Semi-Bricked Linksys E2500 V3

Hello, sorry I'm new here and I'm very confused.

I was looking forward to using SQM via OpenWRT. I have a Linksys E2500 V3.

I download this firmware ( from

I went to and I flashed it. I was connected to my device via WiFi only (I'm dumb).

The E2500 still works right now as a network switch. My home network is as follows
ISP Modem/Router -LAN 1 to LAN 1> E2500 V3 (the bricked one) -LAN 2 to LAN 1> E2500 V1 -> My computer.

The E2500 V3 gives off no WiFi and cannot be accessed via web ui. What do I do, I just want to revert it back to original firmware.

That should be no surprise:

Yes that part I understand, what I don't understand is why I can't access via ethernet. :frowning:

Update: The semi-bricked E2500 V3 was wonking out a bit. For now I've just removed it from the chain.

Did you ever get this sorted @carlos1172 ? I only ask as I have the same scenario :frowning:

On the Linksys E2500 V3 page it says "It has 4, 10/100 ethernet ports (not working at this time)" which is below the warning about the Wifi not working.

I overlooked this too and have the same issues so basically without Wifi OR ethernet, OpenWrt is currently not working with this router.

Can someone with access please move the "ethernet not working" to the warning section with the wifi so someone else in the community doesn't overlook it?

device page updated.

Thank you @bill888

If someone that knows what they're doing wants to take a look at this I'm willing to donate the router to the developer or project to help the community.

It appears to just be something with DHCP since it works as a switch so the LAN interface is up ??

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