PharmDawgg reacted to Zippy in Thinking about getting the R2. Looking for advice.
The R2s wifi is always improving.. But if it was me id put your XR500 in AP mode then run that to the R2.. Or even do that with your current R1! I wasnt around to know what the R1 did.. But wish I had.. I came aboard when I purchased the XR500.. And the XR500 has been one interesting ride for sure.. I see no reason to not purchase the R2.. But if you rely on wifi heavily then I would use the XR500 in AP mode then tie that to the R2.. You should get good solid coverage with that setup!
I personally would buy an R2.. for a couple of reasons.. One its all of Netdumas work of art! Two when it comes to firmware updates I feel it will get attention much faster then the Netgear line of routers.. Much quicker turn around with that.. And ive always like to support Netduma by buying there very own products.. I honestly was even thinking about buying an old R1 just to get an idea of how it is.. Even in the current day! I have nothing against Netgear.. But if you feel the need for the XR1000 im sure it would serve you well.. After my experience with the XR500 id have a hard time to purchase another..
Would I love to see Netduma build a massive hardware spec and wfi router like no one has ever seen before and call it the BEAST! Yes I would! And I mean insanely over the top hardware. The kind that would make many scratch there head and say holy mosses!! 😲
One thing that we can all agree on is you cant beat Netdumas support.. I mean nowadays you just dont see that kind of support from any one or company!
Good luck with whatever router you purchase!
PharmDawgg reacted to Luke ‘Absolute’ Holmes in Ports
So I've been searching using the search bar up top for best port forwarding for Warzone on PS4 however I've been reading multiple topics with different ports. Can someone clarify which ports I should be opening or link me to the topic with best results on this?
PharmDawgg reacted to II N3MES1S II in Arris SB8200
I had to replace my Arris SB6190 and get the SB8200 and I have to say there is a huge difference.
Not only did the lag and buffering stop but the images are clearer while watching things like Hulu and Discovery+.
I was downloading a huge update to Warzone last night after calling Spectrum to activate the new modem.
Then tested the network watching some TV all without an issue.
Then today for the first time since playing Warzone, I finally won 1st. place playing Battle Royal Solo.
I can tell while gaming that everything was smoother and no screen tearing by the airport.
Also now I can actually see the Modem page since with the SB6190 they blocked the page.
Arris SB8200 Version 6 to be exact for the win!
PharmDawgg reacted to Scoflo in Ethernet connection dropping out.
I've completed 1 and 3, DHCP lease time was set to 168hrs. Everything is fine with the ISP modem/router so the issue isn't my side. I can't even gain access to the Dumaos now to try anything else in there so I'm going to have to walk away. It's my second unit that's failed now and I don't have the time or patience to try a third.
PharmDawgg got a reaction from Netduma Liam in Ethernet connection dropping out.
I had a similar issue with ethernet disconnects with my pc from router. I did this and it seemed to have fixed the issue.:
1. Network Reset on pc
2. Rolled back my NIC to an older driver
3. Changed my DHCP lease time 72 hours (I believe anything greater than 24 hours should be fine)
Just some suggestions. Just one other caveat I am using
a Realtek NIC not Intel.
PharmDawgg reacted to Netduma Liam in NEW R2 FIRMWARE: 3.0.205
Hey all, hope you’re doing well.
Here’s the latest firmware update for the R2 – 3.0.205 (Sounds great, right?)
Nothing huge - but it welcomes several stability, security and general cosmetic improvements to your R2.
We recommend you make the upgrade and do a full factory reset afterwards, just to make sure you're starting from a clean slate!
You can go ahead and download it here:
Those that have an R2 on pre-order, rest assured that it will come with this latest firmware pre-installed - if you have any issues or queries, just give us a shout!
For the techies amongst you, here's a more detailed change log:
System-wide GUI improvements to both cosmetics and Security Increased DHCP cache size to 10000, stopping DHCP from being filled by 1500 requests Improved Traffic Prioritisation for wireless devices Fixed occasional issue where IPv6 devices weren't assigned DHCP IPs DumaOS webserver fixes for improving operating smoothness of GUI Improved DPI detection services Improved Bandwidth Allocation backend
PharmDawgg reacted to N3CR0 in ANYBODY READ THIS ABOUT FORCIMG BOT LOBBIES ON WARZONE
Yeah and its utter rubbish. The geo filter cannot bypass an algorithm thats part of the game.
And if this part is actually true... 'We work with multiple tournament platforms for advertising and partnerships, and the best one we’ve worked with thus far is looking HEAVILY in to combatting netduma routers being exploited'
Then they'll be no point in having a Netduma router at all.
PharmDawgg reacted to Raikun in 3.0.179 Netduma R2 firmware: First thoughts
So it's been a bit over a week since I got the current firmware and same as when I criticize something, I should give props as well, so here goes:
Firmware is quite solid, and my biggest pet peeve, which was having to reboot every few days or so, seems to be a thing of the past. I initially upgraded over current settings (I know the risks, just wanted to test that functionality), and the only thing that seemed broken was the Connection Benchmark, which worked again once I performed a full factory reset.
I can finally disable Adblocker for specific devices, and the selection actually sticks, which is amazing. I feel the lists are a bit aggressive at times, but as long as I can add my own from PiHole (which I can), I'm good.
I never really had any issues with WiFi, but it does feel a bit faster, although that might be the placebo effect that comes from factory resetting. Time will tell, but no complaints there.
Small issue I had, but now we can add special characters to passwords, which to me, represents a whole lot of peace of mind. I always knew it was a minor bug, but one that had me changing the password on all my devices. Not critical, but weird and quite a hassle.
QoS auto setup is more conservative and accurate now. I always go with 70/70 myself manually, but the auto setup goes a long way for new adopters. Kudos on that!
Rapps feel more responsive, and less prone to loading issues. I assume this will only get better as more development resources as well as time get poured over the product.
As I said, if you take the time to be critical, you should also make an effort to to praise as well. I still believe communication and actual delivery of the firmware are the dark spots on an otherwise great device, but no product is perfect.
Keep it up folks, and special shoutout to @Netduma Fraser for putting up with my complaining ass. You are the real MVP.
PharmDawgg reacted to Netduma Jack B in ANNOUNCEMENT: New R2 Firmware! (3.0.179)
We know what you’re thinking, and we get it.
We said R2 updates would be frequent (and they will be), but this update ended up enveloping a lot more than we initially expected. That’s frustrating for you and for us too.
However, we hope you’ll find the wait was worth it – this is a huge update with fixes and changes across the board. Feedback on the R2 has been great, helping us to improve everyone’s experience while fixing specific problems too. The changelog below shows just much work has gone into this update.
This is the latest in DumaOS and it sets the stage for new features we’ll reveal in the near future. From all of us at Netduma, thanks for your patience, and for caring enough about DumaOS to stay vocal. We hope you enjoy the latest firmware!
Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1krvgqi4peslusv/DumaOS-R2-3.0.179.sig?dl=0
System-wide GUI improvements. Memory usage improvements. Added new Copy to Clipboard button for information generated by Rapp Performance and Device Manager > Wi-Fi Scan (also a new addition). Fixed initial tour throwing errors if ‘Next’ clicked too early. Fixed various issues with upgrade process. Fixed various vulnerabilities. Wi-Fi Improvements
Improved Wi-Fi band steering. Improved Wi-Fi range coverage. Fixed Wi-Fi settings not preserving on firmware upgrades. Fixed Wi-Fi station details displaying incorrectly if the device is disconnected. Fixed 5GHz channel not starting correctly when splitting the channels. Added auto Wi-Fi channel detection, picking the least noisy Wi-Fi channel to achieve better results. Added Wi-Fi channel width setting for greater control. Added Wi-Fi region setup to the setup wizard. Added Wi-Fi radar detection DFS channels. Added Wi-Fi Performance feature to devices. Added Wi-Fi Scan feature. Added more Wi-Fi stations information for better debugging. Ping Heatmap
Fixed Ping Heatmap displaying multiple graphs when spam-clicking. QoS
Congestion Control Auto-Setup is now less aggressive - users should see improved results. Improved QoS Stability. QoS now loads quicker on start-up. Fixed QoS not always loading correctly. Fixed QoS crashes and stability issues. Fixed Congestion Control Auto-Setup layout issues when zoomed in. Fixed "Applying Settings" popup appearing when Auto-Setup loads. Fixed Congestion Control Auto-Setup button. Fixed Auto-Setup not always setting the slider. Fixed incorrect padding around auto-setup bars. Fixed Auto-Setup throttling below 1%. Connection Benchmark
Fixed issues with Speed Test when WAN is disconnected. Fixed Ping Under Load test not working correctly. Device Manager
Device status will update between online and offline much faster. Fixed Device Manager crashes. Fixed Device Manager spam messages about device status. Fixed issue where devices sometimes have no name. Fixed issue when adding a new device causing Rapps to fail. Traffic Controller
Fixed Traffic Controller causing DumaOS to fail loading Network Settings
Fixed MAC cloning to update the device interface correctly. Removed MAC address cloning toggle, added reset button. Added more special characters for Wi-Fi password entry. Misc.
Updated to use new multi-threaded webserver for faster GUI loading.
Download the file above Open DumaOS at 192.168.77.1 or /dumaos/ Click the three dots in the top right of the interface Click Update Click 'Select Upgrade File' and choose the file you just downloaded Click 'Upgrade' and wait about 5 minutes for the update to apply Do not unplug your unit during this time!