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NETGEAR XR500: Does it live up to the hype?

XR500 Gaming Router from NETGEAR

tl;dr: Yes. Yes it does.

We've spent some time with the new XR500 gaming router from NETGEAR and it not only boasts impressive performance in real world use, but a fresh new OS (DumaOS from Netduma) that's powerful and easy to use. This is from the perspective of an "advanced" user familiar with routers and networking, but with special attention paid to "new" users.

Quick Review and Specifications of NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router

NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router

NETGEAR certainly had an ace up their sleeve when they introduced the XR500 Gaming Router this year. For quite a while now, the name "Nighthawk" has been synonymous with performance, especially for gamers, heavy media streamers, or homes with lots of connected devices or huge spaces needing coverage.

NETGEAR Announces Gaming Router XR500 at CES

NETGEAR has released a brand new gaming router at CES 2018 which offers customization for online gaming! Its features include a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, four(4) gigabit Ethernet ports, and a gaming focused dashboard.

Are you excited about this new NETGEAR gaming router? Post your thoughts on the forums!

Learn about the XR500 at NETGEAR's official site.

 

 

Hands-On Review of the NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System

The following is a review of the Orbi router and satellite (RBK50). We have been having issues with a very old secondary router since moving into our 111-year old house 3 years ago. It seemed like every few days, we would have to reset the secondary router again because it lost its signal. Some days, this included multiple attempts before finally getting a stable connection. Finding something that could project through my 3 stories of lath and plaster (and cement in some areas) walls was difficult, and I’m happy to say that the Orbi stood up and accepted the challenge!

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R6400

Famous firmware developer Kong has released his flavor of DD-WRT for the NETGEAR R6400 wireless router. Snag it here.

OpenWRT Firmware for NETGEAR D7800 Now Available

For lucky D7800 owners, there is now an OpenWRT custom firmware available for download.

FCC Will Not Ban!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began discussing the potential ban of open source firmware on WiFi routers in March of 2015.  According to Thomas Claburn’s article “FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware” on Informationweek.com, the understanding of this proposal was that “third parties (should not be) able to reprogram the device to operate outside of the parameters for which the device was certified.”

R6400 Router Now Available, Great Performance at Great Value

The R6400, recently released and announced by NETGEAR, is an AC1750 router capable of 450 Mbps of theoretical throughput -- a lot of performance for the price.

NETGEAR AND STORAGECRAFT SIMPLIFY DATA BACKUP AND RECOVERY WITH NEW READYRECOVER APPLIANCE

Information and Downloads on the Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed vulnerability allows an attacker to read random 64k blocks of memory of the service using OpenSSL (with TLS). Since every request delivers another 64k memory block an attacker could retrieve sensitive data from the service i.e. private keys. More detailed information about Heartbleed can be found in the security advisory:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/720951 and here http://www.infoq.com/news/2014/04/heartbleed-ssl

This vulnerability is only if running the following services are using OpenSSL with TLS:

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