For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.
Manuf/OEM/ODM Foxconn U12H189
FCC approval date: 29 July 2011
(Est.) release date: 14 September 2011
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $180
UPC: 606449077360 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Type: wireless router, print server
Power: 12 VDC, 5 A
Connector type: barrel
CPU1: Broadcom BCM4706
)FLA1: 128 MiB
K9F1G08U0D-SCB0)FLA2: 2 MiB
Model?)RAM1: 128 MiB
Expansion IFs: USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4331
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an
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 BCM53115
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE2605L;SiGe, 2605L, 151AJ;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5003L1;5003L1, 142AU;3;
802dot11 OUI: 20:4E:7F (14 E, 15 W, 2011), 74:44:01 (6 E, 6 W, 2011), 84:1B:5E (6 E, 8 W, 2011), E0:46:9A (12 E, 14 W, 2010)
Ethernet OUI: 20:4E:7F (14 E, 15 W, 2011), 74:44:01 (6 E, 6 W, 2011), 84:1B:5E (6 E, 8 W, 2011), E0:46:9A (12 E, 14 W, 2010)
N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
• Support page
Manuf. by Hon Hai / Foxconn (per this firmware file, the internal model is probably U12H189 [U12H189T00], file is nearly 8MB)
The source code for the device is available on Netgear's FTP server.
Each wireless interface has three U.FL connectors. The BCM4706 has a MIPS32 74K core and identifies as a BCM5300.
The default SSIDs appear to be NETGEARXX and NETGEARXX-5G where XX is a number.
Netgear WNDR4500 on TechInfoDepot
On the OpenWrt Forums
On the OpenWrt wiki
On the DD-WRT Forums
On the TomatoUSB forums
Reviewed on SmallNetBuilder and retested
Reviewed on MaximumPC
Reviewed on SlashGear
Reviewed on CNet
Reviewed on FoxNetwork
Reviewed by shibby (PL), in English
- Dual Flash, 2MB and 128MB NAND
- 74:44:01 OUI, NETGEAR and NETGEAR-5G SSIDs, not NETGEARXX(-5G)
Tathagata Das' initial DD-WRT build for this router
- and discussion of this build on the DD-WRT forums
This router is sold by Costco as the R4500. (OUI 84:1B:5E).
- The Readyshare Cloud and Apple's Time Machine are not supported on the R4500.
All pictures are from Netgear France.