Other Firmware for R7800

R7800 Image with built-in OpenVPN from Icing Service

This customized R7800 image from Icing Service includes the following features -
  • Free home router firmware download 
  • 100% original Netgear home router offerings preserved 
  • Plug-in secured VPN client
  • Dedicated 2.4G and 5G VPN Guest SSIDs 
  • Zero setting on router needed
  • No VPN client dial on any home device
  • Whole home coverage - Serving for any type of home wireless device
  • Ultra user experience - simple, reliable, super fast 

Refer here for the details https://www.icingservice.com/

 

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800 (1.0.2.43SF)

1.0.2.43SF:

1. Integration of changes from the latest stock v. 1.0.2.38.

2. Correction of new bugs in the stock 1.0.2.38.

        * Bug in WebGUI: BASIC->ReadySHARE->ReadyCLOUD (404 page not found).

        * Bug in WebGUI: ADVANCED->ReadySHARE->Media Server (iTunes server control exists, but package itself is removed).

    * avahi service: lack of adisk.service template.

    * etc. (several repeated in each release of stock firmware)

3. forked-daapd package (iTunes Server) is removed, the same removal as in the stock 1.0.2.38.

4. libconfuse, libmxml, libantlr3c, libplist, libasound are removed (were used solely by forked-daapd, not needed now).

5. haveged package is added to feed the kernel entropy pool.

6. QoS: redis server/client package is upgraded 2.6.13->2.6.17 (i.e. to latest stable 2.6.x), its memory management scheme is changed.

7. OpenSSL is upgraded 1.0.2m->1.0.2n. Major changes (OpenSSL changelog):

        Read/write after SSL object in error state (CVE-2017-3737)

        rsaz_1024_mul_avx2 overflow bug on x86_64 (CVE-2017-3738)

8. ubus package is upgraded 2017-11-06->2017-11-13.

9. ffmpeg package is upgraded 0.11.2->3.2.9.

10. curl package is upgraded 7.56.1->7.57.0.

11. default congestion control is changed back to yeah, rmem_max/wmem_max values are increased.

12. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.

13. Several additional packages are optimized to minimize resulting size.

 

https://www.voxel-firmware.com
 

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800 (1.02.39.SF)

1.0.2.39SF:

1. Most important: samba write speed is imporved (thanks to RMerlin for his tip (affinity)).
2. Changes in OpenVPN servers startup script (first is now using core0, second: core1).
3. Changes in OpenVPN client (now it is using core1).
4. taskset utility is added.
5. e2fsprogs package is upgraded 1.43.6->1.43.7.
6. curl package is upgraded 7.55.1->7.56.1.
7. ethtool package is upgaded 4.11->4.13.
8. wget package is upgraded 1.19.1->1.19.2.
9. Host tools: three components are upgraded.
10. Toolchain: Patch is added to compiler (to support compilation by gcc 6.3.0).

Additional information and downloads available via Voxel's website.

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800 (1.02.36.SF)

1.0.2.36SF:

1. Most important: samba is upgaded 3.0.24->3.6.25 (with all security patches).
2. ncurses package is upgraded 5.9->6.0.
3. util-linux package is upgraded 2.28->2.30.1.
4. liblz4 package is upgraded 1.7.5->1.8.0.
5. e2fsprogs package is upgraded 1.43.5->1.43.6.
6. Host tools: e2fsprogs is upgraded too.

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800 (1.02.33.SF)

Voxel's custom firmware for the NETGEAR R7800 (Updated July 2017)

Changes (vs 1.0.2.32SF):
 
1. OpenVPN is upgraded 2.4.2->2.4.3.
2. OpenVPN behavior is changed. Now If it fails to connect to
server, WAN LED will be amber. In case of success it will be white. Also
it is possible for users to modify OpenVPN client UP and DOWN scripts
to add own reaction e.g. in the case of lost connection
(/etc/openvpn/ovpnclient-up.sh and /etc/openvpn/ovpnclient-down.sh).
Thanks to kamoj for his help and testing.
3. NETGEAR Downloader: added new patch to Transmission 2.92+. Now
NETGEAR Downloader displays filenames and their size correctly.
4. minidlna is upgraded 1.1.5->1.2.0.
5. dnscrypt-proxy is compiled with plugins support (request from Charles).
6. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
7. Host tools: one component is upgraded to most recent versions.
 
No reset is needed to upgrade from a previous version of Voxel's firmware.
 
Additional downloads and Voxel's readme can be found here:
Voxel's Firmware

 

 

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800v1 (2017-05-15)

These custom firmwares are based on official stock firmware versions for NETGEAR 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.

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Changes (vs 1.0.2.30SF):
1. OpenVPN client support is added (see readme.docx for details).
2. Latest QoS DB is included into firmware.
3. ubus package is upgraded 2016-01-26->2017-02-18.
4. libubox package is upgraded 2016-02-26->2017-02-24.
5. uci package is upgraded 2016-02-02->2016-07-04.
6. jansson package is upgraded 2.4->2.10.
7. transmission package is upgraded 2.92->2.92+git.
8. sqlite3 package is upgraded 3160000->3170000.
9. flac package is upgraded 1.3.1->1.3.2.
10. libsodium package is upgraded 1.0.11->1.0.12.
11. OpenVPN is upgraded 2.4.1->2.4.2
12. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
13. Host tools: two components are upgraded to most recent versions.

For full README and additional info plus older builds:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tyj61i5uc610w/voxel-firmware#98bzw12obezzh

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800v1 & Entware-ng (2017-01-18)

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.

Version 1.0.2.21SF - 2017/1/18

This download is for the NETGEAR R7800v1,


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

Changelog for 1.0.2.21SF

1. Integration with stock 1.0.2.20.
From Netgear notes to 1.0.2.12:
New Features and Enhancements:
* Opens the DFS channel for Japan.
* Supports the access control feature when the router operates in AP mode.

Bug Fixes:
* Fixes the issue in which the IPV6 SPI-filter doesn't work when IPv6 use same PPPoE session as IPv4.
* Fixed some minor bugs.
Additional changes (found during my integration):
* ReadyCLOUD version is upgraded.
* Qualcomm drivers (firmware) are upgraded (5GHz).
* GPIO driver is changed (kernel level).
* Kernel signal scheme (interaction with Busybox) is added.
* WebGUI is optimized a bit.
* Netgear Downloader is optimized a bit.
2. ethtool version is upgraded 3.4.1->4.8.
3. e2fsprogs versinon is upgraded 1.43.1->1.43.3.
4. Changes several scripts to use direct path to firmware /bin/opkg (to avoid conflicts with opkg from Entware).
5. Bug with HiLink modem mode switch is correctd (tested by Vladlenas with Huawei E3372 HiLink modem, thanks to him).
6. Few minor bugs are fixed.

 

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.

 

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800v1 & Entware-ng (2016-10-26)

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.

Version 1.0.2.11SF - 2016/10/26

This download is for the NETGEAR R7800v1,


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.

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