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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Ahh I see, I don't have any specific recommendations on a Switch but perhaps a power line adapter or a longer ethernet cable would a better & cheaper option?
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Not sure if I can trust powerline adapters Smiley Happy

 

I am thinking about Netgear GS305 or GS105 or similar devices.

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I personally use a powerline adapter to connect to a router upstairs - it's honestly been really good so far! Still, entirely your choice. Let us know what you decide to get, and if you have any issues please do let us know Smiley Happy

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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I bought Ubiquiti ER-X and now waiting for delivery Smiley Happy

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Luminary

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Did you buy the Xr500 aswell? If so then you do realise that the edgerouter X is a router? It can be used as a switch if necessary (but that is software driven and not a true switch). NETGEAR ProSAFE GS105 Switch may have been a better option!

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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Yep, XR500 is sitting in my home at the moment. I was trying to get Netgear GS105/GS305 but on Amazon.de and local resellers in Poland don't have latest versions of them, and I didn't want to pay for older versions. 

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Luminary

Re: Questions before buying XR500

ok, no worries.

 

The edgerouter X is a good router, I have 1 in my drawer. So long as you are network savvy enough to configure it as you will have to set it as a switch in the edgerouter interface (which can be complicated for inexperienced users) then it will do the job, but it will take it's toll on resources as a switch as it is software driven (it will tell you that in the interface when you configure it as a switch).

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Luminary

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Also, if you are unfamiliar with edgerouter and ubiquiti then heres a youtuber who does tutorials etc etc  https://www.youtube.com/user/williehowe/videos

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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

So my latest configuration will be like below;

 

ISP > EdgeRouterX > configure two VLAN > first VLAN for XR500 and all computers / second VLAN for living room connection if guests need cable connection or TV services 

 

I will set EdgeRouterX as main DHCP server and configure XR500 as secondary.

 

To test speeds I will also connect my external 8 TB WD Book Duo and test it via WiFi and ethernet connections.

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Guide

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I really wish that I had went with another option and had waited before I bought the XR500.  Hope it works out for you....

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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

What happened with XR500?

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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

My current connection is 300mbit and this is my current speed. I am using EdgeRouter X and XR500. I set two VLANs in EdgeRouter, one for XR500 and one for living room guests. Firewall enabled with default rules. DHCP is running on EdgeRouter and secondary DHCP is running on XR500. Both are running with latest firmwares.

 

So far it is very good. In my previous home my ping was always above 10ms in speedtest tests with cable modem and here I have 1 ms.

 

For some reason uploading picture doesn't work here. I attached screenshot.

 

 

 

Model: XR500| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

It is connected to XR500. My config is now ISP > EdgeRouter > XR500. I had much lower results with wifi last night but today I will bring my main desktop PC. It has better wifi capabilities (I have Asus Strix X99 mobo), after that I can show you wifi test results from all of my devices for better comparison.

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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Here are results of my tests. One with ethernet connection, one with desktop WiFi and one with iPhone 7 Plus with latest IOS version

 

IOS

http://www.speedtest.net/result/i/2556458669

 

Cable

http://www.speedtest.net/result/7160614848

 

Wifi

 http://www.speedtest.net/result/7160618100

 

 

 

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Can't see the cable results but others look reasonable
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I attached it as a file. Forum is not accepting image file uploads for some reason.

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

What are your expected speeds again?
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

For the moment I have 300mbit symmetrical connection. So, connection with PC is very good Smiley Happy

 

but iPhone wifi is slow. Dunno why. Also DumaOS Dashboard is not working with Chrome but it works with Microsoft Edge. 

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Might be that data is enabled on the phone as well.

Not seen that error before, if you factory reset does it work as expected?
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Nope, I have only one SSID.

 

I didn't reset my XR500, I used Edge and Chrome today in Windows and before that I accessed it via Firefox in Linux.

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I meant do a factory reset, does it solve the error?
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I just did it and nope it didn't solve. I also found that auto firmware check is not working properly. I had 2.1.0.4 and it didn't find anything new but there is 2.1.0.6. I also upgraded to that firmware version.

 

As for iPhone issue, I separated wifi networks into two, and with 5G it works perfectly.

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Unpin everything from the dashboard then clear your cache on the browser.

That's not an issue, it's likely they haven't put .6 on the server
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Apprentice

Re: Questions before buying XR500

I unpinned everything now dashboard comes empty. When I switch to other tabs I get errors too.

 

I will just use Firefox, much more compatible it seems. Also Chrome doesn't support HTTPS I think. I get a warning when I tried to connect with https

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NetDuma Partner

Re: Questions before buying XR500

Not sure why you're getting that at all. Update to .6 manually and see if it still occurs.

Yes that's right due to a bug in the Chrome web browser itself
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