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raikun

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  1. 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.
  2. That's my issue. I don't think anyone here blames Fraser for any delays, but sadly he's the only face we come in contact to, so we resort to pinging him for updates. I'd love to get a Dev in here and at least acknowledge the need for information, I mean, If you take your car to the shop, you might be greeted by a salesperson, but you need answers from the mechanic.
  3. Title says it all. @Netduma Fraser A bit more transparency and less closing threads that aren't even close to being uncivil or insulting. We bought a new version of a product, knowing full well of the sketchy update history of previous iterations (still stuck in Beta for R1 I believe?), and yet again, we find ourselves waiting for new firmware on a device which is less than 6 months old. Not demanding for anything, just clarity for your customers. That's all.
  4. The more things change the more they stay the same. Sad thing is, it's not even @Netduma Fraser fault, he's just the one who deals with us. But yeah, great hardware, solid software, super crappy update process.
  5. @Netduma Fraser It's starting to look like old habits are returning. This is the second router I purchase from you guys and honestly I expected certain lessons to be learned. If a product, no matter how new it might be, is not performing optimally, then you issue a hotfix instead of trying to bundle everything into a full firmware update. I have no issue being patient, but I fear what happened to the R1 is starting to happen to the R2 from a very early stage .
  6. Title says it all. I can disable individual hosts up until 60 minutes, but not permanently. Will this be fixed in the next firmware maybe @Netduma Fraser ?
  7. No worries man, do what you need to do. New firmware is pointless if it's not quality.
  8. I'd welcome this new firmware, although to be honest haven't had a lot of issues. I do have to reboot the router every couple of weeks, indication being that Adblocker stops working and then the UI is inaccessible. I'd love a scheduled reboot feature down the road if possible.
  9. Overall, I'm quite satisfied. I wrote about my experience in-depth here
  10. Hey all. I caved and bought the new Netduma. I'm quite happy with it, but it wouldn't be myself if I didn't have some initial observations: Overall, the firmware feels responsive and much more finished than it did on the R1. I'd chalk it up to hardware, but I also believe that the maturity shows more resources poured over it. I'd criticize it if it didn't make sense both from a technical and business standpoint. The fact that symbols aren't allowed on either the admin or wifi passwords truly boggles the mind. It's almost like encouraging users to type weak passwords out of desperation. I saw this initially back on the R1 3.0 Beta, but only on the admin password, and at the moment, I assumed it was a weird quirk. nothing more. Now. I feel absolutely weird having to change the password on all my devices simply because my usual symbols aren't allowed. I noticed a similar issue on a different post, where it was stated it would be corrected on a future firmware. I truly hope so, since it's a security hole waiting to happen. Perhaps I'm overreacting but I get paid to overreact . I really hope that frequent firmware updates become the norm on the new device (kinda gave up on that happening on any other). If every feature, bug or hotfix relies on an update that never comes, the goodwill that comes from releasing a truly unique product will fade fast, and let's face it, it's barely there. I may sound harsh but I truly want the product to succeed to the point where I now have a love/hate relationship with it. From the beginning of my Netduma experience, the lack of a config backup option has been a noteworthy issue, specially coming from OpenWRT where you could backup the entire customized firmware as a BIN file. I half expected to find it in 3.0 yet here we are. Not super pressing, but as someone who enjoys tinkering with different options, having the option to rely on a backup is surely missed. A very overloooked aspect of Netduma is how well the Hybrid VPN works. To me, it almost seems like magic. I sorta replicated it using OpenWRT and policy based option, but it never came close to the level of performance Netduma offers. I'm overjoyed to find it working even better on the R2. A thousand kudos from me. The Adblock option finally works! It never fully worked on the R1 Beta but here, it almost rivals my PiHole setup, with the added benefit of not having to have an external device. Excellent work! The Offline devices bug is no longer an issue on this release. From a development perspective, whatever happens on the R2, feels like it should cascade to other devices, as long as the hardware supports it. I hate to admit it, but the R1 may never have the capabilities for some of the newer options. Absolutely love the concept of Rapps. Modular applications on your router a la OpenWRT? Yes please! Can't wait for the new offerings. That's it for now, I'm sure more will come up. Excuse the cynicism but you should read my reviews on the products I actually despise
  11. Anything from the ROG lineup is solid in my opinion, although I have mostly just bought PC parts from ASUS and I'm not going back to anything else. Then again, you will benefit a lot from a router that runs firmware that actually exists.
  12. Ok folks, today is the fateful day. I am no longer a Netduma user. Waited patiently (and not so patiently at times) for any new releases, but as of this morning, I went back to my ol' trusty Netgear WNDR3800 with OpenWRT LEDE, and I gotta say, for a device that was shoved in the back of a closet (much like my Netduma), it sprung to life with efficiency and gusto. Good luck to all of you, and hopefully will go back when DumaOS 3.0 is out and available for BrainOS and AI devices in the near 2050. Stay safe out there!
  13. What I find funny is, why and how do they keep posting new features on a firmware that no one expects any more? It's like adding mod support to Half Life 3.
  14. Just focus on being safe dude. I may rag on the company for their unfulfilled promises but I have a different stance on folks like you, who has been the ONLY voice in these forums for a long time. Family is important, trust me.
  15. As much as I hope all the team is safe and not running any unnecessary risks, I'm sure this won't affect the deadline, seeing as the COVID vaccine will be ready and available way before DumaOS 3.0
  16. While this is a sensible point, bear in mind, you've been doing this for years! How can it be practical to string people along with "announcements" and "features" that end up not even on the radar for months or, again, years, without the slightest hint of progress? I don't blame you since you're the only one that keeps us somewhat updated, but I agree with the post above you, if you're trying to put out a perfect product, let me save you the trouble, you never will. But at this rate, not only are you losing the support and respect of the people that have believed in your product (myself included), but you are also, and more seriously, letting bigger manufacturers catch up to you on a niche where you guys used to be the lone players, or at least the most advanced. At the rate this is going, DumaOS will release when every other router manufacturer already has their own solution, and even if it's better than the rest, you can't seriously expect your customer base to wait forever. /endrant
  17. Pretty much this. Even in an age when releases are often pushed, this is downright disrespectful. I'm in the same boat, and just for fun, i tried hooking up my console directly to Google WiFi, and lo and behold, much smoother gametime. Makes you wonder.
  18. Long Time R1 User and helped Beta test the first iteration of DumaOS. Would love to get involved as well.
  19. Glad to say the Flush Cloud procedure worked for me. I'm back to instant lobbies. Thanks Fraser!
  20. Spoke too soon. Switched to my modem directly, no more lobby issues PS: I have been testing for about an hour going back and forth from straight modem to Duma. Sorry to say, when connected to the R1 no lobbies at all, while on the modem, smooth sailing. Afraid to say, testing is pretty conclusive, DumaOS and the latest BO4 update aren't on speaking terms.
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