Adding OpenWrt support for Linksys EA9300

Hi, community.
What do you need to initiate a firmware building for this device?
Hardware? Donation?

p.s. TP-Link C400 v2 has the same hardware

The first question is if it can be supported by open-source firmware. Broadcom typically doesn't have policies that facilitate open-source support.

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4908 (1.8 GHz, 4 cores)
WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4365E
WI1 chip2: Broadcom BCM4365E
ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4908

BCM4365E should be covered by brcmfmac, so that part should be fine. Leaving the only complication of Broadcom-ARM + NAND, which is a bit special due to the way Broadcom requires parts of the bootloader to be part of the uploadable firmware image (how they designed the boot process, its semi-independent stages and how they split it up for the resulting firmware images). This should be doable, but might not quite end up in a publishable state easily.

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So who can to win it?

My EA8500 took a dump,.... On a whim, I contacted Linksys. the Philipino guy laughed and told me "its defective, its discontinued, and out of date. We are going to replace it with an EA9300". Here I am, thinking WIN - no OPEN support though :man_shrugging:t3::underage::man_technologist::pirate_flag:

When it was? May be he told about 9300?