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

NETGEAR Announces Gaming Router XR500 at CES
Jan 18 2018 - 14:54
NETGEAR has released a brand new gaming router at CES 2018 which offers customization for online gaming! Its features include a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, four(4) gigabit Ethernet ports, and a...
How to Set Up OpenVPN Client on NETGEAR R7800 with Voxel's C...
Dec 20 2017 - 15:05
I would like to share my configuration and setup with people who want a secure, private and stable connection to the internet using an OpenVPN client connection to the internet on this forum...
Voxel's Firmware Updated for R7800 and R9000 (Dec 2017)
Dec 20 2017 - 14:32
Voxel's firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN) as well as improving the power of the CPU on these devices. Voxel's firmware has now been updated for both...
DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated 12-11-17
Dec 11 2017 - 16:22
Own a powerhouse R9000 X10 Nighthawk from NETGEA!R? Looking to experiment with DD-WRT, or upgrade your existing build? Community developer Kong has updated his unique R9000 build for the R9000 as...
Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R9000 Updated to
Dec 5 2017 - 16:00
Voxel's firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN) as well as improving the power of the CPU on these devices. Recently, Voxel put out an update for the R9000 (1.0.2...
Check out the new AdvancedTomato Firmwares for NETGEAR Routers!
Nov 8 2017 - 12:05
Many MyOpenRouter members and NETGEAR router enthusiasts are familiar with Tomato, a streamlined open source firmware for Broadcom based routers that is full of functionality and flavor. You may have...
Voxel's Custom NETGEAR Firmware Updated for R9000 and R7800
Nov 8 2017 - 10:50
Community developer Voxel has released new versions of custom firmware for both the NETGEAR R9000 and NETGEAR R7800. Voxel's firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN)...
DD-WRT Kong Mods Updated for NETGEAR Routers
Nov 1 2017 - 16:44
All NETGEAR DD-WRT "Kong Mod" builds have been updated to the latest version. This version (any Kong or BrainSlayer mod after 10/25/17), according to the DD-WRT wiki, addresses the KRACK...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

R8500-100CNS Can use R8500 Firmware?
Jan 18 2018 - 19:01
I have Nighthawk R8500-100CNS. Would this router be eligible for the R8500 DD-WRT firmware? Link to the exact product I bought is below:
Bricked R7000 after applying initial tomato firmware
Jan 17 2018 - 13:58
Hi,   I just got a new Netgear R7000 and bricked it right away. I did uplad the initial package [tomato-R7000-initial.chk] and after that the router become unresponsive....
Most Stable R8000 Firmware to Date
Jan 17 2018 - 07:03
Hi All,   Just about to install dd-wrt firmware onto my new R8000 and have read multiple thread's where there are issues with various firmware versions. So my question is, in peoples...
Potentially bricked R6300v2
Jan 16 2018 - 15:42
Hello, first time on the forum here. I will try to be brief in my explanation, as I've gone through and tried alot. It would take up too much space to describe it all, so I'll keep it short and...
Almost installed Voxel's build....
Jan 15 2018 - 17:57
Hi all, Flashing my r7800 with Voxels build as per subject to enable the VPN client. I'm doing the basic method of just uploading the new fw and implementing my .ovpn file. I want to get the...
Protected Management Frames 802.11w
Jan 14 2018 - 14:55
Have poked around but have not discovered any current information about 802.11w implementation for the R7000.  I flashed my R7000 with the Nov 2017 version of Kong, but did not find any setting...
Wifi Speed Slow on 5Ghz
Jan 14 2018 - 00:55
Hey! Im having a lot o problem with my Wifi connection, aspecially on 5Ghz. Im atm using Kongs latest of DD-WRT and the problem im having is that I only get up to 125 Mps on 5Ghz. With both Voxel's...
running ddwrt but only get 60mb/s on my 100mb/s service
Jan 13 2018 - 06:14
ive got virgin 100mb service and using the virgin hub i get 109mb/s but in modem modem with my r7800 connected i only get 60 ish on 5g from the r7800 , why is that?  
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