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 126.96.36.199978.
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.
Kong has decided to abandon dd-wrt for OpenWRT because it's easier for him to maintain and customize.... So, as already stated above, your best bet is to run the latest BS beta builds. I have not had a chance to put on the latest versions at my in-laws and mom's house on the EA8500 so they are still running older builds, but MRJCD has not been reporting any significant issues so I would say it's safe to use the latest beta builds. I certainly will be updating their routers when I am at their houses...can't remotely wipe the system and get back in...so it has to be done in person.
Also, I would highly recommend resetting back to defaults and manually re-enter your settings when you make the switch...I know it's a P.I.T.A., but it will help assure no gremlins come to haunt you.
You probably need to clear browsers cache and also might need a reset & reconfig the EA8500, although I
haven't reset this one in a very long time. I wasn't even gonna install todays build since most changes from yesterday are just for broadcom junk but I did it anyways after reading your post.
I don't see anything wrong
DD-WRT v3.0-r41117 std (09/24/19)
Linux 4.9.194 #473 SMP Sun Sep 22 04:37:14 CEST 2019 armv7l
433 is just all my old droid turbo phone will do ---- I ain't got NO high speed wireless clients ...don't needem
here's phone connected to EA8500 main router still running r41113 ...she is, of course, doing other things also
like the tablet (on 5GHz) is streaming the History channel at same time I'm doing this