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

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...
From Tomato by Shibby ver.140 to R7000-back-to-ofw.trx cannot access setup anymore
Sep 13 2020 - 6:47am
Dear Gentlemen, I tried to search from this forum and Google too but seems no similar issue. Found some suggestions from Netgear website but follwed those and no luck....
Cannot apply key changes
Sep 4 2020 - 3:00pm
I have just flashed my Netgear R6400 v2 with DD-WRT v3.0-r39960M (06/08/19). Some changes will apply fine, but many of the key changes I'd like to make send me to the page http://...
Is there guide for xr500 software on r7800 hardware?!?
Sep 3 2020 - 1:09pm
I have been reading through a few different articles and forums that it is possible to use xr500 firmware with some tweaks on r7800 router. I guess my question is, if this is true, how do you modify...
Absolute Noob trying to use PerfectPrivacy VPN with my X4s
Sep 2 2020 - 6:24am
I have sucessfully flashed the right firmware to the router, but I have no idea what I need to do to use the .ovpn configuration file that my vpn service uses. I want to upload the .ovpn config so...
R8000 file site seems to be down, where can i find them?
Aug 26 2020 - 8:02am
Hi all, i have DDWRT installed in my r8000 but wanted to try out the KONG version to see if it could improve my wifi speeds. Unfortuately for me, the stock firmware was much better at providing high...
Voxel - Please assign the correct file. The file format is *.chk
Aug 8 2020 - 5:13am
Hi, I have downloaded the latest FW from the Voxel site R7800-V1.0.2.79SF and unzipped it, which has left me with a .img.  When I try to upload it using the router's GUI I get the...