Install and Configure a DD-WRT Kong Router

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DD-WRT is a superb open supply customized router firmware that’s supported on many gadgets. It provides options, stability and configurability to shopper routers.

However, it isn’t straightforward for a novice beginning out with DD-WRT. There hasn’t been an official secure launch since 2008. It’s onerous to decide on the construct on your wants (an excellent dialogue of the varied builds is here). Just selecting a router, appropriate construct, and revision of DD-WRT is a frightening activity for a newbie; historically, one should pore over discussion board posts for details about balancing stability, options, and newer machine assist. Right right here, proper now, we’ll clear up these points.

This information is designed to assist newcomers configure a quick & secure DD-WRT router with fundamental settings and wi-fi. We’ll be utilizing a Kong construct of DD-WRT, which stably helps a number of newer gadgets. A few well-reviewed AC1900 routers which are supported are the ASUS AC68U and NETGEAR R7000. Since the R7000 is cheaper, and on the time of this writing the DD-WRT wiki specifically recommends Kong’s build for this device, we’ll be utilizing it within the information. I will replace this information when a more recent construct has higher outcomes.

Note: If you have already got some type of DD-WRT put in in your router, skip to Step 6: Upload the BIN DD-WRT File.


  • NETGEAR R7000 Router

  • Ethernet cable

  • PC with Ethernet functionality

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