Netgear R9000

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[edit] Introduction

[edit] Hardware Specifications

See Netgear R9000 on wikidevi

This router can handle top VPN speeds, as of 2019.

Please note, Wireless-AD (60GHz) support is untested at this time, 2019.

[edit] Installation

Flash the factory-to-ddwrt file from either Kong or Brainslayer's download locations. See Where do I download firmware?

The Netgear firmware uses a default IP address of 192.168.1.1

  • username: admin, password: password

Go to the Administration page - then Upgrade (or something similar).

You will see a notice about the file you uploaded being older than the firmware currently on the router. Click Yes to proceed.

The router will flash DD-WRT.

What a few minutes (5 min to be safe). Then try logging into DD-WRT at 192.168.1.1. You should see a screen asking you to create a username and password.

[edit] Recovery

The same rules apply for dd-wrt tftp as you would for stock below. Just make sure you grab the factory-to-dd-wrt.IMG file.

ONLY IMG files can be TFTP'd onto the router.


If you want to go back to stock: You'll need to TFTP the stock firmware back onto the router. Grab the latest Firmware file from Netgear: https://www.netgear.com/support/product/R9000.aspx#download


1. Get TFTP64 installed on your PC https://www.tftpd64.com/

2.Read how to use "TFTP client mode"- https://kb.netgear.com/000059633/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-TFTP-client

3.Get the TFTP program up and running and ready to push the correct file onto the router- then you will wait for step 6 below.

To put the R9000 into TFTP mode.

1. Power off the router.

2.Hold down the reset button.

3.Power on the router and keep holding down the reset button.

4.When the router first boots the power led flashese orange. It will then switch to a slow white flash. Keep holding down reset. The slow white flash will change to a faster white flash. Let it blink 3-4 on the faster white flashes and let go of the reset button.

5.The router is now in TFTP mode and ready to accept any IMG file.

6.Go to the tftp program and re-select your NIC from the dropdown. It will change as you boot the router initially so you have to go back and select the right NIC/IP.

7. Push the file onto the router.

8.Wait a full 5 minutes before touching the router. It should do it's update and reboot by itself. Keep your browser open and try to load 192.168.1.1 It should load the stock firmware gui/website automatically.

9. If 5 minutes have passed and nothing has happened performing website refreshes, then reboot the router manually and try loading the gui website again.