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

Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC17...
Jul 25 2018 - 13:52
The NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with Dual Band Gigabit speeds offers a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience that is perfect for gaming, video streaming, and surfing. With...
Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR EX3700 WiFi Range Ex...
Jul 25 2018 - 10:39
The NETGEAR EX3700 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network's range to deliver AC dual band WiFi speeds of up to 750 Mbps, and works with any standard WiFi router. The simultaneous dual band...
Updates to Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800v1 and R...
Jul 18 2018 - 10:38
Voxel's firmware for the NETGEAR R7800v1 and R9000 has been updated in July 2018 -- read on for the details. Voxel's custom firmware specializes in features that add functionality along with...
6 Alternate, Free DNS Providers
Jun 21 2018 - 11:01
DNS is often referred to as the "phone book of the Internet." Of course, DNS is quite a bit more complicated than that. But the bottom line is that which DNS provider a user decides to use will have...
DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Update (26-May-18)
Jun 21 2018 - 09:39
To any Kong users out there with the R9000 Nighthawk -- there is a second update available for Kong's DD-WRT build, released near the end of May. All of the downloads are located here. You...
NETGEAR XR500: Does it live up to the hype?
May 22 2018 - 15:06
tl;dr: Yes. Yes it does. We've spent some time with the new XR500 gaming router from NETGEAR and it not only boasts impressive performance in real world use, but a fresh new OS (DumaOS from...
DD-WRT Kong Mod new for NETGEAR R9000 (May 2018)
May 18 2018 - 06:30
For any Kong DD-WRT user with the R9000 Nighthawk --  has released/updated the latest firmware on May 14!   You can find all the latest downloads here. You can also use our...
Updates to Voxel's Custom R7800 and R9000 NETGEAR Firmware (...
Apr 20 2018 - 08:09
Here are the most recent versions of Voxel's R9000 and R7800 firmware. They can be accessed, and you can check out the changelogs, by clicking the links below. Voxel's custom firmware specializes...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Unresponsive r6400v2
Aug 17 2018 - 07:17
Hello! I have a r6400v2 that became unresponsive. No wifi signal or anything. I was able to plug in a ethernet cord and ping it. It would reply when I set up my static ip to 192.168.1.1 and...
Unresponsive r6400v2
Aug 17 2018 - 07:17
Hello! I have a r6400v2 that became unresponsive. No wifi signal or anything. I was able to plug in a ethernet cord and ping it. It would reply when I set up my static ip to 192.168.1.1 and...
Whats the db rating for the R7800 X4S antenna?
Aug 15 2018 - 18:13
Anyone know what the db rating is for each of the antennas that come with the R7800 X4S?     Thanks
MR1100 Mobile router
Aug 14 2018 - 06:27
Does anyone know something about the MR1100 mobile router? https://www.netgear.com/support/product/mr1100.aspx I like to start to customize this unit. To run scripts on it or something. If...
Upgrading DNSCrypt v1 to v2 in Voxel firmware R7800
Aug 12 2018 - 05:38
Hi, apparently there are bigger differences in DNSCrypt v1 which still uses resolvers.cvs. Also worth mention of serious security holes, open to hacks and a lot of things have been changed from v1 to...
Connection speed wifi
Aug 10 2018 - 20:34
Hey. I have two routers R7800 and R8500. The connection speed on R7800 with the latest firmware is 1.7 Gb/s, and on R8500 only 173 Mb / s. Tell me what the problem is.
OpenVPN does not connect from behind Chinese Great Firewall
Aug 7 2018 - 07:13
Dear community, thank you all for making customization for the router possible, especially Voxel and team. I am new to this and also linux. My motivation for this to get the VPN client running...
High memory usage
Aug 6 2018 - 01:06
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