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Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

The NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with Dual Band Gigabit speeds offers a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience that is perfect for gaming, video streaming, and surfing. With NETGEAR's advanced features and best-in-class technology, the R6700 reduces interference and allows you to enjoy more reliable WiFi connectivity.

Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR EX3700 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition

NETGEAR EX3700 AC750 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition

The NETGEAR EX3700 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network's range to deliver AC dual band WiFi speeds of up to 750 Mbps, and works with any standard WiFi router. The simultaneous dual band reduces interference, and with FastLane technology you can use both WiFi bands to establish one super high speed connection. It's ideal for HD video streaming and gaming, and is great for use with iPads, smartphones, laptops, and much more!

6 Alternate, Free DNS Providers

Alternate, Free DNS Providers

DNS is often referred to as the "phone book of the Internet." Of course, DNS is quite a bit more complicated than that. But the bottom line is that which DNS provider a user decides to use will have an impact on their Internet browsing experience as well as potentially impacting individual privacy.

Many power users and users of open source firmware such as Tomato and DD-WRT are very much aware of the ability to easily change the DNS in use, but what are the benefits of doing that?

NETGEAR XR500: Does it live up to the hype?

XR500 Gaming Router from NETGEAR

tl;dr: Yes. Yes it does.

We've spent some time with the new XR500 gaming router from NETGEAR and it not only boasts impressive performance in real world use, but a fresh new OS (DumaOS from Netduma) that's powerful and easy to use. This is from the perspective of an "advanced" user familiar with routers and networking, but with special attention paid to "new" users.

Quick Review and Specifications of NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router

NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router

NETGEAR certainly had an ace up their sleeve when they introduced the XR500 Gaming Router this year. For quite a while now, the name "Nighthawk" has been synonymous with performance, especially for gamers, heavy media streamers, or homes with lots of connected devices or huge spaces needing coverage.

How to Set Up OpenVPN Client on NETGEAR R7800 with Voxel's Custom Firmware

OpenVPN Logo

I would like to share my configuration and setup with people who want a secure, private and stable connection to the internet using an OpenVPN client connection to the internet on this forum.

I would like to thank the following people:

Quick Review of the NETGEAR S8000 Nighthawk Gaming Switch

The perfect companion to the high performance line of NETGEAR Nighthawk routers, the S8000 gaming switch has features that a lot of us geeks really love. Here's an overview of what's on offer.

S8000 NETGEAR Gaming Switch

S8000 (GS808E) Overview

S8000 Switch Main Menu

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.

How to Set Up OpenVPN Client on NETGEAR R9000 with Voxel's Firmware

OpenVPN on R9000 with Voxel's Firmware
One of the most popular reasons to use open source firmware is to run an OpenVPN client on the main router in the home. This enables users to easily route all traffic on the network, wireless or wired, through a secure VPN connection. This can help to increase security as well as protect a user's online privacy.
Firmwares such as DD-WRT and Tomato, in many versions, have an OpenVPN client built in -- and many VPN providers include instructions on how to utilize these clients to connect to their services.
 

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. It's a divisive, controversial topic -- with many concerned that their private data collected by ISP's is now for sale to the highest bidder, while others say that essentially, nothing has changed.

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. The new release, out December 2016, is based on OpenWRT "Barrier Breaker" and offers WPA2 encryption and uPnP functionality to get you up and running quickly and securely.

If you're familiar with DD-WRT, there are some differences with OpenWRT in terms of installation and setup. Here's how to get started.

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