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How to Install Third Party Firmware on NETGEAR WNR3500Lv2

One of the best things about the new NETGEAR WNR3500Lv2 router is the ability to install third party open source firmware. Even though the WNR3500Lv2 is very new as of the writing of this article, there are already several builds available in our downloads section--with more on the way.

How to Install Tomato Firmware on NETGEAR WNR3500Lv2

For those who have their hands on the newest of NETGEAR's open platform routers, the WNR3500Lv2, you're in for a treat--Tomato firmware guru Shibby has already put together a full-featured build to enjoy, that expands upon builds already available for the original WNR3500L.

Quick Review and Specifications of NETGEAR WNR3500Lv2 Gigabit Open Source Router

The NETGEAR N300 Wireless Gigabit Router is ideal for both professional and personal Internet use, providing Gigabit for ultra-fastwired connections and Wireless-N for better wireless speed and range. Storage for downloads is easy with ReadySHARE™ for shared access to a USB storage device.

NETGEAR WNDR4700 Media Storage Router Feature Review

The NETGEAR Media Storage Router combines the best-in-class N900 WiFi router with data and media storage functionality. Delivering 450 + 450 WiFi speed and ultimate range, it is the ideal backup and storage solution for devices like notebooks, iPads, tablets, smart phones, PCs, and Macs. Easily connect these devices, store and backup your media, and share it across all Internet enabled devices with incredible speed.

NETGEAR WNDR4500 (N900) Wireless-N Dual Band Router Review

Are you the type that always goes for the best? The hypothetical GT Turbo, all chromed out model of virtually any product you buy, because nothing less will do? Then the WNDR4500 is probably a good choice, being that it's being heralded as one of the fastest consumer routers available. Indeed, Maximum PC declares it "the fastest router we've ever tested."

How to Install OpenWRT on NETGEAR WNDR3800 Open Platform Router

If you're one of the first people on the block to get your hands on the shiny new WNDR3800, I'm happy to report that installing the OpenWRT beta is simple, and it works extremely well for an early build.

NETGEAR N600 (WNDR3800) Dual Band Open Platform Router Review

Some routers, like the WNR3500L, are very "hackable." However, what about the "rest of us?"

What if you're looking for a powerful router that can handle all the Internet accessing, videogame playing, and movie streaming you throw at it--and that is easy to use--plus being built on an open platform for DD-WRT, OpenWRT, and Tomato?

NETGEAR WN3000RP Wireless Extender Review: Perfect for iPad, iPhone, and Mobile Devices

We all know how frustrating it is to run out of signal with your wireless devices--this becomes especially important if you have a large home, or if you have a need to extend coverage into your yard, shed, outbuilding, barn, etc. Rather than having to set up a network of repeaters or confusing wired setups, the WN3000RP from NETGEAR aims to make it easy to extend your wireless Internet coverage--but does it really work?

How To Set Up OpenDNS Features in DD-WRT

Using OpenDNS with DD-WRT installed on your WNR3500L router is an easy way to control which websites that can be accessed on all Internet-connected devices in your home, from laptop and desktop computers to gaming consoles and mobile phones.

How to Create a Custom Theme For Your Router GUI with Tomato Firmware

MyOpenRouter member Johan was asking recently about custom skinning and themes for the Tomato firmware.  However, I've discovered that it's not a new idea and people have been creating custom themes for years. In fact, most Tomato firmware builds include quite a variety of custom themes.

How to Access Files on your Router with Tomato Firmware via SSH

How to Access Files on your Router with Tomato Firmware via SSH

In order to access your router's files you must first turn on SSH (Secure Shell). You also do this from your 'Administration > Admin Access' page.

You can enable it at startup so it is always on. I would not recommend you turn on Remote Access unless you have a good reason and know what risks that entails.

How to Use NETGEAR Live Parental Controls with OpenDNS

Whether you have kids or not, you're no doubt acutely aware of what a crazy, insane place the Internet can be--even for an adult. As such, many parents want to control, at least to some degree, what the eyes of the innocents in their households can and cannot access on the Internet.

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