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Netgear WNDR4500 v1

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)

Series: N900

Amazon image

B005KG44V0 (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
multiple revisions of this device, use caution

Type: wireless router, print server

FCC ID: PY311200162
Industry Canada ID: 4054A-11200162

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
(Brand? Model?)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Samsung K4T51163Q1-HCE6 × 2)

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


Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE2605L;SiGe, 2605L, 151AJ;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5003L1;5003L1, 142AU;3;

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT (Kong-AC) • (List), DD-WRT • (List)

Default SSID: NETGEARXX (33 addl. devices), NETGEARXX-5G (13 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1129 additional devices
of which 94 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 393 additional devices
of which 285 are Netgear devices

802dot11 OUI: 20:4E:7F (14 E, 15 W, 2011), 74:44:01 (6 E, 6 W, 2011), 84:1B:5E (7 E, 9 W, 2011), E0:46:9A (13 E, 15 W, 2010)
Ethernet OUI: 20:4E:7F (14 E, 15 W, 2011), 74:44:01 (6 E, 6 W, 2011), 84:1B:5E (7 E, 9 W, 2011), E0:46:9A (13 E, 15 W, 2010)

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
Netgear WNDR4500v1BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
Netgear WNDR4500v2BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
Netgear WNDR4500v3Qualcomm AtherosQualcomm AtherosAtheros
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page

Manuf. by Foxconn/Hon Hai (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


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


Dual Flash, 2MB and 128MB NAND (74:44:01 OUI)


All pictures are from Netgear France.