R6200v1/R6200v2 Guides & How-To

Recover your NETGEAR R6200v1/v2 Router (Broadcom Based) using Serial Console and Windows PC

Hopefully you will never have to refer to this tutorial, but for people who like to play with their routers, it sometimes happens -- you accidentally "brick" your router. This tutorial enables you to recover your router by flashing stock firmware back again using serial console and windows PC. Developers who want to get access to their router by using a serial console may also refer to this tutorial.

How to Set Up a Serial Console for NETGEAR R6200v2

Introduction:

Using serial console setup users can get access to the serial console of their router. Serial console setup finds its most important use in debricking a router. Moreover, developers may use it to extract useful debug information from their routers.

This short tutorial explains how to setup serial console for Netgear R6200v2.

How to Set Up a Serial Console for NETGEAR R6200v1

Introduction:

Using serial console setup users can get access to the serial console of their router. Serial console setup finds its most important use in debricking a router. Moreover, developers may use it to extract useful debug information from their routers.

This short tutorial explains how to setup serial console for Netgear R6200v1.

How to Flash Firmware on your NETGEAR Router (Broadcom Based) using Linux and a USB-TTL Cable

This tutorial guides users to install firmware into their Broadcom(BRCM) based Netgear router from a linux machine, using USB-TTL cable.

How to Update your Netgear R6200v2 to DD-WRT Open Source Firmware

This article describes the steps required for firmware upgrade in R6200v2. Here I use OEM firmware downloaded from the NETGEAR support site and DD-WRT firmware downloaded from here.

1. Log in to the router web interface i.e. 192.168.1.1 and navigate to the Advanced -> Backup Settings as shown in figure

Quick Review and Specifications: NETGEAR R6200 Wireless 802.11ac High Speed Router

The NETGEAR R6200 WiFi Router delivers next generation WiFi speeds. 802.11ac technology offers better range for mobile devices with speeds up to 867 Mbps.

Compatible with next generation WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices, it enables HD streaming throughout your home. With up to 300+867 Mbps† speed and simultaneous dual band technology, the R6200 avoids interference, ensuring top WiFi speeds and reliable connections. This makes it ideal for larger homes with multiple devices. In addition, four Gigabit Ethernet ports offer ultra-fast wired connections. Wirelessly access and share USB hard drive or USB printer using the USB 2.0 port.