Linksys EA6200

Linksys EA6200 v1 was sold as an AC900 class router, but it's actually an AC1200 class router with link rates of 867 Mbps on its 5 GHz radio and 300 Mbps on its 2.4 band. It also has RAM 128 MB, 5 Gigabit ports and a USB 3.0 port for printer and storage sharing.

Devices with Broadcom WiFi chipsets have limited OpenWrt supportability (due to limited FLOSS driver availability for Broadcom chips). Consider this when choosing a device to buy, or when deciding to flash OpenWrt on your device because it is listed as supported. See Broadcom WiFi for details.

linksys ea6200 images

Image build disabled as of 2017-01-25

Install OpenWrt

FIXME Find out flash layout, then add the flash layout table here (copy, paste, modify the example).

Please check out the article Flash layout. It contains examples and explanations that describe how to document the flash layout.

FIXME The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example. Remove / modify them if they do not apply to this particular device!

This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to and set a root password, or browse to if LuCI is installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

FIXME Enter values for “FILL-IN” below

Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP client required IP address FILL-IN


FIXME These are generic instructions. Update with your router's specifics.

  • Browse to LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.


  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
sysupgrade /tmp/


If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
mtd write /tmp/ linux && reboot

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

The Linksys EA6200 has the following buttons:

EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -

Insert photo of front of the casing

Insert photo of back of the casing

Backside label:
Insert photo of backside label

Note: This will void your warranty!

Remove rubber feet and 4 screws underneath.

Main PCB:

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:

You must only power on the router with the ground pin disconnected. Wait two seconds after power on to and connect ground pin.

Serial connection parameters
for Linksys EA6200 1.0
115200, 8N1

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for JTAG port

Decompressing...done Found a Samsung NAND flash: Total size: 128MB Block size: 128KB Page Size: 2048B OOB Size: 64B Sector size: 512B Spare size: 16B ECC level: 8-bit Device ID: 0xec 0xf1 0x00 0x95 0x40 find_devinfo: devinfo block found at 0x00180000! Press Ctrl+C to stop in CFE CFE version (r374748) based on BBP 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,) Build Date: Mon May 5 10:41:01 CST 2014 (proc@ubuntu12d04LTS), for the WG9116FAC22_88 board Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation. Copyright (C) 2013 Arcadyan Corporation. WG9116FAC22_88 board, flashing LED... Init Arena Init Devs. Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000) DDR Clock: 400 MHz Info: DDR frequency set from clkfreq=800,*400* et0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller (r374748) CPU type 0x0: 800MHz Tot mem: 131072 KBytes CFE mem: 0x00F00000 - 0x0109240C (1647628) Data: 0x00F58AA0 - 0x00F58FC4 (1316) BSS: 0x00F58FD0 - 0x00F9040C (226364) Heap: 0x00F9040C - 0x0109040C (1048576) Stack: 0x0109040C - 0x0109240C (8192) Text: 0x00F00000 - 0x00F4C2B4 (311988) Boot: 0x01093000 - 0x010D3000 Reloc: I:00000000 - D:00000000 Boot version: v0.5.7 Device eth0: hwaddr 48-F8-B3-C6-FD-D2, ipaddr, mask gateway not set, nameserver not set Booting(0): boot -raw -z -addr=0x8000 -max=0xef8000 nflash0.os: Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:nflash0.os File: Options:(null) Loading: ..... 5494368 bytes read Entry at 0x00008000 Closing network. Starting program at 0x00008000 console [ttyS0] enabled, bootconsole disabled serial8250.0: ttyS1 at MMIO 0x18000400 (irq = 117) is a 16550 brd: module loaded loop: module loaded pflash: found no supported devices bcmsflash: found no supported devices The first offset=200000, 2nd offset=1f00000 Boot partition size = 524288(0x80000) lookup_nflash_rootfs_offset: offset = 0x200000 nflash: squash filesystem with lzma found at block 33 lookup_nflash_rootfs_offset: offset = 0x1f00000 Creating 6 MTD partitions on "nflash": 0x000000000000-0x000000080000 : "boot" 0x000000080000-0x000000200000 : "nvram" 0x000000200000-0x000001f00000 : "linux" 0x000000436430-0x000001f00000 : "rootfs" 0x000001f00000-0x000003c00000 : "linux2" 0x000003c00000-0x000008000000 : "rootfs2" PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 PPP MPPE Compression module registered NET: Registered protocol family 24 PPTP driver version 0.8.5 SLIP: version 0.8.4-NET3.019-NEWTTY (dynamic channels, max=256). CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California. sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman u32 classifier Actions configured Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30. nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (1940 buckets, 7760 max) ctnetlink v0.93: registering with nfnetlink. nf_conntrack_rtsp v0.6.21 loading IPv4 over IPv4 tunneling driver nf_nat_rtsp v0.6.21 loading ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team TCP cubic registered NET: Registered protocol family 10 ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver NET: Registered protocol family 17 Bridge firewalling registered Ebtables v2.0 registered L2TP core driver, V2.0 PPPoL2TP kernel driver, V2.0 L2TP IP encapsulation support (L2TPv3) L2TP netlink interface L2TP ethernet pseudowire support (L2TPv3) 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <> All bugs added by David S. Miller <> Northstar brcmnand NAND Flash Controller driver, Version 0.1 (c) Broadcom Inc. 2012 NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xec, Chip ID: 0xf1 (Samsung NAND 128MiB 3,3V 8-bit) Spare area=64 eccbytes 56, ecc bytes located at: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 Available 7 bytes at (off,len): (1,1) (16,2) (32,2) (48,2) (0,0) (0,0) (0,0) (0,0) Scanning device for bad blocks Options: NO_AUTOINCR,NO_PADDING,CACHEPRG,COPYBACK,NO_READRDY,BBT_SCAN2NDPAGE, Creating 1 MTD partitions on "brcmnand": 0x000003c00000-0x000008000000 : "brcmnand" VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:3. devtmpfs: mounted Freeing init memory: 232K Failed to execute /sbin/preinit. Attempting defaults... ********************************************************************************* _ _ __ _ __ _____ __ __ _____ | | | || \ | | / // ____]\ \ / // ____]TM | | | || \ | | / /| (___ \ V /| (____ | | | || |\ \| |\ \ \____ \ \ / \____ \ | |_____ | || | \ | \ \ ____) | | | ____) | |_______||_||_| \__| \_\[____ / |_| [_____/ (c) 2013 Belkin International, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Booting esprit (firmware version ********************************************************************************* [utopia][init] System Initialization [utopia][init] Creating /proc [utopia][init] Creating /sys [utopia][init] Creating /dev [utopia][init] Creating /tmp [utopia][init] Allocating 40M for /tmp [utopia][init] Prepairing /dev/pts [utopia][init] Setting /tmp and /var permissions [utopia][init] Starting udev.. bdutil board utility kernel module, version 1.3 bdutil board utility kernel module boardId (1) bdutil board utility buttons kernel module, version 1.3 bdutil board utility LEDs kernel module, version 1.3 bdutil board utility usbhub kernel module, version 1.1 [utopia][init] Using persistent syscfg data from /var/config/syscfg [utopia][init] Starting system logging [utopia][init] Starting sysevent subsystem [utopia][init] Setting any unset system values to default [utopia][init] no persistence config file (/var/config/pstcfg) found [utopia][init] committing default syscfg values [utopia][init] Late loading usb drivers inserting ctf.ko checking for interactive script start up... 0xb000000 0x1000000 0xc000000 0x1000000 0xd000000 0x1000000 0xe000000 0x1000000 0xf000000 0x1000000 0x10000000 0x1000000 0x11000000 0x1000000 0x12000000 0x1000000 0x13000000 0x1000000 0x14000000 0x1000000 0x15000000 0x1000000 0x16000000 0x1000000 0x17000000 0x1000000 0x18000000 0x1000000 [utopia][init] Starting bdutil daemon BDUTIL daemon mode Sat Jul 28 17:10:00 UTC 2012 (none) login: (none) login: 0x17010000 0x1000000 r0x18010000 0x1000000 oot Password: configuring interfaces for IGMP filtering wifi_scheduler, sysevent received (Sat Jul 28 10:10:10 PDT 2012) [utopia] Not setting ppp_clamp_mtu wifi, sysevent received: lan-started Login incorrect Linksys02294 login: Lighttpd Model Base: EA6200 wifi, service_start() Generating Rainier lighttpd config Creating /tmp/var/config/license wifi, system_boot_init Build temporary www configuration directory: TSLIIHauhEfGE Device is Broadcom Router Linksys02294 login: wl: Unsupported wl: Bad Band wl: Bad Band Linksys02294 login: Registering Service myrouter._http._tcp.local port 80 Got a reply for myrouter._http._tcp.local.: Name now registered and active [utopia] Not setting ppp_clamp_mtu on dslite protocol Duplicate configuration request wl: Bad Band wl: Unsupported Restarting nfqrecv service... wl: Bad Band wl: Unsupported wl: Unsupported wl: Unsupported wifi, platform_virtual_onetime_setting() Failed to modify password entry for user guest Linksys02294 login: eth1: WLC_GET_VAR(psta_if): Invalid argument wl0.2: WLC_GET_VAR(psta_if): Invalid argument eth1: WLC_GET_VAR(psta_if): Invalid argument ### wps_wfi_init(): <wl0_wfi_enable=(null)><wl1_wfi_enable=(null)><wl0.2_wfi_enable=(null)><wl0.1_wfi_enable=(null)>WFI is not enabled ### wifi, user vap eth1 is up wifi, user vap eth2 is up wifi, Tap Connect is up wifi, guest_enabled is set to 0, do not enable 2.4GHz guest wifi, guest_enabled is set to 0, do not enable 5GHz guest eth1: WLC_GET_VAR(bw_cap): Invalid argument Logi Linksys02294 login: Failed to modify password entry for user guest Failed to modify password entry for user guest Starting smbd ... info: Received event notification_event-device-online with value "0fadfe31-6fee-4092-bad4-67708862ba8e". info: Handled event notification_event-device-online. Lighttpd Model Base: EA6200 Generating Rainier lighttpd config iptables: Bad rule (does a matching rule exist in that chain?). Stoppping smbd ... Build temporary www configuration directory: TSLIIHauhEfGE Registering Service myrouter._http._tcp.local port 80 Failed to modify password entry for user guest Got a reply for myrouter._http._tcp.local.: Name now registered and active Starting smbd ... Restarting nfqrecv service... Lighttpd Model Base: EA6200 Generating Rainier lighttpd config Build temporary www configuration directory: TSLIIHauhEfGE Restarting nfqrecv service... QoS auto-prioritize [info]: No networkID; skipping auto-priority update Linksys02294 login:


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