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toh:linksys:ea3500 [2018/05/17 11:26]
wutje Use datatable for device info
toh:linksys:ea3500 [2018/05/17 12:00] (current)
tmomas OpenWrt spelling
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 ===== Supported Versions ===== ===== Supported Versions =====
 ---- datatable ---- ---- datatable ----
-cols    : Brand, Model, Versions, Supported Current Rel, OEM device homepage URL_url, Forum Topic URL_url, Device Techdata_pageid+cols    : Brand, Model, Versions, Supported Current Rel, OEM device homepage URL_url, ​OWrt Forum Topic URL_url, Device Techdata_pageid
 headers : Brand, Model, Version, Current Release, OEM Info, Forum Topic, Technical Data headers : Brand, Model, Version, Current Release, OEM Info, Forum Topic, Technical Data
 align   : c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c align   : c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c
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 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
  
-==Generic Information on installing ​OpenWRT==+==Generic Information on installing ​OpenWrt==
   - → [[:​downloads|Obtain firmware]]   - → [[:​downloads|Obtain firmware]]
   - → [[docs:​guide-user:​installation:​generic.flashing|Install OpenWrt]]   - → [[docs:​guide-user:​installation:​generic.flashing|Install OpenWrt]]
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 ==To New Users== ==To New Users==
-Especially with trunk images, building yourself takes a little longer, but is usually more reliable, produces higher quality firmware (crypto acceleration etc...), fully customizable,​ rewarding, educational,​ and a lot easier than it sounds. It is recommended you give it a shot before using the snapshots. Either way, if something goes wrong their should be a backup factory firmware partition (unless you previously flashed over it) to still give you a working router. Even if that gets nuked as well, getting down and dirty with uboot over a serial connection is not difficult either and the OpenWRT ​wiki has detailed instructions to walk you though. USB/TTL serial cables or breakout boards for that process are inexpensive but does require basic soldering skills and willingness to open up the case. However, don't let all this talk of possible issues with using trunk discourage you from using OpenWRT. The extra features and capabilities are well worth it.+Especially with trunk images, building yourself takes a little longer, but is usually more reliable, produces higher quality firmware (crypto acceleration etc...), fully customizable,​ rewarding, educational,​ and a lot easier than it sounds. It is recommended you give it a shot before using the snapshots. Either way, if something goes wrong their should be a backup factory firmware partition (unless you previously flashed over it) to still give you a working router. Even if that gets nuked as well, getting down and dirty with uboot over a serial connection is not difficult either and the OpenWrt ​wiki has detailed instructions to walk you though. USB/TTL serial cables or breakout boards for that process are inexpensive but does require basic soldering skills and willingness to open up the case. However, don't let all this talk of possible issues with using trunk discourage you from using OpenWrt. The extra features and capabilities are well worth it.
  
 To learn more about building images, check out: To learn more about building images, check out:
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   *[[https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​kirkwood/​generic/​openwrt-kirkwood-linksys-audi-squashfs-factory.bin|factory.bin]] - for installing from Linksys factory firmware, serial/​tftp,​ etc...   *[[https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​kirkwood/​generic/​openwrt-kirkwood-linksys-audi-squashfs-factory.bin|factory.bin]] - for installing from Linksys factory firmware, serial/​tftp,​ etc...
-  *[[https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​kirkwood/​generic/​openwrt-kirkwood-linksys-audi-squashfs-sysupgrade.tar|sysupgrade.tar]] - for upgrading existing ​OpenWRT ​firmware+  *[[https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​kirkwood/​generic/​openwrt-kirkwood-linksys-audi-squashfs-sysupgrade.tar|sysupgrade.tar]] - for upgrading existing ​OpenWrt ​firmware
   *[[https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​kirkwood/​generic/​sha256sums|SHA256 Hashsums]]   *[[https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​kirkwood/​generic/​sha256sums|SHA256 Hashsums]]
  
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 ''​ ''​
  
-Again, this is not common and will likely not happen unless you have previously performed several flashes. ​ The router'​s auto_recovery feature should return you to factory firmware if this happens, so don't let the potential problem keep you from trying out OpenWRT.  Once the initial flash is complete, a normal sysupgrade (with the -sysupgrade tarball, not the -factory bin!) will always work without problems.+Again, this is not common and will likely not happen unless you have previously performed several flashes. ​ The router'​s auto_recovery feature should return you to factory firmware if this happens, so don't let the potential problem keep you from trying out OpenWrt.  Once the initial flash is complete, a normal sysupgrade (with the -sysupgrade tarball, not the -factory bin!) will always work without problems. 
 ==== Chaos Calmer using Serial ==== ==== Chaos Calmer using Serial ====
 Current Chaos Calmer appears to be missing the necessary ramdisk image, so you'll need to build that in order to install using this method. Current Chaos Calmer appears to be missing the necessary ramdisk image, so you'll need to build that in order to install using this method.
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