Netgear Nighthawk R7900P: Will LEDE work with it?

According to the list of supported hardware, the Netgear Nighthawk X6 (R7900) can run 17.01.2. Recently, I purchased the X6S, which is the R7900P. I believe that the only difference is that the R7900 has a dual core 1 GHz CPU, whereas the 7900P has a 1.8 GHz dual CPU. Will 17.01.2 run on the R7900P?

Hardware specs:

  • R7900P SoC = Broadcom BCM4906 -> not a single device with this SoC listed in the ToH as supported
  • R7900P WLAN = Broadcom BCM4365E -> not a single device with this WLAN hardware listed in the ToH

-> Currently not supported, and well worth noting: Broadcom chipset.

Thanks for the quick and helpful response. I must have misunderstood how to read the supported device hardware table. I thought that the hardware was supported because there was an entry for the R7900 and a link to the firmware in the table.

Your question was:

The ToH tells you correctly that the R7900 is supported, while the R7900P is not listed as supported.

You can not conclude from the similarity of the name that if R7900 is supported, then R7900P must be supported too. That's wrong, since both have different hardware.