If you're looking to switch to DD-WRT, don't install the latest Linksys firmware. The last Linksys firware that will allow you to run dd-wrt without having to use a serial to USB "hack" is 22.214.171.124978.
Otherwise, MRJCD is right on...not a place to ask about linksys firmware...
You should run Kong's firmware if you're going to run DD-WRT on the EA8500.
The test folder has the latest builds made by Kong, but beware they are running on the newer Linux K4.19 kernel which slows down the router on ISP connections over 75mbps.
If your connection is faster. stick to the build in the non test folder.
Can someone tell me why the newer Linux K4.19 test build has a major impact on routers with ISP connections over 75 mbps speeds? Just curious if there is a ticket open that I can look at exactly. Thanks.
Doesn't impact me much though since my ISP speed is 70 mbps haha.
The problem is boottrap if you knew about android. Same way, linksys used 2 fw which for back fw up in case bad flash or bad block of nand ic. but it used only 1 nvram come from prikern which starts at 0xf80000 (3MB). Then it used 2nd rootfs from 2nd fw which starts 0x3780000. so --->> it is a mess.