The Netgear R8000 router has Gigabit WiFi, 4 N/A ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 3200 Mpbs.
It is also known as the Netgear Nighthawk X6 – AC3200 Smart WiFi Router.
The R8000 is featured in our
Best High-end routers: buying guide
Netgear R8000 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
If you have performed a reset of your R8000 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 R8000 :
You can factory reset your Netgear R8000 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 R8000 router specifications :
CPU: 1 GHz
RAM: 256 MiB
Flash: 128 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 3200 Mpbs
1 x N/A port
4 x N/A ports
Netgear R8000 review (quick overview)
Here is the quick comparison of how the Netgear R8000 compares to
other routers on our site
For a full list of routers and how they compare to the R8000, check the
Router Buying Guide which will help you buy the most
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 R8000
Flashing OpenWrt on the Netgear R8000
The Netgear R8000 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
R8000, 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 R8000
Stock firmwares for the R8000 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.