Problem flashing Linksys EA6900 with DD-WRT.

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chayes001
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 15:15    Post subject: Problem flashing Linksys EA6900 with DD-WRT. Reply with quote
Let me begin by stating that I am a very novice user but have used DD-WRT before on a Linksys WRT54GS. I have no experience with command line instructions or TFTP.

I've printed off and read the peacock thread and the installation instructions. I downloaded the only flash listed for the EA6900 (linksys-ae6900webfash.bin), performed a hard reset per Linksys instructions, verified unit had gone back to factory settings, turned off wirelss on laptop, connected router with LAN cable, and made sure "https" transfer was turned off. When I tried to upload the flash I got an error message stating that the file was too large. The file is 24.7 mb and my router has 128 mb. I tried uploading several times with no success. Are there any other steps that I need to take?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 16:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Which firmware build number did you download....

https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_EA6900

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=291230

EDIT: Added links to wiki and Install thread for giggles.

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hebeda
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 16:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
read here:

flashing this router is a long way , consider also adding a new cooling pad on the main CPU ... because the original one is just crap, its a production error ... the device easily heats up to 90 degree celsius
after adding a proper cooling paste and 1 small copper coin to make a proper connection between CPU and cooling body i managed to get the temperature permanently down to 45 degree celcius max.

have a read here
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=291230


it is all doable , ive done it a few times just to learn how its all doable , to read carefully all instructions how to backup and flash CFE .... but it take a lot of time ....
chayes001
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
[quote="kernel-panic69"]Which firmware build number did you download....

I downloaded V3.0 build 40559.
Is this the correct one?
chayes001
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 17:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
hebeda wrote:
read here:

flashing this router is a long way , consider also adding a new cooling pad on the main CPU ... because the original one is just crap, its a production error ... the device easily heats up to 90 degree celsius
after adding a proper cooling paste and 1 small copper coin to make a proper connection between CPU and cooling body i managed to get the temperature permanently down to 45 degree celcius max.

have a read here
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=291230


it is all doable , ive done it a few times just to learn how its all doable , to read carefully all instructions how to backup and flash CFE .... but it take a lot of time ....


I would like to do this but it may not be feasible for me as most of the directions were gibberish to me.
kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 17:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
1) Don't use the router database. It is not updated and still has issues.

2) Look in the forum build threads (there was a new build released today, even) and research.

3) Follow the install guide to the letter.

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kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 17:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
chayes001 wrote:

I would like to do this but it may not be feasible for me as most of the directions were gibberish to me.


Then do not flash DD-WRT, stay on stock firmware if you can't follow those directions.

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