The Netgear R8500 router has Gigabit WiFi, 6 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 5300 Mpbs.
Netgear R8500 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
If you have performed a reset of your R8500 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 R8500 :
You can factory reset your Netgear R8500 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 R8500 router specifications :
CPU: 1.4 GHz
RAM: 512 MiB
Flash: 128 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 5300 Mpbs
1 x Gigabit port
6 x Gigabit ports
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 R8500
Netgear stock firmware for the R8500
Stock firmwares for the R8500 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.