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

Check out the latest XWRT-VORTEX download for the R7000
Apr 8 2019 - 4:42pm
Xwrt-Vortex is a port of Asuswrt-Merlin for various routers developed by Vortex. Xwrt-Vortex retains all the features of the original stock Asus firmware. In addition, the following features have...
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...
New Update to Voxel's Custom R9000 NETGEAR Firmware (Feb 19...
Feb 21 2019 - 12:57pm
Voxel has once again come out with a new firmware update for the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk. As always, you can review the changelogs and download the update below. Voxel's customer firmware adds...
Beta DD-WRT Firmware Available for NETGEAR XR450, XR500, and XR70...
Feb 15 2019 - 12:43pm
For those of you who using the XR450, XR500, or XR750 and are interested in trying the new beta firmware, check out the MyOpenRouter downloads section to download the latest version. Thank you to...
Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated for 2019
Jan 24 2019 - 10:56am
For those of you that are using the R9000 Nighthawk - there is an update created by Kong to get you started in the new year!   Download the latest DD-WRT Kong Mod for R9000 Updates in our...
Using Hybrid VPN on NETGEAR XR500 and XR700 Nighthawk routers
Dec 31 2018 - 4:29pm
What's a Hybrid VPN? We're big fans of open source projects for NETGEAR routers, such as DD-WRT and Tomato. More recently, Voxel's custom firmware and AdvancedTomato have also made a big impact for...
Voxel's NETGEAR Nighthawk R9000 Custom Firmware Update (2019...
Dec 13 2018 - 7:28am
Voxel has a new firmware update for the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk. You can review the changelogs and download the update below. Voxel adds functionality to custom firmware that improves the CPU...
Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated for November 2018
Nov 29 2018 - 7:44am
If you're currently running the powerhouse r9000 Nighthawk router by NETGEAR, and need to upgrade your Kong DD-WRT install, an update has just been released to kick off the fall season...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Noob using Tomato, how log in?
Apr 25 2019 - 10:43am
Hi I'm new here. Looked for 'before you post' and did a search but only found one 'hit' for forgot password using TomatoUSB (shibby). I'm trying to log into a Linksys WRT54GL that I previously...
Where can I download source for XWRT-VORTEX
Apr 22 2019 - 11:56am
Hi all, I installed R7000 XWRT-VORTEX firmware on my R6250, and this is by far the firmware that gives the best performance for Wifi on my router. I cloned the source code from https://github...
R7000 Update - won't accept most firmwares
Apr 19 2019 - 12:54pm
I've been flashing the R7000 routers for quite some time now - never an issue.  Recently I purchased a few brand new units on Amazon.  These new units refuse to accept the DD-WRT Kong...
Need your advice on using the R7000 as firewall / 1:1 NAT
Apr 14 2019 - 3:13am
Hi Guys ,  Hope I'm not breaking any rules asking this question. I have a router from my ISP which is configured as DHCP (its also have landline phone output) and I must keep using that router...
Default Tomato Password not accepted after flashing.
Apr 11 2019 - 8:34pm
I flashed my stock R7000 with the "tomato-R7000-initial.chk" file from shibby and upon booting back up I can not login in to the router's admin settings using the supposed default login/password of...
Determining the latest version WNDR3400V2
Apr 2 2019 - 7:30pm
Google delivered the link: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-netgear-wndr3400v2-heartbleed-protection I was pleasantly surprised to find DD-WRT for teh WNDR3400v2: that being said,...
Help, cannot access router login page after flashing tomato initial file from shibby!
Apr 1 2019 - 11:35pm
I have a netgear r7000, flashed shibby's file tomato-r7000-initial-126 I was able to initially get back into the login page 192.168.1.1 but couldn't click on anything... It did show openlinksys in...
Remote Desktop Mac to Mac
Mar 30 2019 - 11:37pm
Not sure how I can't find an answer on the internet to this but I digress.. So I have ssh enabled to my router via home network as well as remotely. As for remote desktop, I am able to access...