Recent content by mediatrek

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    R7800 New Firmware

    You can go to and view the CPU load, along with memory usage and more for the R7800, and I assume on the R9000 a well.
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    Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000)

    As I do from time to time, I browse through FCC filings to see what is in the pipe. It looks like TP-LINK Talon AD7200 will have a rival model soon from Netgear. Most of the Netgear R9000 filing is confidential, but based on the label in the filing we know the model name, model#, it has 2 USB...
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    Netgear EX6200 Hardware Revision Adds 2x2 MU-MIMO

    A few days ago Netgear updated the EX6200 wireless extender product page and added the EX6200v2 support page. The EX6200v2 hardware revision of the EX6200 wireless extender now offers MU-MIMO and is powered by a “quad core processor” versus the Broadcom “dual core processor” offered in the...
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    Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

    While Zyxel has yet to issue a press release, the Armor Z2 (model# NBG6817) appeared a few days ago on its site for Home Routers. Zyxel on the product’s page touts its premium casing design with a “metal look,” and optimized “4 inlet / 4 outlet air flow” design to let cool air circulate through...
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    Linksys EA7400 Max-Stream AC1750 MU-MIMO Router

    It looks like Linksys /Belkin has another 3x3 Qualcomm-based MU-MIMO router on the way. We already have the EA7500, with 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band. The upcoming EA7400 is an AC1750 model with the same 1.4GHz Qualcomm IPQ8064 processor and 3x3 5GHz band chip, but...
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    Netgear EX7300 Presale Questions

    I have a few questions about the Netgear EX7300 before putting down the money to purchase it that I cannot find answers to in marketing materials or support materials for the product: In access point mode, does it support band steering? Is transmit beam forming (TXBF) enabled on the 2.4GHz...
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    Netgear EX6400 AC1900 Range Extender

    The Netgear EX6400, which can be used in repeater mode or access point mode, is now available for preorder with a release date of April 30, 2016. The price is listed at $139.99. The EX6400 was announced at CES 2016 at the start of this year. In the product press release, Netgear said the EX6400...
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    Netgear L2 Support is inept

    My case# was mentioned in my initial posting at the start of this thread. (Case #26514518)
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    Netgear L2 Support is inept

    After posting to the Netgear forums under the same username of "mediatrek" and being referred to support by moderator "JamesGL" (thread is here), I have been dealing with Netgear support (Case #26514518) for over a month now over the 5G radio dropping and disappearing every few days on the...
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    Netgear R7500 & R7500v2 need updated SSL Key in a firmware update

    My understanding is that QCA updated their SSL key for the secure connection Streamboost-enabled routers pull their QoS database file updates from. Without the updated key, the routers will not see that there are QoS database updates to get.
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    Netgear R7500 & R7500v2 need updated SSL Key in a firmware update

    The original Netgear R7500 and the revision R7500v2 need firmware updates that contain the updated SSL key from Qualcomm Atheros to allow owners to access database updates for the Dynamic QoS (Streamboost-based). Without this update, R7500 and R7500v2 owners can only update the QoS database...
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    The IPQ heart of the Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 (AC2600)

    Going by chipset maker press releases, and the timeline for what has been made available to router makers from them to sample, it is safe to assume the Netgear R7800 is a 100% Qualcomm-based chip solution. However, not much has been published to my knowledge (and by Google searching) about a...
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    Netgear R7500v2, R7800 + R8500 have shown up

    The FCC filing confidentiality for the Netgear R7800 expired a few days ago, and I am disappointed to see it is not a 4x4 MU-MIMO Qualcomm IPQ86x, 2.4GHz QCA998x, and 5GHz QCA998x solution. Instead it is a 4x4 Broadcom-based BCM47094 solution (with the massive required heatsink) with an...
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    Linksys EA7500 AC1900 (3x3) MU-MIMO Router

    I have been hoping for a 2x2 or 3x3 MU-MIMO device could use as a bridge for my home entertainment equipment (smart TV, blu-ray player). Right now I am using Netgear's EX6200 (ac1200), and it runs too hot for my liking.
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    Linksys EA7500 AC1900 (3x3) MU-MIMO Router

    Checking of the FCC filings today, I saw that Linksys has the EA7500 in the pipeline. As I type this, the external, internal images and manual are all viewable. The EA7500 is a 3x3 MU-MIMO 100% Qualcomm-Atheros solution using the 1.4GHz IPQ8064 SoC, QCA8337-AL3C switch, and QCA9982 and QCA9983...