R8000P

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Availability

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

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speeds

This model advertises speeds of 1624.875 mbps on 5Ghz band. However, they are advertising 1024-QAM (which is 25% faster than 256-QAM), which is not part of 802.11ac specification. Since there are no client devices that support this, we can skip these claims. Realistic speeds are listed below!

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

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

  • 3 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1299.9 mbps

Note

This is classified as a “Mid-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 1.4.0.10

Tip

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

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

1.4.1.30 (2018-10-03)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports traffic meter 4095TB.
  • Supports CD-less Internet checking of PPPoE environment.
  • Upgraded iQos database.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues

1.4.1.24 (2018-07-18)

  • Fixes the issue where the QoS kernel module was inserted to kernel incorrectly

1.4.0.10 (2018-05-30)

New Features and Enhancements

  • Supports auto firmware update
  • Supports collection of router analytics data
  • OpenVPN cert update (from MD5 to SHA256).

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes Internet disconnect issue

1.3.0.10 (2018-01-28)

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes VPN reconnect issue.

1.3.0.8 (2017-12-28)

  • Fixes security issues

1.3.0.4 (2017-12-19)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports UP2.1 new feature: Smart Connect, Speed test, Naming Attached Device and Timer based guest WiFi.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues

1.2.1.6 (2017-11-02)

New Features and Enhancements:

Supports Dynamic QoS.

  • Supports NETGEAR Downloader.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues
  • Fixes the issue where the CinemaNow stream cannot be detected.
  • Fixes the issue where bandwidth control won’t work until the DUT is rebooted manually.
  • Fixes the issue where device icons display incorrectly in the GUI.

1.1.4.6 (2017-10-12)

  • Fixes security issues.

1.1.4.4 (2017-10-04)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports SMBv2 and SMBv3

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security issues.
  • Fixes the issue where the DNS displays incorrectly on the Internet Setup page but displays correctly on the Advanced Home page.

1.1.3.2 (2017-07-29)

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Time Machine

1.0.1.8 (2017-07-26)

  • Security fixes for CVE-2017-7494

1.0.1.4 (2017-06-20)

  • Initial Release