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    Zippy reacted to Netduma Admin in NEW FEATURE ANNOUNCEMENT: GEO-FENCING   
    When we launched the Geo-Filter back in 2014, it changed the way gamers experienced matchmaking. By giving you control over the servers you play on, you were able to eliminate the biggest cause of lag in gaming; distance.
    However, it's not always just a simple case of playing on the servers closest to your home - not all servers are made equal, and some can be lower quality despite being closer to you. We made Geo-Fencing to give you total control and solve this problem once and for all.

    With Geo-Fencing you can draw multiple Geo-Filters around the servers you like and block the servers you don't, giving you unprecedented control over the matchmaking process. Draw filters around your region or country, or only draw around the best servers in the world - online matchmaking is now in your hands.
    DumaOS 3.0 is the biggest update we have ever built, effectively doubling the feature set. Geo-Fencing is just one of many features coming to your router with DumaOS v3.0, so stay tuned for our next feature announcement.
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    Zippy reacted to TrayDay in Traffic Prioritization questions   
    1) Is there a list somewhere that tells you which games are under the "DumaOS Classified Games", does it mirror the list under "Basic" when you click "add device"? Does the list get updated by NetDuma team in a cloud or only from firmware updates?
    There haven't been any list or FAQs given the list of ports used for the dumaos classified games. But yes, I would assume it's update by Netduma.
    2) when setting up a game under the "Advanced" section, do I need to enter both the "Source" and "Destination" ports, or only the "Destination"? If the latter, do I leave the Source ports at 1-65535?
    It's up to you, as many of the games varies on the source and destination ports used but if want to use a range, 1024-65545 is not a bad start. For example, you can see the list of ports I presented that is used in Call of Duty:MW Warzone here.
    3) I read somewhere that not all ports need to be prioritized for a game as it's not the same as port forwarding, example is UDP ports are typically gameplay packets while TCP are other things, Is there a way to find out exactly which ports need to be prioritized for each game? does it matter too much if I just find out which ports are typically used for port forwarding and just add them?
    Yes, games such as First Person Shooters, utilizes UDP packets due to faster transmission and other technical reasons. But there are shooters like The Division that uses TCP and NBA 2k that does the same in usage heavily on TCP. 
    4) If 2 PCs are playing the same game on the same router, do I just add both PCs to "add device" and use the same ports for both? Is that possible?
    Yes, but make sure you utilize UPNP.
    5) I am currently playing Apex Legends on PC and have googled which ports are used for forwarding, but for prioritization I have only added the UDP ports and the TCP ports that have a matching UDP port number (see screenshot below) Is this a correct setup? It does appear to be working correctly, "High Priority Traffic Detection" light only comes on while playing.
    I play mainly on the PS4 the source ports is 50000:60000 to destination 37000:42000. As I also have captured the packets and have the saved data. PC is not too far off, as someone on the EA forums have found the information to coincide with my own findings in this thread here. Just to give you and idea of what I'm talking about, here a screenshot of that data.

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    Zippy got a reaction from Killhippie in Just bought a new XR500   
    I agree also. Internet traffic is very high atm. And even gaming servers you can tell are struggling with the higher traffic.. Just a lot of oddities happening.  Id say most ISP are running at there limits in certain areas if not all areas.. Id imagine since most of us are now hunkered down at home everyone is doing something on the internet to pass the time.. I know in my area the town is like a ghost town. Everyone is at home until we start seeing progress with this virus.. In the meantime we just all have to bare it and hope this passes somewhat quickly..
    Zippy.
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    Zippy got a reaction from N3CR0 in Just bought a new XR500   
    I agree also. Internet traffic is very high atm. And even gaming servers you can tell are struggling with the higher traffic.. Just a lot of oddities happening.  Id say most ISP are running at there limits in certain areas if not all areas.. Id imagine since most of us are now hunkered down at home everyone is doing something on the internet to pass the time.. I know in my area the town is like a ghost town. Everyone is at home until we start seeing progress with this virus.. In the meantime we just all have to bare it and hope this passes somewhat quickly..
    Zippy.
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    Zippy got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Just bought a new XR500   
    I agree also. Internet traffic is very high atm. And even gaming servers you can tell are struggling with the higher traffic.. Just a lot of oddities happening.  Id say most ISP are running at there limits in certain areas if not all areas.. Id imagine since most of us are now hunkered down at home everyone is doing something on the internet to pass the time.. I know in my area the town is like a ghost town. Everyone is at home until we start seeing progress with this virus.. In the meantime we just all have to bare it and hope this passes somewhat quickly..
    Zippy.
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    Zippy reacted to Newfie in Just bought a new XR500   
    I think at the moment isp’s are under huge strains and when Netflix and YouTube lower byte rates this tells you there are issue. No router, no software will be getting you the connection you want at the moment and most router forums are seeing complaints over poor performance which is related to the internet rather than their equipment. 
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    Zippy reacted to Netduma Fraser in Just bought a new XR500   
    The above is very true. I would suggest doing the tests via a wired connection as that is more stable generally and will reflect what the connection is really like rather than wifi instability.
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    Zippy reacted to Netduma Fraser in IPv6 - Current and future support level?   
    Yes it will, we've got it working on our dev units at the moment so will continue testing to ensure optimum compatibility.
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    Zippy reacted to MZJ in XR500 Setup Advice (new owner)   
    @Netduma Fraser
    Thank you for the information.  I will hold off from enabling IPv6.  Standing by for the 3.0 update...can't wait!
    mz
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    Zippy reacted to purpleandgold33 in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Ok I finally got it. For whatever reason my ethernet cable wasn't connected good enough. Sorry to bother you. I will try all of the above. Thanks for explaining everything to me to I really appreciate your time bro!!!!
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    Zippy reacted to purpleandgold33 in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Sounds good Zippy I'll give it a shot when I get home. I have that cheapy router plugged in right now. So your saying I have to have my ps4 on wifi as well eh? Ok we'll see what happens! Thanks for all of your solutions bro! Appreciate ya always!
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    Zippy got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Hey @purpleandgold33 here is a list of things you can try to see if it helps with your issue. I will list each one bellow separately starting with the easiest to the more difficult to do.. All these I have tested and had some better results.
    1) "Have All Devices On Wifi".  This option here I find the most easiest to try. Basically you would do a hard reset to your router and set all your devices up on wifi only.. Nothing can be hard wired.. For some reason this method helps slow down the amount of DHCP renew/release entries. And the ARP table seems to respond well with this.. Its strange this helps but it has from what ive tested. Also a plus about this one is that Device Manager starts to work properly as well. Devices show there correct status being online or offline..
    2) "Enable IPV6". Now I know you may ask why would we do this! Well think of this one as a test because here is why.. IPV6 doesn't use ARP(Address Resolution Protocol). IPV6 uses NDP(Neighbor Discovery Protocol). So think of it like this. ARP=IPV4, IPV6=NDP. So by enabling this you will likely notice you wont get those ARP STALE entries. But what you want to look for here is entries that pop up with IPV6 STALE entries. Usually this doesn't happen or if it does it always revolves around those DHCP renew/release events. And a simple way to clear this is by a simple power cycle of just the router. My results with this has been fairly decent as well.. And like always if you try this you have to hard reset your router and start the setup from scratch..
    3) "Disable DHCP On The XR500".  To do this you would do this in the section of where you would do address reservations.. Disable the router to handle DHCP on the Lan side and manually assign address separately for all your devices on your Network. This is a big pain.. Specially if you have a lot of devices. And the strange thing about this one is that the XR500 doesn't like this at all.. So if you do try this one make sure you have a lot of patience. And even when one gets everything setup correctly it took me several power cycles to get the XR500 to finally respond to this. But once it did finally connect it worked. This one here you may want to think on. Because it can be a difficult one to do.. 
     
    All those options above are meant to be tried one at a time and not all together. I think if we did try all of those at once the XR500 might have a nervous breakdown.. Because I hear my XR500 talking to me..lol.. And he always says what the hell are you doing now to me!! LOL.  Hes bucky!! ha ha. Anyways I hope this helps you. Try the first one first and let us know how it goes. Again like anything this does have a 50/50 chance on working for you. But I have had some very good luck with them all. The first one just seemed the most stable.
    Good luck and feel free to ask any questions and post back your results. This could be useful info!
    Zippy.
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    Zippy got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Thanks Fraser for those kind words my friend! Really appreciate that!  ☺️
    Zippy.
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    Zippy got a reaction from purpleandgold33 in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Hey @purpleandgold33 here is a list of things you can try to see if it helps with your issue. I will list each one bellow separately starting with the easiest to the more difficult to do.. All these I have tested and had some better results.
    1) "Have All Devices On Wifi".  This option here I find the most easiest to try. Basically you would do a hard reset to your router and set all your devices up on wifi only.. Nothing can be hard wired.. For some reason this method helps slow down the amount of DHCP renew/release entries. And the ARP table seems to respond well with this.. Its strange this helps but it has from what ive tested. Also a plus about this one is that Device Manager starts to work properly as well. Devices show there correct status being online or offline..
    2) "Enable IPV6". Now I know you may ask why would we do this! Well think of this one as a test because here is why.. IPV6 doesn't use ARP(Address Resolution Protocol). IPV6 uses NDP(Neighbor Discovery Protocol). So think of it like this. ARP=IPV4, IPV6=NDP. So by enabling this you will likely notice you wont get those ARP STALE entries. But what you want to look for here is entries that pop up with IPV6 STALE entries. Usually this doesn't happen or if it does it always revolves around those DHCP renew/release events. And a simple way to clear this is by a simple power cycle of just the router. My results with this has been fairly decent as well.. And like always if you try this you have to hard reset your router and start the setup from scratch..
    3) "Disable DHCP On The XR500".  To do this you would do this in the section of where you would do address reservations.. Disable the router to handle DHCP on the Lan side and manually assign address separately for all your devices on your Network. This is a big pain.. Specially if you have a lot of devices. And the strange thing about this one is that the XR500 doesn't like this at all.. So if you do try this one make sure you have a lot of patience. And even when one gets everything setup correctly it took me several power cycles to get the XR500 to finally respond to this. But once it did finally connect it worked. This one here you may want to think on. Because it can be a difficult one to do.. 
     
    All those options above are meant to be tried one at a time and not all together. I think if we did try all of those at once the XR500 might have a nervous breakdown.. Because I hear my XR500 talking to me..lol.. And he always says what the hell are you doing now to me!! LOL.  Hes bucky!! ha ha. Anyways I hope this helps you. Try the first one first and let us know how it goes. Again like anything this does have a 50/50 chance on working for you. But I have had some very good luck with them all. The first one just seemed the most stable.
    Good luck and feel free to ask any questions and post back your results. This could be useful info!
    Zippy.
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    Zippy reacted to purpleandgold33 in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Like I said before I rely on you smarter folks on this stuff cause I learn from you on work arounds, etc.
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    Zippy reacted to Netduma Fraser in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Zippy is indicating the DHCP renewals on the XR are causing the STALE ARP entries. If Zippy has something to try I would suggest trying it, he is very good at finding workarounds to issues. Otherwise unfortunately it is waiting for the next firmware.
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    Zippy got a reaction from purpleandgold33 in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Okay Thanks for that info! It likely is what is causing the ARP table to go stale.. If I was a betting type guy. Sometimes those cheapy routers work just fine. And it never hurts to have one around. I do know of something else to try but honestly it would be a 50/50 chance on it working. And it can be a hassle.. The best bet here is to wait for the next firmware drop! Just hang in there because we are all in the same boat.  Feel free to hit me up anytime. And if I come up with something I will definitely share it with yah!
    Thanks!
    Zippy.
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    Zippy got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    I totally understand your pain my man! I seriously do.. What we are trying to do here is find a solution until the next firmware drop. Either the ARP table is the issue or something is causing the ARP table to get corrupted so to speak.. I know what the ARP table does I just don't know if its the ARP table or something else causing the ARP table to go STALE..
    Are you getting any DHCP renew/release entries in your logs around the time the ARP table goes STALE?
    Thanks my friend!
    Zippy.
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    Zippy got a reaction from purpleandgold33 in Dropping Wired Connection (XR500)   
    Okay Thanks!  Since you have already done a factory reset monitor this again.. If at some point you notice this again just power down the router only by pressing the little power button in the back of the router. Wait a few minutes then power it back on. That may help clear it up for a bit longer and also save you the pain of having to do a full reset start to the router. Which is a pain! 
    When you see this in your logs does your router disconnect? Also when you see this in your logs does your gaming seem to be effected by this? In other words do you feel like you take a performance hit from this?
    Zippy.
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    Zippy reacted to sharpz44 in xr500 dropping internet   
    Not an option to go full wireless, I`m not bad with networking and have tried all sorts of fixes,putting devices to static IP does not solve the issue,the router DC`s with orange light so that tells you something,also looking back on netgear forums this issue was present in 2018 so clearly it`s netgear the firmware running behind Doma OS, I`ll wait as it`s not the end of the world but if 3.0 does nothing I`m off back to Asus or TP links new AX spider.
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    Zippy reacted to Zennon in How to upload   
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    Zippy reacted to BIG__DOG in How to upload   
    ok, you  really do not need to use such a website. The easiest way is to hit the PRNT SCRN key on a windows keyboard and it should save to pictures folder. Then all you have to do is if you wanted to add a screenshot to this forum is then click the "choose file" link on your post, locate the picture and add it. Hope this helps and if this was not what you were intending let us know and will try to help further.
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    Zippy reacted to Palian in Device Manager not working   
    Hi
    When I have to do a factory reset and I have done plenty (a bit annoying) I start afresh and not from a backup.
    If there is anything else you need let me know.
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    Zippy reacted to Netduma Fraser in xr500 dropping internet   
    Do you have that if the DHCP server is disabled as well? I do understand your frustration, I am confident you'll be much happier when 3.0 is released.
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    Zippy reacted to Netduma Fraser in xr500 dropping internet   
    I can totally understand the frustration, unfortunately I'm trying to find a solution to a problem that likely needs a firmware fix. I'm sure 3.0 will fix issues like these for people  Good suggestions as well.
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