NETGEAR XR500: Does it live up to the hype?

XR500 Gaming Router from NETGEAR

tl;dr: Yes. Yes it does.

DD-WRT Kong Mod new for NETGEAR R9000 (May 2018)

For any Kong DD-WRT user with the R9000 Nighthawk --  has released/updated the latest firmware on May 14!

 

Updates to Voxel's Custom R7800 and R9000 NETGEAR Firmware (2018-April)

Here are the most recent versions of Voxel's R9000 and r7800 firmware. They can be accessed, and you can check out the changelogs, by clicking the links below.

Voxel's custom firmware specializes in features that add functionality along with improving the CPU power on your Nighthawk.

Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 (2018-March)

Voxel has recently updated both the R9000 and r7800 firmware. You can access them by using the links below - from there you can check out the changelogs and download.

Voxel's custom firmware adds features and functionality along with improving the CPU power on your Nighthawk.

Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800 (2018-Feb)

There are a few changes for the r7800 since Voxel's last update this month. You can see the changelogs for this month by clicking the links below - and you can find the links to download as well!

DD-WRT Kong Mod Updated for NETGEAR R7500v2, R7800, R9000 (Feb 2018)

For any Kong DD-WRT build users with the following routers: R7500v2, r7800, and the R9000. -- there are new releases as of February 14th and 15th!

You can find the downloads here, and you can post any questions you have in the MyOpenRouter forum.

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.

Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 (2018-Feb)

There are several changes for both the R9000 and r7800 so far in February 2018. Click the links below to review the changelogs for this month, and to download!

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 Updated (Jan 2018)

Voxel's custom firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN) as well as improving the power of the CPU on the R9000 and r7800 NETGEAR routers.

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.

 

 

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