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

6 Alternate, Free DNS Providers
Jun 21 2018 - 11:01
DNS is often referred to as the "phone book of the Internet." Of course, DNS is quite a bit more complicated than that. But the bottom line is that which DNS provider a user decides to use will have...
DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR R9000 Update (26-May-18)
Jun 21 2018 - 09:39
To any Kong users out there with the R9000 Nighthawk -- there is a second update available for Kong's DD-WRT build, released near the end of May. All of the downloads are located here. You...
NETGEAR XR500: Does it live up to the hype?
May 22 2018 - 15:06
tl;dr: Yes. Yes it does. We've spent some time with the new XR500 gaming router from NETGEAR and it not only boasts impressive performance in real world use, but a fresh new OS (DumaOS from...
DD-WRT Kong Mod new for NETGEAR R9000 (May 2018)
May 18 2018 - 06:30
For any Kong DD-WRT user with the R9000 Nighthawk --  has released/updated the latest firmware on May 14!   You can find all the latest downloads here. You can also use our...
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...
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!...
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

No Upgrade option in stock FW
Jun 23 2018 - 14:14
  OK so I'm stuck.  I very much want to use ANY other firmware for my Nethear R7800.  I've downloaded the VOXEL R7800-V1.0.2.53SF DL and extraced the IMG. I've disconnected it from...
Trying to unbrick R8000
Jun 21 2018 - 10:05
I have the putty window open and connected but it doesn't seem to be working. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Digital core power voltage set to 1.0V Decompressing...done Digital core...
Best dd-wrt ready router with good range?
Jun 17 2018 - 14:22
I currently have a Netgear 7000 running dd-wrt kong. It's great! Thank you open source developers! But I now need it to reach into the garage area of my building, to connect to a security camera....
Local DNS on Voxel firmware
Jun 16 2018 - 13:52
Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum as I'm new to Netgear routers...   I'm currently using WR1043ND router with DDWRT and I'm going to replace it wiht Netgear R7800... I have...
Firmware Upgrade from V3.0-r30700M
Jun 16 2018 - 12:18
I'm presently using v3.0-r30700M Kongac (09/27/16) and would like to upgrade it to latest firmware release which is dated 2018-02. I have two questions regarding this: 1) Can the latest...
Openvpn Client setting for PIA
Jun 14 2018 - 21:40
Have DD-WRT v3.0r35030M kongac running on Netgear R7000P. No other firmware installed. Setup Openvpn client per https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/helpdesk/guides/routers/dd-wrt-3/dd-wrt-openvpn-...
R6400v1 / R6400v2 different board ID
Jun 14 2018 - 15:07
I'm pretty sure the reason why the R6400.chk file (Kong mod) will not install is because the v1 and v2 have different board ID's. For the v1 it reads U12H332T00_NETGEARHDR0 and for the v2 it reads...
I have problem after installed DD-WRT Kong NETGEAR R8000 (2018-02)
Jun 14 2018 - 11:32
Hello please help me after I installed dd-wrt I can’t connect to my router need wifi password and i try to reset router but not work... what i do now i want rest my router or fix it :(
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