AsusWRT-Merlin (XWRT/Cross-WRT) for NETGEAR R7000

The world of open source never sleeps -- we've heard that a popular flavor of firmware for Asus routers has made its way over to the NETGEAR R7000 "Nighthawk."

Asuswrt is the firmware developed by Asus for use on many of their routers, and was originally based on the Tomato firmware (which is very popular for NETGEAR routers also.) Asuswrt-Merlin, according to the official website, is a modified version of that firmware that aims to fix its problems and add enhancements while preserving the original performance.

Are you interested in trying XWRT/Asuswrt-Merlin on your NETGEAR R7000? This post on the Linksysinfo forums will show you how and direct you to the latest builds. From what we can tell, this is a very early work-in-progress, so flash at your own risk!

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