Category Archives: Netgear R6400

Featured DD-WRT Router: Netgear Nighthawk R6400 v2 AC1750

While FlashRouters recently highlighted some of the best and most popular DD-WRT routers of 2019, we thought it would be appropriate to give attention to one top economy router model in particular.  Introducing the Netgear R6400v2 AC1750 Nighthawk DD-WRT.

Netgear R6400 AC1750 Nighthawk Specs

In the first place, let’s talk about what makes the Netgear R6400 AC1750 Nighthawk so special, even before it is flashed with DD-WRT Open Source firmware for advanced customization and security options.

  • Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU internal processor
  • 3 powerful, adjustable external antennas.
  • 256 MB of RAM/128 MB of flash memory
  • DD-WRT & FlashRouters Privacy App Compatible

On the whole, that’s a lot of top-of-the-line processing power, not to mention high-end Wireless-AC speeds…

Fastest Wireless Router in 2014 - Netgear R7000 Nighthawk OpenVPN


If you’re not familiar with Wireless-AC, here’s all you need to know: as the latest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity, for sheer transmission speed, Wireless-AC smokes the competition.

To demonstrate, Wireless-G topped off at 54 Mbps and Wireless-N landed in the 450-900 Mbps range. Consequently, Wireless-AC blows right by both of them, doubling Wireless-N’s fastest speeds. In the case of the Netgear R6400v2 AC1750 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter, this is a dual-band device with the capability to offer AC1750 (450+1300Mbps)!

Benefits of Upgrading to a FlashRouter

Out of the box and with factory settings, the default stock firmware found on routers is full of bugs and backdoors. Consequently, with these backdoors, hackers or snoopers can spy on your network activity. Businesses, including your Internet Service Provider, can monitor and monetize your online activity.

Flashing a Linksys router with open source firmware opens the door to a world of added network stability, increased range, and upgraded security. And, perhaps most importantly, Open Source firmware also allows for the integration of a Virtual Private Network onto your router, thereby keeping snoopers out of your network.

Feeling overwhelmed? No need. Every FlashRouter comes with access to the FlashRouters Support Team, who will help configure your router for the optimal configuration in your home environment. What’s more, the FlashRouters Support Team continually tests the latest firmware builds, making sure that our devices are properly updated and secured.

Why Choose A Netgear FlashRouter?

Benefits of FlashRouters

    • Plug and Play, Out of the Box VPN Setup: For complete pre-configuration to a service, please enter your username, password, and preferred server location. However, this is not required, just an added bonus for those who desire it.
    • Pre-Loaded for the FlashRouters Privacy App: All of our DD-WRT routers come with the easy-to-use FlashRouters Privacy App. It is the easiest way to manage a DD-WRT FlashRouter.
    • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.

Upgrade to the FlashRouters Privacy App

Every DD-WRT FlashRouter comes with the free FlashRouters Privacy App. The FlashRouters Privacy App revolutionizes and simplifies using a DD-WRT router with a VPN.

With the Privacy App, users can:

  • Switch between VPN locations with the tap of a button
  • Manage which devices go through the VPN and which don’t
  • Change VPN Providers with a few clicks on the same device

Want better support for your entire network? The FlashRouters Privacy App is here to help.

Have any questions about the R6400v2 or other FlashRouters? Feel free to contact us!

Using a Wireless Repeater as a Dedicated VPN Connection in a Wireless Network

A Solution For Setting Up a Simultaneous VPN Connection?

Have you ever wanted to create two simultaneous wireless networks in your home? Do you love the benefits of subscribing to a VPN provider but would like to be able to switch between your regular, local ISP connection with the option of quickly switching to an immediately available, already configured VPN connection? May we introduce the DD-WRT VPN Wireless VPN Repeater.

Some people may refer to it as a Wireless Range Extender or Expander. Despite the varied names, these are essentially the same name for a simple, unique, and useful tool. Who wants to leave a part of their house with poor signal or even worse… a Wi-Fi DEAD ZONE!

How Does a DD-WRT Repeater Work?

Good question. Putting a DD-WRT Router in Repeater mode causes you to create an alternate network identifier name or SSID.

Since a separate SSID is being created, different configurations can be made for the alternate network based on your original SSID. Broadcasting a separate signal for the VPN connection allows for anyone in range to instantly connect to the VPN connected wireless signal.

Applying VPN settings through your Wireless Repeater VPN Router allows multiple devices to simply connect to the same VPN connection without necessitating advanced configuration on each connected device.

A FlashRouter configured as a DD-WRT Wireless Repeater or Extender solves the constant device configuration and switching, one of the most common of complaints from customers using a VPN service. iPads, Android Tablets, Laptops, Smartphones, Internet Connected TVs and more can simply connect to the repeater network and instantly be connected to the VPN service location assigned to the router.

How a DD-WRT Repeater Can Boost the Distance of Your Wireless Signal?

Even if you are just looking for an answer to spotty wireless connectivity in your home or office, a wireless extender/repeater could be the solution expanding the broadcast range and boosting your wireless signal.

One of the best perks of this setup is that there is no need to connect the routers together. No need to drill holes and run long Ethernet cords through the walls of your home.

A DD-WRT Router set up in Repeater Mode wirelessly creates an extension of any network to which it is attached. It can be especially useful in a home containing dead zones or a possible new home extension or renovation. The new addition may look lovely but network planning may have been forgotten in the process. A wireless range extender can properly supply it with an ample wireless signal.

FlashRouters VPN DD-WRT Router Setup


It just so happens that creating Wireless Repeaters is one of FlashRouters’ specialties. The best part of the whole setup is there isn’t one. You do not have to make any changes to your current router configuration. FlashRouter simplifies the process to avoid the compounding of networking headaches.

FlashRouters offers a wide variety of routers that are perfect for this setup.

Netgear R6400V2 AC1750 Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 AC1900Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200
Wireless- AC1750
1 GHz Broadcom Processor
3 Powerful External Antennas
Powerful Machine for an Affordable Price
Wireless- AC1900
1.6 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Powerful External Antennas
Perfect Blend of Price and Power
Wireless- AC3200
1.8 GHz Marvell Processor
4 Powerful External Antennas
Great for Streaming and Gaming

However, any DD-WRT FlashRouters can be converted to a Wireless Repeater upon request. Make sure to request in the “Comments” section when checking out and you will be contacted by one of our networking specialists regarding the specifics and any possible issues or hindrances that could come up.

FlashRouters takes pride in our speedy and helpful customer service but also believes that this Repeater can be so simple and useful that we wanted to share it with everyone.

After proper configuration, plug in your DD-WRT Wireless VPN Repeater anywhere within range of your current connection; log into your IPVanish or other provider VPN account (NordVPNHideMyAss) and have a dedicated VPN specific wireless signal.

For more information on, check out the full FlashRouters offering of DD-WRT VPN Routers.

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