Virgin flasher : R6400v2 which firmware to choose.

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Virgin flasher : R6400v2 which firmware to choose.

Hi ,

want to flash my new R6400v2   with firmware V1.0.2.52_1.0.39.

Myy main goal is to have control over VPN and performance boosts in any kind  are a welcome side effect but not mandastory (

at this point)

- Does stock firmware mean  the firmware that was on it initially when it can out of the box ? Or is it still stock after i  updated it with the latest firmware from the netgear site ? Cause that is what i already did.

- What firmware should i choose as a newby to Netgear flashing? ( have some  flashing experiance with a DLINK 868L, but never got that working the way i wanted, so traded it in for  the R6400)

- Should i use Tathagata  builds  ? as here i read it is maybe not a very good idea :

specs for the R6400v2 from 


Netgear R6400 v2

FCC approval date: 28 October 2016
Country of manuf.: Vietnam

Type: wireless router

FCC ID: PY316200342

Power: 12 VDC, 2.5 A

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4708C0 (1 GHz)
FLA1: 128 MiB (Spansion S34ML01G200TFI00)
RAM1: 256 MiB (Samsung K4B2G1646F-BCK0)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB ports: 2

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4331
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4708C0
Switch: Broadcom BCM4708C0
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1


Flags: DFS


802dot11 OUI: none specified


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At this point... I would

At this point... I would refrain from installing any DD-WRT builds on the R6400v2. The reason is that the DD-WRT code incorrectly identifies the router as a 7000P and treats it as such... it is not merely a cosmetic problem. It actually addresses the router according to what a 7000P would need in the background which leads to problems. To your other question... stock firmware refers to whatever is an official release by the router manufacturer. Old or new... if it's made by Netgear I consider it stock.

Notably, Tatagatha is not a DD-WRT build. Therefore my warning does not apply to that.