Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000

nighthawkNetgear Nighthawk AC1900 R7000

AC1900 WiFi—600+1300 Mbps speeds

  • Simultaneous dual-band
  • Wireless AC, Wireless G, Wireless N
  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps) LAN Ports
  • 64/128-bit WEP,WPA / WPA2,WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK encryption
  • SPI-Firewall, NAT-Firewall

Firmware Version V1.0.9.34_10.2.36
GUI Language Version V1.0.7.6_2.1.38.1

Firmware Version: DD-WRT v3.0-r36070M kongac (05/31/18)
Kernel Version: Linux 4.4.134 #568 SMP Thu May 31 11:02:32 CEST 2018 armv7l

thumb up excellent performance and coverage – performs extremely well with dd-wrt firmware

Netgear’s firmware has well advanced with extra features for convenience and VPN support however wifi connection issues randomly may arise

Upgrade to dd-wrt firmware

This router has been upgraded from Firmware Version V1.0.9.34_10.2.36 to a dd-wrt firmware.

Please refer to the site for the detailed documentation and instructions.

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This R7000 model was initially flashed with the dd-wrt.K3_R7000.chk. Once this was succesfully completed and tested, it was upgraded to the Firmware Version: DD-WRT Kong Mod for NETGEAR R7000 (2018-05-31) (dd-wrt.K3_R7000_20180531).

The dd-wrt firmware works stable and provides an equal perfomance as the stock firmware but with more features for wireless channel controls and use of VPNs. The user interface is the big drawback and is not recommended for novice users.

Read also the article.

Configure a Guest WiFi network with dd-wrt firmware

Refer to the the tutorial: ‘Guest WiFi + abuse control for beginners

My objective of a guest network is to offer isolated, yet protected, access to the Internet. Guest users should not have access to my private LAN. This can be achieved with the following settings:
Wireless Basic Settings (‘Virtual Interfaces’): AP isolation enabled.
Network Configuration: Unbridged, NAT enabled.
You will need to assign a dedicated network range and enable DHCP.

read also Kong’s Guest Wifi Setup DD-WRT

LED Control was successful with the following commands:

# Disable WAN and LAN LEDs
et robowr 0x0 0x18 0x1ff
et robowr 0x0 0x18 0x0
et robowr 0x0 0x1a 0x0

# disable WPS button LED
gpio disable 14

# disable WLAN button LED
gpio disable 15
gpio disable 16

# turn off 2.4GHz LED
gpio enable 13

# turn off 5GHz LED
gpio enable 12

# turn off power LED white
gpio enable 2

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