October 9, 2020 at 3:09 pm #9814
Netgear XR500 Beta for the XR500 is now available via the Netgear Open Beta Program
or use link below
Below link give direct access to latest Netgear XR500 Beta’s and all the chat.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).October 9, 2020 at 3:12 pm #9815
Seems to be 5GHz wifi challenges with this latest beta, “but it is a beta” so not unexpected
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).November 26, 2020 at 7:27 pm #10202
Just checked for the latest Firmware for my Xr500 via GUI and found XR500 – Official New Version: V220.127.116.11
[Security Fixes] This firmware fixes security vulnerabilities.
Note: just a few security improvements which are always welcomed alas no new Netduma features as yet
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).December 19, 2020 at 9:10 am #10523
Still no official XR500 Release, but the pubic beta is available
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).January 30, 2021 at 4:14 pm #11744
I am trying the new XR500 V18.104.22.168 Open Beta for my XR500 and must say it is working rather well.
Below is the new Ping HeatMap showing the CSGO servers and there associated ping distance and good to see we have a CS:Go server in UK
A newcomer in DumaOS 3.0, Ping Heatmap changes the way you play your favourite online games. With Ping Heatmap, DumaOS pings every server for your game of choice and visualises your latency to each one – in short, you’ll see which servers give you the smoothest gameplay. The heatmap is continually updated with the most recent games, so you can still have the advantage on brand new releases.
Tests can be scheduled to keep track of your best servers over time – providing you with the knowledge to always pick the best server for your game. To really stay at an advantage, you can apply your results to your Geo-Filter selections, ensuring you always have the optimal connection.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).January 31, 2021 at 8:17 am #11759
Just tried the new DumaOS Traffic Controller and loving the interface and options, it as great to see at long last a Netgear Gaming router with usable Parental controls that include both time limiting options as well as Content control in the form of Categories (Games/ Streaming) and Applications which are Game Specific (Call of Duty / Battlefield) etc.
Monday Is also available and a few UI issues (but it is a beta),
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).February 2, 2021 at 8:05 am #11791
DumaOS XR500 V22.214.171.124 Open Beta also has Connection benchmark which will test your internet connection and rate it against 3 criteria.
- Ping – Under Load (A Known Bug with results)
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).February 4, 2021 at 8:56 am #11811
So it appears after a few days Ping Heatmap fails to load running XR500 running XR500-V126.96.36.199
Problem occurs after a few days and is with Chrome, Explore and Edge Browsers on Windows 10 Laptop and I read also the XR1000 has similar problem.
Error message created is : The operation is taking longer than expected. Please briefly wait before using this Rapp.
Netduma have been informed.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).February 4, 2021 at 7:49 pm #11822
Netduma have released a beta (not open) for the XR500 to fix the WAN DHCP issues some XR500 owner’s are experiencing .
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).March 20, 2021 at 7:02 am #12494
NetDuma have released a new Open beta for the XR500 – v188.8.131.52
Highlights of this update:
Big improvements to IPv6 compatibility
Improvements to general stability
System-wide GUI improvements
Updates to game and device detection
Fixed DHCP renewal causing internet to drop
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).August 14, 2021 at 11:01 am #14689
Alas the XR500 Firmware Version 184.108.40.206 has been published for sometime and no new updates for the XR500 since March.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).August 14, 2021 at 11:58 am #14690
Latest Netgear XR Series Beta’s and chat
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).September 9, 2021 at 9:16 am #15087
So I have been waiting a while () for a new update on the Netgear XR500 as the last update (Version 220.127.116.11) back in March is still the most recent release.
Alas reading on the Netduma Forums and community.netgear.com, lots of concerns around stability, QoS and disconnects. so as there is still no indication when any new firmware will be released, I thought I would share my set-up which does seems to last a few weeks before I decide to give the XR500 a reboot.
XR500 Stability settings:
Long story short, many months ago, I realised (as others have) DHCP and QOS was still an issue on the XR500 – (Version 18.104.22.168) so have tested a few options over the months and this seems to work for us at home.
- Congestion Control I have set to Always
- Congestion Control I have set to 90% f my Download Sych rate and 85% of my Upload synch rate, this helps with buffer bloat and I score A to A+ via DSLReports.com
- Disable QoS if at all possible or use change QoS priority from Device to Application, and this seems to work much better.
Under LAN Settings:
- Use Router as DHCP Server and set Starting IP Address to 50 or 100
- note:Then Address Reservation add all devices connected to XR500 router a manually assigned IP address lower than 50.
From my set-up, I have double NAT-ed our ASUS RT-AC86U wireless router as this can then handle all wifi clients and save issues with additional QoS – DHCP clients on the XR500. I have set a bandwidth limit of 50 Mbps on the ASUS RT-AC86U to limit bandwidth used by wifi clients etc.
Note: I have Disable Wireless radios on my XR500
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