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

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...
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Netgear AC1450 Tomato Flash Not Functioning
Nov 23 2020 - 11:27am
Hello,   This is my first post. Please bear with me if I missed details. I have Netgear AC1450 which I was able to successfully falsh to DD-WRT. The stock netgear firmware did not have...
Beacon interval
Nov 21 2020 - 9:33am
Is there a way to change the beacon intervals to its Voxel on a R7800? I can't seem to find a way. 
How to Determine Version of Unmarked WNDR3700
Nov 14 2020 - 2:37pm
Want to install OpenWRT formware on my baclup Netgear WNDR3700, but can't be certain what version the router is. Instructions read so far are confusing. Web GUI states firmware is V1.0.16.98NA....
iptables command for changing TTL
Nov 13 2020 - 6:28am
I am trying to use iptable to change outbound WAN TTL to 65 and can't get it to work.  Here is the command I am placing in the firewall.   iptables -t mangle -A POSTROUTING -o...
Looking for firmware for C7800 (comcast)
Nov 13 2020 - 4:31am
Hi, I have a router with correpted firmware (backup partition affected too). Does anybody have dump of firmware for C7800 (comcast)? Ideally I would like to have original firmware dump....
R7000 Switch and wifi extender setup question
Nov 11 2020 - 9:29am
Hello all, I wired my house to have most of my equipment wired and have an old R7000 in a box that I would like to used to firstly replace my netgear switch in the atic but also to use it as a...
Trouble enabling Telnet on WNDR37000
Oct 15 2020 - 2:50pm
Hello, I am trying to use DSLstats v6.5 to record what happening with my internet connection but I cannot get it to connect to the router.  I am trying to enable telnet on the WNDR3700 with...
Need urgent help
Sep 20 2020 - 1:10pm
I just update the r8000 with the chk file but after it restart I cannot connect to 192.168.1.1. I even tried the reset button from the back few time but still I won’t see the router up when...