Netgear WNR2000v2 – Mods and DD-WRT all for $3

Update – March 2016 Use the more stable firmware found on the Wiki, here.


The Netgear WNR2000v2 is an excellent router to modify if you want a router that supports DD-WRT.  Although the router has reached its end of life, you can modify the router by flashing it with DD-WRT.   How much did I pay for this router? $3 at a thrift store.

Flashing with DD-WRT

  • Flashing with DD-WRT – Link
    • You must flash with .chk file first
    • Flash of .bin file must be <4mb
    • Follow the instructions thoroughly
      • After flashing with the initial and the firmware, you can upgrade the firmware again here.

The router can also be modified with antenna wires from an old laptop screen and wireless card.





Did you brick it?  You can easily unbrick it by downloading the TFTP utility from DD-WRT and TFTPing the original firmware back on the router.   Remove the two screws at the bottom of the router and follow the steps below.

Original Netgear Firmware


TFTP utility (GUI)


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