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 RAXE500 Nighthawk AXE11000
Feb 3 2021 - 9:15pm
The NETGEAR RAXE500 Nighthawk AXE11000 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi 6E Router offers ultra-fast speeds, smooth streaming, and lower latency for your 4K/8K streaming, AR/VR gaming, and video-conferencing. The...
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

problem with router switch
Mar 20 2021 - 7:26am
Hi it seems that my router no longer detects the connection of the rj45 cable ... the internet led which detects the internet connection no longer lights up and the integrated switch leds 1 2 3 4...
Chip u204 on PCB
Mar 15 2021 - 12:29pm
Hi Guys I would like to ask what is this pcb chip U204 CHT in Netgear R8000? My girlfriend watered the flowers and router, now I have a short circuit on U204  
DD-WRT implementation of Cloudflare Warp via Wireguard
Feb 7 2021 - 1:51pm
Hi, I see there is Wireguard built into DD-WRT. Has anyone set up a Cloudlfare Warp+ account using that Wireguard functionality yet? I have a Warp+ account, but it's not clear to me what...
Can't find the right build to flash this one V1.0.0.18_10.0.9CP
Feb 4 2021 - 10:23am
I received like 10 routers with this firmware and for the ones that trail CH I use kong without a problem with the latest firmware and they are rock solid however these ones are pretty much...
De-bricking WNR3500v2 (not "L") need ideas
Jan 31 2021 - 8:41pm
I bricked a WNR3500v2 (not the "L" version) trying to install DD-WRT. It was a year or more ago so I don't remember exactly what release I was trying to install but I probably was using...
Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien Router
Jan 30 2021 - 10:16pm
I was looking at the Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien Router here - https://amplifi.com/alien and it looks pretty cool. Their communty site doesn't seem to work so I was wondering if anyone here has tried...
R7000P connect telnet and change region
Jan 16 2021 - 11:41am
I bought used R7000P and want to change region from USA to EU.  I'm using Netgear firmware. I googled and as I understand I need to make some "telnetenable" and after it I'...
WNR-3500 - dd-wrt upgrade - but which one
Jan 12 2021 - 2:56pm
Hi All, I updated my WNR3500 many years ago and was now wondering if there is a new release. Unfortunatley I did not find/get which one i should use as I´m not sure which 3500 I own or if...