The Netgear R7900 router has Gigabit WiFi, 4 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 3000 Mpbs.
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Netgear R7900 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
If you have performed a reset of your R7900 device or not changed the defaults, you
be able to access it with the following settings
Default Network name (SSID): NETGEARXX
Default username: admin
Netgear router default password list
Default password: password
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
How to factory reset (hard reset) Netgear R7900 :
You can factory reset your Netgear R7900 in the following way(s)
With the reset button
Have the router powered on (if just booted wait around one minute for it to load)
With a sharp pen or paper clip, press down the Restore Factory Settings button and hold it for about 7 seconds
When the power light starts to blink you can release the reset button and wait for the router to start up
The power light will be solid (not blinking) once the router is started.
Netgear R7900 router specifications :
CPU: 1 GHz
RAM: 256 MiB
Flash: 128 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 3000 Mpbs
1 x Gigabit port
4 x Gigabit ports
Netgear R7900 review (quick overview)
Here is the quick comparison of how the Netgear R7900 compares to
other routers on our site
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Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more
from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider
an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly
the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Netgear R7900
Flashing OpenWrt on the Netgear R7900
The Netgear R7900 is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of
flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn’t find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the Netgear
R7900, but since it’s listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can
over to the
OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you’re on own risk. Make sure to
read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes
Netgear stock firmware for the R7900
Stock firmwares for the R7900 are available under the download section on the
support page. You can also refer
to the router’s manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.