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Netgear R7500

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Supported Versions

Hardware Highlights

Model VersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
R7500v1Qualcomm Atheros IPQ80641400128NAND256Quantenna QT3840BC + QT2518B, Qualcomm Atheros QCA9880-BR4Ab/g/na/n/ac-5-2x 3.0
R7500v2Qualcomm Atheros IPQ80641400128256Qualcomm Atheros QCA9980, Qualcomm Atheros QCA9880-BR4Ab/g/na/n/ac-5-2x 3.0

Installation

Flash Layout

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Please check out the article Flash layout. It contains examples and explanations that describe how to document the flash layout.

Debricking

generic.debrick

Hook up serial reader from computer to pin headers on the router. Cancel boot process. Type help command. Run the firmware recovery command. Router will wait for tftp. Use Cygwin or linux to tftp put the OEM firmware to the device. Use the binary option. IP should be 192.168.1.1 Do not attempt to use easy to use tftp windows programs. They don't work as well as good old tftp command.

Router will reboot when done and you'll be welcomed by the default OEM setup page when you connect through a browser.

Failsafe mode

Basic configuration

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

Specific Configuration

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Network interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi EXAMPLE 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP
wl0 EXAMPLE WiFi EXAMPLE Disabled

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

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Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4
LAN 1 EXAMPLE 3
LAN 2 EXAMPLE 2
LAN 3 EXAMPLE 1
LAN 4 EXAMPLE 0

Buttons

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

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The Netgear R7500 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -

Hardware

Info

General
Brand Netgear
Model R7500
Versions v2
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Available 2017
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 17.01.0
Supported Current Release 18.06.0
Unsupported
Hardware
Instruction set ¿
Sub Instruction Set ¿
bootloader ¿
Target ipq806x
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 1400
Flash MB 128
RAM MB 256
Network
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 5
switch Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware
Detachable Antennas 4
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 2x 3.0
SATA ports 1
Serial Yes
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count ¿
Button count ¿
Power supply
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_R7500v2
OEM device homepage URL
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R7500.aspx
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.0/targets/ipq806x/generic/openwrt-18.06.0-ipq806x-netgear_r7500v2-squashfs-factory.img
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.0/targets/ipq806x/generic/openwrt-18.06.0-ipq806x-netgear_r7500v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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General
Brand Netgear
Model R7500
Versions v1
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued 2016
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 17.01.0
Supported Current Release 18.06.0
Unsupported
Hardware
Instruction set ARM
Sub Instruction Set ARMv7-A
bootloader U-Boot
Target ipq806x
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 1400
Flash MB 128NAND
RAM MB 256
Network
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 5
switch Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware
Detachable Antennas 4
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 2x 3.0
SATA ports 1
Serial Yes
JTAG Yes
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count ¿
Button count 3
Power supply
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_R7500
OEM device homepage URL
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://support.netgear.com/product/R7500
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.0/targets/ipq806x/generic/openwrt-18.06.0-ipq806x-netgear_r7500-squashfs-factory.img
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.0/targets/ipq806x/generic/openwrt-18.06.0-ipq806x-netgear_r7500-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Photos

Front:
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Back:
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Backside label:

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

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  • To remove the cover and open the device, do a/b/c

Main PCB:
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Serial

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:

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Serial connection parameters
for Netgear R7500 @@Version@@
EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1

JTAG

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for JTAG port

Bootloader mods

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


OpenWrt bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Notes

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