If you want to learn how to flash DD-WRT Open Source Firmware to NETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6, then take a good look at the steps given below.
Step 1: First of all, open the web interface of your router. After that, enter 192168.1.1 in the location bar of your browser. After that, go to the Advanced settings and then go to Administration and then Backup settings.
Step 2: After that, select the button of "erase" given below the section of "Return to factory default settings".
Step 3: Select the button of Yes. The router is going to restart and the "Resetting the router now" message will appear before you. Wait for the process to get completed.
Step 4: Launch the web interface of your router device by entering the IP address in the location bar of your browser. After that, move to Advanced and then go to Administration. After that, select the option of router update.
Step 5: Select the option of "Browse" and then choose the right path for the DD-WRT firmware, which you downloaded. After that, select the button "upload".
Step 6: Then, click on OK. Now, your router device will restart.
Step 7: It is advisable to reset your router device after performing a successful router update. You can do this by pressing the reset button for at least 30 seconds. Use a pointed object to press the reset button.
Step 8: Once you are done with the reset process, you will get logged into the DD-WRT web page and then you will have to enter a new username and password.
Step 9: After that, enter the username and password and then select the button of "Change Password". You must clear the cache of your internet browser prior to using it.
Step 10: Now, the status page of your router will open up.