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  1. If you're getting 1000/1000 for the speed test, and it says it failed, then it doesn't sound like it was actually successful. It defaults to 1000 when it isn't able to complete the test.
  2. I did some more research on this, and I was pleasantly surprised to see mention of the following in some R9000 threads: http://routerlogin.net/debug.htm This lists current temperatures and shows a chart for when the fan should turn on for various component temperatures. There's other cool stuff like number of sessions, the wlan driver version, packet capture, wan port mirroring (think IDS like Snort), telnet, etc. Personally, unless instructed to do so by Netduma or Netgear support, I would NOT change anything on here.
  3. So FWIW, my original issue of the WAN interface going up and down periodically, which led to packet loss, has yet to happen since going to the previous firmware version. No issues with wireless or wired connections cutting out either. I'm now using all of the QoS and geo-filter features, and everything is working great.
  4. Glad to hear your replacement is working well, FQs19. I'm still running fine with the downgraded firmware. Going to leave it at that for now, and I'll try upgrading when a future update comes out. I'm looking forward to the new milestone's features. 😃
  5. FWIW, my fan does not run all of the time either. The router was only slightly warm to my hand yesterday. I'll check it out tonight after it has been running for a day. We usually keep our place at a cool 73-74 degrees when we're home. Good luck with your replacement! Edit: Forgot to add that after the downgrade, pages load much quicker now in the admin interface. I liked your "loading pages from a modem" comparison. That's how it felt before for me as well.
  6. Yeah, not many options, so went back to and disabled auto-updating.
  7. I downgraded the firmware to the last version (yeah, I lose the Hybrid VPN lol sigh...), which is really the only other version that exists, and did another factory reset. XR700 has been up for over an hour with no WAN disconnects. Edit: Forgot one other observation. The log was getting spammed pretty bad on the latest version. I forget the exact wording, but it was something about bad metadata for DumaOS. It filled the log for page after the page, with only a little bit of other activity in bursts in between. After the downgrade, none or far fewer of those messages appear. Probably not related, but thought it was interesting to note. My XR500 was fine for the most part, especially if I left all of the QoS and Geo-Filter settings alone. Otherwise, I had random times where the Wi-Fi or all connections would cut off until a router reboot. What timeout and always on settings are you referring to? I know... I usually don't get a router until it has been out for a bit. I was hoping that because this basically seems like an X10 R9000 that has been re-badged for gaming that it wouldn't be as bad. I've also had good routers where one bad update ruins it, and another update later on patches things back up. Feels like no real rhyme or reason sometimes. Yeah, I have to say this has been a weird product launch. Netgear's product page still said "pre-order" last time I checked. However, it feels weird to think Amazon and Newegg would be doing shady deals to release a product early. I'm not talking about a random shop selling through Amazon either, I'm saying sold directly by Amazon themselves. I'm using Charter Spectrum 400/20 (which is cable). I appreciate the suggestions. So far, a firmware downgrade is proving helpful. I'll keep these other ideas in mind if the problem returns. Thanks so much!
  8. So, basically, my understanding is that the anti-bufferbloat is setting a cap for how much each device on the network can use from the Internet connection. This keeps greedy devices from hogging the connection and causing other devices to get in line and wait for things to free up (queuing). When you set it to 70% and always, you're saying you never want any of your devices to be able to use more than 70% of your connection, up or down. Likewise, that means 20% is really limiting what your devices can use of your connection. You're probably not doing yourself any favors at that point, I imagine. There's a pinned post that talks about reasons for why the DSL Reports test may give a bad score. Seems like there's a delay in the way the router is inspecting traffic, and this makes things look bad to DSL Reports. Personally, I'd set it to always or auto, 70/70, and enjoy the connection as is. 😊
  9. Adding a new finding to this: I checked the statistics before doing another reset and noticed that the WAN is only showing up for 13 minutes. I looked at some other stuff and came back, and it said it was only up for a few seconds. Now, I'm trying to watch and see if the dropped packets lines up with the WAN interface going down. The modem should be fine, seeing as it worked peachy with the XR500 hours before, but I did swap for the new Ethernet cable included with the XR700. I could try swapping the cable back. Seems like either that or something going on with the WAN port on the XR700? Edit: Okay, the dropped packets definitely coincide with the WAN port going down and coming back up. Swapping network cable didn't help. Flashing firmware from download didn't help. Factory reset didn't help. WAN interface goes down every 20 minutes or so. Any chance of this being solvable through a firmware update? I'm willing to try beta firmwares, etc. to see if this can be fixed. Otherwise, I'm looking at returning both an XR500 and an XR700 for being defective in different ways. This is very frustrating.
  10. Hello, Just replaced an XR500 with an XR700 this afternoon. I shared some thoughts and concerns in the "XR700 Thoughts and Questions" thread. However, I'm having a frustrating issue that might warrant a separate thread for it. I have been working remotely today using Remote Desktop on Windows to connect to my work machine. It was working fine on the XR500. I use a wired connection. I installed the XR700, messed around with new settings, tried some stuff, did a factory reset, and went back to work. I'm now finding myself periodically being disconnected. As a test, I started continuous pings to several domains (including work) and the router IP itself. Whenever the RDP session would cut off, I'd see that one or two packets were getting dropped during the ping sessions at the same time for all domains. The router ping never lost a connection. Here's the messages I would see: - Reply from Destination net unreachable. - Request timed out. The failure rate is somewhat low, but it has really gotten on my nerves for remoting to work. It does not tolerate dropped packets at all. But yeah, think 8 packets dropped out of 4,800. Not a lot, but enough to cause things to disconnect and reconnect. Here's where it gets rather weird. My roommate tried from his machine. He is connected via guest Wi-Fi, and I had him ping the same domains (he can't ping the router from the guest network though). He's not seeing any disconnects at the same time I'm seeing them. My next steps are to install the firmware from a fresh download from the Netgear site, followed by a factory reset. I know that lots of things could cause this, but this situation seems pretty cut and dry. Everything worked fine for the first half of the day, the router was swapped out, and now I've had problems for the rest of the day. Any other troubleshooting steps that anyone can think of? Thanks, Travis Edit: Scratch that. Roommate is seeing dropped packets as well. Just didn't wait long enough I guess. 😞
  11. Yes, upload speed test works fine when going to speedtest.net and other sites afterwards.
  12. Setup my XR700 today! A few observations so far: - Something feels better about the build quality on this router (and accessories/packaging). This is probably my fourth router from Netgear. I've had 10-15 over the years from various brands. Gone is the yellow Ethernet cable that Netgear traditionally includes. Instead a flat, black one is included instead. Power brick is still large but feels more compact. The antennas come pre-installed so no messing with that when setting things up. - The design of this router is rather clean and sharp. I like how you can see inside through the mesh cover on top. I can definitely see a fan on the left. The materials and colors for everything makes it look and feel nice. Very thankful that the stupid password sticker isn't on the top this time. It came off cleanly with the clear protective cover that I took off during installation. - Most items in DumaOS are the same if you're familiar with the current version on the XR500. Notable changes include a Hybrid VPN app, an Amazon cloud drive backup option for USB drives, a Plex media server for USB drives, and the NTP time settings have a separate section now under Administration. There are also hardware-related changes like settings for the 10G port being used as WAN and options related to the 60G wireless connection. Because the router likes to do an update during the first setup, a factory reset is almost necessary afterwards. I tried just using it as is without resetting it initially, and weird stuff happened: - Even though I don't really have anything that uses 60G wireless yet, I thought it was weird that it said it was disabled (while every setting indicated that it was enabled). - After an initial reboot, it took a bit of time before routerlogin.net would work. Much longer than normal, but it finally came up. - Once I turned on anti-bufferbloat and rebooted later on, I couldn't get the QoS page to load. The app would just keep spinning the circles and saying they couldn't load. Those all went away after the reset. However, there were some other random issues: - The upload speed test during setup still doesn't work, and that was on initial setup and after a factory reset on latest version. - While probably not a big deal for most people, the 60G wireless feels kinda tacked on in some ways. For example, if you change the SSID for the 2.4 GHz network, it updates the 5.0 GHz one as well. The 60 GHz one stays the default. Same for the password. There's also no guest network for 60 GHz. I can change things manually, and I honestly can't use it yet, but it just feels clunky when adjusting settings. I'm currently leaving most settings at default after the factory reset. Trying to get a baseline of stability and to see if any new issues pop up. Cheers!
  13. Yeah, Amazon waited until the last minute to decide that my XR700 isn't arriving today after all. More like Nov. 1st (this is the third time the date has changed). I think I may have grabbed the only one available on Newegg just now, so I'm cancelling the order on Amazon. Who knows, FQs19, maybe that'll make your replacement arrive sooner. 😉
  14. Supposedly, Amazon is delivering my XR700 today. I'll try to report back here if I notice it getting too hot, fans running, weird issues, etc. Nervous about the possibility of this being a bad first batch. I'm already looking at an XR500 that might be "defective."
  15. Just wanted to chime in on the Internet speed test issue. I've had to do a few factory resets with the XR500 last week and this week. I have the latest firmware. Last week, it could test the download and upload speeds fine (though it did take two tries). This week, it can't seem to get the upload speed worked out no matter what. Seems like it defaults to 1000 Mbps when it fails. So, you're not alone in this issue, it doesn't seem to be tied to a firmware version, and I was able to reproduce the issue over several days when it started happening. Also, a speed test right before or after setup using speedtest.net (which is Ookla) would work just fine.
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