How to Flash Your NETGEAR Router with DD-WRT: 5 Easy Steps

How to Flash DD-WRT to your NETGEAR Router

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 scene. Fortunately, flashing DD-WRT to your NETGEAR router is often much easier than it might seem at first, with a few of the terms and steps made clearer.

DD-WRT for NETGEAR R6400v2 Updated to rev31884

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 Crypto

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:

Changes (vs 1.0.2.41HF):

DD-WRT Kong Mod Updated for NETGEAR X10 R9000 (2017-08-09)

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 Firmware

OpenVPN on R9000 with Voxel's Firmware
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 wired, through a secure VPN connection. This can help to increase security as well as protect a user's online privacy.

DD-WRT Kong Mod Updated for R7500v2, R7800

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.

Voxel Releases Custom Firmware for NETGEAR X10 R9000

Looking for something different to try on your R9000 Nighthawk? Voxel's popular flavor of custom firmware has been ported to the R9000. Voxel's goal is to get the most out of the impressive power of several NETGEAR routers (also including the R7800) as well as offer additional features, such as OpenVPN client, additional packages such as Transmission, and more.

 

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