Disclaimer, I've never touched a Netgear r7000, but.
Both radios on that router are Broadcom BCM4360, a softmac card for which no driver exist (that's a lie, but details come in the next sentence). b43 has some very, very basic support for this device, however 'support' is limited to non-HT speeds (so <= 54 MBit/s) and 2.4 GHz only. That means only the 2.4 GHz radio can be made working at all (with the caveat of 54 MBit/s max.) and the 5 GHz radio won't work at all (as b43 simply has no 5 GHz support).
Given those caveats, it would be a more precise description to call wifi unsupported for both wireless interfaces, rather than instilling unjustified hope to unsuspecting users.
Alternatively have a look at DD-WRT for the R7000. I was using this router with the latest Kong Builds. As far as I remember he added the Fast Path patches to his builds so you should have great performance. Adding additional functionality on top of the DD-WRT firmware can be done with Opt or Ent ware.
Not sure how much this relative old device will still get you, so it might be worth to have a look into this first.