How to Set Up the Netduma R3 Gaming Router

 11th Mar, 2024
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If you’ve just got your R3 gaming router and want to know how to set it up to optimise your gaming connection, you’re in the right place.

In this blog, we’ll be showing you how to get the R3 setup on your network, and how to get through the initial setup wizard for DumaOS 4. If you would like specific feature setups, we have videos on our YouTube channel that you can check out.

We have a video version of the whole setup, if you’d prefer to watch how to setup the router and software. Or feel free to continue reading for the written steps.

Setting Up the R3 Gaming Router

Once you’ve taken everything out of the box, the first thing to do is to screw the four antennas onto the router. You can screw any antenna to any post on the router. You’ll want to point the antennas upwards for the best Wi-Fi performance.

Next, you need to connect your R3 to you existing ISP (Internet Service Provider) router. Plug one end of the provided ethernet cable into the R3’s blue WAN port. The other end of the ethernet cable should plug into any LAN port of your ISP router.

Any wired devices that are plugged into your ISP router should now be plugged into the R3 instead. This will result in the R3 being on the only device plugged into your ISP router.

Plug the R3 power adapter into the wall and the router itself, then turn the R3 one with the button at the back. It should only take a few minutes for the R3 to boot up. You’ll be able to tell it’s done when the internet light is lit and the top RGB’s are pulsing.

Accessing DumaOS 4

Now that your router is connected and turned on, it’s time to setup DumaOS 4. You’ll need to connect a device to access the DumaOS 4 setup wizard and complete the setup before you can get to the powerful features on the router.

If you have connected a PC to the router already via ethernet, you can access DumaOS by visiting in your browser.

If you’d prefer to use a mobile device for the setup, simply scan the QR code found on the info card, included with the R3 packaging.

Once connected, you can visit in your mobiles browser to access the setup wizard. Or you can scan the other QR code on the info card to download the DumaOS App, and then use the app for the setup process.

Wi-Fi & Login Details

Once you’ve accessed DumaOS, you should see that your router has detected an internet connection from your ISP router. If it hasn’t, try refreshing the page. If it still hasn’t even after refreshing, check that you have your R3 connected correctly using the steps in the previous section of the blog.

Next, take some time to read through the terms and conditions page before clicking continue.

Now you’ll be asked to personalise your Wi-Fi details. If you leave these as default, you’ll be able to easily connect mobile devices to your router using the QR code on the info card. But feel free to personalise these if you wish to.

Your login details will be used when accessing DumaOS or when logging into the DumaOS app. Change these to something that is secure, and that you will remember as you’ll need them later on in the setup.

You’ll get a chance to review your details before you move onto the rest of the setup wizard.

Speed Test & Ping Optimiser

DumaOS will prompt you to run a speed test so the router can measure your upload and download speeds. If you know your speeds, you can enter them manually before you start the test.

Next you can choose what types of applications are important on your network. By selecting a category on this screen, it’s traffic will be prioritised by default. You’ll be able to edit this setting later on in the SmartBOOST feature of DumaOS.

Using the information found in the earlier speed test, Ping Optimiser will now optimise your connection when your network becomes busy. This usually takes a few minutes to complete. You will be able to see your ping before and after the optimisation once it’s complete.

Now you can customise your RGB settings for the router. You can choose a specific colour you want your router to be, or choose full spectrum to get the full RGB experience. Then you can choose the animation type for the lights. These settings can be customised at anytime in DumaOS, so feel free to experiment to match the rest of your gaming setup.

The last screen of the setup wizard just has some preferences to set. You’ll want to set your location here so you can use it in Geo-Filter.

DumaOS 4

That’s the setup wizard complete! Once everything has loaded you will be taken to the dashboard of DumaOS. You can then move on to setup specific features to completely optimise your gaming connection.

Geo-Filter will ensure you only play on the best servers. Steady Ping removes jitter from your connection. Ping Heatmap will show you where the best game servers are located. SmartBOOST prioritises the traffic of the important applications, like gaming, on your network.

Each feature has its own setup guide included in the software, but if you want to learn more then check out the videos on our YouTube channel.