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  1. What does this message in the log file mean? There are hundreds all for the same device, an Amazon Echo. [DumaOS] Marking device that is marked 6 8., Friday, May 18, 2018 19:32:38
  2. My main gripe is that (as you know) I can't add new hosts which is something that works fine on the R1 with the Nintendo servers.
  3. This information is incorrect, I run my Switch using the official HORI LAN adapter, £15 from Amazon. Most days I get about 50Mbs down and 15Mbs up from the Nintendo speed test. Best I've seen is 65Mbs down. My LAN connection is always faster than my Wi-Fi connection. You must update your MTU and DNS settings. Nintendo default to an MTU of 1400 which will lead to more packets and a slight reduction in speed. Do no let the DNS settings be provided automatically from the XR50, I'm using Cloudflare ( I get NAT type A via the XR500 without the need to set-up a DMZ.
  4. I tried Powerline adapters connected to a Netgear EX8000 extender in an old victorian house (with electrical cabling to match) which resulted in 5% packet loss which was no good for gaming. Your mileage may vary.
  5. My XR500 is on the ground floor of a three story terraced house, 120 years old with some thick walls. Even so, I did experience generally good WiFi connectivity for general web browsing across the house. I only tested one EX extender but the Netgear documentation suggest they could be daisy chained in bridge 'extender' mode but clearly each hop will add additional latency. Deploying in AP mode would be result in a star configuration but you'd need to run LAN cables to each EX and if you could do then I be cabling PC/Consoles directly if that was the case. Whilst 5Ghz offers less interfernecne it's not so good penetrating thick walls. 2.4Ghz can be better in older houses but is much more prone to interfere from neighbouring Wi-Fi networks and other devices which operate on the same frequency bands within the home (e.g. cordless phones, microwaves, bluetooth, etc). Good to specify the frequency/channel manually in my opinion, when I left the XR500 Smart set-up it put me on 2.4Ghz network with 6 competing networks in my neighbourhood with spectrum conflicts. I have manually configured an uncontested 5Ghz band (DFS 100) which was the goldilocks zone for me.
  6. I had an EX8000 set up with my XR500 as I wanted to create a dedicate wireless bridge directly from my games consoles to my XR500. I tried this in bridge 'extender' mode and Access Point mode. Both worked quite well and I had no issues with the XR500 other than some spectrum contention and EX8000 placement, can't be too close to the XR500. Local latency was measured at 2ms with 0.5ms jitter once I found an uncontested channel (I recommend using Wi-Fi Explorer), DFS100 was best for me. However, for whatever reason I was still getting poor hit registration on online in games like Battlefield and Splatoon2. I have since hardwired my consoles and never looked back. The EX8000 is now gathering dust, if anyone wants a bargain let me know.
  7. Hi Fraser, 1. Will we get Switch as an icon, instead of 'Wii' in device manager? 2. Can get more Switch games added in profiles? 3. When will XBOX be removed as a service reference when selecting 'Games Console'? Thanks, Stu
  8. I have 80/20 connection, with optimisation I can get 55/15 on the Switch via the Nintendo Speed test. However, I have noticed there are some settings on the Switch that do impact speed. 1. By default the Switch MTU is 1400, setting that to match your ISP MTU increased speed, in my case 1492. 2. DNS settings, don't let the Switch default to the XR500's address as the DNS server, instead hard code your preferred DNS provider, I'm using which has given me the fastest speeds.
  9. If the ex7300 does not support Smart Set-up in AP mode you would have to put it in Extender mode and drop the direct LAN cable connection. I have an EX8000 extender but in the end gave up and switched to cables for all my gaming console connections. Even on a uncontested radio spectrum with a 2ms ping to the router and 1ms jitter gaming connections were still not reliable enough. Direct cabling is the way to go if you can.
  10. In that configuration, you'd put the extender in AP mode and then use Netgears Smart Connect feature on both devcies. This will create a roamable single SSID.
  11. After another attempt including a factory reset, a hard reset and three attempts at the set-up wizard the XR500 connected to the Internet. I've since rebooted twice so things are looking good. Connection is stable but I still have my Geo issues, can't ping Nintendo's matchmaking servers (east coast US) so can't add them to approved hosts lists. This means I need to keep my Geo filter really wide (UK based) defeating the purpose. As a test, my R1 connected to the XR500 has no issues pinging these servers and adding them.
  12. I've upgraded but it broke my PPPoE connection so I have had to roll back the firmware again.
  13. I can't see the new firmware, hopefully when I can it will resolve my Geo Filter issues and not break my PPPoE connection. ;-)
  14. V2.2.0.4 was the last official release from the Netgear website but they've pulled it for some reason.
  15. As BigDog suggested I've also not set a VLAN ID tag. Now I'm back to my original issue, can't reliably approve hosts using Geo. I could add one but no more. Can you do a cloud update for the Nintendo servers, think there are only 4 of them. Will you have the ID's from your Switch? Ta
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