Kong Mod DD-WRT Updates Available for NETGEAR Routers (May 2017)

Kong has once again presented the NETGEAR open source community with a great gift -- updates!

The following builds have been updated:

A VPN Primer -- Plus, How to Get a VPN on your NETGEAR R9000

VPN on NETGEAR R9000

Net neutrality and an "open Internet" are considered sacred, but the recent ruling by the FCC in the United States has left many consumers shaken. It's a divisive, controversial topic -- with many concerned that their private data collected by ISP's is now for sale to the highest bidder, while others say that essentially, nothing has changed.

DD-WRT Firmware Now Available for NETGEAR R7000P

The R7000, one of the best all-around routers for network performance, features, and gaming was improved even further with the R7000P (also known as the

R7800v1 Owners: Voxel's Custom Firmware Updated to 1.0.2.30SF

Independent developer Voxel has carved out a name in the world of open source firmware, with a custom firmware that many users are raving about. This firmware is designed to extend the functionality of the R7800v1 and gain full leverage of the CPU/FPU in the IPQ806x processor.

For the details and and the download, here's a direct link, or you can find them in the Downloads section.

March 2017 DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Updates for NETGEAR Routers

What's at the end of the rainbow?

If you were hoping for an actual pot of gold, we're sorry to disappoint you. However, those of you using Kong's DD-WRT firmware on your NETGEAR router, then you're in luck.

Kong's March updates have been posted to our downloads section -- update now, or give them a try!

DD-WRT Now Available for NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000

Developers BrainSlayer (from DD-WRT.com) and Kong have just released a new DD-WRT port for the powerhouse R9000 X10 router from NETGEAR.

For the details and the download, head to the Downloads section!

Voxel's Custom R7800v1 Firmware Updated to 1.0.2.21SF

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.

New Year, New Firmware: Update Your Kong DD-WRT Builds

We sincerely hope that MyOpenRouter fans from around the world had a safe and happy New Year, and we hope you'll all join us in 2017! In the mean time, Kong has welcomed the new year in his own way, by releasing updated builds for his DD-WRT "Kong Mod" for several NETGEAR routers, including the R8500 and R8000.

How to Install OpenWRT on NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 R9000

OpenWRT Installation for NETGEAR R9000

For those R9000 owners who are Linux buffs, router enthusiasts, or simply want to try open source firmware -- developer Tathagata Das has provided the community with an updated OpenWRT for R9000 release. The new release, out December 2016, is based on OpenWRT "Barrier Breaker" and offers WPA2 encryption and uPnP functionality to get you up and running quickly and securely.

If you're familiar with DD-WRT, there are some differences with OpenWRT in terms of installation and setup. Here's how to get started.

How to Install Plex Media Server on NETGEAR's R9000

Plex Media Server Logo

The NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk is the very first consumer router to have a Plex Media Server built in -- and fortunately, it's not only easy to get started with it, but it's a performer as well. The onboard Annapurna Labs 1.7 GHz quad core processor does the heavy lifting not only for networking performance, but the Plex server as well.

Here's how to get started.

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