A few days ago, I mentioned that I was having major issues with DD-WRT running on my Netgear WNDR3700v2. My wireless was constantly dropping out and even my wired connections would lose the ability to see the router. On the day I gave up, I had to reset the router five times. Not okay.
So, I looked at Gargoyle Router. Gargoyle is basically a front-end for OpenWrt, an open-source router firmware. It’s stable and works well with a number of flashable routers.
For those users in North America, you’ll need to download a firmware image that ends in “-NA”. Currently, only version 1.5.0 in the Experimental branch and version 1.4.3 in the stable branch support North America for the WNDR3700v2. These files can be uploaded to the factory firmware’s Upgrade page and, after waiting about 5 minutes, will completely install without any other user interaction.
The default IP address will be 192.168.1.1 and the web login password will be ‘password’.