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-[1] - E900 [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1098154#1098154 has 64 KB more than most 8MB routers]: 8060928 bytes (7872 KB). '''Do NOT flash larger builds!''' 
-= Flashing instructions for the E900 =+=Build Information=
-After using the trailed initial flash build (the file with the router name in it) '''only use nv64k (or trailed) builds to upgrade''' with or you will brick your unit. Don't confuse this unit with some of the other Linksys E-Series units that use nv60k builds, this one uses nv64k builds! +[1] - E900 [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1098154#1098154 has 64 KB more than most 8MB routers]: 8060928 bytes (7872 KB). '''Do not flash larger builds!'''
 +*Never use a build older than 18946, as E900 support was added then.
-See: [[Firmware_FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F|Where do I download firmware?]] for build links.+'''To avoid bricking, only use a trailed build (the file with the router name) for initial flash, and nv64k (or trailed) builds to upgrade!''' Some Linksys E-Series units use nv60k builds, the E900 uses nv64k builds.
 +*See: [[Firmware_FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F|Where do I download firmware?]] for build links, and read the new build thread prior to flash.
-# Read the [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 '''Peacock Announcement'''] carefully.+ 
 += Flashing instructions for the E900 =
 +# Read the '''Build Information''' and [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 '''Peacock Announcement'''].
# Disconnect all cables and wireless clients. # Disconnect all cables and wireless clients.
-# [http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Hard_reset_or_30/30/30 Hard] or GUI reset the router+# [http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Hard_reset_or_30/30/30 Hard reset] (or GUI reset) the router
# Connect via LAN cable to the PC doing the flash. # Connect via LAN cable to the PC doing the flash.
# Log into Linksys Web Interface "Firmware Upgrade" page (default: 192.168.1.1) # Log into Linksys Web Interface "Firmware Upgrade" page (default: 192.168.1.1)
-# Flash a trailed build (with 'E900' in the file name) from the broadcom_K26 folder. +# Flash a trailed build (with 'E900' in the file name) from the broadcom_K26 folder.
 +#*''21676_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e900.bin'' is a known good initial flash build
# Wait 5 minutes to assure flash integrity. # Wait 5 minutes to assure flash integrity.
# Power cycle by unplugging the E900 for 10 seconds. # Power cycle by unplugging the E900 for 10 seconds.
# Plug the E900 back in and wait about 2 minutes until it finishes booting. # Plug the E900 back in and wait about 2 minutes until it finishes booting.
-# Reset again. Another power cycle may be required after this, as noted by some forum users.+# Reset again. Another power cycle may be required after this, as noted by some forum users.
# Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface. # Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface.
-# You are done.+After initial flash, a K26 big, mega, or K3X build can be flashed for more features (newer or same version).
 +*For more info: [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=176523 "Cisco E900 - Trailing install"]. '''Only upgrade with nv64k or trailed builds.'''
-*After the initial flash - should you want to flash to a build with more features you can use a k2.6 nv64k big or mega build. K3X builds will also work. For upgrading to a newer build see [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=176523 here]. 
- 
-=Build information= 
-'''Only use nv64k (or trailed) builds''' 
-Support for this model was added with build 18946, so do not use older builds. 
- 
-To find the latest builds, you can browse the DD-WRT file server and look for the latest build number then look for broadcom_K26 folder, in there is the appropriate for your unit. '''Be aware that these are beta test builds and should be used with caution!''' 
- 
-See: [[Firmware_FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F|Where do I download firmware?]] for build links. 
=LAN ports not working= =LAN ports not working=
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#Also set Assigned to Bridge LAN (in the VLAN 1 row) #Also set Assigned to Bridge LAN (in the VLAN 1 row)
#Apply Settings #Apply Settings
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=Reverting to stock firmware= =Reverting to stock firmware=
Download the stock firmware image from the manufacturer's website or [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/download.php?id=23644 here], reset the router back to defaults using a 30-30-30 hard reset, then flash the stock image from within the dd-wrt webgui. After 5 minutes it should finish, you will then need to do another 30-30-30 reset and then access the stock webgui @ 192.168.1.1 Download the stock firmware image from the manufacturer's website or [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/download.php?id=23644 here], reset the router back to defaults using a 30-30-30 hard reset, then flash the stock image from within the dd-wrt webgui. After 5 minutes it should finish, you will then need to do another 30-30-30 reset and then access the stock webgui @ 192.168.1.1
 +
=Useful Links= =Useful Links=
-Forum discussion thread regarding the E900: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=152924+Forum thread regarding the E900: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=152924
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[edit] Hardware Information

CPU Broadcom BCM5357
CPU Speed 300 MHz
RAM/Flash (ROM) 32 MB / 8 MB [1]
Radio 2.4 GHz
WLAN Support b/g/n
WLAN Max Speed 300 Mb/s
Antenna Location Internal
MIMO Config 2 Transmit x 2 Receive
Switch Ports LAN/WAN 4 / 1 (both 10/100 Mb/s)
USB Port None


[edit] Build Information

[1] - E900 has 64 KB more than most 8MB routers: 8060928 bytes (7872 KB). Do not flash larger builds!

  • Never use a build older than 18946, as E900 support was added then.

To avoid bricking, only use a trailed build (the file with the router name) for initial flash, and nv64k (or trailed) builds to upgrade! Some Linksys E-Series units use nv60k builds, the E900 uses nv64k builds.


[edit] Flashing instructions for the E900

  1. Read the Build Information and Peacock Announcement.
  2. Disconnect all cables and wireless clients.
  3. Hard reset (or GUI reset) the router
  4. Connect via LAN cable to the PC doing the flash.
  5. Log into Linksys Web Interface "Firmware Upgrade" page (default: 192.168.1.1)
  6. Flash a trailed build (with 'E900' in the file name) from the broadcom_K26 folder.
    • 21676_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e900.bin is a known good initial flash build
  7. Wait 5 minutes to assure flash integrity.
  8. Power cycle by unplugging the E900 for 10 seconds.
  9. Plug the E900 back in and wait about 2 minutes until it finishes booting.
  10. Reset again. Another power cycle may be required after this, as noted by some forum users.
  11. Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface.

After initial flash, a K26 big, mega, or K3X build can be flashed for more features (newer or same version).


[edit] LAN ports not working

This can affect several Linksys E-series routers.

  1. Go to Setup->VLANs
  2. Untick the boxes 1,2,3,4 in the VLAN 0 row
  3. Tick the boxes 1,2,3,4 in the VLAN 1 row
  4. Also set Assigned to Bridge LAN (in the VLAN 1 row)
  5. Apply Settings


[edit] Reverting to stock firmware

Download the stock firmware image from the manufacturer's website or here, reset the router back to defaults using a 30-30-30 hard reset, then flash the stock image from within the dd-wrt webgui. After 5 minutes it should finish, you will then need to do another 30-30-30 reset and then access the stock webgui @ 192.168.1.1


[edit] Useful Links

Forum thread regarding the E900: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=152924