VPN Connections Not Working on T-Mobile? Here's how to fix that

Having issues using your favorite VPN application to protect yourself online, T-Mobile US customers? Here's how to fix it.

I have a long history of advocating for online privacy, and I support that by using a VPN service myself as well as encouraging others to do so. There's lots of great solutions out there -- some of my favorites are PIA (PrivateInternetAccess), VyprVPN, and Avast SecureLine.

Tomato by shibby for NETGEAR R6250, R6300v2, and R7000 Nighthawk 136-MultiWAN

Prolific and skilled developer shibby has released a new build of Tomato for several NETGEAR routers, including the R6250, R6300v2, and R7000 Nighthawk.

R8000 Nighthawk: Tomato by shibby Now Available

The venerable shibby, hailing from Poland and an expert in all things Tomato and NETGEAR, has ported the famous firmware to the NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk. If you're looking for a way to turn this router into an even more customizable powerhouse, this is a good way to go.

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk

Prolific and talented community developer Kong has ported DD-WRT to the NETGEAR R7800!

To flash this build, you'll first need to download the initial flash file, which can be found here. Future upgrades require the .BIN file, downloadable here.


How to find the best VPN for your NETGEAR Open Source Router

Do you have a VPN on your open source router?

One of the best features of the various flavors of open source firmware available for NETGEAR routers is the ability to enable use with your personal VPN client.

Enabling a VPN client on your router can have a variety of benefits. Most notably it will mask your IP (Internet Protocol) address and encrypt your connection in order to protect your security and privacy. All connections to your router, guest or private, run through your encrypted connection.

OpenWRT Firmware Now Available for NETGEAR R7500v2

OpenWRT Firmware Officially Available for NETGEAR D7800

DD-WRT "Kong Mod" Now Available for NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk

The wait is over! Firmware maestro Kong has released his DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R8500.

Download it here and post your results and experiences on the R8500 Open Source Firmware forum!

NETGEAR R8500 Nighthawk Updated to Firmware

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

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

Includes Previous updates below..


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


Features Added:-
- VNC Repeater
- Ad-blocking
- Mobile Boradband
- Hotspot


DDWRT firmware is based on revision 25344.

Features Added:-
- Lighttpd
- SIP Proxy

Features Added:-
- Bittorrent
- NoCatSplash


Features Added:-
- Zabbix Agent Client
- FreeRadius Server

Issues Fixed:-

DDWRT firmware is based on revision 24170.

Features Included :-
- 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
- Firmware Upgrade
- Factory Reset
- Backup Settings
- Reset Button
- Wifi ON/OFF Button
- WAN Configurable in STATIC, DHCP ,PPPoE and PPTP mode
- Secure Shell (SSH, SCP)
- Telnet
- Remote WebGUI Management
- Remote Telnet Management
- Remote SSH Management
- Iptables
- Firewall
- PPTP VPN Server
- OpenVPN Client
- OpenVPN Server
- VPN Passthrough
- PPPoE Server
- epi-ttcp
- iperf
- NTP Client
- WifiDog
- Scheduled Reboot
- Boot Wait
- Cron
- Syslog
- MAC Address Clone
- Port Forrowarding
- Port Range Forrwarding
- Port Triggering
- 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.