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  1. No I’m afraid that’s not support as far as I’m aware.
  2. Hi unfortunately the firmwares are handled by Netgear and VPN is not supported at the moment. What issue are you running into where you require the vpn?
  3. Hi and welcome. if you mean your base ping unfortunately the router can’t lower that as its down to your line but the geo filter will help to achieve the best connection rates.
  4. Cheers, On the PS4 it’s a tad more for me, must be the difference in download limits.
  5. When you download on the PS4 the upload shows activity, on my line at a max 55 it’s around 2.5mbps so that grabs a chunk of your upload, if it’s the same as the PS5 and that’s going flat out it may be a adding to your issues. I just wondered if it’s the same on the PS5
  6. On the PS5 do you notice an increase on the upload on the monitor when it’s downloading at full rate?
  7. Are you not using it at the moment? I notice you have the R2 too. How are you getting on with the R2?
  8. It does but it’s this chipset. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/ipq8065 the other cores run at 800 MHz. There was some confusion as Liam looked at the profile of the OP and I looked at the post that stated 3 cores and the only router with 3 cores is the XR1000.
  9. Haha don’t worry, I never looked at the profile and thought I made a mistake too.
  10. Is this the 500 or 1000 that’s being talked about?
  11. The cpu has 3 cores, each one is represented by a different colour. I’m not sure if one is dedicated to DPI.
  12. Apple devices don’t support 160Mhz, you need to drop that below the max rate. WiFi changes, anything around you could be causing issues but the first step is to turn off the 160mhz as all those devices are 2x2 only. If I set 160Mhz I see issues straight away. unless you start to go through the steps it makes finding the issues very hard. Best to reset and then first set the WiFi to 80Mhz then test then 40mhz and test. I can assure you that those device will happily work away below 160Mhz. As an it field chap you should know that most commercial setting tend to use 40mhz or even 20Mhz on 5Ghz as they plan out the channels and APs. Sometimes you cant get away with 80Mhz either in a domestic setting. A methodical approach is the way to go. Start fresh and work through each issue.
  13. I believe 4800 is 160 MHz, devices need to be compatible, they can drop and reconnect randomly plus no mobile device will reach that as most clients are 2x2. What devices are dropping on that setting? What neighbouring channels do you have around you and have you noticed anything new popping up. Do the disconnects happen radomly? When you reset did you use the soft or the rear pin hole method? Higher numbers on WiFi don’t mean necessarily mean better performance, it’s not uncommon to see 40mhz used in congested areas or even 20mhz on the 5ghz. If you have a congested population of neighbouring channels dropping the transmit power helps too with interference. Same applies to 40mhz on 2.4. Devices need to be compatible and 40mhz uses more channels so creates and picks up more interference if you have other neighbouring channels around. Heres the fun part, a WiFi analyser helps to see what’s about however they don’t always pick up all channels, I can use my MacBook and check and I can use one of my Unifi APs and see a hell of a lot more including hidden channels.
  14. The R2 is different hardware so depending on your needs may or may not be the right router. Did you drop back to the official firmware? Were you losing WiFi on the official firmware and if so what trouble shooting did you try? here’s what I would do, drop back to the official firmware, reset then set up as new, don’t use a saved profile. Then from there ask for help solving WiFi issues and any other issues. Work through each bug separately in the thread so it’s easier to solve and see if that helps. tip, don’t reset using the software, use the rear pinhole method only.
  15. It would be nice as some extenders in extender mode require it to work at optimum performance plus it gives you more options as in your case.
  16. If your 5Ghz has lots of neighbouring 5Ghz channels and that would means they are fairly close or you are in say an apartment complex then change the 5Ghz from 80Mhz down to 40Mhz and see if that helps. You can even go down to 20Mhz. That way it cuts down interference as your not overlapping as many neighbouring channels. the draw back is it will limit your throughput each step down you take but it’s swings and roundabouts.
  17. Bert is spot on. I think Tim on SNB did some latency checks on AX with OFDMA on and the results were very good however that’s a lab test but AX offers the best WiFi experience if you have AX devices. That’s not to say you can’t happily game on wifi but wiring up with the R2 is the best method. power adaptors, well I don’t much like them, not for gaming and they very rarely give great results if you want the best experience and performance. They are fine for surfing the net or watching vids. when you run a cable from router to device you have the most control of that environment, with WiFi you can’t control interference or the way WiFi is designed to work.
  18. Bert and myself have just replied to your other post above.
  19. The best I’ve achieved was around 380 but that was a good day. A rule of thumb is around 40 to 60% of the rate for a wave 1 router. A wave 2 router will achieve a better throughput as it can achieve a higher QAM which is dynamic so distance plays a part. This comes under modulation and coding so the higher QAM the more bits can be sent in one go. Once you start adding clients and if you have a high number the throughput is reduced on a busy network. You often see routers say max number of clients ie 25, 50, 125 and so on but at max client limit it’s at a snail rate. It’s not uncommon to see isp gear as wave 2 hence why you see higher throughputs and can handle more clients. Saying that the XR300 is wave 1 but that uses official drivers so will see an increase in throughput but NG can afford licences and can produce routers in bulk probably cheaper than Netduma but the R2 while it might not have the same hardware still offers great performance for its price range. Worth mentioning that while WiFi testing is great and you often hear range is a limiting factor it’s not only the router that talks but the device must be able to talk back too so while at range errors occur and that can slow down performance through retransmission and hogging the airtime. Home routers tend to blast out the signal more than enterprise routers as they are not meant to handle huge amounts of clients in a busy network where as enterprise gear tends to rely on extra AP placements to handle client numbers and to maintain a desired throughput.
  20. Newfie

    UEFA 2021

    Well the finals tonight, any guesses on the end result. I’ll plumb for a 2-1 win for England.
  21. The router can’t control who joins what, the router controls your network and it’s connection to a server but it has no control outside that.
  22. Try the next one down which is in the 2000mbps region and see if that cures the disconnections.
  23. What’s the 5GHz rate set at under the WiFi settings. Most set it to max rate of 4000 something which needs to be lowered. No device will reach that so and I believe that’s the 160Mhz setting but Fraser may have to confirm that for us.
  24. That depends on your network needs, if you have WiFi 6 devices then the XR1000 offers the best wifi connectivity. It also will have a better coverage wifi wise. The R2 on the other hand has the full feature list of 3.0 but as with all routers it depends on your requirements.
  25. What’s your WiFi settings. Are you using smart connect? check the 5ghz connection rate, if it’s set to 160Mhz some devices will drop as they don’t support it.
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