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How to Install Plex Media Server on NETGEAR's R9000

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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. The onboard Annapurna Labs 1.7 GHz quad core processor does the heavy lifting not only for networking performance, but the Plex server as well.

Here's how to get started.

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. It's the R9000 Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router.

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. Some days, this included multiple attempts before finally getting a stable connection. Finding something that could project through my 3 stories of lath and plaster (and cement in some areas) walls was difficult, and I’m happy to say that the Orbi stood up and accepted the challenge!

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:

  1. install OpenVPN on laptop to generate keys for server and a few clients
  2. configure dd-wrt router
  3. configure clients

Please respond in the Comments what hardware you used this how-to on, and any differences. I will update original article with your input.

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.

 

Sometimes, you just need to keep the Internet up while you're TFTP'ing into the router you accidentally bricked :) It's an occupational hazard for those of us who can't resist getting under the hood of our favorite devices.

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.

I have a long history of advocating for online privacy, and I support that by using a VPN service myself as well as encouraging others to do so. There's lots of great solutions out there -- some of my favorites are PIA (PrivateInternetAccess), VyprVPN, and Avast SecureLine.

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. The latest flavor I've been using has been Kong's DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk, and I wanted to share my experience with it over the past few months.

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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 least of which is ReadyCloud integration. I am personally a huge fan of ReadyCloud -- it recently saved the day for me, allowing me to access a PDF book for some tech studying that I had falied to copy from my ReadyNAS over to my Surface Pro 3 or my other cloud storage solutions.

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!

NETGEAR IS A TRIPLE WINNER FOR PRODUCT DESIGN QUALITY

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NETGEAR IS A TRIPLE WINNER IN RED DOT AWARD 2015 COMPETITION FOR PRODUCT DESIGN QUALITY

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Arlo Smart Home HD Security Camera, ProSAFE Click Switch, and AirCard 340U USB Modem are tops in global high design

 

 

Features of Upgraded NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk Firmware: ReadyCLOUD, Genie Remote Access, and More

The NETGEAR R7000, the first "Nighthawk" router on the block, made headlines at its introduction as one of the fastest -- if not THE fastest -- consumer routers on the market. It's maintained its popularity since then, especially with open source fanatics, and for good reason.

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