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

How To Update The Router
Jul 28 2022 - 1:29am
Hello friends, I have a Netgear X4 AC2350 WiFi Router R7500 and I have been having a problem with this. Sometimes the internet connection has automatically disconnected itself. I was searching online...
Is the WNR3500Lv2s and/or BCM47186B0's VLAN ID (Dot1Q tag) limited to 4 bits?
Jun 7 2022 - 5:19am
Hi, is there any experts who can confirm if the WNR3500L v2 (or the BCM47186B0 switch chip in general) in DD-WRT will support any Dot1Q VLAN ID.  I've looked through quite a lot of the...
R6400v2 does nothing with dd-wrt upgrade
May 18 2022 - 2:11pm
I've followed all the steps to upgrade our Netgear R6400v2 to dd-wrt but after browsing for the .chk file then clicking on Apply the screen refreshes and nothing happens. The .chk file is the...
R7800 WIFI limited to 54 mbps after firmware upgrade
Apr 21 2022 - 1:53am
Hi Voxel, After firmware update to 1.0.2.93SF (since 92SF), then then shutdown-start the router. i should have to reconfig router and wifi setup. Since, WIFI 5.2G bandwidth is limitied to 54...
Need a "nvram" show for r7000p
Apr 4 2022 - 8:38pm
My Netgear r7000p bricked after flashing the third party firmware,serial num:54U37B7JA00F2 ,I tried many ways to repair ,include nmrpflash,when i use “flash -noheader : flash1.trx” and...
Need a "nvram" show for r7000p
Apr 4 2022 - 8:38pm
My Netgear r7000p bricked after flashing the third party firmware,serial num:54U37B7JA00F2 ,I tried many ways to repair ,include nmrpflash,when i use “flash -noheader : flash1.trx” and...
Bricked after attempting to upgrade firmware
Mar 30 2022 - 8:52pm
I had FreshTomato "2020.1 K26ARM USB AIO-64K" installed and working well on my Netgear R7000 AC1900 until I updated my computer's OS from Linux Mint to 20.3 which in turn updated samba...
When can I find the right .bin?
Mar 16 2022 - 8:45pm
I found the .chk file here: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/r6700v3-dd-wrt-kong-summer-firmware-update But where is the new .bin to use once DD-WRT is on my R6700v3?  Can I use the ....