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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

nicey1958
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upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

 title says it.

Is it worth it or is it just for wifi 6?

cheers

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FURRYe38
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

Please mark your thread as solved so others will know. Be sure to save off a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. Saves time if a reset is needed.
https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...
Enjoy. 📡

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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FURRYe38
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

Up to you. If you don't have any WiFi6 supporting device, may wanna wait for WiFI7. No idea when that will appear for sale. 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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nicey1958
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

thanks. Guess there's not much reason to then.

Geoff.

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FURRYe38
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

I did happen to find a used XR1000 last year on Amazon for cheap. Something you can keep an eye on. Mine works great. I think I got mine for around $100 bucks. 😁

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

The upgrade would mainly be for the hardware improvements, the software itself wouldn't change too much.
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nicey1958
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

cheers... tbo.. i think that's what i might have been looking for..(h/w upgrade.. better perf?)... have been adding to house a lot recently... lots of 'so called smart devices.. even tho i'm not totally convinced they are that smart  '"alexa'''lol.. but anyway.... somethings felt a bit sluggish at times...  the xr500 has done its job very well in the past.. and not a problem.. but seems adding more things  maybe cause a bit of congestion???    anyways... its a new 'old thing'  i decided to play with.... and as said.. with none wifi 6 things and my age.. doubt whether ill get anything as well... plus a few more rj45 ports will be used behind the tv for sky/shield/dvd/TV plus hue and blink 🙂

cheers

  

  

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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

If you have QoS enabled then no matter how many devices you connect it should continue to function in the same way so probably no need to upgrade really
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nicey1958
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

yup.. its enabled....   just seems iffy at times even on a wired connection but 99%  other times runs perfectly well. can't seem to pinpoint anything obvious   anyway.. not a lot of money spent so I'll always have a spare anyway..

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Netduma-Fraser
NetDuma Partner

Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

Try experimenting with the Congestion Control percentages while set to Always to see what works best for you, might be that it just needs a bit of tweaking to work the best for your connection.
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nicey1958
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

970mbps down/120 up is my  internet connection. i adjusted bandwidth for the devices that seem to suffer buffering occasionally...   sky minibox and the shield  (both wired to upstairs -.  via  a magic 2 extender (i was thinking that might be one cause.. but its been fine in the past)  because they both suffer if I use the boxes them wireless as well. I keep trying in the meantime.

cheers

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Netduma-Fraser
NetDuma Partner

Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

Don't adjust the bandwidth, that won't get rid of the lag, its Congestion Control you'll want to change specifically. Start at 70% and experiment in increments of 10%
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nicey1958
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

done.

cheers

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FURRYe38
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

Please mark your thread as solved so others will know. Be sure to save off a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. Saves time if a reset is needed.
https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...
Enjoy. 📡

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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nicey1958
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

i'd like to update.. since putting the xr700 in place of the xr500.. my woes have disappeared..... the only thing i have noticed is less or maybe evenly distributed cpu proc?  maybe that was the issue. quad core opposed to dual?   anyway..... I'm Happy.

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FURRYe38
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Re: upgrade from 500 to xr 1000

The XR700 HW is based off the R9000 I believe so comparatively, the 700 has more CPU power than the 500. 

 

Glad you got it working. 

Please mark your thread as solved so others will know. Be sure to save off a back up configuration to file for safe keeping. Saves time if a reset is needed.
https://kb.netgear.com/24231/How-do-I-back-up-the-router-configuration-settings-on-my-Nighthawk-rout...
Enjoy. 📡

 

 

My Setup ISP SparkLight | Internet Cable 1000↓/50↑ CAX80 Modem Mode  | Wifi Router RAXE500 and RBKE963; Router mode | Switches NG GS105/8, GS308v3, GS110MX and XS505M | Additional NG HW: C7800/CAX30/CAX80/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi: CBK40, CBK752, RBK50, RBK853, RBK752, RBK953, SXK30 | NightHawk: MK63, R7000, R7800, R7960P, R8000, RAXE500, RAX120v2, RAX50v2, XR450/500/700/1000, EX7500/EX7700

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