How to Flash Your NETGEAR Router with DD-WRT: 5 Easy Steps

How to Flash DD-WRT to your NETGEAR Router

One common question that we see around the forums is simply: how do I flash my NETGEAR router with DD-WRT? The world of open source firmware but can definitely be overwhelming for newcomers to the scene. Fortunately, flashing DD-WRT to your NETGEAR router is often much easier than it might seem at first, with a few of the terms and steps made clearer. Here's how to get started.

Kong Summer Update for NETGEAR Routers!

If you have not heard, Kong will no longer be releasing DD-WRT builds. You can read his announcement here.

For those of you who are loyal fans and still want access to Kong's previous builds, we've created an area here just for you!

Below is a list of his latest summer DD-WRT updates:

EX6200 - Click here.

Voxel Firmware Updates! Custom for the NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 (2019-July)

There is a new release from Voxel. The new firmware is for both the R7800 + R9000! Changelogs and downloads are available below.

Voxel Firmware Updates Custom for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 (2019-June)

Once again Voxel has released new firmware for both the R7800 and R9000 Nighthawks. Available here are the downloads along with changelogs.


Voxel's firmware gives increased functionality that improves the CPU power on your Nighthawk and adds many other powerful features as well!


Voxel's NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 Custom Firmware Updates (2019-April)



Voxel has new firmware updates for both the R7800 and R9000. Feel free to check out the changelogs and download the updates below if you'd lik.

New Update to Voxel's Custom R9000 NETGEAR Firmware (Feb 19 2019)

Voxel has once again come out with a new firmware update for the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk. As always, you can review the changelogs and download the update below.

Beta DD-WRT Firmware Available for NETGEAR XR450, XR500, and XR700

For those of you who using the XR450, XR500, or XR750 and are interested in trying the new beta firmware, check out the MyOpenRouter downloads section to download the latest version. Thank you to BrainSlayer and for their hard work on this preliminary build. NOTE: This build may contain bugs. XR450 DD-WRT Beta Firmware Download

Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated for 2019

For those of you that are using the R9000 Nighthawk - there is an update created by Kong to get you started in the new year!


Download the latest DD-WRT Kong Mod for R9000 Updates in our Download section!


Using Hybrid VPN on NETGEAR XR500 and XR700 Nighthawk routers


What's a Hybrid VPN?

Voxel's NETGEAR Nighthawk R9000 Custom Firmware Update (2019-Jan)

Voxel has a new firmware update for the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk. You can review the changelogs and download the update below.