January 28, 2022

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DD-WRT Installation

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Tired of all these Ads on my un-jailbroken phones and tablets, I decided to reconnect the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 that was sitting in the dust. Long story short, I recently moved to a new place and some cartons are still unpacked!

Well, it didn’t go that well. After several reboots and crashes, and also after trying to update the firmware I discovered that www.desipro.de no longer offered the auto-upgrade feature I was used to. Kong is still a thing though, but the firmwares are now hosted exclusively on their FTP in beta status.

Therefore, it’s time for a complete update on HOW TO CONFIGURE DD-WRT on your favorite router!

Which router does this guide cover?

This page will cover exclusively the router I have, but same principles apply for any other: Netgear® AC1900 – Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Router aka R7000:

Netgear® AC1900 – Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Router R7000

AC1900 Features:

  • AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds
  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others
  • ReadyCLOUD® USB Access allows you to enjoy personal and secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere

Configure DD-WRT on Netgear Router

Step 0 – Flash your Router

Step 1 – Basic Configuration

Step 2 – Wireless Configuration

Step 3 – Upgrade Firmware

Step 4 – Miscellaneous Settings

Step 5 – SSH Access DD-WRT

Step 6 – Format Flash Drive Linux ext2

Step 7 – Install Entware

What Good Does DD-wrt to my Router?

Click here for some fun applications once you configured DD-wrt!

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