NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk Updated to Firmware 1.0.2.26

If you're the proud owner of a NETGEAR R8500 "Nighthawk" router and are using the NETGEAR firmware, now's the time to upgrade! If your router hasn't automatically prompted you to upgrade, you can download the firmware from the official NETGEAR R8500 support page.

DD-WRT firmware for Netgear R7000 Based on revision 28514

28-Dec-2015:-  K3_R7000_28-Dec-2015.chk
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Revision Upgrade - This DDWRT firmware is based on revision 28514.

Includes Previous updates below..

01-Jul-2015:-
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Revision Upgradation - This DDWRT firmware is based on revision 27261.

19-Dec-2014:-
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Features Added:-
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- VNC Repeater
- Ad-blocking
- Mobile Boradband
- Hotspot

28-Nov-2014:-
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DDWRT firmware is based on revision 25344.

Features Added:-
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- Lighttpd
- SIP Proxy

28-Oct-2014:-
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Features Added:-
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- Bittorrent
- NoCatSplash

8-Aug-2014:-
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Features Added:-
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- Zabbix Agent Client
- FreeRadius Server

Issues Fixed:-
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- FTP
- SAMBA3

11-June-2014:-
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DDWRT firmware is based on revision 24170.

Features Included :-
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- Wireless Basic
- Wireless Security
- Wireless Guest Network
- Wireless Guest NetWrok Security
- Wireless Bridging (Wireless Client Bridge)
- USB Storage
- USB auto-mount Support (Single and multiple partition)
- File System (VFAT, Ext2, Ext3, NTFS)
- jffs2
- IPKG
- Firmware Upgrade
- Factory Reset
- Backup Settings
- Reset Button
- Wifi ON/OFF Button
- LED
- WAN Configurable in STATIC, DHCP ,PPPoE and PPTP mode
- Secure Shell (SSH, SCP)
- Telnet
- Remote WebGUI Management
- Remote Telnet Management
- Remote SSH Management
- VLANs
- Iptables
- Firewall
- PPTP VPN Server
- OpenVPN Client
- OpenVPN Server
- VPN Passthrough
- PPPoE Server
- DDNS
- SNMP
- epi-ttcp
- iperf
- NTP Client
- WifiDog
- Scheduled Reboot
- Boot Wait
- Cron
- Syslog
- MAC Address Clone
- WOL
- Port Forrowarding
- Port Range Forrwarding
- Port Triggering
- DMZ
- UPnP
- miniDLNA
- Bandwidth Monitoring
- Qos

Firmware Upgrade Procedure:-
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Always use the following steps to upgrade your firmware.

- Perform reset to factory defaults setting in existing Firmware.
- Perform Firmware Upgrade.
- Perform reset to factory defaults setting in newly upgraded DD-WRT Firmware.
- Use DD-WRT in your router.

DD-WRT firmware for Netgear R8000 Based on revision 28514

28-Dec-2015:- K3_R8000_28-Dec-2015.chk

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Revision Upgrade - This DDWRT firmware is based on revision 28514.

Known Issue:-
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- Wireless Bridging (Wireless Client Bridge)
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PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO TEST Wireless Client Bridge
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Includes Previous updates below.

01-Jul-2015:-
=============

Revision Upgradation - This DDWRT firmware is based on revision 27261.

Features Added:-
-----------------
- VNC Repeater
- Ad-blocking

28-Nov-2014:-
=============

DDWRT firmware is based on revision 25344.

Features Added:-
-----------------
- Lighttpd
- SIP Proxy

28-Oct-2014:-
=============

Features Added:-
-----------------
- Bittorrent
- NoCatSplash

Issues Fixed:-
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- Crashing of MAC Address clone web page
- Wireless MAC Filter issue
- Random WAN MAC address issue

29-Sep-2014:-
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Features Added:-
-----------------
- Zabbix Agent Client
- FreeRadius Server

Issues Fixed:-
-----------------
- FTP
- SAMBA3

17-Sep-2014:-
===============
DDWRT firmware is based on revision 24170.

Features Included :-
---------------------
- Wireless Basic
- Wireless Security
- Wireless Guest Network
- Wireless Guest NetWrok Security
- USB Storage
- USB auto-mount Support (Single and multiple partition)
- File System (VFAT, Ext2, Ext3, NTFS)
- jffs2
- IPKG
- Firmware Upgrade
- Factory Reset
- Backup Settings
- Reset Button
- Wifi ON/OFF Button
- LED
- WAN Configurable in STATIC, DHCP ,PPPoE and PPTP mode
- Secure Shell (SSH, SCP)
- Telnet
- Remote WebGUI Management
- Remote Telnet Management
- Remote SSH Management
- VLANs
- Iptables
- Firewall
- PPTP VPN Server
- OpenVPN Client
- OpenVPN Server
- VPN Passthrough
- PPPoE Server
- DDNS
- SNMP
- epi-ttcp
- iperf
- NTP Client
- WifiDog
- Scheduled Reboot
- Boot Wait
- Cron
- Syslog
- MAC Address Clone
- WOL
- Port Forrowarding
- Port Range Forrwarding
- Port Triggering
- DMZ
- UPnP
- miniDLNA
- Bandwidth Monitoring
- Qos

Firmware Upgrade Procedure:-
=============================
Always use the following steps to upgrade your firmware.

- Perform reset to factory defaults setting in existing Firmware.
- Perform Firmware Upgrade.
- Perform reset to factory defaults setting in newly upgraded DD-WRT Firmware.
- Use DD-WRT in your router.

OpenWRT Firmware for NETGEAR D7800 Now Available

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FCC Will Not Ban!

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NETGEAR CM600

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Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR AC5300 Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router

NETGEAR has set new expectations of WiFi speed with their Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi Router.  This Tri-Band WiFi with Quad Stream performance gives the X8’s combined wireless speeds up to 5.3Gbps.  Along with the increased speeds the X8 is able to amplify its WiFi range allowing you greater distance without loss of speed.  The X8 has the industries first 4 external active antennas which are also combined with 4 internal antennas give the X8 a range that is matched by only few.  With built in Quad Stream MU-MIMO technology, simultaneous device streaming becomes a breeze and can even allow full

R8500 Nighthawk X8 Announced, Offers Best-In-Class Performance

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FCC Locking Down Open Source Firmware?

We at the MyOpenRouter team are very concerned about this development, although it seems the truth and real intention behind the FCC's actions are unclear.

What do you think?

Read a full synopsis at Ars Technica.

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