R8900

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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):

  • 4 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1733.2 mbps

Important

This is classified as a “Top-Performer” and therefore the fastest 802.11ac wifi system.

Security

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

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? To find out. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

Download the latest firmware from netgear.com

1.0.4.12 (2018-09-21)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes 2.4G short range performance issues
  • Fixes security vulnerability issues

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports FCC HT80+HT80 (DFS) channels
  • Upgrades the iQoS database to v1.42
  • Upgrades Plex Media Server to v1.13.5

1.0.4.2 (2018-05-30)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improves the system stability
  • Added support for SHA256 certificates in lieu of MD5 for OpenVPN
  • Supports 802.11k
  • Supports traffic meter upper bound up to 4095TB

1.0.3.10 (2018-02-26)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Improves the system stability

1.0.3.6 (2018-01-22)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports Smart Connect
  • Supports DFS channels 20 MHz, 40 MHz, and 80 MHz
  • Improves the system stability

1.0.2.52 (2017-12-26)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes some security vulnerability issues.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Updates SAMBA to v4.6.4 to support Microsoft SMBv2 and SMBv3.
  • Improves system stability.

1.0.2.40 (2017-07-28)

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes security vulnerability issues.
  • Fixes the iOS captive portal issue.

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Supports NAS devices for plex media server.
  • Supports link aggregation static LAG mode.
  • Supports whole drive backup for Amazon cloud backup.
  • Supports Dynamic QoS.

1.0.1.36 (2017-06-14)

Initial Release