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  1. No problem, just curious. Been fine here since I moved everything to a smart switch and then to the XR500.
  2. Any more news on the next release for XR500, not 3.0? Brett
  3. sharpz44, you need take this that to netgears forums, call them, post it there and see what happens. This is their router not Duma. Good luck with ASUS, thierX6s wasn't terrible but plagued at first. The released it to early.
  4. Thanks for all you do Alex, so far so good here. I just took everything out the router and placed into a 18 port smart-switch, switch then to router. Every thing seems to be working great. Only 1 lockup in 7 months now, not bad. Never got that from other WRT Major vendor I had. Running the latest firmware as well. The one thing that made difference, was doing a factory rest after the firmware update. 15 minutes later, Overwatch is perfect, discord good. I use QOS but not buffer bloat though. So far havent need it. Along with my MTU set to 1472, that seem to help on ping times a bunch with comcast. We had a small 3 users Sea Of Thieves lan party here last week and was perfect. I am sure stuff needs fixed, but I have better luck with this router then other 500 dollar one I tried.
  5. DHCP from something like Pie-hole works great, and XR500 QOS etc works fine. The XR500 resolves the names correctly etc as long as point DNS to the pi-hole. I have three pi-hole servers running. One of the greatest free tools out there. Next to wire-shark 😉 1. The main that runs DHCP and all the pie-hole filters etc (runs on a $35 raspberrypi) 2. The second just does DNS filtering etc. runs on vmware ESXI (free version on older I7 16gig bog) 3. Setup like #1, but DHCP off. (Basically a backup) runs on VMware esxi as well All three pie holes are listed as my DNS servers in XR500 - 4. Works really well, and you get some great DHCP options. More than you will ever get from net-gear. Nice stats too, helps watch who is to chatty. I am still with you though on limited DHCP.
  6. Settings Setup Wan Setup 1472 seems to work best here with comcast.
  7. I have not had not time to move over everything, but this is what my dashboard looks like when it locks. I was the only one on the internet and it froze. The blue lines move, but the internet light is solid. What are the chances the DUMA software will run on its own in a VM? I.E. be happy to buy a license and run a VM as a router and throw this darn thing out literately and go back to my X6 for the WiFi and DUMA for a router?
  8. Wish I could make this a pure DumaOS. It has become a real pain since I bought it. A lot of cash for the trouble so far.
  9. Be little bit of pain, as my son does night classes from his room to college. What I could do is turn on my other router back on (Nighthawk X6S) and move the house back to it sort of for awhile and just leave my PC and My sons PC on the duma router. That way I can keep the baby monitor running etc during the night. I don't think I could ever make sure nothing was going thru it otherwise. The Duma Router was bought for My PC and His anyway to balance out the bandwidth and help my work at home experience when I do that. Which it has done ;-). It just decides to freeze every now and then, which is a first for me and NetGear. This might not happen till the weekend, as it will take a small bit of time etc.. But I rather do that, than kill everything at night as crazy as it sounds. Id rather not power off the vmware server each night as well. So I might leave it, its to much of a pain to disable the nic etc... When it did lock the following was macines in where in the logs prior. VMWARE ESXI host Ubuntu 1 & 2 Hosts <-have pihole on them My desktop Baby Monitor Wife's Laptop She stated it had worked fine all day, they walked away to make to make coffee, came back and internet was down. Upon logging in, it appeared only outbound traffic was traversing according to the dashboard. Multiple blue bars ;-), no red bar traffic at all. When I got home from work, the web interface etc would not respond, but the NIC did respond to a ping. I should have ran a wireshark, but didnt think about at it at the time. Reboot fixed it though. Brett
  10. Yeah with 35 some devices, I am sure some are connected all night. Nothing major or heavy. 7.1 Sound Receiver, Sony Bluray, Plex Media Server and I see my two QNAP NAS servers in the log at night. Most of those are probably just checking in for software updates etc... My ESXI vmware server is up 100% of the time with a few VMs on it. Ubuntu machines running piehole and a domain controller. Again though nothing heavy, when I can't sleep and just poke around in the wee hours of the morning I see nothing happening but a few packets here or there, more DNS than anything else. Most are WiFi devices that I am sure never go totally off, iphones, ipads, android tablets or the like. I don't think anything triggered it per say, As this last time it locked it up during day when no one was home.
  11. It and two switches run into a 600VA APC ups and that is it, from that to wall. The switches are managed switches HP and Tp-Link. They seem stable going into the APC, never have any issues and the web interface to them are always up, vlans stay up etc.... I could remove it from the APC and go direct, but hesitate too as its an expensive router to have unprotected, especially during storm season here. APC unit is only at 35% typically according to its read out and 38% when I test it by pulling the plug, so no load there and its fairly new. Within 18 months.
  12. No consoles, well there is an old xbox but its off. If we have some Nintendo switches, but they are connected via wifi if that matters. They were not in use, it was hard locked when we woke in the morning.
  13. Made it 3.5 weeks and just hard locked. So its better, but just become unresponsive to ping and no web admin. Had to power down and back on.
  14. So far so good on lockups, but login now after 6 days or so I get "This R-App is not loaded yet, please try in a minute".... Numerous attempts fail to get the Dashboard to paint, a reboot seems to fix it. Brett
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