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

Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated 2018-October
Oct 17 2018 - 2:11pm
If you're currently running the powerhouse R9000 Nighthawk router by NETGEAR, and need to upgrade your Kong DD-WRT install, an update has just been released to kick off the fall season. Download...
FreshTomato-ARM by kille72 for NETGEAR Routers
Sep 28 2018 - 11:23am
Have you checked out the latest tomato builds from kille72? This is a fork from the well known Tomato by Shibby, and is available for the following NETGEAR routers: R6250 R6300v2 R6400...
Voxel's NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 Custom Firmware Updates (201...
Aug 31 2018 - 11:42am
Voxel has new firmware updates for both the R7800 and R9000. You can review the changelogs and download the updates below. Voxel adds functionality to custom firmware that improves the CPU power...
Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC17...
Jul 25 2018 - 1:52pm
The NETGEAR R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router with Dual Band Gigabit speeds offers a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience that is perfect for gaming, video streaming, and surfing. With...
Quick Review & Specifications of NETGEAR EX3700 WiFi Range Ex...
Jul 25 2018 - 10:39am
The NETGEAR EX3700 WiFi Range Extender boosts your existing network's range to deliver AC dual band WiFi speeds of up to 750 Mbps, and works with any standard WiFi router. The simultaneous dual band...
Updates to Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800v1 and R...
Jul 18 2018 - 10:38am
Voxel's firmware for the NETGEAR R7800v1 and R9000 has been updated in July 2018 -- read on for the details. Voxel's custom firmware specializes in features that add functionality along with...
6 Alternate, Free DNS Providers
Jun 21 2018 - 11:01am
DNS is often referred to as the "phone book of the Internet." Of course, DNS is quite a bit more complicated than that. But the bottom line is that which DNS provider a user decides to use will have...
DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Update (26-May-18)
Jun 21 2018 - 9:39am
To any Kong users out there with the R9000 Nighthawk -- there is a second update available for Kong's DD-WRT build, released near the end of May. All of the downloads are located here. You...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

ExpressVPN on R8500
Oct 19 2018 - 10:12pm
Am I able to install ExpressVPN on the R8500?  If so, do I follow the instructions for the R7000?  Thanks in advance!
Slow Carb And Slow Carb Recipes To Feed Your Healthy Life
Oct 19 2018 - 2:45am
Sleep is among one of the critical indicators - http://Www.Hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=critical%20indicators that many neglect. If you do not give proper rest to your body, demands...
DD-WRT removal/replacement
Oct 18 2018 - 11:50am
I replaced the Netgear firmware in my R6400 v1 because I wanted to use Nord VPN. Could not get the VPN service to work properly so I canceled it. The DD-WRT (build 36527) does not support the USB...
ReadyCloud
Oct 18 2018 - 1:44am
Hi,   I wounder how to update REady cloud. i have seen that in Voxel homepage there is one new update for ready cloud.    thanks
Add ARP entry in Voxel Firmware
Oct 16 2018 - 10:03pm
When I tried to use the command "arp -i br0 -s 192.168.1.2 AB:CD:EF:12:34:56" to set the ARP entry, it only gave me the list of ARP entry. IP address       HW type   ...
It is possible update r6200v2 to current Kong
Oct 12 2018 - 3:04pm
It is possible to update from https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-firmware-netgear-r6200-v2-7-aug-2014 to current Kong firmware from here: http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/dd-wrt.v24...
What firmware is best for me ?
Oct 7 2018 - 11:13am
What firmware would be best for me? I want to be able to schedule by mac address when a device is able to access the internet For example block a device every day between 3-5pm In the stock...
xwrt r7000 will not update to 384.6
Oct 6 2018 - 3:14pm
hey guys so i got a new r7000 and i really like the merlin firmware so i found that xwrt ported it over.  i succesfully flashed 380.69 first and its working fine however i cant get it to...