R6300v2/R6300v2 Open Source Firmware

ac 1450 confusion

I recently bought a Netgear AC1450 and want to upgrade it to have vpn support. I am still a little confused after reading for hours. I downloaded dd-wrt.K3_AC1450.chk but from what I understand that's just the initial flash I need that's specific to my router. What is the other flash that I need. If you can be as specific as possible. I have used dd-wrt for years so I am familar with the procedure but just unsure of the flash I need and don't want to brick my router. Thanks in advance.

Recommendation of DD-WRT for AC1450/R6300v2?

I bought a Netgear AC1450 and upgraded to R6300v2.  It has better coverage than my old linksys E3000.  However, it does not support DDNS servers other than no-ip and dyndns.  I would like to upgrade to DDWRT but have a couple of questions.

1.  What is the most stable DD-WRT version with best coverage?

2.  Since I have already upgraded to R6300v2, do I need to change the board id to AC1450 and flash DDWRT or I can directly go to DDWRT from R6300 board id?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Latest Netgear R6300v1 firmware from Kong

Hello all,Can someone please provide a link to the latest Netgear R6300v1 kong release or a link to the latest release from whoever.

Can't change/save any values...

I loaded up ddwrt_r6300v2_nov2014. Looks like it loaded in OK... I have inet access.  When I try to edit/change any values, however, I'm getting error responses, and the attempted edits are not taking, they're not successful.  For instance, if I try to change the time zone under Setup/BasicSetUp... if I hit the "Apply" button, I first get the hourhand wait icon with the message "Processing Please Wait", then I get a blank page with an error reported "The connection was reset; the connection to the server was reset while the page was loading".

Firmware upload confusion

I own a Netgear 6300 I believe V1 and I succesfully did an upgrade to a Kong Build.  It took a couple of days to "MANUP" and take the risk but all went well.  Thanks to the precise info on this board it was not as hard as i imagined.  Any way figured I start started out with the R6300 initial flash that was listed then go with what i think is the latest build on the top of the list called dd-wrt for R6300 dated 11/03/14. the file i used was


After Flashing that build i crossed my fingers and everything looks fine. 

Router restarts when downloading big files

I have the R6300v1 router with Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/27/14) giga.

My problem is that when I want to download a big file (video, ISO, etc.) the router restarts.  This doesn't happen with the stock netgear software on it.  Only with DD-WRT.


Is anybody having the same issues?   If so, how to fix?





Apply Firmware over Stock?

I spent a couple of days digging through the reams of FAQs and stickies over on the DD-WRT.com site which explained (theoretically) what I was/wasn't supposed to do.  They confused the heck out of me, so I gave up.  Then, I found this site and see DD-WRT firmware for my Netgear R6300 v1:


R6300 v1 DD-WRT with Guest Network

Looking to install DD-WRT on my v1 R6300. Two questions.

Is there a recommended version to install?

Also, does DD-WRT support Guest Networks, or will I lose that?

Kong Ceasing Development

DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/06/14) kongac (R6300v2) unstable 5GHz when upper channels are used

Is anyone having issues with this build on the R63000V2 where regardless of transmit power setting, upper channels are not stable. While I can connect to it, it is difficult to maintain a connection, and sometimes it will fail to allow any clients to connect. they will just endlessly attempt to obtain an IP address, oor obtain one and not send and receive any other data.

If I set the router to use channel 36, then WiFi is completely stable.


Is there a way to fix the stability issues at 5GHz?


Channel width is set to VHT (80+80  MHz)