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

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...
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Netgear Gateway Max C6300 - dd-wrt update
Jan 19 2020 - 2:32am
Hi, Has anyone tried to flash dd-wrt / tomato image to TELSTRA Netgear Gateway Max C6300 router? its C6300BD-1TLAUS, v2 hardware version https://i.imgur.com/YhOjy2Y.png thanks
WNDR4500v1
Jan 18 2020 - 7:47pm
Good Evening,  I've been working over on the dd-wrt forum trying to figure this router out. I have a matching pair of WNDR4500v1's. One of them loaded a .chk copy of dd-wrt...
Parental Controls - Need solution for limiting children's access time
Jan 17 2020 - 6:03am
I am certain my wife and I are not alone in this regard.  I am a long time user of Voxe's firmware - never any issues!  My search for a solution to meet our needs has identified the...
R7800 version and dd-wrt
Jan 15 2020 - 6:54pm
Hello, Recently got a R7800 and have the following questions. (1) Some posts had mentioned that the version of the router needs to be one that can have dd-wrt installed. The box I got does not...
Did I just brick my r9000
Jan 14 2020 - 2:12pm
I wanted to switch to custom fw from factory net gear. I followed what I think was the instructions by using the r9000 v1.04.32HF.zip file. I uploaded that, and after a while rebooted the router. The...
Did I just brick my r9000
Jan 14 2020 - 2:12pm
I wanted to switch to custom fw from factory net gear. I followed what I think was the instructions by using the r9000 v1.04.32HF.zip file. I uploaded that, and after a while rebooted the router. The...
Does voxel fw considered 3rd party fw?
Jan 11 2020 - 6:26pm
Hello all , I am newbie in these 3rd party custom fw and just read on amazon that since sep 2018 , netgear block 3rd party fw flashing , is it true? Does voxel considered 3rd party fw or...
android or ios vpn
Jan 9 2020 - 11:29pm
if i flash with DD-WRT will this allow me to create a vpn that will work with my android phone? ty in advance