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post #601 of 618
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Originally Posted by nhoover View Post

I upgraded my Asus AC66U for the R7000 a few weeks ago and really like it. One problem I noticed today is with my Chromecast. I am using it on a 2.4Ghz network and it will not connect if I have the mode setting on 600 mbps but it works fine on the 289 mbps setting. Anyone else noticed this? I filed a bug with Google. I am running with ip6v disabled.

I also upgraded from an AC66U and I use my two chromecasts with my R7000 set to 600mpbs. I didn't have a problem connecting but I didn't seem to get the faster speeds until I turned WMM QoS.
BTW. My AC66U makes for a nice bridge with the R7000 with speeds of 1300mpbs
post #602 of 618
Well Netgear is having me RMA the router for a second time. I didn't want to pay shipping again so I did some whining and they are going to cross ship it for me at no charge (which used to be standard on any company worth their salt). I sure hope the next one works properly. One thing I have noticed with mine is that my Galaxy S4 doesn't like to connect at 5ghz, it drops out a lot if I do that, so I have to use 2.4ghz.

I upgraded from a dlink DIR-655 and even gigabit transfers are faster. My NAS goes almost twice as fast over gigabit. The thing is definitely a beast.
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Originally Posted by cartbaby 
i see that the nighthawk is listed for dd-wrt firmwares. Good to know it works well.
Listed where? Not in the router database. I know they have a beta in the forum, but until it's officially listed, I'm not going to flash mine.
Edited by osterac - 3/29/14 at 3:51pm
post #603 of 618

Hi,

Kong's dd-wrt has new radio drivers, works well. Latest stock beta f/w also didn't give me any trouble for what I am doing with

R7000. Mostly I real time HD stream to HT system and no problem or I have a Synology NAS connected to the router. At the moment

I am on dd-wrt.

post #604 of 618

I've been using this router for a few weeks without any major issues, but just recently my laptop has been having a problem. It connects wirelessly just fine, and Windows 7 reports "Internet connected" but I can't actually access the internet on the laptop. The computer connects to other wireless networks just fine, and other devices are able to access the internet through the router (a wired computer and a wirelessly connected adroid phone). Thoughts/suggestions?

 

TIA,

-cd 

post #605 of 618
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Originally Posted by canydavid View Post

I've been using this router for a few weeks without any major issues, but just recently my laptop has been having a problem. It connects wirelessly just fine, and Windows 7 reports "Internet connected" but I can't actually access the internet on the laptop. The computer connects to other wireless networks just fine, and other devices are able to access the internet through the router (a wired computer and a wirelessly connected adroid phone). Thoughts/suggestions?

TIA,
-cd 
Maybe try a new wireless driver for the card? Also, have you reset the adapter? Maybe disabling and re-enabling will fix. I have had this happen before. One other thing I would try is deleting the wireless network and re-adding it to your laptop.
post #606 of 618
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Originally Posted by rwheelwright View Post


Maybe try a new wireless driver for the card? Also, have you reset the adapter? Maybe disabling and re-enabling will fix. I have had this happen before. One other thing I would try is deleting the wireless network and re-adding it to your laptop.

Thanks, but the laptop in question connects to other networks just fine. It seems to be linked to parental controls. (I have Netgear/OpenDNS's live parental controls configured, with a bypass account on the aforementioned laptop, desktop and android. Same bypass account works fine on desktop and android (and used to work on the laptop). If I disable parental controls (from the desktop/android only, since I can't even access parental controls via the laptop anymore), the laptop is able to access the internet properly. Once controls are turned back on, even with the bypass account configured on the laptop, internet access dies. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling genie on the laptop, but it didn't make a difference. I also tried a new bypass account on the laptop which also made no difference.

post #607 of 618
I am not sure if its my Netgear or what. But my old linksys died and we also have a belkin in the house setup as a hotspot. I replaced the linksys with a R7000 and it seems when streaming video I get random buffering every 10mins or so. That never happened before. The linksys was 6 years old and until it just stopped turning on it worked fine and we didnt have the buffer issue. Any ideas? Should I maybe go to factory restart and then load my configuration file again? Anything I can do to check if its the belkin or my R7000?
post #608 of 618

Hi,

Are you using QOS? Just enabled it or did you set it up for your needs?

Or just turn off QOS and see what happens. Believe me my wife streams HD

video every night connected on 5GHz radio she never complains about

any thing. I am using QOS but setting it up took almost 3 days to take care of

all users. Simply just disabling it is better choice some times. Remember QOS

draws from router resources like cpu time and memory space.

post #609 of 618
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Originally Posted by AntonH View Post

Hi,
Are you using QOS? Just enabled it or did you set it up for your needs?
Or just turn off QOS and see what happens. Believe me my wife streams HD
video every night connected on 5GHz radio she never complains about
any thing. I am using QOS but setting it up took almost 3 days to take care of
all users. Simply just disabling it is better choice some times. Remember QOS
draws from router resources like cpu time and memory space.
No QoS. I did a factory restore and setup the few things I changed. I will see what happens over the next week. If all is well I will keep it. If not I may exchange it.
post #610 of 618
My R7000 crashed tonight ... or at least I think it did.

Was playing an online game on my PC (connected directly to the R7000), while my wife was watching a movie on our Oppo streamed from a hard drive connected to the R7000 (through a GS108 Switch). Suddenly everything froze.

I messed around with different scenarios but the culprit seems to be a Netgear GS108 switch that I bought at the same time as the R7000. When it's plugged into the Nighthawk, the router completely stops responding. I can't even get to 192.168.1.1 for admin. Just totally dead, with the lights flashing as if they were normal.

But I unplug the Switch ... everything is working perfectly again.

Any idea why the R7000 would fail to respond when a switch is connected?



Figured it out. Was neither the R7000 or the Netgear switch. It was the OPPO 103D, which was the thing that originally froze during playback over ethernet. I never turned that device off, and as long as it was connected either direct to the R7000 or through the switch, it would completely screw up the entire network (I have no idea how). Maybe it was requesting a specific IP that was in conflict after I initially rebooted the R7000?

Kind of strange that the 103D could completely kill my entire network.
Edited by nbuubu - 3/31/14 at 1:19am
post #611 of 618
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Originally Posted by canydavid View Post
 

Thanks, but the laptop in question connects to other networks just fine. It seems to be linked to parental controls. (I have Netgear/OpenDNS's live parental controls configured, with a bypass account on the aforementioned laptop, desktop and android. Same bypass account works fine on desktop and android (and used to work on the laptop). If I disable parental controls (from the desktop/android only, since I can't even access parental controls via the laptop anymore), the laptop is able to access the internet properly. Once controls are turned back on, even with the bypass account configured on the laptop, internet access dies. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling genie on the laptop, but it didn't make a difference. I also tried a new bypass account on the laptop which also made no difference.

After hours on the phone with netgear, they're stumped (but trying to replicate it in their lab). The problem only shows up when LPC is turned on, and only when the laptop is connected wirelessly. Thoughts? Suggestions? Anyone else having problems with LPC?

post #612 of 618

Hi,

 

BobSilver said:

Quote:
"Just got word from the Product Manager that Ready Share Cloud is being replaced with a new cloud based service. He is on his way to CES this week so it may be a week before I can get a detailed converstaion with him. But there will be a cloud service available."

There is some new confirmation about it? 

Thanks!

post #613 of 618
I had quite a hard time getting answers from the tech. support team. I have been using this router for a month or two now and am still getting use to it. I am hoping by subscribing to this thread, I may get some imformation on how to set it up and secure it correctly.

Thanks
post #614 of 618
If you are up to it, you may flash DD-WRT firmware and there is a lot of support in that community.
post #615 of 618
Thanks !

I did update the firmware when I first got it. I had been running straight from the Modem to my Laptop with a long Ethernet cable. I did a speed test before and after going wireless and got the same results. My T.V. is also connected wirelessly and my up & down speed test hasn't changed. So far I'm pretty happy with the way it's working and allows my printer to work wirelessly also.

Thanks !
post #616 of 618
Will this work...???

I have my WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive connected to the USB 3.0 on the R7000. I love the Plex Media Server Interface and want that to serve as the DLNA source on my portable hard drive. It will connect to my Samsung Smart TV F6300. I want the Plex app on the Samsung TV to find my network drive (WD My Passport) connected to my R7000. Is there a way to make this happen or is this not even possible?
post #617 of 618
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Originally Posted by Corrupted Mind View Post

Will this work...???

I have my WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive connected to the USB 3.0 on the R7000. I love the Plex Media Server Interface and want that to serve as the DLNA source on my portable hard drive. It will connect to my Samsung Smart TV F6300. I want the Plex app on the Samsung TV to find my network drive (WD My Passport) connected to my R7000. Is there a way to make this happen or is this not even possible?

Well the router has it own DLNA server and will not run any plex software on your harddrive but the TV should be able to find the routers DLNA server.
post #618 of 618
Just got it, range is awesome ,speed is great
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