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Sal

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  • DumaOS Routers Owned
    Netduma R1
  1. Hey dude, its PPPoE, the set up is the usual Modem > R1 with BT username and password. the best speeds are on the laptop wired. Which is ranges between 40-55 down 8-15 up sometimes I get the odd 17 up. wireless device in the same room as R1 usually gets around 30 down and around 10 up, wireless downstairs around 13 down 5 up. PS4 wired is the worst but that is probably a PS4 thing it can range from 2 down 2 up to 40 down 17up. i don’t mind the PS speed tests being inconsistent as I understand the PS4 isn’t the best device to speed test however when downloading game files it’s such a pain... One thing I will add however speed tests with the asus on PS4 down have it’s inconsistent moments but nowhere near as varied as the Duma results. Duma i rarely run back to back “similar speeds” whilst the asus can perform multiple similar results and a few not too far off ones. what settings would you recommend I use to bring speeds up to at lest around 80% of isp? Also is there a way to have high speeds and use R1 intended features or is that asking for too much? where I’m standing is if I’m going to sacrifice features of the Duma such as geo filter/QOS it’s pointless even hooking it up as asus provides basic QOS anyway. thank you
  2. DumaOS, I ticked the “disable QOS” from the drop down under good “throughout” aside from that I ticked share excess, both sliders were at 100% and they turned white so I was unable to change the value once in that state.
  3. Hi all, As the title suggests the speed I’m getting with the Duma is so bad i had to remove it and go back to the asus. After about an hour trying to download the patch it still 88 minutes remaining (first image). So I stopped the update and and hooked up the asus and began the download from the beginning. 30 minutes later the download is complete and I am installing...(second image). For anyone wondering i had disabled QOS and all solders were at 100%. No other application was using the internet at the time of the download I kicked everyone off. Does anyone have a fix for this? In it’s current state I can’t continue to use the Duma. I pay for 220 down and 30 up yet with the Duma I can’t get more than 50 down and 15 up on my wired laptop on a good day... In contrast with the asus I get 180 down 26 up constantly.
  4. Just following on from above, as per my current set up I was expecting conflicting nat issues due to having two routers on my line. However, it appears that I’m not experiencing any nat problems as PS4 is connecting without any issues and I have an open nat. The set up is: modem> Net Duma (which the PS4 is connected to and ports are forwarded and PS4 is given priority) > Third part router > all other devices. as per my current set up, I’ve not noticed any issues with nat, only two items are connected to the Duma, the wireless is handled by third party router. Am I being too optimistic? The internet is screaming yes as I should be experiencing double nat and my online experience should suffer but so far that isn’t that case.
  5. Hey all, so recently hooked the Duma R1 back up and it’s been running fine. After any setup I do speed tests to see what things look like and adjust my settings. With dls no longer being a free service I use a great alternative which monitors ping over a period of time based on usage (Thinkbroadband.com). The issue with it is you dont get results straight away you really need to monitor it over at least 1-2 hours to get an idea. I ran my first test on 70/70 which gave great results in the past and I could even go up to 90/90 and see no noticeable change in ping spikes but above that would be terribly. This time however I am not seeing any benefit of reducing speeds or only a minimal improvement. Even putting the sliders from 100/100 to 50/50 barely made any difference where as in the past the difference was night and day. I have a suspicion this is being caused by the wireless, either one device is acting up or the Wi-fi is giving troubles. I say this because I was using another third party router not too long ago and the results were as before minor reduction in speed would yield great improvement. Result at 100/100 I wish I didn’t delete the 70/70 results to show you guys but at the time of testing I wasn’t planning on posting here but I assure you the results are no different than what you are seeing here. plan of action is to reintroduce my third party router and use that as a repeater thus letting it handle the wireless connections to see if that helps. Again I would love to provide you guys what the Duma looks like at 70/70 but that’s going to take at least another day if required I’ll add it to this post over the next couple of days but for the time being any thoughts on my attaching the other router as a repeater and how will that affect Duma qos? my set up will be Modem > Duma (PS4) and Third party router > wireless. Thus the PS4 can still have Geo filter. The other router has a repeater mode so there shouldn’t be any nat issues alternatively I’ll disable the DHCP of the third party router and let Duma handle that aspect of it. sorry it was a bit long and thank you!
  6. Will the current R1 be able to handle the update? I recall some concerns during 1.3 release there were discussions on how the R1 could struggle due to hardware capacity. There are times when the CUP usage hits 80% - 90% on the R1 should we be worried? Could we look into an R2 please?! I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in that.
  7. Yes please make this happen! R1 is definitely old and would rather spend money on an R2 over the netgear products.
  8. Really excited about 3.0 hope everything goes smoothly. I only recently hooked the R1 back up with this announcement so i may be a little behind on things. 1) the last update I had on the R1 was the release of Duma OS about 2 years ago will I be able to upgrade to 3.0 or are there other things I need to do before that all kicks in? 2) I’ve read that there will be an application priority? Are there advantages of this over what we have now where we choose a service to prioritise? 3) I have used two routers (both Asus) which have gone down the route of using application classification to prioritise packets. However, these have been deeply floored as certain packets are not recognised properly. So the PS4 would send both gaming packets and untracked packets at the same time. Untracked by default was set as the lowest priority which is not adjustable and have been causing gamers a lot of headache. How will the Duma overcome such issues? 4) since hooking the Duma backup I’ve noticed a discrepancy between the ping values. Duma pings a server at 20ms ping but ingame ping (warzone) says ping is around 50ms. Which value is correct and do we know why there is always this difference of 30-40ms every game? 5) hope you all are staying safe!
  9. Hey all just a quick question everyone knows about the issue with modern warfare but I wanted ask about a topic which a lot of people aren’t talking about and that’s packet loss and high ping. I am constantly getting those 3 orange boxes and a red timer sign at the left of my screen where the kill feed is. This happens every game regardless of time of day and within a party or solo and even in private matches against bots! The game itself is not choppy but I get the instant deaths where people just appear on screen and almost feels like I’ve missed a few frames. My connection at home is pretty solid I get 150 down 26up and have correct Qos settings ect. I play hard wired and don’t usually experience issues with my connection speed tests usually give a ping reading of 3-4 ms with <1ms jitter. Anyone else having this issue or know a fix to it? Thanks
  10. To my knowledge the net Duma team are a U.K. based company and market all over the world including the EU. Look I’m not suggesting anything however when reading about false advertising the practice we’ve endured as consumers are within the realms of false advertising. Especially with the dead silence recently. For anyone who is interested: In particular this Act protects consumers from misleading advertisements and ensures that trade is fair. Under the Act it is an offence for an advertiser/trader to make false claims about goods, services or prices. ... EU laws also ensure that misleading advertising is forbidden in all Member States... Careful guys people could have claims...
  11. To the people who are saying buy the netgear, this was my plan I had decided to drop the R1 a while back. Then the devs changed my mind when they announced anti jitter and other features would be available exclusively to the R1. But even that seems like a lie, panic response to an angry fan base. It’s typical netduma at this point uncertain to say the least. This could all be over if they come out with an honest answer and make it clear where we stand with the R1 if they say it’s not happening then the wait is over I’d happily go out and buy the netgear. I’m not willing to spend £270 on a router which isn’t getting the features that were advertised 3 years ago. If the netgear gets exactly the same planned/promised updates I’d buy it tomorrow however from what we were told before this isn’t the case. We need more transparency and then people can make their minds up! This is one of this companies major shortcomings.
  12. In light of him being a spammer yes that is acceptable, however, if you’re going to remove every comment which may put off potential customers you need to remove thousands of comments and ban 100s of people. I believe as customers we reserve the right to review the product on how we deem fit. Some people like something others don’t that’s life. What’s dangerous is when people with links to the company start muddying the water and removing “legitimate” negative comments about the product in order to boost or maintain sales... That diminishes the credibility of the company and causes doubts about the product. I’ve blasted virgin media and EE for years and not once were my comments removed or hidden. Also naming alternative products to people shouldn’t merit a ban either, I won’t name the router that was mentioned in the removed post but the guy had a point the brand he mentioned does do what he said. Instead of banning people out of fear of losing customers win them back by delivering on promises is what I say but that’s just me.
  13. It should be pretty obvious how to post without getting suspended / deleted, if people think "I wonder if I'll get suspended" then they're probably at risk of getting suspended. I can sympathise with you on the abusive comments part however this isn’t always the case there have been times when I read someone’s comment while traveling and when I came back to quote it at a later time the comments had already been removed. The most recent example being yesterday, a guy commented saying after reading the forum comments he’s decided to not buy the R1 until the update situation was resolved. That was it he didn’t swear, nor was he aggressive it was a reasonable post. I come back on this morning and what do you know his comment and 2 other peoples comments have been removed. Either the rules are unclear or somone is abusing his or her power. Why not shed light onto what’s acceptable and what isn’t?
  14. Thnx for locking the previous post Big_dog, I politely posted in off topics to avoid pissing you mods off but whatever, I’ll post it here instead then. As everyone already knows the R1 update controversy surrounding a netgear product. After reading pages and pages of people going at it, it’s become clear some people do not understand why other members were so annoyed. I was actually happy the deal with netgear went live as it meant more experience for the Duma team and a better product for the rest of us in the future this was never the issue! The problem was that we were kept in the dark about the R1’s update. Had someone came out earlier and explained there would be delays none of this would have happened. Or a second scenario had the update come live maybe a month after the net gear news I’m sure people would have been more understanding. However to suggest April 17th and then not deliver, plus to announce more delays on the day of the deadline was a terrible move and the silence since has pushed people over the edge. Some people might say so what? Use what you have now, and that’s fair to an extent what these people do not understand is under what circumstances was the R1 bought? Well myself and for many other (I’ve read) the R1 was bought on the back of this update being announced in late 2016 or early 2017. I bought into the idea of anti jitter/spike which we’ve had no news on since. So when you advertise these sorts of things and get people excited into buying your equipment and not deliver on time (in fact over a year late) you’re going to get backlash... but the worst out of the lot is how people have been getting banned when they voiced their frustration on the matter. In my case I used to be a sky customer and the sky wouldn’t let me use a new router and when I finally worked out how to get around it, I suffered nat issues so I decided to ditch sky and turn to virgin media where I was free to use what ever I wanted, then I realised the speed I was paying for was not supported by the Duma unless I turn some features off which defeated the purpose of having the Duma so I cancelled virgin and switched to BT. I wanted the very best online experience (which is why I bought the netduma in the first place) so I decided to splash out on a reliable modem. Which cost me £80 at the time. A few months passed and family started complaining about the wireless. Kept dropping out and speeds weren’t great and I came back to the forum to saw people complaining of similar things. So again I went out of my way to buy the very best on the market at the time to get family off my back and I bought the asus-88u cost £330. So in total I’ve spent a lot to have the Duma on. The Duma it’s self wasn’t perfect nor was it cheap and the hardware for that price was laughable but we all know that but I tried to accommodate it as much as I could as I was seeing the team on Facebook and Twitter were responsive and kept updating us about the new features. Only to find out a year down the line this is what I was looking forward to... Edit : Other biggest selling point was the geo filter I’ve found out recently that I may not have even needed it as call of duty seem to place me on local servers 90% of the time with geo filter turned off. (Not off but open all the way as fortnite was giving me issues a few weeks back) which made the whole experience feel like a huge waste of money and time. I hope this sheds some light on to be devs who have been non exsistsnt since April and the forum mods who delete comments and ban people. This is why we are pissed off.
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