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Removing DD-WRT From Your Netgear Router: A Guide

The DD-WRT firmware adds plenty of capabilities to a wireless router, and that’s the main reason many people have it installed in their Netgear routers. The firmware can help increase the range of your router and unlock a host of capabilities including static routing and repeating functions. Nonetheless, what should you do if the DD-WRT router firmware is not exactly working for you and you need to have it removed? Happily, we have a Netgear router blog that features plenty of how-to guides, educating you on how to deal with numerous Netgear router complications like a pro.

If you have DD-WRT on your router and you need to go back to the original Netgear firmware that the router came with, here is some help. DD-WRT has a user-interface featuring a firmware upgrade part that you can use to upload and remove the firmware file from your router. All Netgear router firmware is tracked online in a knowledgebase so that users can always download the right version for their routers.

Download the Firmware from Netgear
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Identify your router’s model number (read it on a sticker at the bottom or the device’s rear-end under network ports. Go to the Netgear router support website and search the model number to locate and download the latest firmware for your particular model.
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Make a Direct Connection Between Your PC and the Router

With a networking cable, connect the router to your PC. Enter the IP address of the device (default is on your browser to log into the router. Username is “root” and password is “admin.”

Update With Netgear Firmware

Go to the “Administration” tab and then to “Firmware Upgrades” and click “Choose File.” Next, browse to your computer directory where the downloaded firmware is. Click on the firmware file and choose “Upgrade.” It’ll take some time for the upgrade to complete before the router reboots.

Resetting the Router

There’s a router reset button hole on the back of your device–insert a pin on it and hold it down for 30 seconds. Continue to press down on the reset button as you unplug the device’s power connection. Give it additional 30 seconds. Reconnect the router to power and keep holding down the reset button for an extra 30 seconds. Then, remove the pin and give the Netgear router time to reset fully. To set up the updated firmware for your Netgear router, go to the routerlogin site and log in using “admin” as default username and “password” as the password.

There are so many how-to’s in a good Netgear router blog, but the above guidelines will help at least upgrade your router from the DD-WRT firmware.