I am new and have questions

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heshie75v
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 16:05    Post subject: I am new and have questions Reply with quote
Hope this is the right place to ask this question about installing dd-wrt on my router.
I have a Linksys E 2500 and went to the database searched for my router and it is supported. I downloaded two files, but first did my 30-30-30 reset.
I tried installing one of the files which is
dd-wrt.v24-36410_NEWD-2_K2.6big-rv60K.bin
This installation fails almost immediately.
What if anything did I do wrong and how do I get around this?
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Wildlion
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 20:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
The database on the main page is old make sure that you use:
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

I looked for your router and see that it is on the list (hopefully you have v1 or v2) Your router is also a Broadcom so posting in that forum will help with specific questions in future.

Here is a link to some instructions for you

https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2500


based on looking through, you want to flash either (using the latest firmware as of writing):

http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2018/07-28-2018-r36410/broadcom_K3X/dd-wrt.v24-36410_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e2500.bin

http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2018/07-28-2018-r36410/broadcom_K26/dd-wrt.v24-36410_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e2500.bin


notice the e2500 in the names, that means it is for your router.

PS. I do not own a E2500 router, so any specific quirks to that router I do not know.
Wildlion
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 20:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
Loved that we all sent to same wiki page Smile

same as Post:

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1136691
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1136675
heshie75v
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 20:13    Post subject: I am new and have questions Reply with quote
Just to be sure, I am really new at this, I flash the router first with the proper files, then proceed to download and install the new firmware? Correct?
SurprisedItWorks
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:41    Post subject: Re: I am new and have questions Reply with quote
heshie75v wrote:
Just to be sure, I am really new at this, I flash the router first with the proper files, then proceed to download and install the new firmware? Correct?


"Flash the router" and "install the new firmware" are two phrases for the same thing, so it's impossible to quite know what you are asking here.
jwh7
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 17:41    Post subject: Re: I am new and have questions Reply with quote
heshie75v wrote:
Just to be sure, I am really new at this, I flash the router first with the proper files, then proceed to download and install the new firmware? Correct?
If you mean "I flash the router first with the [old] files [from the wiki], then proceed to download and install the new firmware [after researching build the appropriate threads]", then yes. Smile

Also, to be sure, I presume your router is a v1?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 17:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
If it's NIB, it's most likely a V3. Which, by the way, they released yet another OEM firmware update for in the past month or so (v 3.0.05 build 2) dated 10/02/2018.
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