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  1. I too would like to know, I have a similar setup. Vigor 130 does PPPoE passthrough and also has an ip of So the XR500 does the PPPoE login fine. On Asus routers and most other routers, to be able to view the modem's config page, you would create a wan ip alias or extra virtual interface on the wan of the router, using something like: ifconfig eth0:0 netmask The xr500 doesn't work with this, but should be possible using an alternative command, just don't know the syntax to use to get it to work. This then allows everyone to browse the net as normal without double nat, but also allows you to login to modems page to check stats, update firmware etc.
  2. Sorry, can't test it now. No longer have it. Cheers for the help over the past couple of months.
  3. Make sure with windows 10 that in file explorer you click on network and change the network to private. If you don't do this, Windows won't find any devices on your network at all as windows firewall blocks any workgroup browsing as it assumes all newly connected networks are public until told otherwise.
  4. Several ps4's, 2 ps3's a WiiU, around 3 Switches and a few Vitas all on standby. Already on the latest firmware and auto update is disabled. Only one of the ps4 consoles is connected via ethernet and I've tried it going directly into xr500 and also a netgear gs108t switch as I figured the router might not like the ps4 going into 100mb Ethernet when it's asleep.
  5. Same result unfortunately. Was working brilliantly all day yesterday, then when I woke up it had disconnected the wan port in the middle of the night, tried rebooting via the gui, problem remained. Powered it off then on again and works fine again.
  6. It is indeed. Don't have any other spare routers at the moment, so the linksys is in use with the xr500 hanging off the back of it while testing for now. XR500 still falls over. It's my second xr500 as the 1st one chose to never save it's config when it fell over and required setting up from factory settings everytime it was powered off, so there is some improvement I guess. It's so close to greatness, yet so far away as I can't use a router that requires a daily reboot. Stability should come before any additional features. Out of interest and for testing, is there an option to disable the duma stack from loading to test if it still falls over when just using the basic netgear portion of the firmware? (I imagine it will still crash as it looks to be the netgear side that falls over)
  7. I'm mostly using my linksys wrt32x lately, waiting to see if a firmware ever becomes available that doesn't fall over every other day requiring a power off and on at the switch to fix will come along. Perhaps I just have too many devices in my house for this router to cope? (45-50 devices online at times)
  8. Can't be done on this router, needs a 2nd virtual wan port creating that can point to I've set it up on Asus, Synology, Ubiquiti etc, but not had any success on any of the netgears unfortunately.
  9. To do that, any router that supports the use of openvpn. So, pretty much any asus router that is capble of running Asus Merlin comes to mind as being the easiest way.
  10. Well, upnp specifically won't respond to manual port forward requests from a qnap. Synology, any version of plex or my make shift Linux web server , previous versions would open ports via upnp fine, they just do not open/ fail the requests on this firmware so is a bigger issue than just the gui. But for gaming, a moderate Nat should suffice for most games
  11. With a full factory reset, other than upnp being wonky, this is a solid release for me. Running way smoother than previous releases and upnp not mapping correctly for my devices doesn't stop them getting a moderate Nat, so that's not the end of the world. Try it, can always rollback to the old version if it doesn't work for you.
  12. Well, I could do. But as I specify on the qnap which ports to be available, I shouldn't have to. Any other devices on my home network I don't care about security wise so upnp is a decent fit for me. That and I can't be bothered to port forward 10 different consoles or when relatives pop around. Doing IT for a living. I don't take my work home with me
  13. Upnp appears to be pretty much broken in this release, though my consoles are still getting a moderate Nat. Just my qnap and plexiglass server have been completely blocked for now on this update, when they worked perfectly prior to the update
  14. I'd agree with BIG_DOG on this. In general for small releases you can get away without a factory reset. However, all it takes is for netgear/linksys/asus or any other brand of router to update the WiFi driver or Ethernet driver and introduce a new range of default parameters that into the config that can't be applied because of the old settings, so unfortunately most of the time: Any issues after an upgrade, Reset and try again..
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