Netgear EX6150v2 registration needed for flashing?

I want to flash a Netgear EX6150v2 with openwrt. Is it a must to register before? When I start with a browser the 1st page is that I have to give Netgear my data.

From my understanding I can flash Netgear by simply flashing via the webbrowser.

Unless Netgear blocks upgrading through the web UI in some way unless you register, there is no reason at all why you should register with them to install OpenWrt.

Thank you and sorry, since my mother tongue is not English, I am unsure, If I understand it correctly.

Should I register or should I not?

I cannot go on in the webinterface, if I do not enter anything

So it looks like I have to register, otherwise I cannot see a webinterface to flash.

But I wonder how the registration should work, since I am not connected to the internet, but to the Netgear-net. The EX6150v2 has, but it should connect to (or similar) via Wifi.

This might be similar to what they pulled with the GS108T v3. Two things to try:

  • Block access to from the device in your router's firewall.
  • Connect the switch to a computer without internet access.

I am totally confused.

I am connected to NETGEAR_EXT Wifi-network and the EX6150v2 is unconfigured. is the EX6150v2

ping -c1
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=8.34 ms

So I am not in my Fritzbox network.

ping -c1
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=1 Destination Net Unreachable

This is what I expected, but now it is getting strange

ping -c1
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.86 ms

Why can I see an internet connection and why there is a dns-resolution. The repeater is unconfigured and cannot connect for sure in my network.

sudo traceroute
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 (  5.798 ms  17.035 ms  17.250 ms

But I cannot do a google search or post here in the forum.

I have no idea how the bridge / access point EX6150v2 has an internet access? I am running Ubuntu 22.04 on Raspberry via Wifi and with the network manager I switch Wifi networks.

I have disabled Wifi-networking and connected the EX6150v2 with an ethernet cable and DHCP. Browsing to ends in the same result, no next step without registration, although it is not so easy / impossible to setup an internet connection.