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Best configuration for only 1 single device connected to R2? Can I still benefit from R2?


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Ok I don't want to take up anyone's valuable time so I'll aim for simplicity.

Very long story short, roommates lost interest in using the R2 for our home network. I'm moving out in a little over a month so it's not a battle worth fighting, all good, life's good, their loss.

I would still very much like to use as many of the benefits of the R2 as possible, mostly the GeoFilter and Traffic Prioritization, possibly Hybrid VPN occasionally. (if Traffic Prioritization even works with only 1 device?) Our network is now setup like this:

-Vyve Broadband (1GB plan, static public IP, consistently get 600-700mbps down and 50-53 up no matter the time of day or night)
-ISP Modem/Router combo (Hitron Coda 4582 with everything else in the house connected now)
-R2 is plugged into the Hitron, along with their 2 PC's via ethernet, and is set in the Hitron's DMZ
-My PC is the only device plugged into the R2 via ethernet, WiFi is disabled, IPv6 disabled, my PC has set static IP

I'm aware this is essentially giving up most of the benefits of DumaOS and is now reliant on the bandwidth and congestion of the rest of the network etc however my question really has to do with QoS with only one device connected. Will congestion control, bandwidth allocation and Traffic Prioritization have any benefit only handling traffic to my PC alone? If there are any, what is the simple answer here? If not, any suggestions on other optimization options for me to use for the next month, mabye two months of gaming until I move? I mostly just play the major FPS games with friends all over the east coast (Fortnite, Apex, and my favorite dumpster to dive in, Warzone)

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You are right in that QoS won't work as optimally with just the one device but that being said I believe you would still benefit from Traffic Prioritization more so than the other features depending on what you're doing really. If when playing a game on the PC you don't do anything else at all then it isn't really needed (although you never know when a background update could occur), if you're doing even one other thing, listening to music, using Discord etc then it would ensure your gaming still gets priority.

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On 6/16/2022 at 12:41 PM, Netduma Fraser said:

You are right in that QoS won't work as optimally with just the one device but that being said I believe you would still benefit from Traffic Prioritization more so than the other features depending on what you're doing really. If when playing a game on the PC you don't do anything else at all then it isn't really needed (although you never know when a background update could occur), if you're doing even one other thing, listening to music, using Discord etc then it would ensure your gaming still gets priority.

That's exactly what I needed to know, thank you! Would you recommend just setting it to Never, leaving allocation at default and then of course using the appropriate prioritization rules?

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So I thought I was done here but some interesting things happened in the log (sent it to you), when I noticed that UPnP was off, which I then switched on, and I kept seeing this DHCPv6 error with an IPv6 address that no longer existed apparently, so I reenabled IPv6 because why not and it went away but changing UPnP made it reconfigure and I saw something in there about AP disabled, like it had auto set itself up as an AP before and now its not?

Any, I keep seeing HTB: Quantum of class 10012 is big. Consider r2q change, along with other repetitive logging like "RTNETLINK answers: no such file or directory" that I'm unsure of whether or not there is an issue.

I keep having reboot my R2 once a day as well as it disconnects, and I believe I noticed in the log that it seems to me the MAC address isnt matching up with my ISP modem/router? I could be way off but I sent you the log, any advice is as always, much appreciated!

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Don’t pay too much attention to the logs, they’re primarily meant for the developers. They’re quite verbose so normal background processes can appear like issues. You can disable IPv6 that’ll be fine.

It doesn’t have AP mode so it will be referring to something else to do with the WiFi most likely. On the ISP modem give the R2 a static/reserved IP address and that should resolve it.

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