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    Netduma R2
  1. Does it have to do with WMM (WiFi Multi-Media) QOS?
  2. What's your setup? Is your R2 behind any other Routers? If it's connected to your Gateway/Modem/ONT, you should be fine, but still check its settings to see if it has a "DMZ" or "Passthrough" feature, and if it does, put the R2 into that mode. Also, do you need to port forward any ports for this remote play operation? To test this, put the XBOX into DMZ mode on the R2. If it works, then you need to forward ports to your XBOX. You can look up the ports, or turn on UPNP.
  3. What's the difference if between choosing the other ones? Does it prioritize traffic differently?
  4. I was also wondering the same thing. I added a traffic prioritization rule to my XR500 for my PC, and it's hardwired. I selected gaming/voice because it's gaming traffic, but if I don't change it to normal, will my game glitch out or am I fine?
  5. Are they getting disconnected from the WiFi? If so, try resetting the network settings on the console(s) and then reconnect to the WiFi. I highly suggest using an Ethernet cable as it provides a stronger, more secure connection. If WiFi is the only option, then do a WiFi scan for 2.4/5 GHz channels to see which channels are least congested. If you live in an apartment/condo where lots of WiFi SSIDs are visible, then they should probably use 5 GHz because it has more channels available (Including DFS, but only use those if you don't live near weather stations and stuff like that, but I'm pretty sure the Router thinks a microwave is one so if that happens, if will shut off the WiFi and switch the channel). However, 5 GHz has less range so keep that in mind. If there's not that many WiFi networks, 2.4 GHz can be an option since it has more range, but be sure to use a non-overlapping channel (1; 6; 11 are non-overlapping). I personally use channel 1 for 2.4 GHz and 161 for 5 GHz. Also, one time I had an issue where HT160 (160 MHz) was making my Chromebook get disconnected from the WiFi constantly. Disable that and see if that helps. I assume you're using the XR1000 so there's more WiFi 6 features to play around with, but I'm pretty sure it's backwards compatible. I don't know about the XR700 with the 60 GHz, but let us know how that works out.
  6. A VPN connection is usually slower than a regular connection due to the fact that the Router uses the OpenVPN protocol to connect. It also increases your ping since there's an extra "hop" and the location of the VPN server can determine your ping as well. That's why it's "Hybrid" so that your whole network doesn't have to rely on a slow connection. Make sure to use the UDP OpenVPN file as UDP is generally faster than TCP. I wouldn't recommend a VPN for gaming. I heard that NETDUMA may be adding faster protocols like IKEV2, Wireguared, etc., but there's no ETA at the moment. If you want to VPN your device but not the games, you can select "Do Not VPN These Services" and add the game/service that you don't want high ping on. If your game isn't listed, you can look up it's Port and connection type and add it manually in "Advanced". For example, Brawl Stars uses UDP Port 9339 so in source Port, type "1024-65535" and for destination Port, type "9339-9339" (This also applies for Traffic Prioritization).
  7. If you're getting DDOS'd (As in DDOS'd online by skids using DDOS-for-hire services like stressthem.to, webstress.net, etc.), adding custom firewall rules on the router won't stop them from knocking your internet offline. Of course, the router will be aware of these DOS/DDOS attacks and block them from coming into your internal network (LAN), but when it comes to the outside internet (WAN), you can't stop what comes to your router. In other words, if you were to uncheck the "Respond To Ping On Internet Port" box in the "WAN Setup" subsetting in Settings, I can still send Ping requests to your Router (Provided I know your external IP), except the router won't respond to any of these ping requests. I have that setting unchecked too, and after pinging myself for 10+ seconds at a rate of 100 Hz (100 pings per second), my Router still tells me "DOS Attack; Ping Flood; From Source:" so you see what I'm saying here. You can't stop 1 gbps of reflected packets from coming to your Router, but you can stop it from getting past your Router. An analogy would be the Trojan War (Except let's pretend they didn't let the horse in). The horse is like the DDOS packet, and the people not in the horse are your internet traffic. The limited number of boats that bring both people and horses from the sea (If there was one) is like your ISP giving you a certain amount of bandwidth. Now imagine millions of horses coming to the door and the defense has to deal with telling the horses no instead of telling the real people yes. The real people probably wouldn't even get on the boat depending on your internet speed, and the ones that do make it to the land will make up less than 1% of the bandwidth. A Router firewall is meant to keep your home devices safe from attacks on the internet, but it doesn't stop these attacks from wasting your internet speed. In fact, if your internet speed was 500 mbps, the other 500 mbps left from the 1 gbps would just clog up the at ISP before it even gets to you. Your ISP would need to implement its own firewall for DDOS attacks since they're the ones the provide you your internet service and determine what protocol ports are blocked, what traffic gets to you, etc. Even then, DDOS attacks can be hard to mitigate, but practices where a sudden spike of UDP packets from known DNS/CLDAP/NTP servers are blocked may keep your internet from dropping completely. If you get DDOS'd, then with a DHCP connection, you need to spoof your router's MAC address and make sure the XR500 is the Router in front connected to the Gateway/Modem/ONT. Usually this works unless the IP is assigned to your Gateway/Modem/ONT. If that, then unplug all internet devices for a long time (1+ hour). If you have a static IP, try to use other ones you bought or purchase a new one that's not known. Any other scenarios, contact your ISP. To avoid getting your IP leaked, use Hybrid VPN on all devices. If you're gaming, you can exclude games that don't use P2P connections from using the VPN. P.S. You'll know you're getting DDOS'd if the logs are filled with "DOS Attack; UDP Port Scan; From Source: 420.420.420.420" (I know that's not a valid IP, but who cares). Don't visit those DDOS-for-hire services as DDOSing someone without their permission is illegal. DDOS attacks can be used in legit ways to test network protection, but you must obtain consent from the owner first.
  8. What do you mean you can't copy the file? Currently, Hybrid VPN only supports the OpenVPN protocol so before you set it up, make sure it's OpenVPN code (Most VPN providers support this). If it prompts you to download it (.OVPN file), then make sure you're on a Windows computer and download it. Then find the file and right click it and open it using notepad. Now just highlight all of the code (Ctrl +a) and copy it (Ctrl + c). Then paste it into the "Configuration" input of the "Advanced" tab of Hybrid VPN. Now, you need to get your VPN username and password (Not the one you sign into the website with, although they may have made them the same, but it's basically another layer of protection and can usually be found on the website). Sometimes, the configuration thing might not let you scroll so if that happens, switch to basic and back to advanced and you can scroll. Now connect and it should say "Connected".
  9. Yo that's sick! I thought that that was only for LAN where you have lots of traffic, but on the internet, now that's amazing! Do you know if my ISP (Spectrum) supports this? What other ISPs support this?
  10. Wait what does apply to WAN mean? The XR500 doesn't have that option. For some reason I check the logs and I see a lot of "QOS applying settings to zone WAN" and "QOS applying settings to zone LAN" or so it says something along those lines. What does that mean? What's the difference between QOS WAN and QOS LAN?
  11. Yeah I have a PS4 and when I do a speedtest, it never goes above 100 mbps, but I have 200 mbps speed on everything else. If you do a speedtest using the PS4/PS5 speedtest, it's not super accurate. Gaming uses <1 mbps so speed shouldn't matter too much. If you want, try going to speedtest.net on the PS4/PS5 web browser and see if the speeds are higher (They might not be due to slow web browser). If you're concerned with speeds, look at the network monitor next time your PS4/PS5 downloads an update and note the read/write speed and other specs. It might just be the PS4/PS5 itself and not the router.
  12. Look at the network monitor to see how much bandwidth other devices are using. If your bitrate is at 3500 (I'm assuming that's in kbps), then your streaming device should be using about 3.5-4 mbps upload speed for the stream (Or maybe a little less since it's 30FPS). The other 0.5 can be from your game and extra things the stream needs to do/background tasks. I use an 8000 kbps bitrate and my upload speeds utilized varies from 8-10 mbps, but I stream 1080p60FPS. Please note that if you're streaming to YouTube, the quality may look bad due to your stream getting the avc1 codec instead of the vp9 codec. Some phones only support avc1 and I think you can only get the vp9 codec if your videos are uploaded in 1440p or above (FPS doesn't matter), but I'm not too sure about live streams. I think you can also get it automatically if you have 100k+ subscribers, but I'm not too sure as I think it has to do with the YouTube algorithm. Twitch is way different too.
  13. https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Pro-Gaming-DumaOS-3-0/New-Firmware-v2-3-2-120-XR500/td-p/2071196
  14. https://www.google.com/get/videoqualityreport/
  15. Try rebooting the router. For some reason it sometimes glitches out and gets stuck on the old IP and VPNs other devices instead of the one you selected. I think rebooting it may solve the problem. Also be sure the VPN is connected.
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