General Guides and How-Tos

FreshTomato-ARM by kille72 for NETGEAR Routers

Have you checked out the latest tomato builds from kille72? This is a fork from the well known Tomato by Shibby, and is available for the following NETGEAR routers:

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.

Voxel's Firmware Updated for R7800 and R9000 (Dec 2017)

Voxel's firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN) as well as improving the power of the CPU on these devices.

Voxel's firmware has now been updated for both the R9000 and R7800, with several changes for each.

Check out the new AdvancedTomato Firmwares for NETGEAR Routers!

Many MyOpenRouter members and NETGEAR router enthusiasts are familiar with Tomato, a streamlined open source firmware for Broadcom based routers that is full of functionality and flavor. You may have used, or seen, the famous Shibby builds of Tomato, for example.

Downloads on MyOpenRouter

DD-WRT Kong Mods Updated for NETGEAR Routers

All NETGEAR DD-WRT "Kong Mod" builds have been updated to the latest version. This version (any Kong or BrainSlayer mod after 10/25/17), according to the DD-WRT wiki, addresses the KRACK vulnerability.

Grab the latest version for your device in our Downloads section, and please post to the forums if you have any questions!

Update from NETGEAR on "KRACK" Vulnerability

For those using NETGEAR stock firmware, the company has provided a detailed article outlining the vulnerability and those affected.

For stock firmware, routers and gateways are affected by the vulnerability only when running in bridge mode. NETGEAR has already begun releasing updated firmware for affected devices, and the list can be found here:

https://kb.netgear.com/000049498/Security-Advisory-for-WPA-2-Vulnerabili...

"KRACK" Vulnerability Patched in DD-WRT SVN

As of today and to the best of our knowledge, a patch for the KRACK WPA2 vuilnerability has been added to the DD-WRT SVN.

We will be posting updated DD-WRT builds from our community developers as soon as possible.

More information on the KRACK vulnerability:

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.

June Updates -- DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR Routers

Another month, another round of updates, folks! Thanks to open source developer Kong, the following builds are now available (updated 2017-06-11):

Head over to the Downloads section to update! The following models have been updated:

S8000 Gaming Switch -- have you tried it?

The NETGEAR Nighthawk Gaming Switch was recently released, and the team here is pretty excited to give it the full battery of testing. Of course, we're also excited for the opportunity that might be there for developers and open source enthusiasts.

Windows Central recently did a review of the snazzy switch. Tell us what you think in our community forums, and stay tuned for the full review!

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