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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

ewdijkstra
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Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

Is the DumaOS Beta 3.0 for XR500 no longer available?  I can't find it.

 

The link below reports "Access Denied"

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Pro-Gaming-DumaOS-3-0/New-firmware-XR500-V2-3-2-104-DumaO...

(linked from https://forum.netduma.com/topic/32506-dumaos-30-open-beta-for-xr-500450/)

 

The button labeled "GET THE BETA" at the link below erroneously links to the forums:

http://www.netgearinnovation.com/dumaos-beta/

 

The download links (to Dropbox) at the page below link to .SIG files (instead of .IMG files):

http://support.netduma.com/support/solutions/articles/16000091217-dumaos-firmware

 

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spdsk8race
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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

On the pinned post, 1st page attaching link


https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3oeb6dw25ngmwm/XR500-V2.3.2.120.zip?dl=0
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ewdijkstra
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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

This appears to be V 2.3.2.120.  While this is a newer version than the current version, which I believe is 2.3.2.114, I was under the impression that the beta was for version 3.

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spdsk8race
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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

This is this latest build.

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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

The one linked is the latest beta build
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LT279
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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

Hi guys, had the router for a week now. This guy is right. An absolute pain to find the dumaos 3.0 beta. Sorry for sounding harsh, but this is a shambles. Considering this router came out in 2017 ! We dont want to be technicians, we just want something that works and not all this time consuming deep dive research about all these options/updates. Its clear for the xr700 beta 3.0 because it says that in the title. But there isnt one for the XR500. Its say 2.3.2.120. So im assuming now that this is the dumaos 3.0 ? So why not make this clear , because it looks like an update to the original software FFS..... 

Model: XR500|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Netduma-Liam
NetDuma Partner

Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?

Thanks for feeding back, we'll look into making this clearer for future versions. 

As this is a sub-forum for DumaOS 3.0 beta, we thought it wasn't also needed in the title of the topic, but we can change this moving forward if it's not clear enough.

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Codester3388
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Re: Why so difficult to find the XR500 DumaOS 3.0 Beta?


@LT279 wrote:

Hi guys, had the router for a week now. This guy is right. An absolute pain to find the dumaos 3.0 beta. Sorry for sounding harsh, but this is a shambles. Considering this router came out in 2017 ! We dont want to be technicians, we just want something that works and not all this time consuming deep dive research about all these options/updates. Its clear for the xr700 beta 3.0 because it says that in the title. But there isnt one for the XR500. Its say 2.3.2.120. So im assuming now that this is the dumaos 3.0 ? So why not make this clear , because it looks like an update to the original software FFS..... 


 

   That is the point of a beta release. If you don't want to be a "technician" and need something that works, why did you install a beta build of a device that controls internet traffic throughout your home? Betas are around to help the developers track bugs, patch exploits, and fix anything that is broken. It makes it even more difficult since Netgear's code is at the base of this router and they have always had bugs in their software. Two developer teams working together isn't easy and I know from experience. 

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