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

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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.

Review and Specifications of the NETGEAR R9000 Nighthawk X10

NETGEAR R9000 X10 Nighthawk Wifi Router

Well, NETGEAR has done it. They've built a router that is so far beyond anything preceding it -- so deliciously beefy and powerful that it requires a dedicated fan and heatsink -- and a box that feels like it's loaded with bricks. It's the R9000 Nighthawk x10 Smart WiFi Router.

Hands-On Review of the NETGEAR Orbi WiFi System

The following is a review of the Orbi router and satellite (RBK50). We have been having issues with a very old secondary router since moving into our 111-year old house 3 years ago. It seemed like every few days, we would have to reset the secondary router again because it lost its signal. Some days, this included multiple attempts before finally getting a stable connection. Finding something that could project through my 3 stories of lath and plaster (and cement in some areas) walls was difficult, and I’m happy to say that the Orbi stood up and accepted the challenge!

NETGEAR Nighthawk R9000 X10 Router Is Here, OpenWRT Available

Today, NETGEAR has announced the arrival of what is claimed to be the fastest Wi-Fi router yet to date -- the R9000 Nighthawk X10.

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:

  1. install OpenVPN on laptop to generate keys for server and a few clients
  2. configure dd-wrt router
  3. configure clients

Please respond in the Comments what hardware you used this how-to on, and any differences. I will update original article with your input.

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