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 Summer Update for NETGEAR Routers!
Aug 6 2019 - 8:11am
The summer is here and so are updates for Kong! EX6200 R6250 R6300v2 R6400 R6400v2 R6700 R6700v3 R7000 R7000P R8000 R8500 You can find them in the downloads...
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...
Beta DD-WRT Firmware Available for NETGEAR XR450, XR500, and XR70...
Feb 15 2019 - 12:43pm
For those of you who using the XR450, XR500, or XR750 and are interested in trying the new beta firmware, check out the MyOpenRouter downloads section to download the latest version. Thank you to...
Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Updated for 2019
Jan 24 2019 - 10:56am
For those of you that are using the R9000 Nighthawk - there is an update created by Kong to get you started in the new year!   Download the latest DD-WRT Kong Mod for R9000 Updates in our...
Using Hybrid VPN on NETGEAR XR500 and XR700 Nighthawk routers
Dec 31 2018 - 4:29pm
What's a Hybrid VPN? We're big fans of open source projects for NETGEAR routers, such as DD-WRT and Tomato. More recently, Voxel's custom firmware and AdvancedTomato have also made a big impact for...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

Need help
Aug 18 2019 - 2:00am
Hello all  
Clients cannot access local network via vpn service
Aug 17 2019 - 11:49pm
If it makes any difference, I'm on Voxel's 1.0.2.68SF firmware version. In the VPN Service settings, both TUN and TAP ports are on UDP 12973 and 12974 respectively. I have tried changing the...
Cannot Flash Nighthawk R7000p AC2400
Aug 16 2019 - 2:09pm
So i thought i did my research. But obvoiously not good enough.  Was looking to buy a router i would flash with DD-WRT.  I bought Netgear Nighthawk R7000P AC2400. Ive come to find...
Dog Smell Removal: Eliminating Chemicals
Aug 16 2019 - 8:26am
The prob... Have you ever just completed potty training your pet? There is often great relief when your young puppy finally gets that they are likely to go outdoors to-use the restroom,...
Newbie R8000 set up question for DDWRT
Aug 13 2019 - 4:05pm
Hi all, I'm looking to install DDWRT on my Netgear R8000....   Before I begin I must stress that I am greener than green to this whole installing the DDWRT thing onto a router so...
Netgear R7800 with external Hard Drive Array
Aug 10 2019 - 3:27am
Hello Comunity, I use a Netgear Router R7800 with DD-WRT v3.0-r34900M (Kong Mod) and it works fine, no problem with it. Now I wanna use some kind of an extrernal Hard Drive Array (ee Lian Li ex503...
Voxel firmware with OpenVPN and XOR path
Aug 9 2019 - 11:02am
Any chance there is information on using OpenVPN with the XOR patch with Voxels firmware? I know his firmware opens up a lot of options but I havent been able to find anything thus far for it with...
Run script
Aug 3 2019 - 8:12pm
I have the voxtel firmware on my 7800. I have SSH access working and I would like to run a proximity script so my isy knows when my phone is connected to my home wifi. How do I load the script onto...