Thinking about flashing my Nighthawk

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BrimWalsh
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Thinking about flashing my Nighthawk

Hello, I'm thinking about flashing my Nighthawk r7000 for the first time. I've been reading this guide (http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-and-Configure-a-DD-WRT-Kong-Rout...) but I'm not sure if I should use this firmware they provided to start with..if not what firmware do you recommened? Are up-to-date firmwares better? Please if there are any guides or if you can list steps I'd appreicate it! -Thanks.

warreng5995
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I've got a bricked R7000 that

I've got a bricked r7000 that I have yet to be able to fix. 
With having said that, I'm looking to buy another and load an Open Source firmware, and am also looking for the best one for the r7000

So far, I do believe that the DD-WRT Kong may be the best overall, but don't take my word for it as I have not used it yet. 

Be good to hear from other r7000 users on which firmwares they've tried and what they liked or didn't like about them, problems, praises, etc. 

warreng5995
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***I should have said that my

***I should have said that my Bricked r7000 was bricked a week or so ago, due to updating to the latest STOCK netgear firmware version.
Which is why I'm looking to buy another r7000, as I like the router itself... BUT I Will be Changing to a Reliable Open Source firmware.

techbuzz1
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Hello

Hello

I have tried kong firmware on my r7000 and I have tried a brain slayer version. I can't really tell the difference but I just downloaded the newest firmware from 12/29 so hopefully it works well.

I'll post again if I run into any problems flashing the new one