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Hardware Information

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CPU Broadcom BCM5358U
CPU Speed 300 MHz
Flash ROM 8 MB
Radio 2x 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
WLAN Support a/b/g/n
WLAN Max Speed 300 mbps
Antenna Location Internal
Switch 4x 10/100 LAN + 1 10/100 WAN

Flashing instructions for the E2500

After using the trailed build file for the initial flash (yes the file with the router name in it) only use nv60k builds to upgrade with or you will brick your unit!

  1. READ the Peacock Announcement Carefully!
  2. Disconnect all cables and wireless clients.
  3. Do a 30/30/30 reset on router
  4. Connect 1 Lan cable to pc doing the flash.
  5. Log into Linkysys Web Interface Firmware Upgrade page at and flash the firmware E2500 Trailed Initial Flash Build
  6. Wait 10 minutes until WLAN (wireless) light turns on.
  7. Power cycle by unplugging E2500 for 10 seconds.
  8. Plug E2500 back in and wait about 3 minutes until it finishes booting.
  9. Do a 30/30/30 reset on router.
  10. Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface.
  11. You are done.
  • Should you want to flash to a build with more features you can use a k2.6 nv60k BIG build or any of the other build flavors that are of your liking for features.

Build information

As noted in bold at the beginning of the flashing instructions, only use builds with nv60k in the name, anything else will brick your router!

This unit was supported with build 18946 or greater, this means you cannot use a build with a number lesser than 18946, also avoid the test builds within the E2500 forum thread as they are known to cause a reboot loop. To find the latest builds, you can access the DD-WRT file server.