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

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...
Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated for 2019
Jan 24 2019 - 10:56am
For those of you that are using the R9000 Nighthawk - there is an update created by Kong to get you started in the new year!   Download the latest DD-WRT Kong Mod for R9000 Updates in our...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Can I use R7000 firmware for R6900P?
Oct 4 2019 - 6:25pm
I have a Netgear Nighthawk R6900P and I would like to update the firmware to DD-WRT. I cannot find anything for this model but I've seen threads where some have said it's just a stripped down...
Debrick R7000
Oct 2 2019 - 10:45am
Hi, I ve been following the guide, on this site for Debricking the R7000, and so fare it has worked fine, but when I come to the CMD part, I begin to run into trouble.  In windows 10, I...
Flashing Modified XR700 Firmware Onto R9000
Sep 26 2019 - 12:36pm
Hello I know this topic was covered in earlier post but I just want to see if there are any updates to this situation. I have R9000 that I am not really doing too much with and would love to have...
Flashing Modified XR700 Firmware Onto R9000
Sep 26 2019 - 12:36pm
Hello I know this topic was covered in earler post but I just want to see if there are any updates to this situation. I have R9000 that I am not really doing too much with and would love to have duma...
Link to newer DD-WRT Kong build with SMB 2 support and transmission
Sep 26 2019 - 7:40am
Does anyone have a link to newer DD-WRT Kong build with SMB 2 support and transmission? I am on... DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/07/14) kongac (SVN revision 25090M)   And I need SMB, But...
KONG summer 19 version for R7000
Sep 13 2019 - 2:37am
Hi Guys,   I have a pretty good ISP with 500Mbps download speed. However i have noticed that the latest stable KONg built for the R7000 gives me at most half WAN speeds. Anybody else has...
Firmware recommendations
Sep 13 2019 - 1:36am
Hi guys, I have a netgear r8000, can anyone recommend the best firmware for this model, I am currently on latest stock but have been looking at dd-wrt and openwrt. The router is mainly used for...
Need help flashing either DD-WRT or Tomato on R7000p
Sep 11 2019 - 3:32am
Hi, Netgear firmware is really bad on this and I am having constant wifi/wired dropouts no matter what I try (and have searched everywhere) and finally have decided to flash custom firmware....