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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-17-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By bobsilver
Hi Joe, Seems this is a common occurrence. ...

Hi Joe,

Seems this is a common occurrence. I just looked at my logs and am seeing the same activity. To many more ports. I have several open on my network for various services I have. Never...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,712
Posted By bobsilver
I use the Smart Connect on the 8000. This is...

I use the Smart Connect on the 8000. This is easiest if you want 1 SSID. Using it without is fine too. Know that the lower 5ghz channels have lower performance then the higher. So if you use it...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By bobsilver
If you don't need the increase wifi coverage of...

If you don't need the increase wifi coverage of an Access Point then using the 8000 by itself would be best. To use the 4720 as a NAS only is not something I would do. Using it as a router like I...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By bobsilver
Not sure what you are asking. Are you going to...

Not sure what you are asking. Are you going to use the 7000 as an AP and the 4700 as a router? Both support DLNA so which ever is the router will support it.

I use a 4700 as a router. I use a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
When you say wifi disconnecting I am f]going to...

When you say wifi disconnecting I am f]going to assume you have low signal strength and your mobile devices are dropping off your wifi network. If its losing internet connection but are still...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-08-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bobsilver
I can assure you that the R7000 is up to the...

I can assure you that the R7000 is up to the task. So there is something going on here. 1st thing I would do is a factory reset on the R7000. Follow the wizard to set it up. Really should take...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-02-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
If a TV is connected to the network its role in...

If a TV is connected to the network its role in life is to stream things. Some may be local from a DLNA server but many times its from an onboard client like Netflix etc. The fact of the priority...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-02-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
R7500 Firmware Update 1.0.0.76

Netgear released an updated firmware that is a significant release for the R7500. This has several performance and feature enhancements.

See notes and link below.

GET IT HERE
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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-02-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By bobsilver
The Dynamic QOS is app and device driven . So TV...

The Dynamic QOS is app and device driven . So TV for example is expected to be a video streaming device. Laptops may be streaming video but also may be web browsing so priority will change based on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-01-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By bobsilver
Good question. My view (and it may be incorrect)...

Good question. My view (and it may be incorrect) is that with esata it is a direct connection with the drive and will deliver speeds that the drive is capable of with no additional controller...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By bobsilver
The R7000's have an Access Point mode (as do all...

The R7000's have an Access Point mode (as do all AC based Netgear routers) located in the advanced settings. This toggle sets everything up for you. You then should configure SSID, channels (can be...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-26-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
Hey Joe, Thanks for the update. Glad its...

Hey Joe,

Thanks for the update. Glad its working well. Be curious how you find the Dynamic QOS working. For me that was a big deal. I am assuming your signal jump was on the 5ghz band. The...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 155,838
Posted By bobsilver
It is not required to do the reset but if you...

It is not required to do the reset but if you encounter issues then do it. I myself have not done the resets and have not had issues.

Glad things are stable for you.

Bob
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-14-2014, 10:55 AM
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Views: 155,838
Posted By bobsilver
I checked with Netgear engineering. All IOS...

I checked with Netgear engineering. All IOS issues were resolved with the release of IOS 8.1. I have an iphone 6 and a R7000 and have no issues at all. If you still have problems PM me and I can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 717
Posted By bobsilver
I would agree with others here that using a PC...

I would agree with others here that using a PC for your transcoding would be best. If you need more cpu power its much easier to update a pv then swap out an entire storage system.

I have a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-11-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By bobsilver
The most flexible option is to use XBMC now Kode...

The most flexible option is to use XBMC now Kode to do what you want. Many options for this from Andriod type boxes to using a PC. The most flexible is to use a PC. The Intel NUC's are silent and...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By bobsilver
Hi Nike, I forwarded your post to the...

Hi Nike,

I forwarded your post to the VueZone Product Support manager. She suggested that you contact VueZone support about these issues. She was not aware of issues you describe as ongoing...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By bobsilver
Netgear Arlo Security System Thread

Netgear introduced a new security camera and control system called Arlo yesterday. The new system comprises an wireless battery (or AC) powered camera system that has an event engine that can...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   11-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
The newer Netgear routers may have improved range...

The newer Netgear routers may have improved range but my guess is if they do it will not be enough to make a difference. Unfortunately 5ghz does not have a great range and when you use AC...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
Hi Brian, You are correct that Roku's, Apple...

Hi Brian,

You are correct that Roku's, Apple TV etc do not have AC clients. So you will be limited to N based speeds which max out at 450mbs. That is fast enough for high bit rate video but the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-26-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
My router preference today is the Nighthawk R8000...

My router preference today is the Nighthawk R8000 X6. My reasons are simple. It has twice the capacity in the 5ghz range then any other router which will provide you with the most consistent...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
The speed is a functional of compatible clients. ...

The speed is a functional of compatible clients. If you had a quad radio AC client then yes the X4 would be faster. But as I stated non exist today. A year from now I suspect there will be a few...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,419
Posted By bobsilver
Wow I am so envious of your gigabit internet...

Wow I am so envious of your gigabit internet speed!!! I am limited to 2mbs where I live. No other options :(

Anyway your question. Given your speeds you will have no bottlenecks at the wan side...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,825
Posted By bobsilver
The Ex6200 is not a router. It is an wifi based...

The Ex6200 is not a router. It is an wifi based AC extender. A very good one in fact.

When you return it will work with other routers even non AC routers. But again you need a router to use...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,712
Posted By bobsilver
Well first off the unit is only USB 2.0 not 3.0 ...

Well first off the unit is only USB 2.0 not 3.0

Regarding sleep I have not seen this. Do you have an external drive that is dropping off? Some drives have sleep modes that may create issue with...
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