I did a search and after finding no results, was wondering if anyone had tried to load OpenWrt on one of these Linksys EA8250's.
I was in a bad spot after another Asus crapped the bed (I have a pile of them now) and needed something fast for the All Star Game and bought this thing for $68 at BJ's, only to get it home and find out how absolutely terrible the Linksys Firmware is (Oh God, oh God). No custom DNS WAN Value abilities, no DNSSEC abilities, super cheesy firmware (even after the latest update to 188.8.131.52210.
**Specifications**: **Wi-Fi Technology:** AC2150 MU-MIMO Tri-band Gigabit, 400+867+867 Mbps† Key Features: Tri-Band (5 GHz + 5GHz + 2.4 GHz), 2x2 AC MU-MIMO/ Seamless Roaming Auto Firmware Update Quad-Core CPU+ 3 offload Processors Advanced SPI+ DoS protection Security Advanced Beamforming+ Technology Airtime Fairness USB 3.0 Port Smart Connect Band Steering 4 Adjustable Antennas+ 6 High Power Amplifiers Smart Wi-Fi Cloud Management **Network Standards:** 802.11b 802.11a/g 802.11n (WiFi 4) 802.11ac (WiFi 5) **Wi-Fi Speed:** AC2150 (N400 + AC867 + AC867) **Wi-Fi Bands:** 2.4 and 5 GHz(2x) (simultaneous tri-band) **Wi-Fi Range:** Medium Household **Number of Ethernet Ports:** 1x Gigabit WAN port 4x Gigabit LAN ports **Other Ports:** 1x USB 3.0 port Power **Antennas:** 4x external adjustable antennas Processor: 716Mhz Quad-core Memory: **RAM: 256MB; Flash: 256MB** LEDs: Illuminated Linksys logo , Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Internet connection, Network cable connection to Internet port. **Wireless Encryption:** 64/128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise **Operation Modes:** 64/128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise Access Point(Wired Bridge) Wireless Bridge Wireless Repeater **Storage File System Suppor**t: FAT NTFS HSF+ **Power Supply:** Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 2A CPU: **Qualcomm** IPQ4019 Flash Chip: **Macronix** MX30LF2G18AC-TI
The [http://en.techinfodepot.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Linksys_EA8250] (http://en.techinfodepot.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Linksys_EA8250) page doesn't have too much to say about it being tested, "STATUS UNKNOWN" for OpenWRT, so I thought I would ask before I brick it on day 1.