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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

Amazon image

ASIN
B0081H8TRA (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
multiple revisions of this device, use caution

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

abgn+ac

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 (33 addl. devices), NETGEARXX-5G (13 addl. devices)
Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
the IP 192.168.1.1 is used by 1101 additional devices
of which 90 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 380 additional devices
of which 274 are Netgear devices

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

 FCC ID
Broadcom BCM94360MCPY312100188
PY312100189
Wistron NeWeb DNXB-C1PY312100188
 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
Netgear R6300 v1BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
Netgear R6300 v2BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.


AC1750 Dual Band WiFi Smart Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page
Manual

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.

Reviews[edit]

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)
NETGEARXX and NETGEARXX-5G SSIDs
84:1B:5E OUI

Forum threads[edit]

Other[edit]

Processor noted as the BCM4706

Additional info[edit]

GPIO[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

Serial[edit]

Pinout[edit]

The serial header is J252.

              J252
(3.3) (TxD) (...) (...) (RxD) (GND)
Pin1  Pin2  Pin3  Pin4  Pin5  Pin6
|
v
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
Boot log
reboot
Decompressing...done

CFE for R6300 version: v1.0.4
Build Date: Tue Jun 26 16:05:40 CST 2012 
Init Arena
Init Devs.
Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)
Found an ST compatible serial flash with 32 64KB blocks; total size 2MB
Found a Samsung NAND flash with 2048B pages or 128KB blocks; total size 128MB
et0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 5.100.138
CPU type 0x19749: 600MHz
Tot mem: 131072 KBytes

Device eth0:  hwaddr 10-0D-7F-80-89-45, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
        gateway not set, nameserver not set
Checking crc...Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:nflash0.os File: Options:(null)
Loading: ....... 4153478 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Closing network.
Starting program at 0x80001000
Linux version 2.6.22 (lawrence@localhost.localdomain) 
(gcc version 4.2.3) #1 PREEMPT Tue Mar 19 13:40:40 CST 2013
CPU revision is: 00019749
Found an ST compatible serial flash with 32 64KB blocks; total size 2MB
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 07fff000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd
Zone PFN ranges:
  Normal          0 ->    32767
  HighMem     32767 ->    32767
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0:        0 ->    32767
Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 32767
Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock16 console=ttyS0,115200 init=/sbin/preinit
Primary instruction cache 32kB, physically tagged, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Synthesized TLB refill handler (20 instructions).
Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (31 instructions).
PID hash table entries: 512 (order: 9, 2048 bytes)
CPU: BCM5300 rev 1 at 600 MHz
Using 300.000 MHz high precision timer.
Dentry cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Memory: 125168k/131068k available (3177k kernel code, 
 5748k reserved, 646k data, 232k init, 0k highmem)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
NET: Registered protocol family 16
SCSI subsystem initialized
PCI: Initializing host
PCI: Reset RC
PCI: Initializing host
PCI: Reset RC
PCI: Fixing up bus 0
PCI/PCIe coreunit 0 is set to bus 1.
PCI: Fixing up bridge
PCI: Fixing up bridge
PCI: Enabling device 0000:01:00.1 (0004 -> 0006)
PCI: Fixing up bus 1
PCI/PCIe coreunit 1 is set to bus 2.
PCI: Fixing up bridge
PCI: Fixing up bridge
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.1 (0004 -> 0006)
PCI: Fixing up bus 2
NET: Registered protocol family 2
Time: MIPS clocksource has been installed.
IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 4096)
TCP reno registered
squashfs: version 3.2-r2 (2007/01/15) Phillip Lougher
JFFS2 version 2.2. (NAND) © 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
fuse init (API version 7.8)
io scheduler noop registered (default)
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.1.1.1 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 8) is a 16550A
serial8250: ttyS1 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 8) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
loop: module loaded
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
NET: Registered protocol family 24
PPPoL2TP kernel driver, V0.17
pflash: found no supported devices
sflash: Couldn't find valid ROM disk image

Creating 15 MTD partitions on "sflash":
0x00000000-0x00200000 : "boot"
0x00000000-0x00140000 : "linux"
0x00000000-0x00200000 : "rootfs"
0x00140000-0x00150000 : "ML1"
0x00150000-0x00160000 : "ML2"
0x00160000-0x00170000 : "ML3"
0x00170000-0x00180000 : "ML4"
0x00180000-0x00190000 : "ML5"
0x00190000-0x001a0000 : "ML6"
0x001a0000-0x001b0000 : "ML7"
0x001b0000-0x001c0000 : "T_Meter1"
0x001c0000-0x001d0000 : "T_Meter2"
0x001d0000-0x001e0000 : "POT"
0x001e0000-0x001f0000 : "board_data"
0x001f0000-0x00200000 : "nvram"
Found a Samsung NAND flash with 2048B pages or 128KB blocks; total size 128MB
lookup_nflash_rootfs_offset: offset = 0x0

 arch/mips/brcm-boards/bcm947xx/../../../../../../shared/
 nflash.c:nflash_read 643 unrecovable error. by pass all
nflash: squash filesystem with lzma found at block 10
Creating 2 MTD partitions on "nflash":
0x00000000-0x02000000 : "linux"
0x00158784-0x02000000 : "rootfs"

NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xec, Chip ID: 0xf1 (Samsung NAND 128MiB 3,3V 8-bit)
Creating 2 MTD partitions on "brcmnand":
0x00000000-0x02000000 : "trx"
0x02000000-0x07f00000 : "brcmnand"
u32 classifier
TCP cubic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 10
6WIND/LSIIT IPv6 multicast forwarding 0.1 plus PIM-SM/SSM with *BSD API
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
sit0: Disabled Privacy Extensions
NET: Registered protocol family 17
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 232k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Failed to execute /init
[sighandler]: No more events to be processed, quitting.
[cleanup]: Waiting for children.
[cleanup]: All children terminated.
Reading board data...
WSC UUID: 0xf3f02a167d67a04f3803cc8438dbecc6
NTP synchronized date/time: Mon Jul  8 01:49:30 2013
MAC address of 1st STA connected: C4-85-08-81-01-FA
wl: wl driver adapter not found
wl: wl driver adapter not found
wl: wl driver adapter not found
wl: wl driver adapter not found
invalid RF magic!
No RF parameters! Use default.
### main:1176 Set Normal Power!
Initialise conn table 2048 entries
insmod: dpsta.ko: no module by that name found
insmod: wl_high.ko: no module by that name found
eth3: cmd=14: No such device
wl1 not up in 3 sec
Hit enter to continue...killall: upnp: no process killed
upnp: No such file or directory
WARNING: console log level set to 1
killall: wps_monitor: no process killed
killall: wps_ap: no process killed
killall: wps_enr: no process killed

### wps_wfi_init(): <wl0_wfi_enable=(null)><wl1_wfi_enable=(null)>WFI is not enabled ###
acsd: scan in progress ...

acsd: selected channel spec: 0x100b
Reading board data...
WSC UUID: 0xf3f02a167d67a04f3803cc8438dbecc6
acsd: scan in progress ...
info, udhcp server (v0.9.8) started
error, unable to parse 'option wins '
error, unable to parse 'option domain '
mevent start...
opened loopback socket 4
acsd: scan in progress ...
acsd: scan in progress ...
POT integrity check OK.
POT time is up.
result = 21
g_record_info1->numofrcd1 = 21
acsd: scan in progress ...
result = 271
g_record_info1->numofrcd2 = 271
result = 21
g_record_info2->numofrcd1 = 21
result = 271
g_record_info2->numofrcd2 = 271
acsd: scan in progress ...
shm ID: 32769
 Get a correct Segment_ID: 32769 and semaphore ID:32769
acsd: scan in progress ...
Can't find handler for ASP command: eco_get_redirect_link();
Can't find handler for ASP command: devices_cgi_get_acl_device_table("DEV_control");
Can't find handler for ASP command: devices_cgi_get_acl_white_table();
Can't find handler for ASP command: devices_cgi_get_acl_black_table();
Can't find handler for ASP command: devices_cgi_get_show_access_ctrl_settings();
Can't find handler for ASP command: devices_cgi_get_acl_device_table("DEV_device", "wired");
Can't find handler for ASP command: devices_cgi_get_acl_device_table("DEV_device", "wireless");
acsd: scan in progress ...

Can't find handler for ASP command: usb_cgi_get_register_state();
Can't find handler for ASP command: usb_cgi_get_invite_state();
Can't find handler for ASP command: cdl_cgi_set_hijack(0);
Can't find handler for ASP command: cdl_cgi_set_hijack(1);
acsd: scan in progress ...
acsd: selected channel spec: 0x100b
insmod: cannot insert '/lib/modules/2.6.22/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko': Success (17)
insmod: cannot insert '/lib/modules/2.6.22/kernel/drivers/usb/host/ehci-hcd.ko': Success (17)
Info: No FWPT default policies.
agnat QOS disable!
rmmod: l7_filter
/tmp/samba/private/smb.conf: no files!
killall: bftpd: no process killed
add active user:192.168.5.100
httpd: socket bound in 0.0.0.0:80.
httpd: socket bound in 0.0.0.0:443.
bftpd: segment_id:32769
shared memory reattached at address 0x5000000
bftpd: socket bound in 0.0.0.0:21
mount: mounting none on /proc/bus/usb failed: Device or resource busy
IOCTL_AG_REGION_SET: English
Unable to create /dev/ptys0: File exists
Unable to create /dev/ttys0: File exists
ACOSNAT: Set BCMCTF to off
ACOSNAT: Set NAT for LAN domain only to on
killall: timesync: no process killed

NAT Enabled
pppd executed successfully. (0)
minidlan :scan files
route: ioctl 0x890c failed: No such process
killall: dhcp6c: no process killed
killall: IPv6-relay: no process killed
killall: pppdv6: no process killed
killall: rtsol: no process killed
killall: dhcp6s: no process killed
killall: radvd: no process killed
route: ioctl 0x890c failed: No such process
killall: dhcp6s: no process killed
killall: radvd: no process killed
Hit enter to continue...Hit enter to continue...

BusyBox v1.7.2 (2013-03-19 13:45:51 CST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
ps
# ps
  PID  Uid        VSZ Stat Command
    1 0          2660 S   /sbin/preinit 
    2 0               SW< [kthreadd]
    3 0               SW< [ksoftirqd/0]
    4 0               SW< [events/0]
    5 0               SW< [khelper]
   16 0               SW< [kblockd/0]
   47 0               SW  [pdflush]
   48 0               SW  [pdflush]
   49 0               SW< [kswapd0]
   50 0               SW< [aio/0]
  600 0               SW< [mtdblockd]
 1996 0               SW< [ksuspend_usbd]
 1999 0               SW< [khubd]
 2148 0          1540 S   /bin/eapd 
 2151 0          2140 S   nas 
 2155 0          3176 S   /bin/wps_monitor 
 2174 0          1648 S   /usr/sbin/acsd 
 2214 0          1756 S   swresetd 
 2216 0          1600 S   dnsRedirectReplyd 
 2218 0          1896 S   dlnad 
 2223 0           824 S   dnsmasq -h -n -c 0 -N -i br0 -r /tmp/resolv.conf -u r
 2226 0           844 S   udhcpd /tmp/udhcpd.conf 
 2229 0          2252 S   mevent 
 2232 0          1600 S   ddnsd & 
 2235 0          1608 S   telnetenabled 
 2238 0          2256 S   heartbeat 
 2245 0          1528 S   wlanconfigd 
 2251 0          2020 S   tfmeter run 
 2255 0          1600 S   scheact 
 2258 0          2648 S   upnpd 
 2261 0          1996 S   /usr/sbin/email 
 2264 0          1668 S   lld2d br0 
 2266 0          2252 S   /usr/sbin/acl_logd 
 2273 0          1996 S   check_fw 
 2275 0          8328 S   httpd -S -E /usr/sbin/ca.pem /usr/sbin/httpsd.pem 
 2362 0          1588 S   /usr/sbin/bftpd -D -c /tmp/bftpd.conf 
 2364 0          9912 S   minidlna.exe -a 192.168.5.1/24 -f /tmp/minidlna.conf 
 2368 0               SW  [ telnetDBGD ]
 2369 0               SW  [ acktelnetDBGD ]
 2370 0               SW  [checkSBusTimeou]
 2372 0               DW  [NU INITSOCK]
 2375 0               SW  [NU UDP]
 2376 0               SW  [NU TCP]
 2387 0          1948 S   pppd file /tmp/ppp/options 
 2401 0          1596 S   /usr/sbin/timesync /sbin/ntpclient 
 2402 0          9912 S   minidlna.exe -a 192.168.5.1/24 -f /tmp/minidlna.conf 
 2407 0          9912 S   minidlna.exe -a 192.168.5.1/24 -f /tmp/minidlna.conf 
 2438 0          1588 S   wpsd 
 2440 0          1928 S   /bin/sh 
 2443 0          1920 R   ps