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Sunaikinti

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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from Killhippie in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Netgear firmware is outdated. They left netduma in a bad situation. It's like they want them to fail. There are much older netgear products that have been updated more frequently. Netgear refuses to help. Didn't even respond to my bbb complaint! Let me add this, netduma is a good team, great ideas. But they need a firmware from ground up. Not a hybrid firmware with outdated code. It'll never work right. Netduma need their own product, or total control over any partnership product. Netduma can't fix netgear's  code. They won't let them.
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from raf1212 in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Netgear firmware is outdated. They left netduma in a bad situation. It's like they want them to fail. There are much older netgear products that have been updated more frequently. Netgear refuses to help. Didn't even respond to my bbb complaint! Let me add this, netduma is a good team, great ideas. But they need a firmware from ground up. Not a hybrid firmware with outdated code. It'll never work right. Netduma need their own product, or total control over any partnership product. Netduma can't fix netgear's  code. They won't let them.
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Palian in Device Manager   
    After having trouble with my XR500 Router's Device Manager not working correctly and trying everything else as told to by Netduma support I finally received an email reply from Netgear as below:
    We do really apologize for this ever an inconvenience.

    After months of investigation, our development team come up to the conclusion that this is something to do with NETDUMA. The problem is with NetDumaOS which can be assisted by their team. Please contact NetDuma support using this email address: [email protected]

    Thank you.

    Hopefully the new version 3 may fix this problem.
     
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from R79 in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    If netduma ever does release a firmware, it will still have all the same bugs. You cannot update the dumaos side of this router without FIRST updating the netgear side of the firmware PERIOD! I cannot stress this enough. This product will never work correctly. 
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Netduma Fraser in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Hi all, 

    Please be assured that we read every single comment made on the forum and we do take it on board. I understand it has been a long wait but good news is incoming and we'll be making another feature announcement this week. I'm closing this thread now to avoid derailing from its original intention.
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from BSdetector in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    If netduma ever does release a firmware, it will still have all the same bugs. You cannot update the dumaos side of this router without FIRST updating the netgear side of the firmware PERIOD! I cannot stress this enough. This product will never work correctly. 
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from Envious in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    If netduma ever does release a firmware, it will still have all the same bugs. You cannot update the dumaos side of this router without FIRST updating the netgear side of the firmware PERIOD! I cannot stress this enough. This product will never work correctly. 
  8. Haha
    Sunaikinti reacted to raikun in COVID-19 and what it means for Netduma   
    As much as I hope all the team is safe and not running any unnecessary risks, I'm sure this won't affect the deadline, seeing as the COVID vaccine will be ready and available way before DumaOS 3.0
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from AI_EXREYFOX in Nighthawk Gaming Netgear Duma 3.0 OS   
    At this point, seeing is believing.
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from Tialyx in XR500 Network Dropping   
    I agree with Leo. Return it while you can. Check here once in a while and see if they ever figure this mess out. Then rebuy it later at a lower price by then lol. That's what I did, am doing.
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Leo in XR500 Network Dropping   
    I've just read through this thread I think you really need to push for a product replacement or your money back. You've already wasted enough of your time.
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Ownsin in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    At this point, I wouldn't put any faith in their words. They have completely destroyed their credibility and just keep giving us empty promises.
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    Sunaikinti reacted to MZJ in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    Thank you all for the great information and quick response!! :)
    @Sunaikinti Yes, @Zippy is correct.  I was talking about my router in the OP.  So, your first response was right.  When I first setup my new XR500 there was a prompt for me to update the firmware.  With my R7000, I would always do a factory reset after any firmware update and I did not think about that for this router.  Probably a few more days, then I would have done that. LOL!!  Thank you so much for the suggestion.  So far...no connection issues.  
    @Netduma Fraser Hey, thank you...happy to be here!  Do you see any reason for me to enable IPv6 with my current setup?  If not, why?  Are there issues with IPv6?  I have seen post that have mention issues when this is enabled, but wasn't sure if this was resolved in the latest firmware install.  My main goal (same as many if not all users) is to get the best coverage/speeds for all my 9 WIFI connected devices and the best gaming experience for all three of my console systems connected directly to the router.  Also, are there issues with QoS with the current firmware version.  If so, what are the issues and do they apply to setup?
    Thank you,
    mz
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from MZJ in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    Just reread your post. I thought you meant your router was flashing white after a reset. But I see it was your modem. My bad. But this router is very flaky if you update the firmware and do not do a reset with the pin hole. It does weird things with the dhcp resetting both wan and lan. And imo if you're using multiple consoles, I would change the nat to open instead of secure to insure correct port mapping and open nat on all consoles.
    https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Gaming-with-Full-Cone-vs-Symmetric-NAT-Routers/td-p/1346122
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from MZJ in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    When you reset the router with the pin hole, how long you hold down the button matters. I don't know why this is never discussed? When you hold down the reset button, first is starts to flash orange after 5-7 seconds. This is a factory reset at this point. If you hold it longer, it will flash white. This is now recovery mode. Now you can use a tftp program to flash the firmware. I'm not sure if this is accurate? Maybe Fraser can clear this up?
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Netduma Fraser in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    Hey, welcome to the forum!
    As Zippy said switch NAT to Open in WAN Settings to prevent any NAT issues with your consoles. For WiFi I would suggest you use a WiFi analyzer - you can download one on your phone - and find the least congested channels in your area and then switch to that for 5GHz - leave 2.4GHz on auto. Make sure you disable Smart Connect to do this. The disconnect may have been a one off hopefully but as suggested hold the reset button in the back of the router down for 25 seconds and release then wait 1 minute before accessing the router again to setup. Also I would recommend you follow our optimal settings guides to ensure you set it up correctly and understand how the router works. http://support.netduma.com/en/support/solutions/folders/16000090646
    It will only enter recovery mode for use with TFTP if you hold the reset button before you turn on the router, if you hold it down for longer when it is already on then this just ensures it factory resets correctly.
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Zippy in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    @Sunaikinti  I do believe that the Op was talking about his router with the flashing light turning white after a reset. His modem the SB8200 doesn't have white lights. At least not that im aware of. I beta tested that modem and I only recall green and blue. So you were correct with your first assumption..
    I think imo the disconnect was caused by the DHCP renew/release of the router. Op should follow your suggestions and do a hard reset to the router after being on the current firmware. And let the router fully bootup before proceeding to configuring it. And I would recommend configuring it from scratch and not use a backup file.
    The Op does have a lot of consoles so in his case he will likely need to select Open NAT in the WAN settings of his XR500. That usually ensures a FullCone NAT. Which is what one wants when gaming with that many consoles. 
    Zippy.
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from Zippy in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    Just reread your post. I thought you meant your router was flashing white after a reset. But I see it was your modem. My bad. But this router is very flaky if you update the firmware and do not do a reset with the pin hole. It does weird things with the dhcp resetting both wan and lan. And imo if you're using multiple consoles, I would change the nat to open instead of secure to insure correct port mapping and open nat on all consoles.
    https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Gaming-with-Full-Cone-vs-Symmetric-NAT-Routers/td-p/1346122
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from Killhippie in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    Just reread your post. I thought you meant your router was flashing white after a reset. But I see it was your modem. My bad. But this router is very flaky if you update the firmware and do not do a reset with the pin hole. It does weird things with the dhcp resetting both wan and lan. And imo if you're using multiple consoles, I would change the nat to open instead of secure to insure correct port mapping and open nat on all consoles.
    https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Gaming-with-Full-Cone-vs-Symmetric-NAT-Routers/td-p/1346122
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Od1n in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    But does that vision go hand in hand with what the customer wants?
    It took 3 years to come up with DumaOS which is bascially just a nicer looking modular OS but with pretty much 0 new features. The post release roadmap was to deliver modular feature add-ons in short succession. But that has long been droped and now (for whatever reason) everything has to be bundled into one new DumaOS 3.0 which totally works against the initial modular approach. So why again have we waited 3 years for DumaOS then?! I start to get the feeling that the main driving factor for DumaOS was Netgear and that there MUST be a reason for why those "over-promissed" features havent been released individually yet. The original R1 OS may have had some expansion bottlenecks, but at least it was WAY more responsive and easier on the CPU. I mean the new DumaOS isnt even mobile compatible, and its 2020!
    And to come back to my first sentence about what the customer wants, i could care less about another overhaul of the netduma interface or its traffic monitor. The R1 is a gaming router and not a device for network engineers who need to track down traffic sources. So why would a gamer need a traffic history in the first place? People who need that buy different routers with far more monitor capabilities. The idea of the R1 is to activate congestion control and forget about lag and all the complicated stuff.
    And talking about congestion control, last year some really impressive progress has been made in terms of congestion control. And it will not take that much longer until you can natively use those with Linux. So the R1 will soon get some severe and free competition that doesnt require you to reduce your bandwith to 70%. Im curious to see who is faster with the release, but deep down i already know the answer. Plus im not even sure if the R1 congestion control can beat Googles congestion control from 2016, Iain didnt include it in the benchmarks from 4 years ago.
    Netgear isnt stupid, when taking the congestion control out of the equation there isnt all that much that separates the R1 from the competition. Geo filtering becomes less and less important as more and more games use dedi servers plus dont enforce world wide lobbies. And the VPN function kills the R1 CPU plus most competitive shooters straight up ban you for VPN-ing anyway.
    After 4 years you guys better have some REALLY good features in the oven. Luckily it is no longer our job as the community to make pressure but for the first time the competition will now do that. And maybe you will listen more to what they have to say than what we had to say over the last 4 years...
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    Sunaikinti reacted to lilstone87 in ANNOUNCEMENT: The Future of DumaOS: Version 3.0   
    Well I see a lot of people are upset, with how long/delayed updates have taken for their XR routers. I owned the R1 from the very early days, and I bought the XR500 early on as well. To be honest, I haven't used either of them very much. They have collected a lot more dust, than uptime. Overall most will say I wasted my money, and I can understand them saying that, and I won't argue that.
    Also I have known a couple of the original ND guys since they started up as a company. They do WANT to make things better for US as GAMERS. At the same time, they were a startup company, and I'm sure they're still a pretty small company overall. Still they have made it this far, and I'm happy for them. I know some are likely angry with them partnering with Netgear. Which I can understand that as well. But for them as a company, it was their best decision, to help grow themselves as a company, going forward.
    As for these XR routers, it was a hard decision for me to buy the XR500. For me at the time, I had the money to buy it, so I did. However before buying the router, I knew "Netgear's" history, when it came to their routers. Which is, they're very slow with pushing firmware updates for their routers. I have owned close to 15 routers in the last 10-12 years, several netgear routers. As of right now, I won't buy another netgear router, due to how slow they're with updates. As they don't post beta build's, and such, unless you're a beta tester for a select router, and you only get updates for it.
    As of right now, with the main routers you can buy in many stores, and such. The brand I feel is best for routers at the moment is ASUS. As they actually push firmware updates pretty often, as of the last couple months, I feel some of their build's are buggy, for me at least, the wireless drivers they're using, causes me random short disconnects to my Galaxy S9+ phone. Still even with some of their bugs, with faster updates being pushed. There's a guy named RMerlin, who makes build's for a lot of their newer routers, fixes some of the smaller bugs, and add some other features as well. Plus he pushes newer build's pretty often as well.
    Finally I want to say, if Netgear truly wants to help gamers with routers, with gaming type features. They have to learn to work much faster with updates. Averaging 6+ months for every firmware update, at this point in time, is piss poor, and not good enough. My phone gets updates so much faster, and more often. There's zero reason, for a router company to not be faster, and more steady with firmware updates. As for the XR line of routers, I won't place blame on ND. As I'm sure they only work on/handle a certain part of the firmware for these routers. Even with that said, as people on these forums repeatedly have mentioned. With the current firmware for these routers, there are minor annoying type bugs, which should of been worked on, and fixed, in a timely manner. That's not happening, and NG should be ashamed of themselves for being so slow with updates. As I type this, if someone asked me about buying a Netgear branded router, I would tell them to stay away. This isn't a me HATING them as a company. It's just me calling things out like I see them, nothing I said in this post is a lie.
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from Zippy in Were these routers given up on?   
    This is why I sold my xr500. I keep checking back for a new firmware, but nothing for so long that I am glad I sold it. Once, or should I say if they fix it, I will buy it once more.
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    Sunaikinti reacted to Zippy in Problems With UPNP?   
    Ive always questioned the UPNP of my XR500. I don't put a lot of faith into it.. Ive been told the XR500 UPNP is outdated. And it may not be able to even be updated.. I think @Killhippie has better insight on this. He seems to track Netgear a bit better then I do.. My ASUS does a much better job at UPNP then my XR500. Its sounds like Netgear was a bit sloppy on there firmware with the XR500. The way I understand it there might be a lot of dead code floating around on it from previous features Netgear used.. Currently right now my UPNP table isn't even populating any ports.. But yet I have an Open Nat on my Xbox.. It maybe time to do another factory reset.. Which im not a fan of.. I really wish I could load DumaOS on my ASUS. 
    Zippy.
  24. Thanks
    Sunaikinti reacted to RedBull2k in Caddy 1.2   
    I thought i would start this off with its own thread.
    I have expanded slightly from my first app, screen shots are below. 

    now you can save and load your allow and deny list. This is very ideal if you have to factory reset. plus sharing of lists is possible.
    you can clear your allow/deny list with a single click.
    for those of you who are fed up of seeing your offline devices can with 1 click remove all offline devices that no longer hold an ip address
    you can also create your own custom black/whitlist just make a text file named with the following 
    Server_Blacklist.txt
    Server_Whitelist.txt
    Peer_Blacklist.txt
    Peer_Whitelist.txt
    and insert ip addresses, only 1 ip address per line for example

    from where ever this file is saved just drag and drop into the white box, this will automatically add
     
    here is the file
    caddy 1.0
    caddy 1.1
    caddy 1.2
    @Mobel
    @GHOST-1-EC
    @TrayDay
    @MikeyPython
    @Sable
    @WalkedDave
    @Bert
    @Locosano
    @Sherman85
    @DanyKTM
    @Zippy
    @Grafti
    @Fuzy
    @[email protected]
    @HaBlo0
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    Sunaikinti got a reaction from George in Were these routers given up on?   
    This is why I sold my xr500. I keep checking back for a new firmware, but nothing for so long that I am glad I sold it. Once, or should I say if they fix it, I will buy it once more.
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