RE: Netgear R7800 and XR500 Install Guide

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imonddwrt
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 23:30    Post subject: RE: Netgear R7800 and XR500 Install Guide Reply with quote
Hello,

I'm new to this forum, but not new to DD-WRT. I found the DD-WRT Wiki for Netgear R7800, and all it contained is a link to a forum post with title: "Netgear R7800 and XR500 Install Guide". The "Guide" in that post can only be seen if you are logged in to the forum and have posted once already. So here is my post, I hope I get to see the guide after this.

Most importantly though, thank you so much to egc for writing the guide and all the work that went with it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 16:46    Post subject: Re: RE: Netgear R7800 and XR500 Install Guide Reply with quote
I also am new to the Forum but not to DD-WRT. This is my first post and I am looking forward to the guide for the XR500 install. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 22:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
The XR500 is the same hardware as the R7800, you simply need to download the appropriately named firmware for the XR500 in the build folders. Everything else will be the same, otherwise.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 22:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
The other option may be to clear your cache, log out of the forum after registering, log back in or wait 24 hours. It's probably a bug in the antique forum software that requires a post. I haven't taken another look at this yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome Smile

Feel free to post your questions

See the forum guidelines with helpful pointers about how to research your router, where and what firmware to download, where and how to post and many other helpful tips:
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324087

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:03    Post subject: stoping by Reply with quote
following Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 18:07    Post subject: Re: RE: Netgear R7800 and XR500 Install Guide Reply with quote
Hi,
I'm new to this website. Just logged in would very much like to get DD-WRT firmware for my Netgear R7800 router. This would enable me to install NordVPN.

Thanks,
Frans
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 18:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
For both OpenVPN and WireGuard see the links in my signature at the bottom of this post.
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Install guide R7800/XR500: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320614
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2022 20:30    Post subject: Posting to download Reply with quote
Posting to download. Appreciate all the hard work that went into making this possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
also posting here to see the download instruction for the XR500.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
acmlin wrote:
also posting here to see the download instruction for the XR500.


https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320614

same...as R7800 Cool manual says it all...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 17:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just successfully flashed a used XR500 I picked up online to pair w/ a R7800 I have had for a few years. Hoping to use for wireless VLANs for IOT's and a guest network. Until I read egc's guide never knew the XR500 and R7800 were basically the same router. Thanx for the guide egc, took longer to go thru Netgear's ridiculous menu than to actually flash w/ ddwrt. Used the recommended r47618, worked like a charm. Thanx again! Very Happy Very Happy

ps: fyi, there are many used R7800's and XR500's selling for a little over $100 online.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 21:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello, I am also posting here to be able to view the guide.
Many thanks to the OP for putting the guides together.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 13:51    Post subject: DNS Reply with quote
Does DD-WRT allows DNS to be redirect to local client i.e. PiHole ?

At the moment XR500 can only redirect to external DNS, so would only look to mess with DD-WRT if DNS can be redirected internal.

Thanks
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