NETGEAR OpenSource Central

As the world of wireless routers continues to expand and grow, as well as the amount of connected devices in the home, open source firmware represents an excellent way to "expand" the capabilities of your powerful, high end NETGEAR router.

A variety of NETGEAR routers, including the R6300, R6300v2, R7000, R8000, R9000, and more, support the ability for users to customize them with third party firmware. These firmwares, such as DD-WRT, Tomato, and OpenWRT, act as a replacement for the stock firmware provided by NETGEAR.

Flashing your NETGEAR open source router with third party firmware can unlock a wealth of options from fine-tuning and tweaking options, to built-in VPN support, detailed access control abilities and more. Everyone can benefit, from networking experts to newbies.

Latest OpenSource Articles

NETGEAR RAXE500 Nighthawk AXE11000
Feb 3 2021 - 9:15pm
The NETGEAR RAXE500 Nighthawk AXE11000 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi 6E Router offers ultra-fast speeds, smooth streaming, and lower latency for your 4K/8K streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video-conferencing. The...
Make Remote Work Happen Quickly
Mar 23 2020 - 1:53pm
How well does your home network handle the stress of multiple devices and multiple family members all trying to stream high definition videos, participate in video conferencing, and play online games...
Voxel Firmware Update! Custom for the NETGEAR R7800 (2019-October...
Oct 25 2019 - 2:09pm
There is a new release from Voxel. The new firmware is for the R7800! The changelog and download are available below. Voxel's firmware gives increased functionality that improves the CPU power...
How to Flash Your NETGEAR Router with DD-WRT: 5 Easy Steps
Sep 26 2019 - 11:32am
One common question that we see around the forums is simply: how do I flash my NETGEAR router with DD-WRT? The world of open source firmware but can definitely be overwhelming for newcomers to the...
Kong Summer Update for NETGEAR Routers!
Aug 6 2019 - 8:11am
If you have not heard, Kong will no longer be releasing DD-WRT builds. You can read his announcement here. For those of you who are loyal fans and still want access to Kong's previous builds, we'...
Voxel Firmware Updates! Custom for the NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 (2...
Jul 26 2019 - 10:45am
There is a new release from Voxel. The new firmware is for both the R7800 + R9000! Changelogs and downloads are available below. Voxel's firmware gives increased functionality that improves the...
Voxel Firmware Updates Custom for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 (2019-...
Jun 14 2019 - 7:18am
Once again Voxel has released new firmware for both the R7800 and R9000 Nighthawks. Available here are the downloads along with changelogs.   Voxel's firmware gives increased functionality...
Voxel's NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 Custom Firmware Updates (201...
Apr 4 2019 - 2:28pm
    Voxel has new firmware updates for both the R7800 and R9000. Feel free to check out the changelogs and download the updates below if you'd lik. Voxel adds functionality to his...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Best FW on R7800/X4S for AP/WiFi/speed, stability and functionality (adblock, TOR, VPN)
Jul 13 2021 - 1:25am
What is the best FW for R7800? (i.e. stock FW has very good range and is very stable as AP) I'd want, stable WiFI AP (on both 5GHZ and 2.4GHZ) as well as custom FW router features such as...
R6400V1 - which firmware?
Jun 29 2021 - 5:20pm
Received email from Netgear Security re firmware update. Opened advanced - administration - router update and it said an update was available, no indicator to download and my ver is 1.0.1.62_1.0....
Support for AX1800 R6700AX
Jun 22 2021 - 10:40am
Are firmware packages for the 6700 compatible with the AX1800 R6700AX? Although it has the same model number, I suspect it's a different router all together: https://www.netgear.com/support/...
Netgear R7800
May 16 2021 - 2:39am
hello I have just resuscitated Netgear R7800 thanks to voxel with the firmwer 1.0.2.50 f I would like to stay on fimwear voxel my question and if I can go directly from the firmwear 1.0.2.50 to 83 sf...
R8000 flashed with R7000 firmware
May 1 2021 - 3:49pm
Hello All, I have flashed the R8000 with R7000 firmware. I can login via 192.168.1.1 to the router's home screen (r7000) however every attempt at flashing a different firmware in the gui has...
problem with router switch
Mar 20 2021 - 7:26am
Hi it seems that my router no longer detects the connection of the rj45 cable ... the internet led which detects the internet connection no longer lights up and the integrated switch leds 1 2 3 4...
Chip u204 on PCB
Mar 15 2021 - 12:29pm
Hi Guys I would like to ask what is this pcb chip U204 CHT in Netgear R8000? My girlfriend watered the flowers and router, now I have a short circuit on U204  
DD-WRT implementation of Cloudflare Warp via Wireguard
Feb 7 2021 - 1:51pm
Hi, I see there is Wireguard built into DD-WRT. Has anyone set up a Cloudlfare Warp+ account using that Wireguard functionality yet? I have a Warp+ account, but it's not clear to me what...