Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 0:33 Post subject: R7000 and multicast issues?
I've got a Netgear R7000, was running an old version for a while but had been having issues with iPhone/iPad disconnection. I blindly updated to a recent build, which didn't help (actually sort of made them worse).
I have now found and updated to Kong's latest version, 36070M. I noticed in some thread that apparently the multicast issue was fixed in 37097, but I can't find that build for the R7000.
In addition, the workaround described as adding multicast_to_unicast=1 doesn't have an input box in which to add it.
Could someone summarize what the latest, best build for R7000 is as well as how to overcome issues of iPhone/iPad disconnects? Thanks very much!
I have a family's R7000 with build 36070M with over 23 days uptime and they have iphones, ipads and a macbook without any issues. No work arounds used or needed. _________________ Home Network on Telus PureFibre - 10GbE Copper Backbone
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I have a family's R7000 with build 36070M with over 23 days uptime and they have iphones, ipads and a macbook without any issues. No work arounds used or needed.
Hi, thanks for the reply. I think it's a hair better than before, but I've seen the dropout once or twice briefly now in the past 24 hours or so. Jury's still out I think, though of course I don't know that it's the multicast issue at fault, could be lots of things.
One thing I have noticed - I recently (before this build) turned on the QoS, and speed test results (from dslreports) changed obviously when QoS was on vs off. The speeds were capped by the "declared" bandwidth limit I entered, and the "bufferbloat" measure went from large to near zero. Consistent.
With this build, whether QoS is on or off, the results are the same. Big buffer bloat, no discernible difference in speeds regardless what I set the bandwidth limits to. It's like QoS isn't doing anything. Would certainly like to hear ideas on that one too.
What's the status of sfe on your router?
I have to confess ignorance - im not sure what SFE is. Couldn’t find it in the settings pages. So I assume it is off, but since I don’t know I’m not certain. What is SFE, and what would it affect?
Sorry, hasty reply. I just googled and learned it is one of the wireless modes.
I recently (trying to solve my problem with iPhone/iPad disconnects) changed from 2.4ghz NG-mixed to N-only, and at the same time went from Auto to Wide. Same time changed 5ghz from AC/N mixed to AC Only, and also channel width from auto to VHT (80mhz).
Is that SFE? It does seem to have helped the iPhone dropout issue but not quite completely gone.
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It's on the setup tab near the top.
Don't quote me here.
I think if SFE IS on QOS will NOT work.
I've seen some reports of broken QOS on certain builds.
Make sure to search the specific build thread that you are using. That way you can verify others have had success getting QOS working.
Also make sure to search the relevant threads to make sure that specific build isn't bricking routers with similar hardware.
This is the big one.. I've heard many reports of ppl with similar issues.
Unfortunately the solution is to use builds older than 2018.