Linksys EA6100-CA support

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ian5142
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 22:27    Post subject: Linksys EA6100-CA support Reply with quote
I just bought a Linksys EA6100-CA. I knew that it did not have DD-WRT support, but I am hoping to help change that. I have Serial and JTAG experience. I just need some direction on where to find the Serial port on the router. Detailed photos can be found in this thread: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1038923

If those are not good enough, I can take some more. I have already opened the router up and tested some voltages at some of the possibilities, no luck yet.

Tried 3-hole group of pads on the right and left side of the board. Only found 3.3V and ground and possibly a Tx or Rx, but not both.

I want to at least get a serial connection going (USB-UART) so that I can see the Linksys firmware booting up.

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D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
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UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
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deslatha
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 16:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
May be not supposed. But hardware is compatible with
Gabage xiami 3 router due no eLNAS and ePAs. Just flash with pb boot mi3 then fw after that. Ea6100 has both extended power amplifier and low noise amplifier on both bands. So signal around 30dmb with improve over 100 ft distance. You can adjust on mtd3 Factory eeprom with give router more configuration if you still want used linksy's fw. MT7620 datasheet and 7612e eeprom program laid around, search and find out.
ian5142
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:41    Post subject: Flash Reply with quote
I don't understand what to flash it with. I am an Electronic Engineering Technician. I have dealt with EEPROM, Power amplifiers and low noise amplifiers. I am looking for DD-WRT support for this particular router. It should be fairly close to a Buffalo WHR-1166D. I don't really want to flash any thing other than a test dd-wrt build on this router.
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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
ian5142
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Posts: 2135
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 22:11    Post subject: Update Reply with quote
I was able to get a factory back-up pulled from serial of the entire linux partion (one of them anyways). Note, takes a long-time, don't try it. I have successfully used it to recover the router once already.

So far, I have been unable to flash the Buffalo WHR-1166D dd-wrt firmware. It gives a kernel panic. I have two of these so I don't mind experimenting or testing firmware.

Note, these are dual-boot partition based routers.

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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
fireguy123
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Joined: 24 Dec 2018
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:22    Post subject: Re: Update Reply with quote
ian5142 wrote:
So far, I have been unable to flash the Buffalo WHR-1166D dd-wrt firmware. It gives a kernel panic.


What does the kernel panic describe/output? I'm curious as I have an EA6100 as well and I'd like to help in any way I can.
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