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

PLW1000 Telnet Access
Aug 2 2020 - 10:34am
Hi, this is my first post and i'm hoping someone can help me out. I am developing a program for my own use that will periodically attach via telnet to each of the 4 WiFi Access Points in my...
Router-based VPN
Aug 1 2020 - 12:09am
I'm looking for the best way to have my new Nighthawk X10 (R9000) use a commercial VPN tunnel for my entire LAN - all the time and seamlessly and without great risk in turning my router into a...
Whole flash.bin for r6700v3
Jul 28 2020 - 9:56pm
Does anyone have a whole flash.bin for the r6700v3? Having issues and think this would be the easiest way to recover. I do have my board_data.bin just can't get it to load a firmware due to corrupt...
R8000 lost MAC
Jul 28 2020 - 8:39pm
So a little background..  I have been using Tomato firmware on my R8000 pretty much since I got it, but recently i would have weird issues with 2.4Ghz network just losing internet access, but...
R6700v3 bricked and can't flash firmware because the boardid is corrupted
Jul 27 2020 - 9:09pm
So I can gain access by serial cable and tftp a firmware file to the router but my board id has become corrupted and looks like ≡i. I have backups of my boot and board_data partitions if...
Initial flash on R8000
Jul 23 2020 - 10:38am
Where is the inital flash file for going from stock firmware to DD-WRT? I gather Kong files just go by the date rather than a version number. Thanks much.
Bricked R8000 need JTAG pinouts
Jul 5 2020 - 12:20am
My router CFE was over written. I have searched for the last two weeks for pinout JTAG on this router. I have a back up of the boot mtd0 to reflash.  The tftp method will not work since CFE...
LACP- IEEE 802.3ad is not working on R9000-V1.0.4.41HF
Jun 21 2020 - 2:43am
Hi, I'm trying to configure IEEE 802.3ad between a Netgear R9000 and a netgear GS724V4. Every thing is configured and working on switch, I've selected on the R9000 the option for IEEE...