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Newfie

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    Newfie reacted to George in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    Agreed, both my ISP default router and my old Apple Time Capsule work way way better. They remain stable and reliable for weeks without a single restart. 
     
    However the  QoS settings especially in conjunction with the game traffic auto-detection along with the advanced monitoring that DumaOS facilitates are two features I don’t have in my current setup. But guess what? In my XR300 both of these huge DumaOS selling points are completely broken. High priority traffic auto detect works Properly  half of the times at best. 
    Monitoring is broken too. As if the full of “nil” values interface wasn’t bad enough, when sometimes download traffic is not showing for some devices this makes the whole existence of advanced monitoring facilities completely  useless. 
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    Newfie reacted to Killhippie in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    Considering Netgear suggest power cycling should be done with all connected and Wi-Fi devices off* I wonder how much confusing this could possibly cause to a routers memory with a lot of devices attached when rebooting as well as its own Firmware. Personally I don't want the router going though a boot sequence with all the Wi-Fi and Ethernet devices still on on and calling out for a IP,. I think once in a while If you need to reboot your router just power it down for a 5 minutes remove the power block so the router has no residual electricity still in it and then you get a good clean start with the memory properly cleared, power it up and wait two minutes after powering it back up for the router to go though its start up routine, then switch all  your LAN  gear back on. Thats a much better way to reset devices if they are playing up, and you have refreshed your whole LAN. After all some devices need a reboot now and then, not many, like Newfie I've never had to reboot to help Arlo cameras out or my Tado heating system or my soundbar etc, but some set top boxes (Sky Q) need a reboot now and then, as well as some smart TV's especially those running Android. (Yes I'm looking at you Sony AF8) I mean if a £2500 OLED TV needs a reboot once in a while it shows clients need to be powered down once in a while to clear out memory too. (not to often though) So just do the whole lot in one go because you may find that just rebooting the router not the client can leaves some devices not connected or end up behaving in a quirky manner, which has happened on my XR500, a few times as well as other routers. I think doing the whole thing manually which would take less than ten minutes on a quite day when people are not using the network is a better approach, that's just me though we all have different views and ideas.

    * https://kb.netgear.com/19755/How-to-Power-Cycle-Your-Home-Network
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    Newfie got a reaction from George in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    To be honest once again George when my XR500 failed and I sent it off I took the time to get another router. My new XR500 turned up but I’m using the new router which I simply setup and it’s working fine. Very much like my old Apple routers performed.
    I had lots of issues with the 500, always messing around so I’ll keep the XR500 and wait for the 3.0 but I was always plagued like you with little bugs and hardware limitations. Struggled just to get stuff connected like an Amazon echo and poor Wi-fi performance round my property where I ended up with extenders and even then I had to place them close to the router to get a half decent connection. 
     
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    Newfie reacted to George in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    Agreed, however I don’t think it’s happening. I mean if you take a look  in this forum it’s the same problems over and over and not even a hint of a hotfix. Only a promise that things *might* be better in DumaOS 3.0. 
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from George in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    I’ve got to be honest I’ve never had an issue where my Wi-fi cameras need a fresh boot as they enjoy it or any other equipment that requires it. I would rather see a system that is stable and not needing a reboot to solve issues and personally a scheduled reboot due to problems that are solved via this is a tad lazy. 
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from Killhippie in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    I’ve got to be honest I’ve never had an issue where my Wi-fi cameras need a fresh boot as they enjoy it or any other equipment that requires it. I would rather see a system that is stable and not needing a reboot to solve issues and personally a scheduled reboot due to problems that are solved via this is a tad lazy. 
     
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    Newfie reacted to Bert in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    It's not PPPoE that is causing a issue with QoS, it's VLAN tagging.
     
    So if you use PPPoE alone you're fine but if you need to use VLAN tagging it screws with your upload QoS.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    https://kb.netgear.com/000060464/XR500-Firmware-Version-2-3-2-40
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061157/XR500-Firmware-Version-2-3-2-56
     

     
     
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from Buster in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    https://kb.netgear.com/000060464/XR500-Firmware-Version-2-3-2-40
     
    https://kb.netgear.com/000061157/XR500-Firmware-Version-2-3-2-56
     

     
     
     
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    Newfie reacted to Buster in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    As far as i am aware the XR500 has issues handling pppoe and qos on upload from what i have read on here in other threads ,
    i am on BT
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    Newfie got a reaction from Buster in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    Ive had a good old read of the BT forum, all 75 pages and I’m not convinced it’s all  down to BT network as quite a few have solved it via third party router and QoS. There’s one or two who had BT fix issues and there’s one who tried an XR router but it did not help but sometimes I wonder if it’s true as swapping out a modern homehub would require a modem and at times people who post about trying different routers never mention modems so I guess some posts have to be taken with a pinch of salt. 
    the BT homehub has no QoS either as it’s just a basic free router with no modem only option.
    Others have noted Netflix only and others say YouTube, Netflix and other streaming services create the issue. 
     
    this leads me back to a question.
    Could there be maybe a bug in the Bufferbloat and a reset or downgrade and upgrade of firmware be worth trying just in case Buster has an issue?
     
     
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Alex in Lag spikes when streaming   
    If you look through the BT thread some have had a fix so it’s worth posting on BT form and a mod should hopefully escalate the issue if you think it’s their side. You do seem to have to push them though.
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Fraser in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    If that is what they are doing then in theory yes, selecting the closest VPN server would minimize additional latency as well.
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    Newfie reacted to He4DHuNt3r_XIM in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    Netflix & Prime block most VPN's don't they? I could only get NordVPN to work if I used there software on my PC - Using NordVPN through the Router didn't let me watch anything.
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Alex in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    It seems very short sighted of them given that gaming is such a big deal, however it's possible that ISPs are providing their own video-on-demand services which is what motivates them to prioritize video so much.
    It's also possible that most online gamers don't notice lag... Seems unlikely to me but i'm not most people.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Alex in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    Reading through both links it’s definitely not linked just to BT but others too. I’m guessing due to the fact that streaming is very popular the ISPs have prioritised this. 
    if this is true then I take it no matter what Router you have nothing will solve this issue. 
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Alex in Anti bufferbloat 20%   
    Sounds like ISP's might be running some kind of QoS to make sure that streaming video is prioritized, which on the face of it sounds like a good idea until you realize it's interfering with people's gaming.
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    Newfie reacted to Killhippie in XR500 - Automated Scheduled Reboot Feature   
    Don’t buy SOHO routers from. Netgear, Asus, D-link etc. Get something decent like Cisco or Sonicwall. At the end of the day auto reboot is like having a graphic equaliser on the cheap all in one music systems of the late 90’s, It was to cover up the amplifier being absolutely awful, a decent amplifier doesn’t even need bass and treble. As to routers it’s easy enough to press the reboot button yourself or even get a timer. But if you want the kind of reliability that doesn’t require a reboot get a business grade router that generally comes with a much longer warranty if not a lifetime one. No it won’t have all the gaming features but it will stay up for months and months on end and have all the routing functions you will need. Home routers generally are full of gimmicks to make people part with their money and have fantastic shapes and loads of LEDs, whereas a business class router will be probably be rectangular and boring to look but it will be reliable, and with the minimum number of LEDs needed to show you everything is working. 
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Alex in Were these routers given up on?   
    I don't know how much i'm allowed to say regarding which hardware we'll put DumaOS 3.0 on due to legal mumbo jumbo that i'm restrained by...
    What I will say is that we're not dropping support for any existing hardware, and we're planning to release DumaOS 3.0 for every current DumaOS device. I can't promise it yet, but that's what we're planning on.
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    Newfie reacted to MBRGuru in Devices not showing online, no network traffic, 5Ghz dropping.   
    I'll give that a shot if it happens again. Thanks!
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Alex in Reset now channel 11 on 2.4 fails to work   
    This is the kind of tech support I like.
    The thread was solved before I even got here.
    Thanks killhippie!
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    Newfie reacted to Killhippie in Reset now channel 11 on 2.4 fails to work   
    Glad you got to the bottom of it, it did sound like a hardware issue but we never want to go there really unless all else fails. Glad you got it sorted.
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    Newfie reacted to Killhippie in Reset now channel 11 on 2.4 fails to work   
    Can you post a screenshot? Also what are your Wi-Fi settings and do you have both bands separated or are you you using smart connect? Did you alter anything else before changing channels?. Tbh I just left it on auto on the XR500, now I use a RAX120 so its a bit different but my XR500 did fine on auto, the old you must use 1-6-11 the non over lapping channels is not so important now and with most routers having auto detect they shift channels anyway so what is great on 11 today may be not so great later in the week. On 2.4Ghz leaving it on auto will mean in theory the router will pick a channel that works well that does not interfere with other networks and gives you the least interference, its long been known now that the other channels can be used in crowded areas, my XR500 liked 1 and 13 quite a lot and I never saw a deterioration on 2.4Ghz. I have to say this is an odd one unless the router is not letting you use channel 11 where you are, because of local restrictions. I know you said its set to Europe but are you in Europe and did you buy the router in your own country? Most odd indeed unless the router was designed for another country where channel 11 cant be used, I cant think why this is happening.
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    Newfie reacted to Killhippie in Reset now channel 11 on 2.4 fails to work   
    Good luck, post back to let us know how things are going.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Killhippie 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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