Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras – if it’s WiFi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated. A powerful combination of features —wireless speed of up to 3.2Gbps, 3 WiFi bands, Smart Connect intelligence, and Dynamic QoS— guarantees every device is assigned the fastest WiFi connection possible and optimized for maximum speed.

What' New:

New Features

  • Supports Dynamic QoS.
  • Supports remote access with the genie app.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes the UPnP daemon crash issue when the R8000 router receives a SOAP message from QNAP NAS that is over the maximum length.
  • Fixes CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE: TSL vulnerability).
  • Improves the wireless connection stability between the R8000 router and the EX7000 and EX6200 extenders.

Firmware Upgrade Instruction:

Note: To avoid wireless disconnect issue during the firmware download process, NETGEAR recommends that firmware upgrade be performed on a computer with wired connection.

  • Write down all the settings which you changed from the default values, since you may need to reenter them manually.
  • Using the Download Link below, download and extract the new firmware to a convenient place such as your desktop. The filename after extracting is R8000-V1.0.2.44_1.0.96.chk
  • Log in to the router using a Web browser. The URL is
  • Click ADVANCED tab > Administration > Firmware Upgrade.
  • Click Browse and find the file you just downloaded.
  • Click Upload. Do not interrupt the upgrade while the router does this step.