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ANNOUNCEMENT: DUMAOS 3.0 IS HERE


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1 hour ago, Ruxomar said:

after 5 years i'm very tired of all this ...  this is a very summarized version of my personal experience with this Company.  

in late 2015 i got the R1 which served the purpose on ADSL connection and somewhat controlled few aspects of my gaming, years went by as NetDuma empty promises over and over and Over. Yet technology improved so internet for most part as ISP had at least here in Europe comply with whatever was going on around them so connections got a lot better so wifi-routers (Netduma functionalities becomes obsolete) ... Now one day we've been informed of a partnership with Netgear which sure has some good hardware but never ever had good service nor maintenance (Software is obnoxious) on wifi-routers so to me all this sounded kinda of fishy ... but nevertheless said hey maybe they have a chance to redeem themselves, so for NetDuma which that point filled us with empty and painful waiting and a promised land that never came (the infamous new Beta version ...  Anyone remembers).... Still on faith i tried extensively the xr500 and then the xr700 which both have great hardware potential but neither have demonstrated software wise any of that ... not going to sit here and list all the problems that both have cuz frankly is embarrassing especially on security side (not Netduma fault for most part .. i know) Still updates are nonexistent as Netgear customer service  ... So gave away both routers to the shop and got an Asus RT-AX88U installed merlin and finally forgot it all about it ... back to the real world ...  Now this PR stunt all over again in spite of all that had already happened.. once again Netgear get it first then maybe the outdated R1 and all comes down to a Beta which gives at first look of what ? Really !!! Geo fencing and few other things justify all this waiting all over again ?  and you guys already working on 3.1 ... seriously... come on guys... You cannot even get a 3.0 Beta out properly and to you say we already working on 3.1.. hellooo... is this for Real !!!  Not to mention all the PR from Netgear when you buy the router which none ever happened, but hey we promised you something so wait for it ...  I don't know why i even wrote this post, maybe got really frustrated by this complete non sense (False Marketing and PR) or just maybe had to get it all out once and for all ... and put my R1 in his original box full of promises and wait to become what should already been ... Still Just my humble opinion on Company that has a very Unique idea/way on how to treat loyal or new customers ... 

So long 

One thing, if there was a big security hole in the XR500 Netgear would have issued a hotfix like they did with the XR700, do dont take out that on Netgear, security is up to date as of 3 June 2020. Also Netgear can't put out Netduma 3.0 if Netgear don't have it can they? Updates for DumaOS come from Netduma, how would Netgear add Netduma updates if there were none to add?  As to the R1 you are lucky Netduma still support it tbh so really what's the point of getting so upset over a lump of plastic and metal, be grateful its coming to the R1 and anyway its a beta so its not like everyone is going to get it at once. You choose to ditch the XR500 and XR700 so no point in getting upset after the fact. Maybe you should have kept one and waited? As far as software being bad, all router makers have good and and bad points, basically its not worth getting upset over.

 

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I think that both Netgear and DumaOS will give you a pleasant surprise in less than a month .... it is the beginning of something surprising.
No other company offers what they give us and the time can sometimes be frustrating but necessary. Patience.

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Hi all,

You should get an email to confirm that your sign-up was successful. If you want me to make sure you're on the list, send me a DM and i'll check for you.

Netgear will be handling the beta on their models, so it will be up to them to send out beta firmware for those. 

I'd like to thank you all for your enthusiasm and also for your patience. As Luke said, we'll start the rollout slowly and pick up the pace if no huge problems occur.

We're also not done making announcements yet, there's more features still under wraps!

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3 hours ago, GT9484 said:

So why do some people have it? Been speaking to guys saying they have it and to just be patient and wait... This launch is just a massive confused mess. Keeping everyone in the dark is a bit crap especially the ones who have been loyal to this brand. 

I agree that some of our communication could've been clearer. Netgear also decided to announce their beta a week before ours, which took the wind out of our sails a little bit.

There have been some people doing some very secret testing for DumaOS 3.0, but only about 15 or so. This is the start of our more public beta, we expect the amount of testers to be much higher, until eventually everybody that wants access can have access.

3 hours ago, Rockin Eagle said:

 

I think it would have been easier if the update had been rolled out completely. So stored in the system and then made the decision in update mode to test it or not. If YES, you would have registered and received the update. Especially since it was unclear to me until yesterday that it is a BETA. I was really looking forward to a new version. Now I have to wait and assume that I will get it garned (here in Germany). Probably only when the beta phase is over. but when that will be is very unclear. at least I don't see through it.

Even though it's a beta, we're pretty confident in it's stability. We want pretty much anybody that would like to use 3.0 to be able to use it. Anybody who is excited about the future of DumaOS will be able to get their hands on it and give it a go. People who are happy to wait will recieve the update automatically once it's fully tested and fully stable.

1 hour ago, Sherman85 said:

Has the first wave of beta 3.0 emails already been sent? If not then when emails will be sent, if so when will the second wave of emails be sent? I got bored of browsing my email every hour.

I think the rollout will probably begin next week for the Netduma R1. It's first come first served so you've got a good chance of being picked.

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4 hours ago, twinturb01 said:

i asked the same question    last night  and  as  normal  you get  ignored     

when  are emails  going to be  sent  out     

its a  simple   question     

how about you  answer  it  

Should be next week, how about I post in this thread when each wave of invites goes out?

3 hours ago, xfalax said:

I think that both Netgear and DumaOS will give you a pleasant surprise in less than a month .... it is the beginning of something surprising.
No other company offers what they give us and the time can sometimes be frustrating but necessary. Patience.

Thank you very much. Remember that this update is free of charge, I think you'll all be surprised with how many new features are added!

I really appreciate your understanding guys.

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you know that most of us are just keen... its just a shame that netgear did this last week. its caused allot of confusion / anger with people. then obviously you guys trying to build up antisipation caused us to think this was the day of beta... hope 3.0 is as good as it looks and sounds 

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2 hours ago, GT9484 said:

you know that most of us are just keen... its just a shame that netgear did this last week. its caused allot of confusion / anger with people. then obviously you guys trying to build up antisipation caused us to think this was the day of beta... hope 3.0 is as good as it looks and sounds 

I think what happened was they posted they would make an announcement and then people assumed it was 3.0 and it grew like Chinese whispers.  
ive seen comments on YouTube where people have posted that Netgear told them 3.0 is out which as we know is total rubbish but people want to believe it. 
I am surprised though with the general lack of interest on the forum, very few posts showing interest.
 

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6 minutes ago, LegionGaming said:

Awesome, looking forward to the beta 😀 

legion  mate  you havent been active   so stop all ya gaming and start  posting    

so buy  a gaming router  and do not use it for gaming  just  stay here and post  about  it 

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5 minutes ago, twinturb01 said:

your  telling me im not active  enough   so her i am   being  very active for you  and  now your  going to delete my posts    

 

 

Hey mate could you please calm down, we're all in this together my dude! They can't give you all the answers you want because they're not allowed to, and TBH I think @Netduma Alex has been more than helpful to you so far.

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Hi all, just to let you know that I have hidden sections of this conversation because we got derailed.

If one of your replies got caught in the crossfire, I apologise. I don't like hiding conversation but it was getting out of hand.

Thanks a lot!

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Just now, Netduma Alex said:

Hi all, just to let you know that I have hidden sections of this conversation because we got derailed.

If one of your replies got caught in the crossfire, I apologise. I don't like hiding conversation but it was getting out of hand.

Thanks a lot!

Thanks for keeping the forums respectful my dude! :D OOOOF I can't wait for 3.0!!!!

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Wasn’t there a beta sign up in a sub forum long ago? Now we have to sign up again? Well hope I’ll be able to join now ! Cause at the last time it was said that all from this post would be take into account when beta starts!

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33 minutes ago, DARTHXX said:

Wasn’t there a beta sign up in a sub forum long ago? Now we have to sign up again? Well hope I’ll be able to join now ! Cause at the last time it was said that all from this post would be take into account when beta starts!

Having a look at your past posts it was the announcement topic for 3.0, it wasn't an official sign up, more of a gauge for who was interested in it. Please do sign up because we need more information than can be posted publicly.

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7 hours ago, Ruxomar said:

Still updates are nonexistent as Netgear customer service  ... So gave away both routers to the shop and got an Asus RT-AX88U installed merlin and finally forgot it all about it ... back to the real world.

Hello Ruxomar,

Trust me I understand some of your frustrations, in regards to netgear, and their past history of slow firmware updates. Which is still something they need to be better at. Also I understand concerns in regard's to security on their routers. As it seems every couple/few months, there's a security exploit found. However Netgear hasn't always been fast to patch the issue.

As for the Asus routers, and the AX88U overall. Asus does have a history of pushing out updates every couple months. However with their more often updates, they also bring more bugs within their software, to customers. Which luckily Merlin does a hell of a job fixing some of their messes, and if he can't fix certain things, he tells them about the problems. To be honest.. over the last few month's, a lot of the firmwares they have been releasing, for a lot of their routers, have been pretty buggy, with customers rolling back to older builds.

Finally there's one part of ASUS software I want to talk about, and for a lot of people who own the R1, or one of the XR routers. It's something they care about, and want to use, that's QoS. ASUS QoS from the outside looks very nice, and it sounds great for gamers, and people who want to use it. The bad part.. their QoS isn't set up well, and if you look at another forum. Where Merlin post his build's and such. You will see a thread about their QoS, and how it doesn't work all that good. There's a 200+ page thread about people wanting improvements on the current QoS, that Asus uses on their routers.

Ultimately I'm mentioning this, as there isn't one router company, in terms of software, better than the other currently. I have owned many Netgear, and Asus routers, over the last ten years. So the things I'm saying, is from using their products on my home network, over the last several years. Both companies need to do things better, and when I say that.. I'm talking about them working with their customers more, and listening to their feedback, on certain things. Instead of their current yearly push for 3-4 new routers, with all these new shiny features, that either don't work at launch, or are buggy as shit for 6-12 months, after they release.

Anyways to the mods, and other people reading this thread. I'm sorry for going a bit off topic with my post. However I felt this needed to be said, and I feel I was respectful in what I typed in this post. To end this post of mine,  I look forward to running the newer build, with some of these newer/improved features. I will for sure give feedback on any issues I run into, which hopefully is zero for me. However I know everyone's setups are different. So I'm sure even if it runs great for me, someone else will find a bug, or two. Still that's why it's great netgear/netduma guys are starting out slow, with a beta build first. As you never want to push an official build, without a good amount of testing, with a smaller scale of people.

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11 hours ago, Sherman85 said:

Has the first wave of beta 3.0 emails already been sent? If not then when emails will be sent, if so when will the second wave of emails be sent? I got bored of browsing my email every hour.

I refresh it every hour... 😓

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I just signed up for the beta but like who really cares lol..

statement about the R-Apps?  this reminds me of micro transaction that all the latest installations of fps games have deployed in the last several years. Lets hope i'm wrong but there maybe an addition monetary value placed on the making of these apps and passed along to guess who?  Possibly another way to keep selling software pieces of a product  already owned buy end users already, just to get another feature of software upgraded lol..   

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