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==[ Hardware] Specifications== ==[ Hardware] Specifications==
-*FCC ID: PY313200233+{| border="1" cellspacing="0"
-*Industry Canada ID: 4054A-13200233+!FCC ID
-*Power: 12 VDC, 3.5 A+|PY313200233
-*CPU: Broadcom BCM4709A0 (1 GHz, 2 cores)+|-
-*Flash/RAM: 128 MiB / 256 MiB+!Industry Canada ID
-*WI1 chip: Broadcom BCM4360+|4054A-13200233
-*WI1 protocols: an+ac+|-
-*WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3+!Power
-*WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA+|12 VDC, 3.5 A
-*WI2 chip: Broadcom BCM4360+|-
-*WI2 protocols: bgn+!CPU
-*WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3+|Broadcom BCM4709A0
-*WI2 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA+|-
-*ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709A0+!CPU Architecture
-*Switch: Broadcom BCM4709A0+|ARM Cortex A9
-*LAN ports: 4 @ 10/100/1000 Mb/s+|-
-*WAN ports: 1 @ 10/100/1000 Mb/s+!CPU Speed / Cores
-*USB ports: 2 (USB 3.0, USB 2.0)+|1 GHz / 2 cores
-*Serial: 4-pin header, internal, 3.3V TTL+|-
 +|128 MiB / 256 MiB
 +!WI1 chip
 +|Broadcom BCM4360
 +!WI1 protocols
 +!WI1 MIMO config
 +!WI1 antenna connector
 +!WI2 chip
 +|Broadcom BCM4360
 +!WI2 protocols
 +!WI2 MIMO config
 +!WI2 antenna connector
 +!ETH chip & Switch
 +|Broadcom BCM4709A0
 +!WAN/LAN ports & speed
 +|1 / 4 @ 10/100/1000 Mb/s
 +!USB ports
 +|2 (USB 3.0, USB 2.0)
 +|4-pin header, internal, 3.3V TTL
== Performance == == Performance ==

Revision as of 21:10, 30 January 2018


R7000 Category articles

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Hardware Specifications

FCC ID PY313200233
Industry Canada ID 4054A-13200233
Power 12 VDC, 3.5 A
CPU Broadcom BCM4709A0
CPU Architecture ARM Cortex A9
CPU Speed / Cores 1 GHz / 2 cores
Flash/RAM 128 MiB / 256 MiB
WI1 chip Broadcom BCM4360
WI1 protocols an+ac
WI1 MIMO config 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector U.FL, RP-SMA
WI2 chip Broadcom BCM4360
WI2 protocols bgn
WI2 MIMO config 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector U.FL, RP-SMA
ETH chip & Switch Broadcom BCM4709A0
WAN/LAN ports & speed 1 / 4 @ 10/100/1000 Mb/s
USB ports 2 (USB 3.0, USB 2.0)
Serial 4-pin header, internal, 3.3V TTL


The dual core ARM CPU is beneficial for running multiple simultaneous services on the router.

SFE accelerated NAT was added to DD-WRT since build 33006 (kernel 3.10+), which Kong tested at 900 Mb/s throughput (download and upload). OEM firmware uses Broadcom's proprietary CTF (Cut-Through Forwarding) module.

  1. Throughput with IPv4 NAT routing tops out at:
    • 450Mb/s on latest Netgear stock firmware
    • 360Mb/s on non-SFE DD-WRT (default configuration)
    • 425Mb/s non-SFE with a 20% overclock
  2. For older builds, besides overclocking, using IPv6 and doing away with NAT is another workaround.


  • Linux kernel 3.10.25
  • Supports CPU overclocking (1200MHz and 1400MHz possible)
  • OpenVPN and PPTP VPN server support
  • Ad blocking with Privoxy
  • Other: lighttpd + php


Some of the generic DD-WRT documentation is also applicable to the R7000, but much of it is long out of date, and almost none of it refers to <Kong>'s K3-AC-ARM builds or the ARM architecture in general. Please do consider contributing to the documentation if you put your R7000 to any unusual or interesting uses.

<Kong> has written some documentation specifically relevant to his builds, including:

Additionally, here is a list of Configuration Best Practices or Working Solutions

How to install

See the K3-AC-Arm Readme file, but in short, if you're starting from the Netgear firmware, then download and flash the appropriate .chk file from the Initial directory using the Netgear web interface. Once it is installed, if there is a newer release than your .chk file, then download the appropriate .bin file, visit your newly installed DD-WRT router, head on over to its Firmware Update section and flash the .bin file, also selecting the option to reset to defaults. After that, you're on newest firmware, and good to go. Hint: if you're new to DD-WRT, the default IP address of your router after flashing or reset to defaults is

Brainslayer and Kong build links can be found in the Firmware FAQ. Both are compiled from the main DD-WRT trac, but see Kong's Readme for minor differences. Brainslayer and Kong usually release builds at different times.