I am unable to successfully flash OpenWrt on my newly purchased Linksys EA8100 v2. (I thought I had ordered the v1, but as of this writing, snapshots are available for this device: https://openwrt.org/toh/linksys/ea8100_v2 so I decided to roll with it.)
Steps to reproduce:
- Boot into the OEM configuration page. From there, navigate to Connections -> manually flash firmware. Upload the files found from:
Firmware OpenWrt snapshot Install URL: https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ramips/mt7621/openwrt-ramips-mt7621-linksys_ea8100-v2-squashfs-factory.bin
and click on "start"
- Router resets, then boots back into the OEM firmware, with a message along the lines of "successfully flashed firmware"
I have tried repeating this process a dozen times, hoping to overwrite anything in a second partition to no avail. I have tried the "power three times" cycle, where I turn the router off with the switch, turn it on under the blinking "linksys" logo disappears for two seconds, then repeat. I have also tried powering down the router and my cable modem, plugging an ethernet cable into the WAN port in the modem, and then simultaneously powering both on at the same time, since I have seen other users run into issues with DHCP addresses being issued that force the router to boot into one or the other partition.
Any help or advice is appreciated! I'm about to return this hunk of junk if I can't get OpenWrt installed.