Where to begin

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Where to begin



I just bought a AC1900 router and would like to use Kong's firmware.  I've read the quide on how to flash DD-WRT firmwares and it's a two step process.  

I went to this link to find the router related files - http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database but it is not listing the temporary .chk and the actual DD-WRT .bin file for the AC1900.  

Can someone please point me to the right direction/link to get the right files for the AC1900?  I was only able to find the .bin file (http://www.myopenrouter.com/download/52625/DD-WRT-K3-for-NETGEAR-R7000-Nighthawk-WiFi-Router-Kong-build) but not the .chk file.

Thanks in advance.

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Hmmm, if I click on download

Hmmm, if I click on download on this page:


It downloads a chk.

After you flashed that check you might want to flash:


Which is the latest build and includes the fix for the heartbleed bug.

roadcarver's picture
Thank you Kong. My mistake,

Thank you Kong. My mistake, my apologies.

I still have lots to learn by reading through the forum posts - this is a great start.

roadcarver's picture
Just an update - Did some

Just an update - Did some more reading to ensure I flashed the router correct. I'm happy to say that I am now running your DDWRT firmware. I enabled OpenVPN using PIA service. I'm still testing it to see if there are any persistent connectivity issues (one overnight where my devices lost connectivity - both wifi and wired).

A reboot fixed it. If it occurs again, I'm going to do a 30-30-30 reset.

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hi ive got a netgear ac1900

hi ive got a netgear ac1900 d7000 but i cannot find a file to to download, im trying to take it from stock to dd wrt any help would be a massive help thank you