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Netgear R8500

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Netgear R8500 -100NAS
(Nighthawk X8)

Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Foxconn U12H334 T99

FCC approval date: 26 May 2015
(Est.) release date: 01 October 2015
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $300
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC5300

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ASIN
B015PD3HOC (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
On Newegg

Type: wireless router

FCC ID: PY315200309
Industry Canada ID: 4054A-15200309
PCB ID: U12H334T99

Power: 19 VDC, 3.16 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4709C0 (1.4 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Spansion S34ML01G200TFI00)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Samsung K4B4G1646E-BYK0)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
Serial: yes, 4-pin header, J4

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI1 chip2: Broadcom BCM4366
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709C0
Switch: Broadcom BCM53125S
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 6
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1

abgn+ac

Additional chips
2.4GHz RF Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SE2623L;;4;
5GHz RF Power Amplifier Module;RFMD;RFPA5542;;8;
3-lane, 3-port PCIe Gen2 Switch;PLX Technology;PEX8603;;1;

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

Flags: MU-MIMO, DFS, LACP, Link Aggregation

Default SSID: NETGEARXX (33 addl. devices)
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 408 additional devices
of which 297 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

 FCC ID
Netgear R8300PY315200309
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.


• 2x 2165 Mbps - 2x 4-stream 802.11ac device (80MHz wide 5GHz channel),
• 1x 1000 Mbps - max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 5300 Mbps class

Nighthawk X8 - AC5300 Tri-Band WiFi Router

Product page  • Support page
See also: Netgear R8300 and Foxconn

Product features[edit]

  • Get fastest speeds available up to 5.3 Gbps
  • Tri-band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices
  • Quad Stream delivers up to four data streams per Wi-Fi band
  • 4 active and 4 internal antennas to amplify and maximize range
  • 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports, aggregate two for fast file transfers
  • Smart Connect intelligently selects Wi-Fi band for every device
  • MU-MIMO for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes bandwidth by application and device

Specifications[edit]

  • CPU: Broadcom BCM47094 @1.4GHz (DualCore ARM Cortex A9)
  • Memory: 128 MB Flash (NAND) and 512 MB RAM (DDR3)
  • WLAN: 2x 4T4R AC BCM4366 + 1x 4T4R N BCM4366
  • DualBand, NitroQAM, 5GHz (2x 2165Mbps), 2.4GHz (1000Mbps)
  • Seven (7x GbE) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports: 1x WAN & 6x LAN
LACP: Dual Gigabit Ethernet Port Aggregation (LAN1 + LAN2)
  • Two (2x USB) USB ports: 1x USB 3.0 & 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Dimension:: 316 mm x 264 mm x 61 mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 1680 g
    1.68 kg
    59.254 oz
    3.704 lbs

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GPL Info[edit]

GPL info >> •
/*formal version control*/
#define AMBIT_HARDWARE_VERSION     "U12H334T00"
#define AMBIT_SOFTWARE_VERSION     "V1.0.0.56"
#define AMBIT_UI_VERSION           "1.0.28"
#define STRING_TBL_VERSION         "1.0.0.56_2.1.46.1"

#define AMBIT_PRODUCT_NAME          "R7800"
#define AMBIT_PRODUCT_ALIAS         "Nighthawk X8"
#define AMBIT_PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION   "802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router R7800"
#define UPnP_MODEL_URL              "http://www.netgear.com/Products/R7800.aspx"

#if defined(DUAL_TRI_BAND_HW_SUPPORT)
#define AMBIT_PRODUCT_NAME_TRI_BAND         "R8500"
#define AMBIT_PRODUCT_DESCRIPTION_TRI_BAND  "802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router R8500"
#define UPnP_MODEL_URL_TRI_BAND             "http://www.netgear.com/Products/R8500.aspx"
#endif

#define UPnP_MODEL_DESCRIPTION      "802.11ac"

/****************************************************************************
 * Board-specific defintions
 *
 ****************************************************************************/

/* Interface definitions */
#define WAN_IF_NAME_NUM             "eth0"
#define LAN_IF_NAME_NUM             "vlan1"
#define WLAN_IF_NAME_NUM            "eth1"
#define WLAN_N_IF_NAME_NUM          "eth2"
#if defined(R8000)
#define WLAN_5G_2_IF_NAME_NUM          "eth3"
#endif
#define WDS_IF_NAME_NUM             "wds0.1"    /* WDS interface */

/* Foxconn add start by aspen Bai, 11/13/2008 */
#ifdef MULTIPLE_SSID
#define WLAN_BSS1_NAME_NUM          "wl0.1"     /* Multiple BSSID #2 */
#define WLAN_BSS2_NAME_NUM          "wl0.2"     /* Multiple BSSID #3 */
#define WLAN_BSS3_NAME_NUM          "wl0.3"     /* Multiple BSSID #4 */

/* Foxconn add start, Tony W.Y. Wang, 03/22/2010 @For 5G*/
#define WLAN_5G_BSS1_NAME_NUM       "wl1.1"     /* Multiple BSSID #2 */
#define WLAN_5G_BSS2_NAME_NUM       "wl1.2"     /* Multiple BSSID #3 */
#define WLAN_5G_BSS3_NAME_NUM       "wl1.3"     /* Multiple BSSID #4 */

/* Foxconn add end, Tony W.Y. Wang, 03/22/2010 @For 5G*/
#define WLAN_5G_2_BSS1_NAME_NUM       "wl2.1"     /* Multiple BSSID #2 */
#define WLAN_5G_2_BSS2_NAME_NUM       "wl2.2"     /* Multiple BSSID #3 */
#define WLAN_5G_2_BSS3_NAME_NUM       "wl2.3"     /* Multiple BSSID #4 */
#endif /* MULTIPLE_SSID */
/* Foxconn add end by aspen Bai, 11/13/2008 */

/* GPIO definitions */
/* Foxconn modified start, Wins, 04/11/2011 */
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_GREEN        2
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_GREEN_STR    "2"
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_AMBER        3
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_AMBER_STR    "3"

#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_1             1
#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_1_STR         "1"
#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_2             9
#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_2_STR         "9"

#define GPIO_WAN_LED                8
#define GPIO_WAN_LED_2              9

#define GPIO_WIFI_2G_LED            13
#define GPIO_WIFI_5G_LED            12
#define GPIO_WIFI_5G_2_LED          -1  /*only for 8500*/
#define GPIO_WIFI_SUMMARY_LED       20
#define GPIO_WIFI_LNA_LED           15
 
#define GPIO_LED_SWITCH             5
#define GPIO_LED_BTN_LED            1

#define WPS_LED_GPIO                14

#if (defined INCLUDE_USB_LED)
#define GPIO_LED_USB        18
#define GPIO_USB_LED        18   /* USB1 LED. */
#define GPIO_USB1_LED       18   /* USB3.0 LED. */
#define GPIO_USB2_LED       17   /* USB2.0 LED. */
#endif /*INCLUDE_USB_LED*/

#define GPIO_USB1_ON_OFF    0
#define GPIO_USB2_ON_OFF    16

#define enable_usb_ports() { \
     system("gpio 0 1"); \
     system("gpio 16 1"); \
    }

#define disable_usb_ports() { \
     system("gpio 0 0"); \
     system("gpio 16 0"); \
    }

/*Buttons definitions, original in ~/swresetd/swresetd_config.h */
#define GPIO_RESET_BUTTON               10 /* Input */
#define GPIO_WPS_BUTTON                 4
#define GPIO_WIFI_BUTTON                19
#define GPIO_LED_BUTTON                 5

//#define SINGLE_FIRMWARE
#ifdef SINGLE_FIRMWARE
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_GREEN_8500        2
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_GREEN_STR_8500    "2"
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_AMBER_8500        3
#define GPIO_POWER_LED_AMBER_STR_8500    "3"

#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_1_8500             1
#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_1_STR_8500         "1"
#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_2_8500             9
#define GPIO_LOGO_LED_2_STR_8500         "9"

#define GPIO_WAN_LED_8500                8
#define GPIO_WAN_LED_2_8500              9

#define GPIO_WIFI_2G_LED_8500            13
#define GPIO_WIFI_5G_LED_8500            11
#define GPIO_WIFI_5G_2_LED_8500          12
#define GPIO_WIFI_SUMMARY_LED_8500       20
#define GPIO_WIFI_LNA_LED_8500           15 
 
#define GPIO_LED_SWITCH_8500             5
#define GPIO_LED_BTN_LED_8500            1
#define WPS_LED_GPIO_8500                14

#if (defined INCLUDE_USB_LED)
#define GPIO_LED_USB_8500        18
#define GPIO_USB_LED_8500        18   /* USB1 LED. */
#define GPIO_USB1_LED_8500       18   /* USB2.0 LED. */
#define GPIO_USB2_LED_8500       17   /* USB3.0 LED. */
#endif /*INCLUDE_USB_LED*/

/*Buttons definitions, original in ~/swresetd/swresetd_config.h */
#define GPIO_RESET_BUTTON_8500               10 /* Input */
#define GPIO_WPS_BUTTON_8500                 4
#define GPIO_WIFI_BUTTON_8500                19
#define GPIO_LED_BUTTON_8500                 5

#if defined(DUAL_TRI_BAND_HW_SUPPORT)
#define DUAL_BAND_HW_VER                 "R7800"
/* Foxconn add start, Snoopy.wu, 04/07/2015 */
#define DUAL_BAND_NTGR_SPECIFIC_HW_ID    ""
#define DUAL_BAND_NTGR_GENERIC_HW_ID     ""
/* Foxconn add end, Snoopy.wu, 04/07/2015 */
#define TRI_BAND_HW_VER                  "R8500"
/* Foxconn add start, Snoopy.wu, 04/07/2015 */
#define TRI_BAND_NTGR_SPECIFIC_HW_ID     "VEN_01f2&DEV_0021&REV_01"
#define TRI_BAND_NTGR_GENERIC_HW_ID      
 "VEN_01f2&DEV_8000&SUBSYS_01&REV_01 VEN_01f2&DEV_8000&REV_01"
/* Foxconn add end, Snoopy.wu, 04/07/2015 */
/* Foxconn add start, Snoopy.wu, 05/15/2015 */
#define Reboot_Waiting_Time "3300"
/* Foxconn add end, Snoopy.wu, 05/15/2015 */

#define FLASH_SIZE      (96*1024*1024)
#define MAX_SIZE_FILE   96*1024*1024
#define MAX_SIZE_KERNEL (MAX_SIZE_FILE)
#define MAX_SIZE_ROOTFS (MAX_SIZE_FILE)
#define MAX_SIZE_FILE_OPENSOURCE    MAX_SIZE_FILE
#define MAX_SIZE_KERNEL_OPENSOURCE  MAX_SIZE_FILE
#define MAX_SIZE_ROOTFS_OPENSOURCE  MAX_SIZE_FILE
#define BOARD_ID_OPENSOURCE         "U12H334T99_OPENSOURCE"
#define OPENSOURCE_START_MTD_IDX    (1)
#define OPENSOURCE_END_MTD_IDX      (1)

#define IMAGE_BLOCK_SIZE        0x20000
#define MAX_IMAGE_SIZE  MAX_SIZE_FILE

#endif /*_AMBITCFG_H*/

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