Netgear R6300 v1

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Netgear R6300 v1

Manuf/OEM/ODM Foxconn U12H218

FCC approval date: 09 May 2012
(Est.) release date: 16 May 2012
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $199.99
UPC: 606449084450 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: Vietnam

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Type: wireless router, bridge

FCC ID: PY312100188
Industry Canada ID: 4054A-12100188

Power: 12 VDC, 5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4706 (600 MHz)
FLA1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Samsung K9F1G08U0D-SCB0)
FLA2: 2 MiB
2,097,152 B
16,384 Kib
2,048 KiB
16 Mib
0.00195 GiB
(Macronix MX25L1606EM2I-12G)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Winbond W9751G6KB-25 × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0, Mini PCIe
Mini PCIe slots: 1
USB ports: 2

WI1 module: Foxconn T77H391
WI1 module IF: Mini PCIe (oversized)
WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4331
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4706
Switch: Broadcom BCM53125
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE2605L;SiGe, 2605L, 151AJ;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5003L1;5003L1, 142AU;3;
Quad Differential PCIe Clock Source;IDT;ICS557G;ICS, 1226158, 1151,557G-05ALF;1;
4-port USB Hub Controller;SMSC;USB2514B;SMSC, USB2514B, D1204-A2P1G, 8J149413A, ASE-TW;1;

Stock FW OS: Linux 2.6.22

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT • (List), DD-WRT (Kong-AC), Tomato (Shibby) • (DLs) • (List), Tomato (Hyzoom) • (Tomato (Shibby) mod)

Flags: boot log

Default SSID: NETGEARXX (32 addl. devices), NETGEARXX-5G (13 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1035 additional devices
of which 88 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 363 additional devices
of which 259 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: 84:1B:5E (6 E, 8 W, 2011), 9C:D3:6D, 10:0D:7F (1 E, 2 W, 2012)
Ethernet OUI: 84:1B:5E (6 E, 8 W, 2011), 9C:D3:6D, 10:0D:7F (1 E, 2 W, 2012)

Broadcom BCM94360MCPY312100188
Wistron NeWeb DNXB-C1PY312100188
 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI1 chip2 brand
Netgear R6300 v1BroadcomBroadcom
Netgear R6300 v2BroadcomBroadcom
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

AC1750 Dual Band WiFi Smart Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page

There is a SMSC USB2514B USB 2.0 hub on-board.

Manuf. by Foxconn / Hon Hai / Ambit

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 12/10/2012)

Additional external links[edit]

HW Dissection[edit]

Macronix MX25L1606EM2I-12G 16Mbit (2MB) Serial Flash
Samsung K9F1G08U0D 1Gbit (128MB) NAND Flash
Broadcom BCM53125 switch, SMSC USB25148 USB 2.0 Hub
Foxconn P/N T77H391 BCM4360 wireless module (same P/N and
Broadcom ref. design for the BCM4352 module in the Netgear R6200)
silkscreened with "BCM94360MCH5" and the Foxconn P/N "T77H391"
ChipWorks noted the dies for the BCM4360 and BCM4352 as being the same.


Default SSIDs of NETGEAR57 and NETGEAR57-5G
indicates the switch chip is a Broadcom BCM53115
(contradicted by the SkyWorks dissection below)
2.4GHz - Broadcom BCM4331 + 3x SiGe SE2594L
(Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Front End)
5GHz - Broadcom BCM4360 + 3x Skyworks SE5003L
(5GHz, 23dBm Power Amp w/ Power Detector)
84:1B:5E OUI

Forum threads[edit]


Processor noted as the BCM4706

Additional info[edit]


Pin Function enable disable
15 Internet LED orange green
14 unknown
13 unknown
12 unknown
11 Wireless LED off on
10 unknown
9 Right NETGEAR LED off on
8 USB LED off on
7 unknown
6 unknown
5 unknown
4 unknown
3 Power LED green orange
2 Power LED off on
1 Left NETGEAR LED off on
0 unknown

Use the following dd-wrt console startup script to turn off the NETGEAR logo.

gpio enable 9
gpio enable 1



The serial header is J252.

(3.3) (TxD) (...) (...) (RxD) (GND)
Pin1  Pin2  Pin3  Pin4  Pin5  Pin6
to J251 (presumably JTAG)

Console dumps[edit]

#cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00200000 00010000 "boot"
mtd1: 00140000 00010000 "linux"
mtd2: 00200000 00010000 "rootfs"
mtd3: 00010000 00010000 "ML1"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "ML2"
mtd5: 00010000 00010000 "ML3"
mtd6: 00010000 00010000 "ML4"
mtd7: 00010000 00010000 "ML5"
mtd8: 00010000 00010000 "ML6"
mtd9: 00010000 00010000 "ML7"
mtd10: 00010000 00010000 "T_Meter1"
mtd11: 00010000 00010000 "T_Meter2"
mtd12: 00010000 00010000 "POT"
mtd13: 00010000 00010000 "board_data"
mtd14: 00010000 00010000 "nvram"
mtd15: 02000000 00020000 "linux"
mtd16: 01ea787c 00020000 "rootfs"
mtd17: 02000000 00020000 "trx"
mtd18: 05f00000 00020000 "brcmnand"

# mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type squashfs (ro)
devfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
ramfs on /tmp type ramfs (rw)
usbdeffs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

# free
              total         used    free  shared buffers
  Mem:       125552        55868   69684   0     4984
 Swap:            0            0       0
Total:       125552        55868   69684