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How to Install OpenWRT Firmware on NETGEAR WNR3500L

Once you get your hands on the NETGEAR WNR3500L, you'll probably be pretty tempted to start hacking away; unleashing the power of this brand new open source monster.  Along with other builds of ready made firmware, a BETA version of the OpenWRT firmware is available.

Participate in Super Speed Hero Photo Contest, Win a NETGEAR WNDR3700

If you've already snagged a WNDR3700 for your own, you know what it's like to have a super fast network.  Wait, you don't already have one?

How To Install Tomato Firmware on NETGEAR WNR3500L

Once you get your hands on the NETGEAR WNR3500L, you'll probably be pretty tempted to start hacking away; unleashing the power of this brand new open source monster. Along with other builds of ready made firmware, a BETA version of the ultra-stable Tomato firmware is available.

What is Tomato Anyway?

Besides actually being a fruit, rather than a vegetable, Tomato is a router firmware with a reputation for being super stable and useful. It features an easy to navigate GUI, bandwidth monitoring features, as well as a whole host of other useful bits. Read more about the Tomato firmware at the official site.

How to Debrick/Restore your WNR3500L with a USB-TTL Cable and Mac OS X

Mac users are often no strangers to playing around with Terminal windows and custom software.  Although Mac OS X isn't open source, it's built upon BSD and Unix, and thus can be used to recover your WNR3500L in case something goes wrong... with the aid of the Developer tools and some third party open source packages.

Frankly, even for a Mac nerd like myself, it took quite a while of digging around on multiple articles, sites, and forums to find a combined solution for recovering a bricked WNR3500L - but I have managed to complete it successfully.  Apple fans, rejoice that you can save yourself hours of Internet searching with my easy-to-follow tutorial!

Installing and Getting Started with DD-WRT on NETGEAR WNR3500L

Once you get your hands on the NETGEAR WNR3500L, you'll probably be pretty tempted to start hacking away; unleashing the power of this brand new open source monster.  Fortunately, the WNR3500L already has several distributions of DD-WRT that are easy to install and use, and are perfect for either a first step into open source networking, or as a powerful solution for Linux junkies.

How To Debrick Your NETGEAR WNR3500L Using A USB-TTL Cable on Windows

So you've gone and done it... you've bricked your WNR3500L.  Nothing sinks the spirits like constantly flashing lights and endless reboot loops.  However, don't lose hope or get frustrated - there's a solution to your woes, and it's called a serial console.

Before you think that this is too complicated for you, read on.  It's actually quite simple, but there are several steps involved that require completion exactly as stated.  Remember, you perform these steps at your own risk, but rest assured that I have followed these exact steps to great success and that you should be able to duplicate them.  The instructions that follow are for use on Windows systems.

Recover Your Bricked NETGEAR WGR614L/v8/v9 Using TFTP

It's happened to all of us at some point - you flash your router with experimental or new firmware and find that something gets corrupted or you have a bad firmware build.  You may already know that you can recover your WGR614L with a USB-TTL cable (serial console.)

NETGEAR's XAVB1004 Home Theater Networking Kit Makes Life Easy

Well, maybe not ALL aspects of your life, but it certainly turns networking your home theater from a big project to something much simpler.  The kit contains one XAV101 Powerline Ethernet Adapter and an XAV1004 - a Powerline AV Adapter with an Ethernet switch.

NETGEAR's WNDR3700 Is The Ultimate Networking Machine

Bring the ultimate in performance to your home network with the WNDR3700, a stellar Wireless-N gigabit router from NETGEAR.  The 680 mHz (wow!) processor helps speed through networking tasks, and the dual band feature helps you avoid congestion on the airwaves.  It also makes it super easy to add additional storage to your network!

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