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Using Hybrid VPN on NETGEAR XR500 and XR700 Nighthawk routers

NETGEAR XR500

What's a Hybrid VPN?

Quick Review and Specifications of NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router

NETGEAR XR500 Gaming Router

NETGEAR certainly had an ace up their sleeve when they introduced the XR500 Gaming Router this year. For quite a while now, the name "Nighthawk" has been synonymous with performance, especially for gamers, heavy media streamers, or homes with lots of connected devices or huge spaces needing coverage.

DD-WRT Kong Mods Updated for NETGEAR Routers

All NETGEAR DD-WRT "Kong Mod" builds have been updated to the latest version. This version (any Kong or BrainSlayer mod after 10/25/17), according to the DD-WRT wiki, addresses the KRACK vulnerability.

Grab the latest version for your device in our Downloads section, and please post to the forums if you have any questions!

Update from NETGEAR on "KRACK" Vulnerability

For those using NETGEAR stock firmware, the company has provided a detailed article outlining the vulnerability and those affected.

For stock firmware, routers and gateways are affected by the vulnerability only when running in bridge mode. NETGEAR has already begun releasing updated firmware for affected devices, and the list can be found here:

https://kb.netgear.com/000049498/Security-Advisory-for-WPA-2-Vulnerabili...

DD-WRT for NETGEAR R6400v2 Updated to rev31884

Community developer Tathagata Das has updated his DD-WRT build for the NETGEAR R6400v2 to revision 31884.

See the changelog and grab the download here!

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!

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.

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.

Features of Upgraded NETGEAR R7000 Nighthawk Firmware: ReadyCLOUD, Genie Remote Access, and More

The NETGEAR r7000, the first "Nighthawk" router on the block, made headlines at its introduction as one of the fastest -- if not THE fastest -- consumer routers on the market. It's maintained its popularity since then, especially with open source fanatics, and for good reason.