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, 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

March 2017 DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Updates for NETGEAR Router...
Mar 17 2017 - 15:14
What's at the end of the rainbow? If you were hoping for an actual pot of gold, we're sorry to disappoint you. However, those of you using Kong's DD-WRT firmware on your NETGEAR router...
DD-WRT Now Available for NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000
Feb 21 2017 - 16:56
Developers BrainSlayer (from and Kong have just released a new DD-WRT port for the powerhouse R9000 X10 router from NETGEAR. For the details and the download, head to the Downloads...
Voxel's Custom R7800v1 Firmware Updated to
Jan 19 2017 - 12:32
Developer Voxel is new on the MyOpenRouter scene, and was determined to find a way for advanced users to get the most from their R7500v1 and R7800v1 NETGEAR routers. These custom firmwares, made by...
New Year, New Firmware: Update Your Kong DD-WRT Builds
Jan 3 2017 - 14:27
We sincerely hope that MyOpenRouter fans from around the world had a safe and happy New Year, and we hope you'll all join us in 2017! In the mean time, Kong has welcomed the new year in his own...
How to Install OpenWRT on NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000
Dec 6 2016 - 16:23
For those R9000 owners who are Linux buffs, router enthusiasts, or simply want to try open source firmware -- developer Tathagata Das has provided the community with an updated OpenWRT for R9000...
How to Install Plex Media Server on NETGEAR's R9000
Dec 1 2016 - 09:46
The NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk is the very first consumer router to have a Plex Media Server built in -- and fortunately, it's not only easy to get started with it, but it's a performer as well...
Review and Specifications of the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk X10
Nov 22 2016 - 14:28
Well, NETGEAR has done it. They've built a router that is so far beyond anything preceding it -- so deliciously beefy and powerful that it requires a dedicated fan and heatsink -- and a box that...
Hands-On Review of the NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System
Nov 14 2016 - 14:22
The following is a review of the Orbi router and satellite (RBK50). We have been having issues with a very old secondary router since moving into our 111-year old house 3 years ago. It seemed like...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Cannot get back to Netgear firmware from Tomato
Mar 23 2017 - 21:57
I keep getting  /tmp/flashsCcGfD: Bad trx header I have tried going straight to DD-WRT, but I get the same error.   process. DL firmare from Netgear, unzip.   Tomato...
R7000 Tomatousb openvpn speeds?
Mar 23 2017 - 07:22
Hi guys, im currently getting around 30mb down using openvpn client on the r7000. My download is 300+ and when using a pc client across the r7000 on the same host I can get 150mb. I know there is...
DGN2200v3 and Huawei E5573
Mar 23 2017 - 04:53
Hi,  is there way to add support of LTE modem Huawei E5573 to DGN2200v3 open source NETGER firmware? anyone succeeded with such configuration DGN2200v3 and LTE router? Does it support...
DGN2200v3 and Huawei E5573
Mar 23 2017 - 04:53
Hi,  is there way to add support of LTE modem Huawei E5573 to DGN2200v3 open source NETGER firmware? anyone succeeded with such configuration DGN2200v3 and LTE router? Does it support...
Tomato 138 openVPN Questions
Mar 21 2017 - 16:59
I cannot infer this from the screenshots on the site. For the Netgear R6250: A) I would like to put clients outside of a certain IP range off the firewall. Is it possible to implement Policy Based...
Forwarded Ports not showing
Mar 21 2017 - 12:31
Actively forwarded ports are not showing in either "Port Forwarding" or "Port Range Forwarding". Anyone else seeing this?
R7000 DHCP Issue
Mar 19 2017 - 17:02
Hello all! Since installing the DD-WRT v3.0-r31520M kongac (03/01/17) build that I am currently running on my R7000 router, it seems that the DHCP service is very selective about which devices it...
R7000 DD-WRT Kong Changelog?
Mar 19 2017 - 16:58
Hello! I am fairly new to the community, so please forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong area. I've been a Nighthawk R7000 owner since day 1, and I've been running DD-WRT on it ever...
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