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

Check out the new AdvancedTomato Firmwares for NETGEAR Routers!
Nov 8 2017 - 12:05
Many MyOpenRouter members and NETGEAR router enthusiasts are familiar with Tomato, a streamlined open source firmware for Broadcom based routers that is full of functionality and flavor. You may have...
Voxel's Custom NETGEAR Firmware Updated for R9000 and R7800
Nov 8 2017 - 10:50
Community developer Voxel has released new versions of custom firmware for both the NETGEAR R9000 and NETGEAR R7800. Voxel's firmware is known for adding features and functionality (such as OpenVPN)...
DD-WRT Kong Mods Updated for NETGEAR Routers
Nov 1 2017 - 16:44
All NETGEAR DD-WRT "Kong Mod" builds have been updated to the latest version. This version (any Kong or BrainSlayer mod after 10/25/17), according to the DD-WRT wiki, addresses the KRACK...
Update from NETGEAR on "KRACK" Vulnerability
Oct 19 2017 - 10:58
For those using NETGEAR stock firmware, the company has provided a detailed article outlining the vulnerability and those affected. For stock firmware, routers and gateways are affected by the...
"KRACK" Vulnerability Patched in DD-WRT SVN
Oct 16 2017 - 16:08
As of today and to the best of our knowledge, a patch for the KRACK WPA2 vuilnerability has been added to the DD-WRT SVN. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/list-of-firmware-and-...
Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800, R9000
Sep 11 2017 - 14:17
Community developer Voxel has updated builds for everyone to enjoy. The R7800 build has been updated to 1.02.36.SF, and the R9000 build to 1.02.43.HF-HW. You can grab the builds from the...
Quick Review of the NETGEAR S8000 Nighthawk Gaming Switch
Aug 30 2017 - 16:23
The perfect companion to the high performance line of NETGEAR Nighthawk routers, the S8000 gaming switch has features that a lot of us geeks really love. Here's an overview of what's on offer...
How to Flash Your NETGEAR Router with DD-WRT: 5 Easy Steps
Aug 24 2017 - 10:23
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

R7000 and Tomato for VPN File Questions
Nov 17 2017 - 08:22
Hi, I would like to enable VPN funtioanlaity and so I have decided to flash with Adanced Tomato v 140.  I understand that everyone needs to first appply the Initial .chk and then select from...
There is no Chinese language
Nov 16 2017 - 20:58
Language options is no Chinese language, can firmware provide Chinese language option?
Noob questions: DD-WRT on AC1450 vs. R6300v2
Nov 16 2017 - 15:30
I have an AC1450. They say it can be turned into a R6300 v2 with a couple of fairly simple steps. But is it necessary or important to do that? Or should it work just as well to install the DD-WRT...
Bricked R7500v1
Nov 14 2017 - 22:49
Hi Everyone, I need some assistance here and I will appreciate any help. I tried to flash my R7500v1 router but without success, did it few times and ended with a bricked device. flash never...
R8000 (X6) v R8000P (X6S)
Nov 14 2017 - 05:37
Hi all, I have just purchased a Netgear R8000P (X6S), confident that I could then flash with Tomato or DD-WRT, but did not notice that little P following the R8000 model name... Does anybody know...
Bricked R7500v1
Nov 14 2017 - 04:29
Hi Everyone, I need some assistance here and I will appreciate any help. I tried to flash my R7500v1 router but without success, did it few times and ended with a bricked device. flash never...
I need help adding a guest network to the latest version of dd-wrt firmware
Nov 13 2017 - 21:37
Hi to all, I am trying to add a guest network and im getting stuck with the drop down in set up/ networking/asign to bridge. I dont have this option:In the 2nd dropdown select wl0.1 ...
I need help adding a guest network to the latest version of dd-wrt firmware
Nov 13 2017 - 21:40
Hi to all, I am trying to add a guest network and im getting stuck with the drop down in set up/ networking/asign to bridge. I dont have this option:In the 2nd dropdown select wl0.1 ...
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