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

Port Forwarding to a different segment
May 18 2020 - 9:24am
Hi All, I've got the latest version of Voxel in a Netgear R9000 X1. In my house I've two networks one a GB network and a 10GB network. The GB network is on 192.168.0.* range. The...
W3500L v1 WAN throughput
May 15 2020 - 6:17am
Hi guys, I have W3500L v1along with v1.28.7508 MIPSR2Toastman-RT K26 USB VLAN-VPN and have noticed slow throughput on WAN port. I can get not more than 90-92 Mbits. To clarify: yes,...
R7000 Change Region is Grey, How to change ?
May 12 2020 - 9:05am
Hi Guys, Hope all of you are doing OK in this difficult period. I am running a private network with my main router + 4 Netgear R 7000 (3 R7000 +1 7000P). I am located in Thailand. 2 R7000...
Initial firmware for tomato problem
May 5 2020 - 3:26am
I'm trying to install advanced tomato from here https://advancedtomato.com/downloads/router/r7000 onto my brand new r7000(ac-1900). I had to go through some minor initial setup with genie to...
EAX80 range extender region change HELP please!!!
May 4 2020 - 4:31pm
I have this new router bought from USA  it is wifi region fixed to North America  i am using it now in Saudi Arabia    i have read alot about telnet could not use it...
R8000 advances tomato WDS help
May 2 2020 - 3:38am
Hi guys   sorry if this has been asked already but I'm new to all this.  i need help setting up a r8000 currently running advanced tomato firmware and making it a wds bridge to...
Access my modem's GUI when it's in bridged mode
Apr 23 2020 - 5:05am
Hi all, I've my router (192.168.0.1) configured with PPPoE, and I want reach modem (192.168.1.1) GUI, modem is configured in bridged mode. I've tried some configuration scripts reported...
EX6200 V1: bricked DD-WRT Firmware with Update
Apr 23 2020 - 2:56am
Hi Guys,   I was stupid enough to try to update my very old DD-WRT Firmware with the recommended latest build: https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/?model=EX6200_v1 v3.0 Beta Build...