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A VPN Primer -- Plus, How to Get a VPN on your NETGEAR R9000

VPN on NETGEAR R9000

Net neutrality and an "open Internet" are considered sacred, but the recent ruling by the FCC in the United States has left many consumers shaken.

How to Install OpenWRT on NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000

OpenWRT Installation for NETGEAR R9000

For those R9000 owners who are Linux buffs, router enthusiasts, or simply want to try open source firmware -- developer Tathagata Das has provided the community with an updated OpenWRT for R9000 release.

How to Install Plex Media Server on NETGEAR's R9000

Plex Media Server Logo

The NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk is the very first consumer router to have a Plex Media Server built in -- and fortunately, it's not only easy to get started with it, but it's a performer as well.

Review and Specifications of the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk X10

NETGEAR R9000 X10 Nighthawk Wifi Router

Well, NETGEAR has done it. They've built a router that is so far beyond anything preceding it -- so deliciously beefy and powerful that it requires a dedicated fan and heatsink -- and a box that feels like it's loaded with bricks.

Hands-On Review of the NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System

The following is a review of the Orbi router and satellite (RBK50). We have been having issues with a very old secondary router since moving into our 111-year old house 3 years ago. It seemed like every few days, we would have to reset the secondary router again because it lost its signal.

How to Set Up OpenVPN on NETGEAR R7000 with DD-WRT

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This howto covers setting up an OpenVPN Server for access to your home network as if you were local. It's an excellent alternative to opening a bunch of ports in your firewall and exposing poorly secured programs to the world wide web.

Here's the overview:

Can I use the C7000 Nighthawk as just a modem/backup router?

My philosophy with routers is this: Two is One. One is None. As someone who likes to tinker with open source firmware, but isn't a development expert by any means, I've learned that keeping a backup can be a good idea.

 

VPN Connections Not Working on T-Mobile? Here's how to fix that

Having issues using your favorite VPN application to protect yourself online, T-Mobile US customers? Here's how to fix it.

NETGEAR Nighthawk Router Wallpapers - For Serious Fans!

Are you a fan of the NETGEAR Nighthawk series of routers? If so, you definitely need to snag these awesome wallpapers for your tablet, desktop, or laptop.

These backgrounds are in full 1920x1080 HD resolution, and represent the Nighthawk, Nighthawk X4, and Nighthawk X6!

Get them in our downloads section!

Quick Review of DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Firmware for NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk

Let me begin by saying we have some great developers working on NETGEAR firmware releases. I've been using Kong's and shibby's DD-WRT and Tomato builds for years on various NETGEAR models, and all have been fantastic.

How to Use ReadyCloud on NETGEAR R7000 "Nighthawk"

NETGEAR ReadyCloud for R7000

With the latest updates to the NETGEAR R7000 "Nighthawk," a flurry of exciting new features and functionality was introduced -- not the

How To Configure NETGEAR WNR3500L for Optimum Wireless Performance

In order to get the optimum performance in either 802.11n or g, you will need to configure the wireless mode and channel of your WNR3500L a certain way - depending on the mode your client (i.e., laptop, netbook, mobile phone, MID, PDA, etc.)  Follow the instructions below to maximize the performance of your router, and don't forget to post if you have any questions!

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