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

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...
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...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

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...
router to flash dd-wrt
Jan 7 2021 - 3:45pm
Hi Looking for router to flash dd-wrt, planning to run vpn to secure would like your suggestions and recommendation, network will be hybrid of lan and wlan and there will be lan firewall also an...
R7000 boot loop
Jan 2 2021 - 4:22am
Hi Everyone Im a R7000 newbie although not a newbie to flashing routers with custom firmware or jtagging enigma 2 satellite equipment. Anyway i bought the r7000 pre flashed from ebay with...
R6300v1 has anyone tried Tomato Shibby 140-MultiWan AIO?
Dec 24 2020 - 1:16pm
I'd just appreciate if someone can confirm if Tomato Shibby 140-MultiWan AIO works fine on R6300v1 without bricking it (upgrading from the previous versions 124 or 132 currently running on...
Nighthawk ADSL modem router issue
Dec 22 2020 - 4:03am
Hi,     I am new to this and have signed up because I have just bought a Netgear WifI ADSL modem Router. Model is a Nighthawk AC1900 I bought it to replace my Sky router as that...
R9000 corrupted ubi0:overlay_volume
Dec 17 2020 - 5:46pm
On my Netgear R9000 router, it seemed to have lost the ubi0:overlay_volume partition.  It is not there listed from df.  The overlayfs:/overlay partition is 100% full.  This came about...
R9000 corrupted ubi0:overlay_volume
Dec 17 2020 - 5:45pm
On my Netgear R9000 router, it seemed to have lost the ubi0:overlay_volume partition.  It is not there listed from df.  The overlayfs:/overlay partition is 100% full.  This came about...