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Author Topic: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?  (Read 13442 times)

FurryNutz

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Re: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2012, 09:48:28 AM »

It's recommended to always use Reserved IP addresses when using any router, specially when you have more than a few devices and more than one of the same device. What these routers are designed for, helps ensure each device maintains its own address, troubleshooting and operation. Have you reviewed the QoS setup sticky for XBL? What most people use and it works well.

How are you connecting to the router when gaming? Wifi, if so, i would test wired gaming out before submitting a request post as a bug. All troubleshooting options need to be investigated before submitting a bug report or posting about it. Have you used INSSIDer application to see who's around you? Have you changed the wifi modes to see if that helps? Try these first and test.
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Re: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2012, 10:42:50 AM »

One unit is wired, the other is wifi.  Major lag in the wifi one (about 12 ft from the router, but through a wooden wall, on the 5GHz band--signal quality stable at about 87% strength as reported by the router). There was no visible sign of other 5GHz routers in the area as evidenced by a scan, but there could be other appliances generating interference that I could not see.  That said, the problem went away 100% with reserved I.P. addresses.

The "m" entries in the log (nonsense, garbage) are a definite sign of some firmware issue.  It could be as simple as a malformed message, or as bad as stack corruption--it's hard to tell, but there were a LOT of them.  5GHz signal was also dropping out periodically--say every 60 seconds or so for a small "blip").  Problems easy to reproduce without reserved IP addresses, but so far impossible to reproduce with reserved IP addresses, with the same wired/wifi mix (the only variable is the reserved IP)

Anyone reading this, however, should keep the perspective: this is the most stable router I've ever owned, bar none, and I've pretty much owned them all, not just Dlink.  Don't let this petty problem dissuade you from it--the workaround is easy.  (Even more amazing is that this is with the original 1.00 firmware.)  It's a fine machine, a definite safe buy.  Right now, I wouldn't even consider a fix for this to be a reason to update the firmware. 

I have no big issues.  BTW, I also have Ooma behind the router (no config necessary), plus use Cisco VPN software (which died a horrible death with my Cisco-branded unit, but works great on this router) to connect my network to the network at my workplace on several occasions this week.
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Re: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2012, 10:47:09 AM »

Can you post a capture of these logs entries? Did this only happen when using xbox on wireless? Does this happen on wired as well?

Have you changed from mixed mode to single mode N on the 5Ghz radio?

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Re: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2012, 02:02:00 PM »

I'll grab some tonight (weekend's a good time for Xbox, doing some Minecraft) and check my configs.  May set it up with Syslog Daemon on a wired PC to get details (I love it that this router supports it).
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Re: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 08:49:15 AM »

Well, I took a log over the weekend. There are hundreds of these "[truncated] m" messages in the log, but the router's connection/ui/whatever don't show any signs of instability.  I am using reserved IP's for most of the devices in my network.  I do see occasional messages from my HP printer tray software saying "Scan to computer is no longer active" but those are always passing--scan to computer still works.  It happens most often when my CPU on my laptop is at around 100% busy, which leads me to believe it may be a bug in the HP stuff that's a bit oversensitive.

I can send the logs if you wish, but they're not very revealing. All messages look normal except for those.
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Re: Anyone tried Xbox live with 2 Xboxes on the DIR-857?
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2012, 08:57:32 AM »

Let us know if how the newer FW does.  ;)
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