Linksys E3000

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Hardware Specifications

CPU Broadcom BCM4718
CPU Speed 480 MHz
Flash ROM 8 MB
Radio 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
WLAN Support a/b/g/n
WLAN Max Speed 300 mbps
Antenna Location Internal
Switch 4x GigE + 1 WAN
USB 1x USB 2.0

This page is for Linksys E3000

The work is definitely in progress as of June 2010 (read thread first):

  • Use only e3000 specific firmware (with e3000) in the name, minimum 14584 Eko build. For example dd-wrt.v24-14584_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-e3000.bin
  • Flash straight to the big build using Cisco-Linksys web interface.
  • After successful upgrade message comes up, give it extra 2-3 minutes to complete flashing.
  • You may need to clear your browser cache after flashing to see dd-wrt's web interface
  • Some people have been having heat issues. Raising the router off the ground has helped.

Flashing instructions for the E3000

  1. Disconnect all cables and wireless clients.
  2. Do a 30/30/30 reset on router.
  3. Connect 1 Lan cable to pc doing the flash.
  4. Log into Web Interface and flash the firmware
  5. Wait 5 minutes until WAN light turns on.
  6. Power cycle by unplugging E3000 for 30 secs.
  7. Plug E3000 back in and wait about 5 minutes until it finsihes booting.
  8. Do a 30/30/30 reset on router.
  9. Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface.
    • You may have to clear your browser cache before the web login will display.

Credits go out to mcannon-gso

As of now, which is July 2010, you can only use the trailed builds (bin with the router name in it) for initial flashing, do not use other .bin's for this or you may brick your unit!

DD-WRT E3000 Build information

The latest builds for this unit can be currently found in the FTP. Support was added in 14826 and on.

Brainslayer added E3000 Support from 14929 and on and builds are to be found in the broadcom_K26 folder of his build branch.

Also it has been asked about the builds with e2k-e3k name in them, these builds are for if you already have those units flashed with dd-wrt, you can simply use one of those builds to upgrade, but the initial flash should always be done with the trailed build (build with the unit only name in it) linked above.

Some useful tips

I have noticed with these style of linksys units, cooling can be very important to its performance, thus I have done a nice easy mod that will allow air flow for under the unit. Check this post for details. -buddee