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Netgear R6300 v2

Netgear AC1750 router based on a Broadcom ARM platform. Not to be confused with its (externally near-identical) MIPS-based predecessor, the R6300 v1.

Netgear R6300

Supported Versions

Although OpenWrt does run on the R6300 v2 only 802.11g is supported, Broadcom 802.11an support is very sketchy on OpenWrt in general; Broadcom 802.11ac support is non-existent. Kindly direct your complaints to Broadcom, not to the OpenWrt developers or community :).

Hardware Highlights

VersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
v2Broadcom BCM4708A02x 800128NAND256Broadcom BCM4331 + BCM4360b/g/na/n/ac-5No1x 2.0, 1x 3.0


Flash Layout

Please check out the article Flash.Layout. It contains an example and a couple of explanations.

OEM easy installation

FIXME The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example. Don't leave them in place if they do not apply to a particular device!

This section deals with how you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened. Plus the steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

OEM installation using the TFTP method

Specific values you need

Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain "tftp")
TFTP Transfer Window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP Window Start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP Client Required IP Address FILL-IN

Upgrading OpenWrt


If you have already installed OpenWrt and like to reflash for e.g. upgrading to a new OpenWrt version you can upgrade using the mtd command line tool. It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

Terminal Upgrade Process

  • Login as root via SSH on
  • Use the following commands to upgrade.

cd /tmp/
wget http://
sysupgrade /tmp/

  • If sysupgrade does not support this router, use the following commands.

cd /tmp/
wget http://
mtd write /tmp/ linux && reboot

Basic configuration

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

Specific Configuration


The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan LAN & WiFi
vlan0 (eth0.0) LAN ports (1 to 4) None
vlan1 (eth0.1) WAN port DHCP
wl0 WiFi Disabled

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) 4
LAN 1 3
LAN 2 2
LAN 3 1
LAN 4 0

Failsafe mode



Versions v1, v2, v2.5
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued 2010
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 14.07
Supported Current Release 15.05
Instruction set MIPS32
Sub Instruction Set MIPS32 74K series
Bootloader CFE
Target ar71xx
System-On-Chip Atheros AR9337
CPU MHz 2x 777
Flash MB 32
RAM MB 256
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 5
Modem ADSL2+
Comments - network ports
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware
Detachable Antennas 3
Comments - WLAN
USB ports 2x 2.0, 2x 3.0
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
Comments - USB & SATA ports
LED count 7
Button count 3
Power supply
Forum Topic URL http://¿
WikiDevi URL http://¿
OEM device homepage URL http://¿
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://¿
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://¿
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://¿
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toh/netgear/netgear_r6300_v2.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/11 00:36 by zx82