R8000 Nighthawk: Tomato by shibby Now Available

The venerable shibby, hailing from Poland and an expert in all things Tomato and NETGEAR, has ported the famous firmware to the NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk. If you're looking for a way to turn this router into an even more customizable powerhouse, this is a good way to go.

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk

Prolific and talented community developer Kong has ported DD-WRT to the NETGEAR R7800!

To flash this build, you'll first need to download the initial flash file, which can be found here. Future upgrades require the .BIN file, downloadable here.


README

R7800 build:

How to find the best VPN for your NETGEAR Open Source Router

Do you have a VPN on your open source router?

One of the best features of the various flavors of open source firmware available for NETGEAR routers is the ability to enable use with your personal VPN client.

Enabling a VPN client on your router can have a variety of benefits. Most notably it will mask your IP (Internet Protocol) address and encrypt your connection in order to protect your security and privacy. All connections to your router, guest or private, run through your encrypted connection.

OpenWRT Firmware Now Available for NETGEAR R7500v2

OpenWRT Firmware Officially Available for NETGEAR D7800

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk

The wait is over! Firmware maestro Kong has released his DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R8500.

Download it here and post your results and experiences on the R8500 Open Source Firmware forum!

NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk Updated to Firmware 1.0.2.26

If you're the proud owner of a NETGEAR R8500 "Nighthawk" router and are using the NETGEAR firmware, now's the time to upgrade! If your router hasn't automatically prompted you to upgrade, you can download the firmware from the official NETGEAR R8500 support page.

Several features and enhancements are offered in this update, including improvements to OpenVPN throughput, enhanced 2.4 GHz performance in environments with high intereference, and more.

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