Linksys EA7500 v1 and OpenWrt?

how to get 2.4ghz band?

What would the eth1 non working stuff be - the LAN ports?

@Johnkhuc

how to get 2.4ghz band?

It should be work like any other snapshot.

@t3hn00b

What would the eth1 non working stuff be - the LAN ports?

It's internal CPU port. All LAN/WAN ports work normally.

Someone help me,I need firmware 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 for ea7500 v1
I can't find it by google

thanks

Here they are!

https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.5.190349_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.4.186518_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.3.181750_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.3.178908_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.2.172843_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.2.170654_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.2.170091_prod.gpg.img
https://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/firmware/FW_EA7500_1.1.2.169765_prod.gpg.img

US versions comes with _prod.gpg.img. Images for other regions are ending with _prod.img

But you quickly can edit URLs to be for non-US too.

@peternikolow
wow!
thank you very much for your help!

Anyone know if both partition are overwritten with Openwrt firmware, how to flash OEM firmware back into this router?

It hangs becouse of of the RAM memory:
EA8500 is with 512MB
EA7500 is with 256MB
(You need to adjust the kernel dtsi file )

hello
i own a US version and fail to do a gui update
regardless of existance of 1.1.2 firmware
any ideas how to overcome ? (serial seems to be too complex on this router)
Thanks

Make sure that you flashed the OEM 1.1.2 firmware version twice, as this will replace both firmware partitions with this version, the one that will allow you to flash the openwrt.

https://openwrt.org/toh/linksys/linksys_ea7500_v1

I've followed the directions by downloading the linked OEM 1.1.2 firmware version (1.1.2.172843) and flashing it twice. However, when I try to flash OpenWrt, it still says the file won't work.

Thanks for the answer,
did it as per your instructions - the flash is still failing with "incorrect firmware"
Thanks

Maybe this should force the openwrt through TFTP: https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=137928

Followed the instructions, and accidentally flash my router as GPG version!

Can't flash any 3rd-party firmware like OpenWrt. I can't even flash back to other region.

Would serial port do the magic to remove the GPG verify?

Thanks.

Serial flash is for everyone, who can't install anything via stock web GUI. I flashed non gpg version with gpg soft and was able to return non gpg firmware.

If You couldn't, please use serial and tftp instruction.

Did you try to flash the 1.1.2 non-GPG firmware twice and consecutively?

I can't get WAN on the today's snapshots, even compiling them by hand:

Had to return to the November 4th snapshots.

There have been reports on IRC suggesting that https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commitdiff;h=a0be58576cfc25f93f10aabf45908f6056d9f848 might introduce a regression for setting up VLANs (vid 2 in particular), reverting that probably fixes your problem.

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Yep, after reversing the file to it previous version:

/home/user/openwrt/package/network/config/netifd/Makefile
With this content (the previous one):

include $(TOPDIR)/rules.mk

PKG_NAME:=netifd
PKG_RELEASE:=1

PKG_SOURCE_PROTO:=git
PKG_SOURCE_URL=$(PROJECT_GIT)/project/netifd.git
PKG_SOURCE_DATE:=2020-10-22
PKG_SOURCE_VERSION:=24ce1eab4910869576406bafd0489daf0d3e6e28
PKG_MIRROR_HASH:=aa73b4e470e81165baba0262144f410bb05a3ff141cf72ad451914f033868ea1
PKG_MAINTAINER:=Felix Fietkau <nbd@nbd.name>

PKG_LICENSE:=GPL-2.0
PKG_LICENSE_FILES:=

PKG_BUILD_PARALLEL:=1

include $(INCLUDE_DIR)/package.mk
include $(INCLUDE_DIR)/cmake.mk

define Package/netifd
  SECTION:=base
  CATEGORY:=Base system
  DEPENDS:=+libuci +libnl-tiny +libubus +ubus +ubusd +jshn +libubox
  TITLE:=OpenWrt Network Interface Configuration Daemon
endef

TARGET_CFLAGS += \
	-I$(STAGING_DIR)/usr/include/libnl-tiny \
	-I$(STAGING_DIR)/usr/include \
	-flto

TARGET_LDFLAGS += -flto -fuse-linker-plugin

CMAKE_OPTIONS += \
	-DLIBNL_LIBS=-lnl-tiny \
	-DDEBUG=1

define Package/netifd/install
	$(INSTALL_DIR) $(1)/sbin
	$(INSTALL_BIN) $(PKG_BUILD_DIR)/netifd $(1)/sbin/
	$(CP) ./files/* $(1)/
	$(CP) $(PKG_BUILD_DIR)/scripts/* $(1)/lib/netifd/
endef

$(eval $(call BuildPackage,netifd))

Compiled and flashed with success (r14927-c4600e6261).

I had only an issue with the Luci install:

# opkg install luci
Installing luci (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Collected errors:
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-default-on found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-heartbeat found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-netdev found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-timer found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * satisfy_dependencies_for: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for luci:
 * 	kernel (= 5.4.75-1-9b987752517786d6b21d331f275da699)
 * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package luci.



# opkg install luci --force-depends
Installing luci (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing uhttpd (2020-10-04-14a3cb42-2) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/uhttpd_2020-10-04-14a3cb42-2_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing uhttpd-mod-ubus (2020-10-04-14a3cb42-2) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/uhttpd-mod-ubus_2020-10-04-14a3cb42-2_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing liblua5.1.5 (5.1.5-7) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/liblua5.1.5_5.1.5-7_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing lua (5.1.5-7) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/lua_5.1.5-7_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-lib-nixio (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-lib-nixio_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-lib-ip (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-lib-ip_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing rpcd (2020-09-18-3fea6559-3) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/rpcd_2020-09-18-3fea6559-3_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing libubus-lua (2020-10-25-ad0cd117-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/libubus-lua_2020-10-25-ad0cd117-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-lib-jsonc (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-lib-jsonc_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing liblucihttp0 (2019-07-05-a34a17d5-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/liblucihttp0_2019-07-05-a34a17d5-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing liblucihttp-lua (2019-07-05-a34a17d5-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/liblucihttp-lua_2019-07-05-a34a17d5-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-lib-base (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-lib-base_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing rpcd-mod-file (2020-09-18-3fea6559-3) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/rpcd-mod-file_2020-09-18-3fea6559-3_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing rpcd-mod-luci (20201107) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/rpcd-mod-luci_20201107_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing cgi-io (2020-10-27-ab4c3471-19) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/packages/cgi-io_2020-10-27-ab4c3471-19_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-base (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-base_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing libiwinfo-lua (2020-06-03-2faa20e5-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/libiwinfo-lua_2020-06-03-2faa20e5-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-mod-status (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-mod-status_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing kmod-ledtrig-default-on (5.4.75-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/kmod-ledtrig-default-on_5.4.75-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing kmod-ledtrig-heartbeat (5.4.75-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/kmod-ledtrig-heartbeat_5.4.75-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing kmod-ledtrig-netdev (5.4.75-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/kmod-ledtrig-netdev_5.4.75-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing kmod-ledtrig-timer (5.4.75-1) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/kmod-ledtrig-timer_5.4.75-1_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-mod-system (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-mod-system_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing rpcd-mod-iwinfo (2020-09-18-3fea6559-3) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/rpcd-mod-iwinfo_2020-09-18-3fea6559-3_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Installing luci-mod-network (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-mod-network_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing luci-mod-admin-full (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-mod-admin-full_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing luci-theme-bootstrap (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-theme-bootstrap_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing luci-app-firewall (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-app-firewall_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing luci-app-opkg (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-app-opkg_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing luci-proto-ppp (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-proto-ppp_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing luci-proto-ipv6 (git-20.317.58722-c20fa83) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/luci-proto-ipv6_git-20.317.58722-c20fa83_all.ipk
Installing rpcd-mod-rrdns (20170710) to root...
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/rpcd-mod-rrdns_20170710_arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4.ipk
Configuring liblucihttp0.
Configuring cgi-io.
Configuring liblua5.1.5.
Configuring lua.
Configuring luci-lib-nixio.
Configuring luci-lib-ip.
Configuring luci-lib-jsonc.
Configuring liblucihttp-lua.
Configuring luci-lib-base.
Configuring luci-app-opkg.
Configuring rpcd.
Configuring libubus-lua.
Configuring libiwinfo-lua.
Configuring rpcd-mod-file.
Configuring rpcd-mod-luci.
Configuring luci-base.
Configuring kmod-ledtrig-default-on.
Configuring kmod-ledtrig-heartbeat.
Configuring kmod-ledtrig-netdev.
Configuring kmod-ledtrig-timer.
Configuring luci-mod-system.
Configuring luci-theme-bootstrap.
Configuring luci-mod-status.
Configuring luci-app-firewall.
Configuring luci-proto-ppp.
Configuring rpcd-mod-iwinfo.
Configuring luci-mod-network.
Configuring luci-mod-admin-full.
Configuring luci-proto-ipv6.
Configuring uhttpd.
4+0 records in
4+0 records out
Configuring uhttpd-mod-ubus.
Configuring rpcd-mod-rrdns.
Configuring luci.
Collected errors:
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-default-on found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-heartbeat found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-netdev found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for kmod-ledtrig-timer found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
 * satisfy_dependencies_for: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for luci:
 * 	kernel (= 5.4.75-1-9b987752517786d6b21d331f275da699)

Jesus, every snapshot is always a pain. Errors and errors:

 -----------------------------------------------------
 OpenWrt SNAPSHOT, r14927-c4600e6261
 -----------------------------------------------------
=== WARNING! =====================================
There is no root password defined on this device!
Use the "passwd" command to set up a new password
in order to prevent unauthorized SSH logins.
--------------------------------------------------
root@OpenWrt:~# opkg update
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_core
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/packages/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_base
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/base/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/kmods/5.4.75-1-9b987752517786d6b21d331f275da699/Packages.gz
*** Failed to download the package list from https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/kmods/5.4.75-1-9b987752517786d6b21d331f275da699/Packages.gz

Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/freifunk/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_freifunk
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/freifunk/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_luci
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/luci/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/packages/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_packages
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/packages/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/routing/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_routing
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/routing/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/telephony/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/openwrt_telephony
Downloading https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/packages/arm_cortex-a15_neon-vfpv4/telephony/Packages.sig
Signature check passed.
Collected errors:
 * opkg_download: Failed to download https://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/kmods/5.4.75-1-9b987752517786d6b21d331f275da699/Packages.gz, wget returned 8.