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Netgear XR500

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Netgear XR500
Availability: now

(Est.) release date: 08 January 2018
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $300

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Type: wireless router

Power: 12 VDC, 3.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm IPQ8065 (1.7 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Brand? Model?)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Nanya Model? × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.0
USB ports: 2

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9984
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9984
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Qualcomm IPQ8065
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1


Stock FW OS: Linux DumaOS

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO, 256QAM, DFS

Default IP address:
the IP is used by 3 additional devices
of which 3 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: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm.
For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.

1733 Mbps - 4SS 5GHz 802.11ac (80MHz chan.),
800 Mbps - 4SS 2.4GHz 802.11n (40MHz chan., 256QAM) = 2600 Mbps class

Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router

Product page • Support page
See also: Netgear R7800 and Netgear

Forum threads[edit]

Netgear CES 2018 Announcements on SmallNetBuilder
"What the XR500 has that the R7800 doesn't, however, is a Gaming Dashboard that shows 'real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping delays, and many other parameters' and a Geo Filter aimed at minimizing gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players, getting a guaranteed local connection, and creating black/white lists of your preferred servers. Other features include QoS for gaming device prioritization, OpenVPN support and network monitor."

See also[edit]

List of Netgear Nighthawk Products
Nighthawk X10 - AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
Nighthawk X8 - AC5300 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router PR
AC3200 Nighthawk X6 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Nighthawk X4S - AC26000 Smart Wi-Fi Router
IPQ8065 dual-core SoC &1.7GHz and the QCA9984 radio
4x4 design supports 160MHz (or 80+80MHz), MU-MIMO
AC2600 Nighthawk X4S VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
Nighthawk X4 - AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi Router
Nighthawk X4 - AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi Router