Netgear R7900 Converted to R8000 :)

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I picked up a Netgear R7900 and was playing with it.
I could not find any info how to get the awful Netgear software off.
I am going to retest my findings and write down step by step.
Before I mess with it I wanted to know if anyone is interested in this.

Currently have successfully converted to Fresh Tomato 2019.1 / DD-WRT.


Internet Man

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Did you have to burnboardid to convert it to a R8000 first?

Are you able to test whether the R7900 actually does not support TurboQAM on 2.4GHz 802.11n with stock software and whether this feature is enabled after the conversion?


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Yes you have to burnboardid it >
There are a quite a few steps but I feel like its worth it.
TurboQAM is working on DD-WRT that is what I have on it right now.
I also was curious so I opened the router and the board is a R8000>
So essentially your burnboardid it back to what it is.

I am getting instructions finished and will update soon.

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