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

DD-WRT Firmware Now Available for NETGEAR R7000P
Apr 20 2017 - 12:40
The R7000, one of the best all-around routers for network performance, features, and gaming was improved even further with the R7000P (also known as the R7000 Plus). The R7000P features MU-MIMO and...
R7800v1 Owners: Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated to 1.0.2.30S...
Apr 13 2017 - 15:14
Independent developer Voxel has carved out a name in the world of open source firmware, with a custom firmware that many users are raving about. This firmware is designed to extend the functionality...
March 2017 DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Updates for NETGEAR Router...
Mar 17 2017 - 15:14
What's at the end of the rainbow? If you were hoping for an actual pot of gold, we're sorry to disappoint you. However, those of you using Kong's DD-WRT firmware on your NETGEAR router...
DD-WRT Now Available for NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000
Feb 21 2017 - 16:56
Developers BrainSlayer (from DD-WRT.com) and Kong have just released a new DD-WRT port for the powerhouse R9000 X10 router from NETGEAR. For the details and the download, head to the Downloads...
Voxel's Custom R7800v1 Firmware Updated to 1.0.2.21SF
Jan 19 2017 - 12:32
Developer Voxel is new on the MyOpenRouter scene, and was determined to find a way for advanced users to get the most from their R7500v1 and R7800v1 NETGEAR routers. These custom firmwares, made by...
New Year, New Firmware: Update Your Kong DD-WRT Builds
Jan 3 2017 - 14:27
We sincerely hope that MyOpenRouter fans from around the world had a safe and happy New Year, and we hope you'll all join us in 2017! In the mean time, Kong has welcomed the new year in his own...
How to Install OpenWRT on NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000
Dec 6 2016 - 16:23
For those R9000 owners who are Linux buffs, router enthusiasts, or simply want to try open source firmware -- developer Tathagata Das has provided the community with an updated OpenWRT for R9000...
How to Install Plex Media Server on NETGEAR's R9000
Dec 1 2016 - 09:46
The NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk is the very first consumer router to have a Plex Media Server built in -- and fortunately, it's not only easy to get started with it, but it's a performer as well...

Latest OpenSource Discussions

avahi / mdns-repeater
Apr 22 2017 - 11:14
I have a network setup at home that provides 2 (technically 3) SSID's. There are 2 that use the WAN (vlan2) to access the internet and the 3rd which uses a VPN connection. The purpose of this was...
Flashing R7000P with DD-WRT
Apr 21 2017 - 14:20
I've found the chk file to use.  Where can I find the bin file, though?  I've searched and can't find anything about it.  I recently tried flashing with the bin for the...
Wifi signal issues
Apr 21 2017 - 07:29
Just got my new netgear nighthawk 6x But the wifi signal wont connect with electronic devices. Seems like I cant go through the routerlogin.net setup. it keeps timing out.  My devices says...
Restore Backup after Firmware Upgrade?
Apr 20 2017 - 14:10
I've got an ealier Kong version from maybe November on my R6400.  Sometimes it seems to lockup or should I say lockout a person from getting traffic on my network.  That happens when...
r6700 kong build taking a long time rebooting?
Apr 19 2017 - 22:36
Whenever I click on reboot router in the ddwrt browser it takes a very long time to come back on its almost like its stuck in a bootloop sometimes it takes as long as 15 minutes to fully reboot and...
dd-wrt flash problems
Apr 19 2017 - 13:23
Hi all!   I have tried to read up before bothering you guys, but without luck. So here goes: Trying to flash dd-wrt to my R7000. Following guides both here and there, however I have the...
Periodic NO WAN with Nighthawk
Apr 19 2017 - 07:42
Hello, While I do not know if it is related or not, ever since the latest Kong update I have a periodic problem that I'm having difficulty to track down.  Every few days when I wake up in...
5ghz invisible to me
Apr 19 2017 - 02:44
Hello all, searched but not really found any answers. Even though it's enabled I have noticed on kongs the 5 ghz wifi isnt visible when i scan my network. Anyone aware of this issue ? Build no...
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