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

SSID/VAP with VLAN
Apr 6 2020 - 2:41am
I am thinking to buy R7800/R8000 is it possible to have LAN ports and multiple SSID/VAP with VLAN support?
Data Source for list_access_control_device() in net-cgi
Apr 1 2020 - 4:35pm
Hi all, looking at device list (better unde Access Control), no device name are reported, reverse resolution on DNS is working file. Investigating in HTML code I discovered that data are...
R7500 v1 DD WRT not installing
Apr 1 2020 - 11:48am
hi guys! hope you are well! the only reason for getting my hands on a R7500 v1 was DDWRT. i can not install a version later than  04.december.2017 - Beta and the problem seems to be it...
PPPoE Connection Settings
Mar 30 2020 - 3:50pm
Hello, I've recently flashed my r9000 with the Kong firmware from the dd-wrt website. This seems to have been succesful and I can logon to the dd-wrt firmware control panel, but I cannot...
DGN1000 Toolchain help
Mar 24 2020 - 3:59pm
Hi i'm smashing my head against this keyboard trying to find a way to get the DGN1000 toolchain to work. I want to compile binaries for my device e.g telnet which requires a gcc for the target...
R7500v1 Voxel Samba higher version
Mar 23 2020 - 2:42pm
Hi, I'm on Router Firmware Version (Voxel) V1.0.1.14SF . It is possible upgrade Samba to higher version so I can make Windows Image Backup to disk attached on router, because current...
Upgraded ISP speed, but no change in throughput
Mar 20 2020 - 5:38pm
I def need some help! I just finished upgrading from Cox Ultimate to Cox Gigablast. When I direct connect my PC (ethernet) to the modem I see between 700Mbps to upwards of 1.3Gbps speeds. However...
Netgear security updates required? ( dd-wrt )
Mar 16 2020 - 9:44pm
Netgear released three security advisories asking everyone to update. I was trying to find information about whether DD-WRT is vulnerable or not. Is there a way to know the version of netgear...