How to Set Up OpenVPN on NETGEAR R7000 with DD-WRT

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This howto covers setting up an OpenVPN Server for access to your home network as if you were local. It's an excellent alternative to opening a bunch of ports in your firewall and exposing poorly secured programs to the world wide web.

Here's the overview:

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Builds Updated for NETGEAR Routers

DD-WRT developer Kong has released updated versions of his DD-WRT "Kong Mod" for NETGEAR open source capable routers, including the R7500v2 and R7800.

These new builds are based on DD-WRT changeset 30700 and are a recommended upgrade. Grab them in our downloads section!

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" NETGEAR Builds Updated 2016-09-09

New Kong builds are out, folks!

Grab them in the NETGEAR firmware downloads section.


Note:

- *.bin files can only be flashed from dd-wrt webif.
- *.chk can be flashed from Netgear factory fw and from dd-wrt webif

- I don't provide factory to dd-wrt for non Netgear models
  since I do not own any non Netgear Broadcom units

All builds include ddup util, which allows update checking
and flashing of the following models:

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R7500v2 & R7800

Master developer Kong has ported his famous flavor of DD-WRT to the powerful NETGEAR R7800 and R7500v2 (along with an experimental build for the R7500v1, if that's your thing)

Grab them in our downloads section!

Voxel's Custom Firmware for NETGEAR R7500v1, R7800, Entware-ng

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 Voxel especially for these devices, leverages Entware-ng to unlock more power and features from these routers.

Tomato by shibby for NETGEAR R6400 Now Available!

shibby strikes again: this time, his powerful Tomato firmware is now available on the NETGEAR R6400.

Download Tomato by Shibby for NETGEAR R6400

Can I use the C7000 Nighthawk as just a modem/backup router?

My philosophy with routers is this: Two is One. One is None. As someone who likes to tinker with open source firmware, but isn't a development expert by any means, I've learned that keeping a backup can be a good idea.

 

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