EX8000

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Availability

Since this product is advertised on Netgear, this model is currently being manufactured.

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 2 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 866.6 mbps

Warning

This is classified as a “Low-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Security

  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes, as of firmware 1.0.1.180

Tip

To stay up-to-date, make sure to enable “Automatic Firmware Upgrade” from the dashboard.

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

1.0.1.186 (2018-10-29)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Supports Guest Network feature.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes bugs

1.0.1.180 (2018-09-18)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Supports the auto firmware update feature.
  • Updates the registration process.
  • Supports the analytics feature.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue where the client has no IP address.
  • Fixes the Synology router connection issue.
  • Fixes GUI, connection, and USB function bugs.
  • Fixed security issues.
  • Fixes the issue where the EX8000 and its client are unable to get a DHCP IP because the router has a DHCP IOT issue. The workaround is to set up a static IP that does not have an IP conflict and to make sure that the EX8000 and its client have the same IP segment as the router.

1.0.1.164 (2018-07-06)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Supports CE RED 5GHz EN301893 V2.1.1 Upgrade.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Fixed an issue where the client has no IP at times.

1.0.0.126 (2018-03-12)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Supports FCC DFS channel and JP region.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed some bugs.

1.0.0.118 (2018-04-03)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed security issues.
  • Updated firmware upgrading function.

Known issues & bugs

  • Certain router has DHCP IOT issue to cause EX8000 and its client to not get DHCP IP.

1.0.0.102 (2017-12-19)

  • Fixed security issues.

1.0.0.98 (2017-10-04)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Enable USB 2.0 storage function with NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, HFS+ and XFS.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bugs.

1.0.0.82 (2017-08-29)

  • Initial Release