R7500 ntopng with kong

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bullethead67
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 0:21    Post subject: R7500 ntopng with kong Reply with quote
I have been looking at ntopng for use with my next router the R7500 with kongs firmware. Kongs latest has a webserver and the R7500 runs at 1.4Ghz. Seems to be enough but i dont see a single post about it good or bad. the idea seems doable. im surprised i found nothing. usually there is absolutely everything here discussed from every angle several times. anyone looked into this?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 0:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is the R7500 out yet? I saw where Netgear announced the R8000, but it had a 1GHz dual processor.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 15:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
Its going to be released soon. seems pretty powerful.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 16:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
bullethead67 wrote:
Its going to be released soon. seems pretty powerful.


I wonder if it's really going to have a 1.4 GHz chip considering the R8000 only has a 1 GHz chip.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
The R7500(x4)and R8000(X6) have chipsets fom diffrent manufacturers (Qualcom vs. Broadcom) Apart from offering double 5 GHz, the X6 is actually the weaker machine of the two.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-news/32453-time-for-another-upgrade-netgear-debuts-ac3200-nighthawk

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-news/32445-netgear-ac2350-router-on-the-way

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
I wonder how the R7500 will compare to the new Linksys WRT1900ac?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
When they will release this router? do we have any dates?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 19:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
The R7500 is supposed to be available now.
Amazon shows it shipping in a couple of weeks.
Could be a paper release like many hardware manufacturers do.

It will be interesting to see if dd-wrt is going to support it.
The non-broadcom chipset will make it an interesting router with the awesomeness of dd-wrt.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 22:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
The R7500 X4 is already available in Europe, the German Amazon Marketplace shows several dealers with available stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 13:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
As to you original Question Bullet head. I have been working on it but it has to be compiled for ARM (there are varying degrees of success) and then written into a package for ARM routers. I also would like NTOP to run
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 20:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
By the way, the R7500 has incredible specs.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8464/netgear-r7500-nighthawk-x4-integrates-quantenna-4x4-ac-radio-and-qualcomm-ipq8064-soc

The 1.4Ghz soc is based on krait and thus will give more performance per clock compared to the cortex-a9 used in broadcom units like the asus ac87U/r7000/r8000.

Thus the R7500 shouold have much better routing performance then a broadcom clocked at 1.4ghz.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
<Kong> wrote:
By the way, the R7500 has incredible specs.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8464/netgear-r7500-nighthawk-x4-integrates-quantenna-4x4-ac-radio-and-qualcomm-ipq8064-soc

The 1.4Ghz soc is based on krait and thus will give more performance per clock compared to the cortex-a9 used in broadcom units like the asus ac87U/r7000/r8000.

Thus the R7500 shouold have much better routing performance then a broadcom clocked at 1.4ghz.


It's kind of strange, specifications are great but the PCWorld review said the stock performance of the r7500 is very average. The charts show the ac87u running stock firmware is much, much faster for 802.11ac.

Is the stock Netgear r7500 firmware simply bad?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 15:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not to hijack the thread but since I did have the r7500 for 3 days of testing I have some input on it.

#1
boot times are MUCH slower.
rmerlin explained why & it makes sense.
#2
Genie is the only firmware available at the time.
If your into tomato or dd-wrt or openwrt then you really wont like genie.
#3
Adaptive QoS, this really workes! I had it enabled, watched it watching the traffic and prioritize network traffic. It was impressive to see it work well.
Final thoughts.
Out of the box firmware isnt as good. Netgear has an update they suggest you use.
I did & it seemed noticeably better for wireless traffic.
I used it both as a primary router - It workd flawlessly for me in this capacity.

I also tried it in bridge mode. While it worked, it did not keep the higher connection rates I am getting with my asus ac1900 card. So since I dont need to replace my r7000 as the primary router; the r7500 went back.
Once Kong (assuming he does) puts dd-wrt out for it I might give it another shot. Genie/stock firmware is just too "stock" for me.

btw, if we have a thread in a non-broadcom forum for the r7500 i would be glad to talk over there.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 17:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Genie firmware has the most basic settings for the Router for daily use (basic user). The Performance it self from the test mentioned here, I can tell that this is much better than written there. I believe its only a question about the next firmware release from Netgear and stuff will go better.

I would like to have also a DD-WRT support for it as I love the Firmware, but I believe the first will be OPENWRT: http://www.myopenrouter.com/forum/thread/56789/Nighthawk-X4-R7500/

But still hope that soon or later will be a DD-WRT Release there as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
speedy1205 wrote:
But still hope that soon or later will be a DD-WRT Release there as well.

+1. Will buy an r7500 as soon as dd-wrt is available for it.

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