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Newfie

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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in Bricked XR500 AFTER firmware upgrade   
    Yep that what I was suggesting.
    Well it kind of boils down to you can’t change the firmware. It’s a case of leaving it as it is or thinking it’s time for a replacement. 
     
    https://github.com/jclehner/nmrpflash
    I’ve  linked the above, it’s how some apply firmware on a corrupted NG router. Can’t hurt to try, ive never used it though but it’s popular. 
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    Newfie reacted to DarkCentauri777 in XR1000 - Wondering if I Really Needed This?   
    I'll give it a shot.. I am on vacation for the next week so I'll try when I get back
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Fraser in XR1000 - Wondering if I Really Needed This?   
    That is the Geo-Filter and is available on the app. You don't have to necessarily force the closest server, some choose to force servers further away as they believe lag compensation kicks in and gives them a better experience. The Geo-Filter itself won't make the connection good or bad but rather the servers you're allowing so try some further away or really close. The latest beta is quite stable really and shouldn't cause much of an inconvenience. 
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    Newfie reacted to JimDuff in WiFi Range NetDuma R2   
    I am definitely happy with the router overall. I noticed instant improvement to traffic management when I got it. I previously I would always suffer in performance when my other half was watching Netflix. I love the UI.
    The support here has been great.
    Main thing I'm disappointed in is the Wifi range. I initially had loads of problems with the Wifi constantly disconnecting as well. I seen that is a common issue on here. But I fixed that using Wifi Analyzer and configuring to the optimal channels. @Netduma Fraser I would recommend this solution, worked perfectly for me.
     
    Thanks guys.
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    Newfie got a reaction from JimDuff in WiFi Range NetDuma R2   
    I’ll be honest and say I’m using a Unifi UDM at the moment. It’s a wave 2 router with all the so called bells and whistles yet the R2 has better 2.4 throughput but the UDM has slightly better 5Ghz throughput but there’s not much difference in the range. What the R2 does and I’m being honest and straightforward, it beats the hell out of the UDM when it comes to traffic control on the network. Duma is very good for controlling latency and while the hardware is not the same as some of the bigger routers it really does a fantastic job and that’s down to the team knowing what gamers want. 
    I’ll be frank again but the UI on the UDM is a mess, it’s got lots of bugs, it’s confusing and while they update and run betas it proves that it takes time to perfect an update and rushing out updates is not the way forward. 
    Dumas UI is very easy to understand, navigate and has what I believe to be one of the best looking UIs out there. It’s even got the help button on its functions to help end users. 
    Lastly support, I still say you will not find any manufacturer that offers such great support. When I brought up the issues on my UDM on Unifiy community I never had a single response from them, not once. Here Fraser and Liam will stick with you to the end.
    So while the R2 might not be up there with some of the modern WiFi 6 routers to be honest if the environment is against you you might need to think about an additional AP for coverage and that would apply to many routers costing far more. 

     
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    Newfie reacted to JimDuff in WiFi Range NetDuma R2   
    I understand that this doesn't have the best hardware. But I would have thought it would offer better range than the router PlusNet gave me, which is a terrible router lol.
    It doesn't help that I live in a Victorian house with thick walls.
    I have optimised channel selection.
    Thank you for the response.
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    Newfie reacted to Baturi in RAM usage (Free) bar graph   
    i've used a new one also did both ways pinhole and through interface
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in WiFi Range NetDuma R2   
    It does not have beamforming like most wave 2 routers. This is a wave 1 router. These tend to have less coverage than a wave 2 router for example. There are limitations to range depending on hardware, drivers, environment and so on. Beamforming offers 2 ways Implicit or Explicit the old way required clients to support this just like the new way. 
    As with all WiFi there are many variables involved so it’s not really about antennas alone.
    As you progress up to WiFi 6 the range improves but then the client must also be able to talk back. Too far for a client then that introduces issues. 
     
    With a wave 1 router a bit more care is needed like placement, channel selection but the R2 I have has the same coverage of my old Apple routers which is about right for this type of router. 
     
    If it’s not covering your property then it’s a case of adding an access point or using an access point to take care of the wifi. Each depends on the property and layout but some users use other routers like the XR500 as an access point to handle the wifi. You could add a wifi 6 AP but the bottleneck is the gig connection rate if that’s a concern but Duma will be able to control the network easily this way if you wish to take that route.
     
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Liam in I officially turned my R2 OFF   
    Sorry to hear that, let us know if you hook it up again and we can look into any issues you may have with you. Most routers will drop Wi-Fi when powered off, I don't think this is unique to DumaOS.
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Liam in USB TETHERING USING MOBILE PHONE DATA   
    Cool idea, but yeah unfortunately not supported yet as Newfie mentions.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Exe_uz in USB TETHERING USING MOBILE PHONE DATA   
    No I’m afraid that’s not support as far as I’m aware. 
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    Newfie got a reaction from Bat 'n' Ball in Observation on the XR500 V2.3.2.120   
    Cheers, On the PS4 it’s a tad more for me, must be the difference in download limits.
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    Newfie reacted to Bat 'n' Ball in Observation on the XR500 V2.3.2.120   
    While downloading on the PS5, upload is about 1Mbps. That looks fairly normal to me.
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Fraser in xr1000 fw   
    I have an ETA that I can't share as it's subject to change but its on the horizon
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    Newfie reacted to Bert in XR1000 CPU Colour Codes   
    The XR500 has a dual core 1,7GHz main core. But next to that, it has something that they call NSS subsystem. It has 2x 733 Mhz cores dedicated to things like QoS. So it can actually do hardware offloading for QoS.
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in XR1000 CPU Colour Codes   
    Haha don’t worry, I never looked at the profile and thought I made a mistake too. 
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Liam in XR1000 CPU Colour Codes   
    Oh my bad - I saw the XR500 under @Baturi's owned routers.
    Yeah as @Newfie said, they're the three cores of the CPU.
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    Newfie reacted to Bert in XR500 doesent give me full download and upload speed   
    Check link speed in the Fritzbox menu and XR500 menu. It should say 1000m/full, if it says 10 mbit then you need to replace the cable.
     
    If your LAN cable is damaged it will usually fall back to 100 mbit, but even more damage it will fall back to 10 mbit.
     
     
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    Newfie reacted to Iceboy in XR500 doesent give me full download and upload speed   
    The advice helped the problem is solved thank you for the quick help
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in Really Need Support...   
    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. 
     
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Liam in Really Need Support...   
    Good answer above from Newfie!
    We're not 100% certain it's not something in the backend, but taking these kind of troubleshooting steps helps us narrow down the issue a lot more to speed up finding a solution. 
    We can certainly understand your frustration here, thanks for your patience!
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    Newfie reacted to Netduma Liam in XR1000 is a big disappointment. nothing works.   
    Good suggestion above from Newfie.
    The latest full release for the XR1000 is very stable so you shouldn't see these kind of issues on that, just make sure to factory reset afterwards as mentioned. 
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Liam in XR1000 is a big disappointment. nothing works.   
    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.
     
     
     
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    Newfie reacted to Deng in WIFI - DFS   
    Yep, I've run the analyser and cut down to 40MHz.
    Still I'd like to have DFS channels available
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    Newfie got a reaction from Netduma Fraser in WiFi speeds   
    Bert and myself have just replied to your other post above.
     
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