Netgear R7500v2 support

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tatsuya46
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
jplee3 wrote:
cybrnook wrote:
Those are both my threads guys Smile Not much action outside of Tathagata build. (which I am reluctant to use)


I really hope there's more movement on the ddwrt side or whatever. I loaded the OpenWRT build and it was working great at first. Then slowly but surely things started going haywire. A couple days ago I noticed one of my systems (a mid 2010 Mac Mini) was acting all screwy where speedtest.net would hang in the middle of a speedtest and the speed would drop to almost 0 and just get stuck. Then I started noticing that anytime I tried to download most files, the download would either partially download a couple mb or less (regardless of how big the download was) and then cut out. I determined it was the router and tried factory resetting and rebooting multiple times to no avail. I finally gave up and had to TFTP flash the original crap 1.0.2.2 FW back onto the thing. Now it's 'stable' but I'm sure other things will start breaking... prior to the OpenWRT madness, I was having a lot of trouble with my Foscam dropping out as well as some devices going haywire when WMM was enabled. But then disabling WMM resulted in a major throughput bottleneck somehow. This router doesn't have much going for it in my book, unless Netgear fixes all these issues OR further progress is made on the open source dev side.


ath10k 10.4 fw still needs work/updating, we're still using ath10k 10.4.1 while theres ath10k 10.4.3 is several iterations in already..never got an answer as to why we're falling behind. for a unit such as this brainslayer or kong is going to need one for porting..or at least a user with one thats an expert in linux development that could port it themself & submit the required patches (rare).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had the idea a while ago of doing a remote session to Kong, plugging him into the R7500v2 on a terminal session.

He seemed mildly interested (I'm sure it's not as much fun if you don't get to keep the toy when your done). But mentioned he may have been getting one from myopenrouter.

I followed back up and he said he wasn't getting one, and was potentially getting the R7800 instead.

Until today I haven't heard back from him, and neither are supported. So seems like he got neither.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
I received a R7800 2 days ago, the first one went on a journey and was sent back to netgear after a few weeks. Second one came in fast.

Regarding the 7500v2, it might be possible to add support for it without a unit. The SOC in the v2 is the same as in the v1, thus requires only little changes.

The soc in the R7800 is newer (IPQ8065) and it looks like I need to work on the kernel first, it boots, but reboots in the middle of the init without a notice or crash.

But very interesting unit, it has got a bunch of extra power saving modes and of course the 2x1.7Ghz will be kicking ass, not sure if the mu-mimo and 160Mhz will be much of a benefit right now, since the majority of devices does not support it.

I guess this unit will route full gigabit and possibly provide 100MBit through a VPN tunnel.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
That sounds awesome Kong, thanks for keeping us in the know!

Regarding the 7500v2, of course this would be very much appreciated to get support up and running. I have a unit in my possession if you need to get an initial build flashed onto a physical router, and I dump some info back to you via this thread or via PM, not an issue.

Regarding the 7800, that is something that really tickles me. To finally be reaching a point where we have home routers that can reach ~100Mbps VPN throughput (now if we could get OpenVPN coded for multi core Smile ). If this ends up being the case, I will soon have a 7500v2 on the market that I will sell and put towards the 7800 Smile But the 1.4 in the 7500v2 is nothing to shrug at either.

Either way, I am excited for both. 7800 for the raw GHZ power, and of course the 7500v2 that I have sitting in its box waiting for DD-WRT. Until then, the ol' trusty R7000 is the daily driver.

Hans
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
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That sounds awesome Kong, thanks for keeping us in the know!

Regarding the 7500v2, of course this would be very much appreciated to get support up and running. I have a unit in my possession if you need to get an initial build flashed onto a physical router, and I dump some info back to you via this thread or via PM, not an issue.

Regarding the 7800, that is something that really tickles me. To finally be reaching a point where we have home routers that can reach ~100Mbps VPN throughput (now if we could get OpenVPN coded for multi core Smile ). If this ends up being the case, I will soon have a 7500v2 on the market that I will sell and put towards the 7800 Smile But the 1.4 in the 7500v2 is nothing to shrug at either.

Either way, I am excited for both. 7800 for the raw GHZ power, and of course the 7500v2 that I have sitting in its box waiting for DD-WRT. Until then, the ol' trusty R7000 is the daily driver.

Hans


not really worth the price going from ipq8064 to ipq8065 just for that extra clock speed, im betting both are the same chip thats just "overclocked", if so, maybe the ipq8064 could be overclocked. can it kong?

also ath10k recently took huge steps back in many aspects out of nowhere except throughput, which is better, so i wouldnt expect vht160 to be in any decent working order either..

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
That's what I want to check first, to see how far we can overclock the R7500v2. So far, at least on the R7000, 200mhz OC has always been guaranteed for me. So I would expect we can get up to 1.6Ghz. However, if we can Overclock the R7800 from 1.7 to 1.9, that's pretty fast.

I am solely after OpenVPN functionality.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 23:17    Post subject: r7500v2 Reply with quote
Getting the v2 running would make my life complete considering baseball season is upon us let me know if there is anything i can do with mine to get the process moving forward!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Maybe we can donate a beer or two to Kong/BS?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:33    Post subject: hey Reply with quote
sounds like a plan to me!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'd also be interested in R7500v2 support!

The people here http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/32899-netgear-r7500v2-nighthawk-x4-smart-wi-fi-router-reviewed have some insights on the hardware.
There's a table there that nicely shows the differences: different 5 GHz Radio and more RAM. Not huge, but likely needing a tweak, at least on the 5 GHz radio side.

Happy to donate some beer money, but unfortunately a whole router is a bit too much.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 8:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would also be happy to help/donate to get this very nice router supported Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kong firmware for the R7500V2 will be the greatest gift for the R7500V2. I am really anxious to try it!!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
+1 on donating $ for beer or whatever. I'm dying to get Kong's FW for my R7500v2
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 13:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
If I am reading it correctly, I think the R7500v2 is in the same boat the R7800 is in. That BS has the drivers for it, but is missing a firmware for them to operate. I assume, and I may be wrong, but once the R7800 is up and running, the R7500v2 should be close behind.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 14:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Netgear R7500V2 has Qualcomm IPQ8064 @1400 for platform and frequency and Qualcomm QCA 9984 (2) for wifi NIC. The hardware is exactly the same as the hardware of the Linksys EA8500.

Yet the EA8500 is supported and the R7500V2 is not. But I have to believe that support is coming soon. BS or Kong will seize the day (Carpe diem)!!!

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