[howto] setup dd-wrt repeater bridge (updated
The DD-WRT firmware is saved as a ‘.trx’ file. The aim of this document is to demonstrate how to MOD a DD-WRT package without having to recompile it from source code. A virtual-boxed Ubuntu, DD-WRT svn source code, a hex editor, and HxD are all that is needed. Make sure you understand how a MOD firmware can brick your computer.
Those who purchased the router for $15 a while ago and have been waiting for dd-wrt should rejoice because it has finally arrived.
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So I’ve had this router for a long time. When I moved to the United States, I bought the EA2700 without doing much research. That was a blunder. I previously owned a number of the well-known WRT54GL routers and was very pleased with them, primarily because they allow you to install an alternative operating system, which gives you a lot more power and functionality.
However, in 2012, the WRT54GL was just too old, so I wanted to upgrade to the Linksys Cisco EA2700. I won’t go into too much detail, but this was an incredibly poor decision. The program is simply awful. They tried to add some ‘cloud-connection’ stuff on top of that, which is not only unnecessary, but also counterproductive. They attempted to sell it as a “Smart Router.” I bought a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND a few months later and have been using it ever since.
Hello, and thank you for the tutorial. I followed all of your instructions, but after installing the dd-wrt firmware, the router reboots three times in a row before reverting to the Linksys firmware. Is there a justification for this? Thank you so much!
Wireless repeater setup with dd-wrt firmware
The CPU and Ethernet features should work based on this, but I’m not sure about the wireless interfaces. Without going into the Linux code in Tomato, it appears that the BCM5321 is supported (based on the lspci output), but it’s difficult to tell if “all works great.”
In other words, go ahead and do it, but make sure you have a way to “un-brick” the system if anything goes wrong. I’m not sure what’s going on based on the DD-WRT forum; a lot of people are talking about having to flash it using a serial port, so…
I’m still stumped as to what firmware you can use. I’ve seen people try wl high on the DD-WRT forum, which I know Toastman supports (there’s a “WL High” directory), but if you brick it, you’ll have to find out how to unbrick it.
The hardware of the EA2700 is compared to that of the E2500 and E3200 by scrolling down to the “Inside” portion of the above site. Except for the lack of power amps and the amount of flash ram, the EA2700 appears to have similar hardware to the E3200.
Extend your wifi range using an old wireless router (dd
I have a Linksys EA2700 router, and since the original firmware is so limited, I prefer to use it as a wireless repeater and a giga switch for the computers that are close by. DD-WRT is, of course, the best choice. The issue is that, despite being a long-time DD-WRT user, no matter how I tried to flash DD-WRT firmware, trying some different version, I was unable to get it to run on my ea2700, and after many reboots, it reverted to the original classic firmware.
I mean, it appears that NAND had a bad block that could not be read during booting, and when using the web UI to update it, it said it was effective, but I have my doubts. Then I try to upgrade firmware using CFE and tftp, but before the tftp upload completes, CFE states that the original firmware is 13M and ddwrt is 17M. So I find out how to update the DD-WRT firmware, uninstall some unnecessary “large” modules and resources, and repack the firmware at 12M. Uploading via tftp works for me!