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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.


Download and flash the factory-to-ddwrt.img file:

  1. Authenticate to the router. The original Netgear firmware defaults to IP address, username "admin" and password "password"
  2. Go to the Administration page - then Upgrade (or something similar).
  3. You will see a notice about the file you uploaded being older than the firmware currently on the router. Click Yes to proceed.
  4. The router will flash DD-WRT. Wait a few minutes (5 min to be safe).

Try logging into DD-WRT at You should see a screen asking you to create a username and password.


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.

Make sure you statically set the IP address on your computer to; subnet and gateway to

If you want to go back to stock: All you need to do is TFTP the stock firmware back onto the router. Make sure to factory reset dd-wrt on the admin>factory defaults tab. Grab the latest Firmware file from Netgear:


2.Read how to use "TFTP client mode"-

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 flashes orange and then it will switch to a slow white flash. Keep holding down reset button. The slow white flash will change to a faster white flash and possibly to a second even faster white flash. Let it blink 3-4 on the faster white flashes and let go of the reset button and now send the IMG file via TFTP. When the power LED is fast white blinking, the router is in TFTP mode and ready to accept any IMG file (Stock or dd-wrt).

5. Go to the tftp program and re-select your NIC with the static IP from the dropdown. It will change as you boot the router initially so you have to go back and select the right NIC/IP. (You can avoid this by using a cheap/dumb 1gig switch which keeps your NIC active the whole time)

6. Push the file onto the router using TFTP64.

7.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 It should load the stock firmware gui/website automatically. If the stock gui loads, clear your static NIC settings to grab IP's automatically again.

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


22 =Power LED
36 =USB 1 LED
37 =USB 2 LED
30 =10Gbps LED
29 =WIFI Button LED

VLAN Detached networks

Putting any of the 6 ethernet ports on a separate detached VLAN network is complicated by the fact that there are two internal hardware switches used by R9000 for routing traffic. Creating additional Vlan's on the R9000, right now, has not yet been "figured out" for the 6 ehternet ports.

However, the SFP+ port can be easily segregated into its own VLAN since it's the only port associated with the eth0 interface. Read below for how to unbridge eth0, which is bridged to br0 by default .

Detaching the SFP+ port

To create a 10 gb/sec VLAN, start by setting up the SFP+ port as you would any VAP by navigating to Setup > Networking:


Next, under the Port Setup heading, locate the group box called Network Configuration eth0 and unbridge the interface by selecting the Unbridged radio button assigned to Bridge Assignment. Since it's going to be a VLAN, select the Net Isolation radio button to isolate it from the rest of your network and assign IP/Subnet mask of your choosing.


Optionally, you can force DNS redirection if you want the devices on that VLAN to be forced into using a preferred DNS server choice by enabling the Forced DNS Redirection option and entering the DNS server IP in the Optional DNS Target text boxes.

Stop here and click Save and Apply Settings at the bottom of the page, in that order.

Finally, create a DHCP server for your newly minted VLAN by scrolling to the bottom of the same page and, under the DHCPD heading, click the Add button to create a new DHCP server. In the ensuing list box, scroll through the list of interfaces and select eth0, make sure it is enabled by selecting On in the neighboring list box, leave the default lease time or modify it, click Save, then Apply Settings, in that order.


Restart for good measure and begin using the SFP+ VLAN.

As for choice of SFP+ modules, note that there really isn't any meaningful speed difference between them as shown in this Serve The Home YT video:

Also note that the SFP+ modules do get hot. I would change the fan threshold parameters to make sure that your R9000 fans stay on 24/7. They aren't loud and could help keep mobo and CPU speeds in check during the incoming summer months while transferring files at 10 gb/sec in your new VLAN.