Netgear R8000P aka X6S

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nighthawk17
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Netgear R8000P aka X6S

Hi All,

Does anyone know if the newly released Netgear R8000P (aka X6s) has the same chipset as the R8000 (X6). I can't find any information on it and wanted to re-flash my X6S to an opensource firmware build. If not, any idea when a ddwrt build for teh X6S will be available??

Thanks in advance,

//NH

williamzerx
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Not Seeing any information on

Not Seeing any information on this. I to have a R7900P. What is the status on this. Do other firmware versions work with it, and that is why we dont see any commentary. Or is this router not OpenSource like the brochures that sold it. It says on them directly that OpenSource from MyOpenRouter is workable on this router.

williamzerx
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Not Seeing any information on

Not Seeing any information on this. I to have a R7900P. What is the status on this. Do other firmware versions work with it, and that is why we dont see any commentary. Or is this router not OpenSource like the brochures that sold it. It says on them directly that OpenSource from MyOpenRouter is workable on this router.

federix
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Has anyone got any idea about

Has anyone got any idea about this? I have just bought an R8000P (X6S) and would like to know whether I can flash it with Advanced Tomato, which only seems to have firmware for the older R8000 (X6) router...

mriggins
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I'm asking as well! Have an

I'm asking as well! Have an X6S (R8000P) and want to know if I can use the 8000 firmware or if a "P" version has to be developed. :)

h3nk3t
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I really want to know this as

I really want to know this as well. I hope for a future DD-WRT with OpenVPN client mode. Hopefully someone that's know more will write in this thread. I ordered this router today. So I'm very excited about this.

The processor will be perfect for running OpenVPN at high speeds.

Broadcom BCM4906

The Broadcom BCM4906

FreeGriese
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I am also quite curiuos as I

I am also quite curiuos as I just realized that I have the "P" version as well. Hopefully, something turns up as I am excited to run DD-WRT on this router.

 

h3nk3t
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I'm holding my fingers

I'm holding my fingers crossed here. It's time to unleash the inner beauty of this beast. The only way to do that would be awesome DD-WRT on it!!!!

h3nk3t
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Got the router yesterday. It

Got the router yesterday. It's really really fast. Now I just have to pray and hope that all the developers out there make DD-WRT to happen

h3nk3t
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Voxler .... Kong......Shibby.

Voxler .... Kong......Shibby.......heeeeeeelp:-):-)

Sbn_von
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I thought the R8000 and

I thought the R8000 and r8000p was the same thing just more feaures on the P. I wouldve settled for the the R8000 if i knew there was no upgrade for this router.

h3nk3t
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Yeah but the "P" version is

Yeah but the "P" version is here. Since the end of this summer. So now I hope that it isn't a to discrete release that Will be forgotten.

h3nk3t
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Yeah but the "P" version is

Yeah but the "P" version is here. Since the end of this summer. So now I hope that it isn't a to discrete release that Will be forgotten.

ahenriksen
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I've tried flashing with the

I've tried flashing with the R8000 firmware and it says invalid.

Adam

h3nk3t
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You should NEVER flash wrong

You should NEVER flash wrong firmware....!!!!!!!! You could "brick" your Device!! Not the same chip...CPU....etc.

speedyclip
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I have a R8000P in use and

I have a R8000P in use and would ask for open source code firmware too. It would seem to be a hardware update of CPU starved R8000, which should support better throughput for the "need for speed" apps. Hope to see some word on availibility.

Speedy

houseofg
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Like everyone else in this

Like everyone else in this thread, I bought an R8000P/X6S assuming I could run DD-WRT on it.  Heck, I just noticed that the manual even points to this website! 

I guess I should have dug deeper before buying it.  The silence here is deafening :-(

 

h3nk3t
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Both Kong and Brainslayer are

Both Kong and Brainslayer are more then intrested to make DD-WRT become true for this lovely router. All we have to do is to make donations because they don't have the hardware.

Kong told me that he reached out for his contact at Netgear.......hopefully they will support him.

houseofg
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Ahh...thanks for the context.

Ahh...thanks for the context.  Well, that makes perfect sense, though it blows my mind that a huge company that actually touts its open access and includes this website in its manual would even hesitate to get them a unit. That's just a no-brainer, so hopefully they come through for the guys.  Let us know if not.

h3nk3t
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A rumor from DD-WRT forum

A rumor from DD-WRT forum says that BS has his hands on a unit. Keep fingers crossed that this will be reality ASAP. And don't forget to give him donations for his fantastic work!

houseofg
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Awesome. Thanks for the

Awesome. Thanks for the update!

h3nk3t
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Nothing? Dead sielence in

Nothing? Dead sielence in this matter! Hope is all we got here folks

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