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  1. I'm about to jump on getting an R2. Has anyone paired it with a Wi-Fi6 access point? Which one is recommended? https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/unifi-ap-6-lite https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-access-points/products/unifi-6-long-range-access-point I see these. Are they compatible? Will it cause any unforeseen issues?
  2. I already explained the issues in this thread. I get it. You want to help. I'm not looking for help with the XR500. I'm looking to get rid of it and go with something else. The way its looking right now the NETGEAR business deal was good for you guys to branch out and gain more attention. You guys don't seem to have much control over how the software is implemented. It reflects by how well the R1 has been for me and how annoying the XR500 has been. I'm probably going to just bite the bullet and get the R2 and hope you guys don't drop an R3 with Wi-Fi6 within the next couple years. Buyers remorse sucks, but in the tech industry there is no way around it while riding the bleeding edge. 🤷‍♂️
  3. That's the one I'm on. Been on it for a while now. I've done a software factory reset, hardware factory reset and even a 30/30/30 reset. It doesn't fix the issues. No offense, but I've spent too much time trying to like this router. I'm done with it.
  4. DHCP issues are part of the problem. It also causes the connection to the modem to be erratic. When I'm unable to get an internet connection on any device I have to power cycle the modem. I never have those issues with the r1. The stability of gaming connections seems to be consistently smoother on the r1. I understand that the router works differently in AP mode, but some of the issues remain no matter if it is or isn't in that mode. I'm not necessarily looking to get a wi-fi6 router. I only have 2 mobile devices that are capable of utilizing it at the moment. It seems to be the fastest growing standard at the moment. I wouldn't mind getting the XR1000 if I knew it wasn't plagued by the same issues the XR500 has. Buying it and testing it is an option, but I was hoping for owners to report their opinions on it. So far I have only had suggestions to buy the r2 and/or keep the XR500 and put it in AP mode. I was hoping to hear about XR1000 owners experiences. Even better if they had the XR500 and could compare it too.
  5. I appreciate the advice so far. I haven't been impressed by the XR500 stability over the last couple of years. Not only with gaming, but wi-fi access as well. I have used numerous firmware updates over this time and not a single one has been a smooth experience. I'm not sure why I would continue using this router. I do not even trust it in AP mode. Constant dropped connections. Intermittent individual device outages. Inconsistent performance with latency and bamdwidth. All of these issues have plagued this router, so suggesting for me to use it in AP mode is just ignoring the issues. I was hoping the issues would be solved with the XR1000 or a possible R3 that is Wi-fi6 capable. I would hate to buy the R2 and suddenly get slapped with an R3 release. This is why I'm so torn.
  6. The issue is likely you. TTK in these games is extremely fast, so if you are not the aggressor in most engagements, then you will die really fast. Playing at high MMR doesn't reward slow or campy playstyles. The advantage usually goes to the player with the most tactically aggressive and situationally aware playstyle. Nobody wants to admit when they suck, but this is how it is. You really have 2 choices. Learn to be more tactically aggressive and situationally aware or continue to play conservatively and be dominated. Something I'm having to deal with recently is my response time. I'm almost 40 and can feel the effects of age on my ability to react fast enough. Adapting isn't easy, but that is what makes the game so fun. There is always something to work on for improvement.
  7. I originally purchased the R1 like 5ish years ago. I love the router ability to give me a consistently stable gaming connection. I then purchased the Netgear XR500 Gaming router almost 3 years ago. Within that time frame I have performed vast testing on both routers and have come to the conclusion that the original R1 outperforms the XR500 in stability. Even with the recent DumaOS 3.0 releases the R1 still manages to impress me. My only gripe is the fact that the R1 doesn't support 5GHz Wi-Fi. I do see that the R2 does support the 5GHz Wi-Fi. I'm curious about the R2 and would like to hear from owners of the router on their observations about the performance compared to the R1 and Netgear routers with DumaOS. I was considering the XR1000 for the Wi-Fi6 capability, but after the last 3 years with the XR500, I am not sure if another NetGear router would be the best choice. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place right now. Should I get the XR1000 or the R2...... or should I wait for the next Netduma router with Wi-Fi6 Capability? Opinions and advice are welcome. Thanks
  8. Why do I think of Fyre Festival every time a Netduma rep creates a new hype thread?
  9. Would you please stop using that word in this context. It doesn't mean what you seem to think it does. You have been saying that for nearly a year. All you are doing by using that word is creating false hype. It's inconceivable.
  10. Working... yes. Properly working... no. I just can't seem to get into any dedicated servers. Before the latest firmware update I was being put into dedicated servers located around Kansas City and Dallas. At least that is how they were located on the map. As you can see from the map I posted previously, the map covers my location(Omaha), Kansas City and Dallas. After the update, now that the Geo-filter is at least showing a connection, I am being connected to only peer servers with the exact same Geo-filter settings that were used in the previous firmware. Some of these peer servers are so bad with latency above 150ms that I can't even play effectively. When I launch the game, the pings on the map show servers in Kansas City and Dallas within my Geo-filter circle, but must be failing to allow those connections for some reason.
  11. I tried resetting everything up again and now I am getting Geo-filter to show the connected servers, but all server connections are peer. I am at a loss.
  12. yes the setup is correct. the issue did not start occurring until after I updated to the new firmware. I am hardwired and did not setup wifi for my console. I am not the only one who is experiencing this issue. There is another thread with the exact same issue.
  13. I applied the downgrade and upgraded to the current release and the issue still persists. On a side note, It worked perfectly fine while playing the Modern Warfare beta on PC. It did not work while playing the beta on my PS4 Pro. Also still doesn't work with BO4 on PS4 Pro.
  14. Yup. I made a thread with this exact issue. Fraser told me to downgrade the firmware and then upgrade back to the newest one. I have yet to have time to do it. Glad to know I'm not the only one who experienced this on my XR500 while playing my PS4 Pro.
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