Fantastic! Thank you for pointing that out to me. I just read that entire thread and another thread linked with it. It seems you know a lot about this device. Do you know that if/when the EA6500 is supported, this device will be aswell since it's so similar? Sorry, just clarifying and do not like to assume. If it's a "yes" I will probably go buy one before the second version comes out.
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 22:42 Post subject: 2 questions about this router..
Had 2 questions pertaining to this:
First... is there anything on the outside of the box that would indicate that you are getting a V1? I didn't see the fcc-id on the outside of the boxes( I was looking at them in the store today).
Second, as a router, using the stock firmware, how is the V1 treating ya? There seems to be a lot of negative consumer reviews (namely amazon and newegg) stating how slow the performance would get(perhaps indicating massive garbage collection)? Are you happy with it stock?
I didn't mean to threadjack, just wanted to add to the thread. I was thinking about getting this, but seems like it doesn't officially have dd-wrt support yet?(saw a link to the guide, but no guide yet-for the ea6500). So I figured I'd be using it stock until that happens.
Edit: Went out and bought one, turned out to be a ea6300v1/ea6400, yay! Thank God, !
Updated the firmware, have a bunch of devices connected to it and seems to be working well.
EA6400 and EA6300 vs EA6500 are nowhere close to being the same on the firmware coding side.
EA6500 is the only AC router by Linksys that still uses the MIPS architecture with the BCM4706 chip (along with RT-AC66U, etc), all the other Linksys AC models (out right now that I know of) use ARM with BCM4708X chips.
It probably can be ported, seems to share similar hardware as the Asus RT-AC56U and RT-AC68U.
The reason I'm interested in a port is only because my EA6300(v1) keeps sending arp requests every 90 seconds to all my devices. My nas won't go into hibernation after upgrading it's firmware.
The blame is actually this linksys router with its arp requests!
Is there maybe an other solution to stop these arp requests send by this router?