Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7500v1 & Entware-ng (2016-10-26)

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These custom firmwares are based on official stock firmware versions for NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 R7500 v1 router and Nighthawk X4S R7800 router. The goal of modification is to extend the functionality of these routers and to use full power of CPU and FPU of IPQ806x processor, limited in official firmware.


This download is for the NETGEAR R7500v1.

Warning: always re-flash your router at your own risk.

Improvements that can be gained with this firmware and Entware-ng:

  • Improvements of OpenVPN (speed).
  • Improvement of SAMBA server (speed of file transfer).
  • Improvements of FTP server speed.
  • Possibility to setup your own web server (Entware-ng).
  • Possibility to setup your own anonymizer proxy with TOR and Privoxy (Entware-ng).
  • Possibility to exclude the leaks of your DNS requests by DNSCRYPT (your privacy).

More details can be found in the README regarding the benefits of these custom firmwares. Additional support files included via the links below.