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    Newfie reacted to PharmDawgg in Arris SB8200   
    I hate it that we have to wait for the isp’s to push updates to these devices. I think modems are devices that don’t get enough support. 
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    Newfie reacted to UK_Wildcats_Fans in Home cameras   
    I don't know about the UK, but I have installed them on my home in the USA.  I did it because people were stealing packages from the front porch.  I had 3 incidents within  3 month time frame.  After the cameras, I only had one incident with an Amazon driver that scanned a package and then put it back into the vehicle.  I shared the footage with Amazon.   I told them that they can press charges or I was going to forward it the police.  I have not had any further incidents since then.
    I have used the footage several other times to help neighbors solve their issues too.
    I highly recommend them.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in Wifi slower than isp router   
    To be fair that’s about average at the moment while they work at improving the WiFi.
    the chances are your isp router might have been a wave 2 device so will achieve a better WiFi connection. As it’s a 866 connection rate on the 5Ghz you can normally say you will see a 40 to 60% throughput so 340mbps would be a nice achievable rate but a lot depends on the environment as the R2 is a wave 1 router so you don’t have beamforming if memory serves me right and will not compete with wave 2 routers.
    You might need to use a WiFi  analyser to see if you can find the cleanest channel. Double check the 5Ghz is set to a bandwidth of 80Mhz and insure the router is away from EMI sources ie. not behind a tv or sat on electrical appliances.  
    you might be able to nudge that up a little but don’t forget as you distance yourself from the router you will see performance drop. 
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Fraser in Ping Test (Under Load) - Always getting C rating   
    That MTU is ridiculous, I'm not surprised it is taking you so long, you've probably got fragmentation. MTU is a placebo affect when it comes to online gaming.
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    Newfie got a reaction from VVarrior in Attention all XR1000 users   
    Thinkbroadband scales so the the first one is better where the latest had some spikes so it scaled it. Bit like PingPlotter scaling that scales as your latency increases.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in XR500 with HG612 or BT Smart Hub 2   
    It’s just personal preference, go with the one you are happy with. 
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    Newfie got a reaction from Mondezz in XR500 with HG612 or BT Smart Hub 2   
    It’s just personal preference, go with the one you are happy with. 
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Fraser in Attention all XR1000 users   
    Seems a bit backwards but cheers!
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    Could you disable Traffic Prio entirely when doing those tests please as we have found it affects them in the past.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in I want to extend my R2 WiFi range. Options?   
    Are you able to run a wire or is your property wired up so you can add an Access Point?
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in I want to extend my R2 WiFi range. Options?   
    Are you able to run a wire or is your property wired up so you can add an Access Point?
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    Newfie got a reaction from Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    Fingers crossed 👍
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    Newfie got a reaction from CRarsenxL in Wireless devices not obeying "Always" congestion control   
    https://www.netgear.com/support/product/xr1000.aspx#download
     
    theres 2 firmwares below the latest, you could try each one but you would need to reset after installing the firmware and there is security vulnerability If you do try them. 
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    Newfie reacted to Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    Great guess then, I'd never even thought about the ping variances, but will for future trouble shooting, cheers boss 
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    Newfie reacted to Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    Right so just a wee update, I was looking for my HH when I came across the vigor 130 modem (thought I'd got rid of it lol) and I'd read what Newfie had said about the DM200 having issues, so I thought I'd throw on the vigor.
    Anyways about 20 mins in and 3 tests done and all speed test in and around the same speeds etc, wether the "test pc" mobile phone laptop or ipad.
    So hopefully issue is resolved, but will let you know for definite tomorrow
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    Newfie got a reaction from Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    See how it goes, it was just a guess due to the raised ping. 
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    Newfie reacted to Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    Nice shout, just so happened I went into one of the cupboards to get the HH and there was a vigor 130 modem, so I've thrown it on and set it all up and so far so good. Will test every 10 mins for an hour and see how it holds.
     
    Great shout though on the DM200, first couple of 10 min tests in and all good
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    Newfie reacted to Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    Yeah it is, I’ve got an openreach one, have a shot to my brother but he’s never used it, he’s gonna bring it back hopefully at weekend, so will give that a try. 
     
    ah ok, understood handshake but didn’t think of it in that way doh!! Will put details back in router 👍
    I have been doing Wi-fi speed tests too from iMac and it’s pretty much the same 😳
     
    I’ll try home hub in dmz like Fraser says until openreach modem appears
     
    would you recommend a specific modem? Or are they all such and such?
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    Newfie got a reaction from Guilders in Very slow Speeds with XR700   
    Is that the DM200 modem from Netgear. I don’t think that was a great success but have you a different router just to see if the results are the same. If they are then I would be looking at the DM200 or a line fault.
    Also double check via WiFi test from say an iPad or iPhone just to insure it’s not an issue on your pc side.
    The DM200 is the handshake so you need your login via the XR700.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Wireless devices not obeying "Always" congestion control   
    https://www.netgear.com/support/product/xr1000.aspx#download
     
    theres 2 firmwares below the latest, you could try each one but you would need to reset after installing the firmware and there is security vulnerability If you do try them. 
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Let’s talk about the XR1000   
    If you install WiFi Sweetspots a free app you can double check the throughput. Bear in mind I believe it’s a 2x2 connection for the iPhone if memory serves me right.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in how to get better hit detection   
    No due to everyone’s lines being different, the peering factor, the route changes that take place and so on. Once your info leaves your property it enters the twilight zone and at that point you have zero control. Then add the equipment you have at home, from low latency monitors, mice, keyboards and so on right down to what’s running on your network, how many devices are being used, it all makes a difference. 
    Then it’s down to how good the player is and in the good old days of dial up there was not such a large player base, in fact on wireplay which was a BT gaming platform you would see the same players each day as the community was a lot smaller back then. Now you have millions of players all trying their best to be number one or wanting that perfect game. 
    I remember the old dial ups, we use to have latency in the 100 plus and on the Wireplay Quake tournaments you were allowed one sub 100ms player in your matches so people would be tuning away to get as close to 100 haha. Before that was BSS connections on nice simple games that were like space quest games on a set amount of moves per day and your results would appear over the next few days as long as people kept their connection live.
    My bro helped Run Wireplay for a bit but I still think even to this day the AI bots that were used to practise off line were a great idea and my bro worked with a chap creating all the routes they would use and helping to fine tune the way could alter individual bots so they acting in different ways, very human like. There was even a lag tool.
    http://ponpoko.tri6.net/3zb2/
    And here a match with our clan. Once you’ve seen this and how games were modern games look quite good!
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Help on how to setup my R2   
    The home hub 2 is a combo so it includes your modem so you will have to run the R2 in DMZ. You will need to turn off it’s WiFi too if you want the r2 to handle all the connections.
    however there’s a little issue as you can’t full disable it’s WiFi if BT Fon is active so if anyone joins the free WiFi it will throw your CC out of the window.
    You have to either opt out of BT fon if it’s active or you remove BTs router and purchase a modem like a HG612. Pays to match the cabinet to the modem but the chances are the HG612 will be fine. You would then connect the R2 to the HG612 and you simply setup using your PPPoE credentials. This will fully remove the free BT WiFi but you still get to use it when out and about if that’s something you prefer. 
     
    If however you are on Gfast as the homehub 2 handles that too you will not be able to use the HG612 and for that connection the new Vigor 166 is a modem option. 
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in Help on how to setup my R2   
    The home hub 2 is a combo so it includes your modem so you will have to run the R2 in DMZ. You will need to turn off it’s WiFi too if you want the r2 to handle all the connections.
    however there’s a little issue as you can’t full disable it’s WiFi if BT Fon is active so if anyone joins the free WiFi it will throw your CC out of the window.
    You have to either opt out of BT fon if it’s active or you remove BTs router and purchase a modem like a HG612. Pays to match the cabinet to the modem but the chances are the HG612 will be fine. You would then connect the R2 to the HG612 and you simply setup using your PPPoE credentials. This will fully remove the free BT WiFi but you still get to use it when out and about if that’s something you prefer. 
     
    If however you are on Gfast as the homehub 2 handles that too you will not be able to use the HG612 and for that connection the new Vigor 166 is a modem option. 
     
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in how to get better hit detection   
    No due to everyone’s lines being different, the peering factor, the route changes that take place and so on. Once your info leaves your property it enters the twilight zone and at that point you have zero control. Then add the equipment you have at home, from low latency monitors, mice, keyboards and so on right down to what’s running on your network, how many devices are being used, it all makes a difference. 
    Then it’s down to how good the player is and in the good old days of dial up there was not such a large player base, in fact on wireplay which was a BT gaming platform you would see the same players each day as the community was a lot smaller back then. Now you have millions of players all trying their best to be number one or wanting that perfect game. 
    I remember the old dial ups, we use to have latency in the 100 plus and on the Wireplay Quake tournaments you were allowed one sub 100ms player in your matches so people would be tuning away to get as close to 100 haha. Before that was BSS connections on nice simple games that were like space quest games on a set amount of moves per day and your results would appear over the next few days as long as people kept their connection live.
    My bro helped Run Wireplay for a bit but I still think even to this day the AI bots that were used to practise off line were a great idea and my bro worked with a chap creating all the routes they would use and helping to fine tune the way could alter individual bots so they acting in different ways, very human like. There was even a lag tool.
    http://ponpoko.tri6.net/3zb2/
    And here a match with our clan. Once you’ve seen this and how games were modern games look quite good!
     
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Fraser in how to get better hit detection   
    I'm not sure how much I believe in lag compensation personally but for arguments sake if it is as prevalent as people think then yes that's possible and forcing a server slightly further away in Europe could swing it more in your favor. Some people for example prefer playing on servers at 40ms. The reason I don't subscribe to the theory much is because gaming barely uses any bandwidth at all and even if you have slow speeds you would have enough for gaming - people used to play absolutely fine on dial-up for example and that was awful! 
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