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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-22-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By bobsilver
In my situation where I place the device that is...

In my situation where I place the device that is my router is less then optimal for wifi coverage. So I used an 8000 placed in a clear area as an access point for my wifi.

I am using the R7500 as...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 139,885
Posted By bobsilver
OK here is the start of the posts on the iTunes...

OK here is the start of the posts on the iTunes server. It is here
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 139,885
Posted By bobsilver
Early in this thread there was a user that went...

Early in this thread there was a user that went through the iTunes server setup. I don't use an iTunes server so I can't comment. But as I recall there were no special requirements. Put the files...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-18-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By bobsilver
Already reviewed. Here are the links. R8000...

Already reviewed. Here are the links.

R8000 Review done in June
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 139,885
Posted By bobsilver
I have reported this issue to the product manager...

I have reported this issue to the product manager at Netgear. Ill post back when I get a response from them. This came up early on in the product release but I thought it had been resolved.

I do...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By bobsilver
Yes the Sonos is sure nice and easy. Plus it...

Yes the Sonos is sure nice and easy. Plus it sounds really good. When I want to tweak out I listen to the pc with a 24/96 or 24/192 file. Even with the resolution it still comes down to the...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By bobsilver
Netgear had an app called ReadyShare Cloud...

Netgear had an app called ReadyShare Cloud (actually the app is still available but the routers don't currently have the service capability installed). They are reworking this so currently you are...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-16-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By bobsilver
I use serveral different types of NAS...

I use serveral different types of NAS technologies. I have an Unraid server, a Windows Server with a RAID 5 card and I have a ReadyNas RN104 and a RN302.

If you buy a NAS it will be much easier...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By bobsilver
Another option is using a PC with pick your...

Another option is using a PC with pick your choice of software. iTunes, XBMC, Jriver, FooBar 2000. All of which play hires files. I use iTunes and XBMC mostly for this task using an old netbook as...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 139,885
Posted By bobsilver
Try limiting the upload speed to see if that...

Try limiting the upload speed to see if that helps. It's weird that it only happens on uploads and wireless. Worse comes to worse contact Netgear and get a replacement router.

Bob Silver
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By bobsilver
Hi Frank, Deciding which of these routers is...

Hi Frank,

Deciding which of these routers is difficult now. I understand your confusion.

Let me lay out pros and cons of each for you. That will help you decide.

X6 R8000

Pro's
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By bobsilver
Dynamic QOS Update 2 I switched back to the...

Dynamic QOS Update 2

I switched back to the R7500 last night after continued issues with slow browsing performance while downloading a bit torrent file using my WNDR4700 as my router. I then to...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By bobsilver
Update on Dynamic QOS

After living with the R7500 for a couple of weeks which has been stable with no issues I decided to put back my old router a Netgear WNDR4700 which I use with wifi off and use for its built in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By bobsilver
Another solution that is very low cost is the...

Another solution that is very low cost is the ReadyNas RN104. Can be had for $250 driveless 4 bay. It cannot do transcoding so if you are using Plex u need another cpu to handle that. But with 2...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,668
Posted By bobsilver
Great Value NAS

I have been using a home built NAS for years. It is built into a pc that runs server software and has other functions. A few years ago I built an UNRaid server. Lost of hardware and cost. Good...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,176
Posted By bobsilver
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500 AC2350 Extreme Router Thread

NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500 AC2350 Extreme Performance Router

NETGEAR introduced a new member of its AC router family today the X4 R7500 Nighthawk. This makes for the 7th AC router in NETGEAR's...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By bobsilver
Great recap and thanks for the example. The only...

Great recap and thanks for the example. The only thing I would add is your use of the word HUB. It is an outdated term and can through people off. Today's world we are all using switches that...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 139,885
Posted By bobsilver
No I meant using itunes on a pc to create the...

No I meant using itunes on a pc to create the library does it have the same cover art issues etc. Not the remote app.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-19-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 139,885
Posted By bobsilver
I sent a message to Netgear Product Management...

I sent a message to Netgear Product Management for you about this. I am hoping they ca give some insight. I generally don't use itunes servers so I can add much for you. I tested when the router...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,873
Posted By bobsilver
The unit should see the usb drives without any...

The unit should see the usb drives without any settings. If the drives work in other devices like pc's I would try this if you havnt. Reboot the router. If that doesn't work then I would do a...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By bobsilver
As already suggested XBMC but that requires you...

As already suggested XBMC but that requires you placing it oon some type of player like a Linux box or other client pc.

Plex which is an offshoot of XBMC and runs with a Roku will do great for...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-12-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,683
Posted By bobsilver
Updated Beta Firmware available V1.0.0.102_1.0.45

R8000 Beta FW V1.0.0.102

http://files.netgear-support.com/go/?a=d&i=XXBqdeWwAN

Uploaded on: 2014-08-07 10:26:46
File name: R8000-V1.0.0.102_1.0.45.chk
File size: 23.38 MB

Release notes –...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By bobsilver
The Netgear Prosafe switches are designed for...

The Netgear Prosafe switches are designed for rack mounting and carry lifetime warranties. The older switches did get a little warm but the newer ones not much. I have 3 gs108 and 1 gs116 prosafe...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,683
Posted By bobsilver
The router if you are only using 1 should be in...

The router if you are only using 1 should be in the middle of where the wireless devices are likely to be used. Often that isn't easy so we need to find a work around. In you case where you have 2...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   08-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By bobsilver
Might I suggest a Sonos feeding a high quality...

Might I suggest a Sonos feeding a high quality DAC?

I am an audiophile and sound quality is very important. Still my best source is my high end CD player or HD Tracks through a PC to my DAC but...
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