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DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk

Prolific and talented community developer Kong has ported DD-WRT to the NETGEAR R7800!

To flash this build, you'll first need to download the initial flash file, which can be found here. Future upgrades require the .BIN file, downloadable here.


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How to find the best VPN for your NETGEAR Open Source Router

Do you have a VPN on your open source router?

One of the best features of the various flavors of open source firmware available for NETGEAR routers is the ability to enable use with your personal VPN client.

Enabling a VPN client on your router can have a variety of benefits. Most notably it will mask your IP (Internet Protocol) address and encrypt your connection in order to protect your security and privacy. All connections to your router, guest or private, run through your encrypted connection.

OpenWRT Firmware Now Available for NETGEAR R7500v2

OpenWRT Firmware Officially Available for NETGEAR D7800

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk

The wait is over! Firmware maestro Kong has released his DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R8500.

Download it here and post your results and experiences on the R8500 Open Source Firmware forum!

NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk Updated to Firmware 1.0.2.26

If you're the proud owner of a NETGEAR R8500 "Nighthawk" router and are using the NETGEAR firmware, now's the time to upgrade! If your router hasn't automatically prompted you to upgrade, you can download the firmware from the official NETGEAR R8500 support page.

OpenWRT Firmware for NETGEAR D7800 Now Available

For lucky D7800 owners, there is now an OpenWRT custom firmware available for download.

R7000 Firmware Updated to 1.05.48, New Features Added

The NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000 has been a leading force in the high-performance, open source capable router scene for a while now -- and it just got even better, The release of firmware version 1.05.48 from NETGEAR, for those who are using the original firmware, takes advantage of the Nighthawk specific hardware to deliver on some pretty

FCC Will Not Ban!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began discussing the potential ban of open source firmware on WiFi routers in March of 2015.  According to Thomas Claburn’s article “FCC: No Ban On Open Source Firmware” on Informationweek.com, the understanding of this proposal was that “third parties (should not be) able to reprogram the device to operate outside of the parameters for which the device was certified.”

NETGEAR CM600

SAN JOSE, Calif. — October 19, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its portfolio of next-generation DOCSIS®3.0-compatible cable products that support the most extreme broadband speeds and service tiers offered by major U.S. cable Internet Service Providers.

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