i bumped into the E5400 variant and am interested in helping getting it supported if anyone can help with that. I can go GPIO hunting but I don't have any JTAG/serial hooked up to it yet, as I just got it yesterday. Not too bad for $20 or so. It was on clearance. I figured I'd see what I could do with it and it looks like the E2500 V4 and all those other models are the same internally with minor changes of port configuration... I think.
Thank you for your un constructive comments that really served no purpose other than making me teach myself how to do it on my own using WSL on a surafce pro x,
thanks! if anyone would like me to remake aon the latest stable build let me know. it works on ALL the linksys e type routers in walmart right now. but i would get the cheapest one (n600) its software blocked meaning this e2500 turns into the e5400 when using this firmware nice day gents
Hello, I build a version from master branch. You can find it HERE with source code.
Everything seems to work but it need more testing, Device Tree polishing. I don't have E2500v4, I only have a e5400 and tester will be needed before issuing a PR.
I have the Linksys E2500... the box says E2500-4B to be precise. I am hoping that "4B" is version 4. If it is I would like to help test your version.
Note: I see I have to get access to the uart. So, I do have an arduino and I think I can figure out how to use it here. The trouble is, I can't get the lid off the thing! I've tried a couple flathead screwdrivers to (gently and carefully) pry it off, but it just keeps snapping back. I've searched for videos on how to do this for this model, but I've come up empty so far.
Thanks for the tip on opening up the thing. Are you saying I need an eeprom programmer for this? I guess I could get one.
Just an fyi. Since posting here, I have accomplished getting wireless here by use of a usb wireless dongle. But, since I already said I'd test this, I will go ahead and do this anyway. If it works I could make one my 2.4 and the other my 5GHz wireless router.
EEPROM programmer is not mandatory, you can test without flashing using TFTP, but it's strongly recommended because this release is untested on 2500v4.
If anything fails, and you don't have a backup you may have a brick, lost your MAC and Calibration data.
Feel free to do as you want, as you find it fun to do.
Hey @j-d-r ,
Thanks for your work on this! I have a couple of E2500s that I picked up on clearance. I was able to tftp the new version, but the 5GHz radio does not show up in config. I will try the older release to see if that works, but I wanted to let you know about the latest one. I'll be happy to test or build images now that you laid the groundwork.
I actually want to use my routers for 2.4GHz only, so that's not an issue for me, but it will be for average users, if they want to get the AC1200 speeds at the price of a 600