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

Updates to Voxel's Custom R7800 and R9000 NETGEAR Firmware (...
Apr 20 2018 - 08:09
Here are the most recent versions of Voxel's R9000 and R7800 firmware. They can be accessed, and you can check out the changelogs, by clicking the links below. Voxel's custom firmware specializes...
Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000...
Mar 15 2018 - 09:19
Voxel has recently updated both the R9000 and R7800 firmware. You can access them by using the links below - from there you can check out the changelogs and download. Voxel's custom firmware adds...
DD-WRT Kong Mod Updated for NETGEAR R7500v2, R7800, R9000 (Feb 20...
Feb 23 2018 - 09:31
For any Kong DD-WRT build users with the following routers: R7500v2, R7800, and the R9000. -- there are new releases as of February 14th and 15th! You can find the downloads here, and you can post...
Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800 (2018-Feb)
Feb 23 2018 - 09:41
There are a few changes for the R7800 since Voxel's last update this month. You can see the changelogs for this month by clicking the links below - and you can find the links to download as well!...
Quick Review and Specifications of NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router
Feb 19 2018 - 16:45
NETGEAR certainly had an ace up their sleeve when they introduced the XR500 Gaming Router this year. For quite a while now, the name "Nighthawk" has been synonymous with performance, especially for...
Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000...
Feb 7 2018 - 11:07
There are several changes for both the R9000 and R7800 so far in February 2018. Click the links below to review the changelogs for this month, and to download! Voxel's custom firmware is known for...
Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7800 and R9000 Updated...
Jan 26 2018 - 13:45
Voxel's custom firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN) as well as improving the power of the CPU on the R9000 and R7800 NETGEAR routers. These custom...
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Separate LAN from WLAN using Voxel's firmware
Apr 19 2018 - 10:59
Hello, I have successfully separates my LAN from WLAN using Kong's DD-WRT version and I am wondering if it is possible to do the same using Voxel's firmware? What I could accomplish, without...
Notice on Updated Firmware
Apr 19 2018 - 07:58
Is there a way to be notified when Voxel creates a new firmware update file?
R8000P-Anyone Developing?
Apr 16 2018 - 18:12
Is anyone developing for the R8000P? I have gotten looped into one of the manufacturer's forums on it, and it seems people are plagued with speed reductions (something i had on the r8000 prior to...
DD-WRT Kong DHCP Lease Renewal Problem FIXED
Apr 16 2018 - 02:49
All, I'm relatively new to the world of hacking my router, and if it wasn't for sites like this then I wouldn't have got anywhere, so thanks for all the help. I have been experimenting with...
DD-WRT: as soon as .bin file applied- internet not available
Apr 15 2018 - 19:43
I applied .chk and.bin files, and saved without any issues, but as soon as I clicked on 'apply settings'...the internet light on my R8000 went out and I lost my internet. After hard reset, internet...
Can't login after successful flash
Apr 15 2018 - 18:38
AFter successfully flashing my router, I went to 192....1 and was presented with the login page pre-filled with the little balls and I got to the step where I was to choose my username and password....
KONG DD-WRT Web GUI Crash after "udhcpc" command
Apr 15 2018 - 12:44
Hi all, I'm running the latest build of Kong, and have successfully managed to connect to Sky Fibre. However in order to do this I enter the following command in the WebGUI command shell;...
upload button greyed out after choosing chk file
Apr 12 2018 - 05:54
Hi all,   Total Newbie here--I downloaded the most recent firmware for my r7000p, reset my router, but when I choose the chk file, it doesn't allow me to upload it. What am I doing wrong?...
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