers.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from purpleandgold33 in I have two routers but i only want the xr500's geofilter,not the qos   
    UPnP (miniupnpd) on the XR500 is about 15 years now Netgear never updated it, its just been patched in binary its proprietary so cannot be amended. The same goes for Open SSL, its over two years old now and that can be updated., but Netgear do not update the code of their routers that much, in fact take the R9000 the R7800 and the XR500 all have different versions of OpenSSL when they should have the same version, it depends on the writers in Taiwan, some are better than others and some are just lazy. You will find streamboost is still in the XR500 code, from its predecessor the R7800, Netgear just add new code and leave the old code as dead but never write fresh firmware as such. Netgear routers are like a note pad you scribble on and it makes it hard to patch when there is so much clutter from previous routers.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from crawlgsx 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)
  21. Haha
    Killhippie reacted to sharpz44 in Fix for "DumaOS not loaded yet!" (XR500 users only)   
    Looks like I know what I`m going back to when I get home after 3 weeks graft.... the XR500 may now be a conspiracy ....lol 
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    Killhippie reacted to sharpz44 in teething problems or something deeper?   
    Well this is News to me that Qos and PPPoE does not work Optimally with the XR500,think he just dropped a bomb right there,think I will turn mine off then.... roll on 2020 when hopefully this router gets the better support it was promised on numerous of occasions, can`t even get devices listed,maybe look at how Asus do it.... this router is like Battlefield 5.... LOL 
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    Killhippie got a reaction from sharpz44 in teething problems or something deeper?   
    PPPoE being the most universal way of connecting to VDSL2 in the UK and many other countries, so I would have to agree. How could the devs missed that during writing Milestone 1.3 especially while the router it was based on had PPPoE working fine! (R7800.) There is no excuse for that.

     Well its 20/12/2019, lets hope 2020 brings more than one official firmware update (2.3.2.56) and a bunch of bugs that never got fixed, and that 3.0 will improve the lacklustre performance of DumaOS for many of us and include the basics like PPPoE, VLAN tagging and IPv6. In 2019 it's hard to justify a router at this price point that cant do the basics, let alone in 2020 when cheaper AX routers will be flooding the markets along with more AX clients. AC routers are going to be old news really and most companies will be updating there portfolio with AX gear.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Locosano in teething problems or something deeper?   
    PPPoE being the most universal way of connecting to VDSL2 in the UK and many other countries, so I would have to agree. How could the devs missed that during writing Milestone 1.3 especially while the router it was based on had PPPoE working fine! (R7800.) There is no excuse for that.

     Well its 20/12/2019, lets hope 2020 brings more than one official firmware update (2.3.2.56) and a bunch of bugs that never got fixed, and that 3.0 will improve the lacklustre performance of DumaOS for many of us and include the basics like PPPoE, VLAN tagging and IPv6. In 2019 it's hard to justify a router at this price point that cant do the basics, let alone in 2020 when cheaper AX routers will be flooding the markets along with more AX clients. AC routers are going to be old news really and most companies will be updating there portfolio with AX gear.
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    Killhippie got a reaction from Sunaikinti in Fix for "DumaOS not loaded yet!" (XR500 users only)   
    Thats no excuse for not being more upfront about having that capability and not giving people the option of a 'not now'  solution. Cloud updates were assumed to be for gaming updates mostly and the odd geo filter update not crashing the interface! Sounds like DumaoS 3.0 will be talking to the mothership even more, not sure how I feel about that considering what just happened. Also I hope this cloud stuff (not keen on remote servers talking to my home routers these days) is over https. There is no way a routers GUI should go down because of a hidden update the users cant block and causing the user base to have to reboot, some people have big families and this router may be in the middle of streaming files game updates, downloading critical patches for operating systems etc, its not all about gaming. This really should have been a small update people could have downloaded like the GUI language updates at their leisure over the update system via Netgear, who may have caught the fatal error before you released it (unlikely) but you never know...
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