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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)

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)

Default SSID: NETGEARXX (33 addl. devices), NETGEARXX-5G (13 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1122 additional devices
of which 94 are Netgear devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 392 additional devices
of which 284 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 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

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.