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

Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated for NETGEAR R7800, R9000
Sep 11 2017 - 14:17
Community developer Voxel has updated builds for everyone to enjoy. The R7800 build has been updated to 1.02.36.SF, and the R9000 build to 1.02.43.HF-HW. You can grab the builds from the...
Quick Review of the NETGEAR S8000 Nighthawk Gaming Switch
Aug 30 2017 - 16:23
The perfect companion to the high performance line of NETGEAR Nighthawk routers, the S8000 gaming switch has features that a lot of us geeks really love. Here's an overview of what's on offer...
How to Flash Your NETGEAR Router with DD-WRT: 5 Easy Steps
Aug 24 2017 - 10:23
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...
DD-WRT for NETGEAR R6400v2 Updated to rev31884
Aug 21 2017 - 10:55
Community developer Tathagata Das has updated his DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R6400v2 to revision 31884. See the changelog and grab the download here!
Voxel's Firmware for NETGEAR R9000 Updated, Supports HW Cryp...
Aug 16 2017 - 12:43
Community developer Voxel has released another update to the custom firmware for NETGEAR's X10 Nighthawk R9000, adding hardware OpenSSL acceleration. Grab it from the downloads area! Chengelog...
DD-WRT Kong Mod Updated for NETGEAR X10 R9000 (2017-08-09)
Aug 10 2017 - 13:16
In case you didn't know, and happen to be an owner of a finely crafted NETGEAR R9000, Kong's got a dynamite DD-WRT build available. This was just updated and is the latest release since 2017-June...
How to Set Up OpenVPN Client on NETGEAR R9000 with Voxel's F...
Jul 26 2017 - 17:40
One of the most popular reasons to use open source firmware is to run an OpenVPN client on the main router in the home. This enables users to easily route all traffic on the network, wireless or...
DD-WRT Kong Mod Updated for R7500v2, R7800
Jul 26 2017 - 16:23
R7800 and R7500v2 owners, if you're using Kong's DD-WRT build (or need to upgrade) the latest release is out as of 07/24! Grab the downloads here.

Latest OpenSource Discussions

can't restore setting
Sep 22 2017 - 03:33
hi,   i can't restore my nvrambak.bin if it's bigger than 73k is someone encountering this? any help will be very apreciated   regards
Uploading R7500v2-factory-to-ddwrt.img does nothing
Sep 21 2017 - 18:09
This is my first time trying to use DD-WRT, and I'm seeing some strange behavior.  My router is brand new, and still running the stock firmware.  I've been trying to upload R7500v2-factory-...
[tomato] Help with Opening Port 22 / Forwarding SSH to Internal IP
Sep 21 2017 - 17:14
I recently installed the latest Tomato Shibby firmware and it seems I am having trouble opening port 22 through the firewall, and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction with...
R7000 Shibby Tomato Kill Switch Issues
Sep 21 2017 - 01:46
Hello everyone, first post here, used the forums a lot to reasearch the router and the software for my VPN so wanted to thank all contibutors for that help. My issue - I have an R7000...
Circle / Advanced Configuration of R7000P?
Sep 21 2017 - 00:47
Hi all, I just recently purchased the R7000P mostly because my kids figured out that to disable Circle for Disney all they have to do is unplug it.  Bit harder when it's in the router. (evil...
Nighthawk R9000 Firmware build feature chart
Sep 20 2017 - 02:57
Hi All,   Has anybody created an overeview of which features are featured in which open build ? I am sure DDWRT, Netgar and Voxel builds have each their benefits. Is exploring all of...
R7000p Flash
Sep 19 2017 - 09:18
Hey Guys, is it possible to Flash my Router with my Android phone through the wifi , or Do I have to use my Laptop with a hard wire connection to the router to flash? Thanks in Advance!
R7000p Flash
Sep 19 2017 - 09:19
Hey Guys, is it possible to Flash my Router with my Android phone through the wifi , or Do I have to use my Laptop with a hard wire connection to the router to flash? Thanks in Advance!
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