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Netduma R1 hook up to Xfinity Modem

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Need help on hooking up my netduma to the xfinity modem correctly. The only problem I have is I want the xfinity modem WiFi to still run the house hold WiFi needs. I want my new netduma r1 to only support my ps4 online gaming needs for better performance and faster game play. Your help will be greatly appreciated 

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To set this up, all you need to do is connect one of the LAN ports of the Xfinity modem to the WAN port (port 1) on the Netduma R1.

Connect the PS4 to one of the R1 LAN ports, and connect a computer or phone to the R1 via wifi or ethernet. You can then use the computer/phone to manage the geo-filter for the PS4.

Bear in mind that there's no point using QoS if your Xfinity modem is going to be handling other devices, so you should stick to just using Geo-Filter.

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Ok thanks for the information now feels like I wasted money buying the netduma r1. I will return the netduma and get my money back.

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It's not an artificial limitation, our router can't just hijack your existing router to force it to prioritize packets. The Netduma can't control traffic that isn't routed through the Netduma. This is a physical limitation, and could not be solved by any router without replacing your existing ISP router.

The solution would be to place the Netduma at the top of your network, and connect it to your PS4 and your Xfinity modem via ethernet, then you can continue to use the Xfinity wifi. This would allow you to specify a chunk of bandwidth just for the PS4.

The difficulty is that it would require another modem above the Netduma, as the Netduma is just a router and not a modem.

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Ok now I’m totally confused. So you are saying my setup should be the following

netduma first connect ps4 pro to it, and then connect xfinity modem into one of the netduma Ethernet ports?

why another router and if I need another router, what kind of special router do I need? And by adding this second router then how do I connect all these devices.

I just found out I have the xfinity XB3 that is a modem/router. So does that change on how I need to set all this up correctly.

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In order to get the best out of the router you would use QoS but this requires that ALL devices connect to the router - this would be the same as any other router you intended to use QoS with. The ideal setup would be Xfinity modem/router LAN port (modem mode or R1 WAN IP in its DMZ with xfinity wifi off) > R1 WAN/port 1> ALL devices connected via wifi or ethernet.

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Fraser,  

with the suggestion that Alex came up worth that I can still use the xfinity WiFi to run my household. What do I need to do, to my setup to get it to work on his suggestion? And how do I configure the setup.

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Do the setup I mentioned with the DMZ but keep the WiFi on and just connect the PS4 and a PC/other device to the R1 to access the interface and you're done. All other devices can use the Xfinity WiFi.

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Ok thanks for the help. One last question will there be any other setting on the Netduma 1r that I need to turn on like upnp etc?

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22 minutes ago, Jdennis1014 said:

Ok thanks for the help. One last question will there be any other setting on the Netduma 1r that I need to turn on like upnp etc?

UPnP will be enabled by default so no need to do that. The only settings you'll want to change will be bandwidth and allow it to auto setup so your PS4 gets enough and the Geo-Filter.

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Ok I have setup the connect as u have instructed  it when I test my upload and download speeds they are very low. Through my modem my speeds are 200 to 260mbps download and 6mbps upload. Bows speeds are 35mbps download and 2 mbps upload 

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There's a CPU graph which shows what percentage of your CPU is being used. If it's constantly at 100%, it suggests that the router is having trouble processing all of the data going through it.

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Yes sir my internet speed is 150mb and I have set upload and download at 70%. Is there anything I can do to increase my upload and download speed.

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This post has been moved to the correct section of the forum as this does not qualify for !v! support, sorry for any inconvenience. As it has been a week since the last response I will consider this issue closed, but if this is still an issue theen message me and I will reopen this thread


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