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Linksys E2500 v1

The Linksys E2500 was a router released by Linksys around April 2011. It features a Broadcom BCM43236 dual-band wireless chip. It has 4, 10/100 ethernet ports, and a single 10/100 WAN port.

This device's wireless chip does not work with OpenWRT. However, OpenWRT does flash to the device, and ethernet works fine.

E2500

Supported Versions

Experimental Versions

None at this time.

Hardware Highlights

Installation

OEM easy installation

Login to the default Linksys E2500 Web Interface (Default factory setting is http://192.168.1.1/).

Next, go to Administration, and then click the Firmware Upgrade option in the sub-menu. Click browse, upload the .bin you downloaded from above, click "Start Upgrade", and wait for the router to reboot.

OEM installation using the TFTP method

Upgrading OpenWrt

generic.sysupgrade

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

Terminal Upgrade Process

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:

cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

mtd

If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:

cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Debricking

Failsafe mode

Basic configuration

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

Network interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
eth0.2 WAN DHCP Client
eth0.1 LAN ports (1 to 4) 192.168.1.1/24

Buttons

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s).

The Linksys E2500 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
Reset reset

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

To remove the cover, remove the rubber feet from the bottom of the case, and unscrew the following 3 screws as shown below:

e2500_v1_screws.jpg

PCB (Top):
e2500_v1_pcb_top.jpg

PCB (Bottom):
e2500_v1_pcb_bottom.jpg

Hardware mods

None so far.

Dmesg Output

OpenWrt Dmesg Output

[ 0.000000] Linux version 3.18.23 (buildbot@builder1) (gcc version 4.8.3 (OpenWrt/Linaro GCC 4.8-2014.04 r48532) ) #1 Tue Mar 1 09:17:19 CET 2016 [ 0.000000] CPU0 revision is: 00019749 (MIPS 74Kc) [ 0.000000] bcm47xx: Using bcma bus [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Found chip with id 0x5357, rev 0x02 and package 0x08 [ 0.000000] Determined physical RAM map: [ 0.000000] memory: 04000000 @ 00000000 (usable) [ 0.000000] Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd [ 0.000000] Zone ranges: [ 0.000000] Normal [mem 0x00000000-0x03ffffff] [ 0.000000] HighMem empty [ 0.000000] Movable zone start for each node [ 0.000000] Early memory node ranges [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x00000000-0x03ffffff] [ 0.000000] Initmem setup node 0 [mem 0x00000000-0x03ffffff] [ 0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 16384 [ 0.000000] free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat 802e4300, node_mem_map 81000000 [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 128 pages used for memmap [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 0 pages reserved [ 0.000000] Normal zone: 16384 pages, LIFO batch:3 [ 0.000000] Primary instruction cache 32kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes. [ 0.000000] Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, VIPT, cache aliases, linesize 32 bytes [ 0.000000] pcpu-alloc: s0 r0 d32768 u32768 alloc=1*32768 [ 0.000000] pcpu-alloc: [0] 0 [ 0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 16256 [ 0.000000] Kernel command line: noinitrd console=ttyS0,115200 [ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 256 (order: -2, 1024 bytes) [ 0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes) [ 0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) [ 0.000000] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000 [ 0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000 [ 0.000000] Memory: 61392K/65536K available (2594K kernel code, 119K rwdata, 324K rodata, 148K init, 288K bss, 4144K reserved, 0K highmem) [ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:128 [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x800, rev 0x26, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x812, rev 0x1C, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 2 found: GBit MAC (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x82D, rev 0x03, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 3 found: MIPS 74K (manuf 0x4A7, id 0x82C, rev 0x04, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 4 found: USB 2.0 Host (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x819, rev 0x05, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 5 found: DDR1/DDR2 Memory Controller (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x82E, rev 0x02, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 6 found: I2S (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x834, rev 0x02, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Core 7 found: Internal Memory (manuf 0x4BF, id 0x80E, rev 0x0B, class 0x0) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Found rev 9 PMU (capabilities 0x28A42A09) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Found serial flash [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Found M25P64 serial flash (size: 8192KiB, blocksize: 0x10000, blocks: 128) [ 0.000000] bcma: bus0: Early bus registered [ 0.000000] MIPS: machine is Unknown Board [ 0.000000] bcm47xx: Setting up vectored interrupts [ 0.070000] Calibrating delay loop... 149.91 BogoMIPS (lpj=749568) [ 0.070000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301 [ 0.070000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.070000] Mountpoint-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.070000] NET: Registered protocol family 16 [ 0.100000] Switched to clocksource MIPS [ 0.100000] NET: Registered protocol family 2 [ 0.100000] TCP established hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.100000] TCP bind hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.100000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024) [ 0.100000] TCP: reno registered [ 0.100000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.100000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.110000] NET: Registered protocol family 1 [ 0.110000] PCI: CLS 0 bytes, default 32 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: Using SPROM revision 8 provided by platform. [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: PMU resource config unknown or not needed for device 0x5357 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: Workarounds unknown or not needed for device 0x5357 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: Initializing MIPS core... [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: set_irq: core 0x0812, irq 3 => 3 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: set_irq: core 0x082d, irq 4 => 4 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: set_irq: core 0x0819, irq 5 => 5 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: set_irq: core 0x0800, irq 2 => 2 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: set_irq: core 0x0834, irq 2 => 2 [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: IRQ reconfiguration done [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x0800, irq : 2(S)* 3 4 5 6 D I [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x0812, irq : 2(S) 3* 4 5 6 D I [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x082d, irq : 2(S) 3 4* 5 6 D I [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x082c, irq : 2(S) 3 4 5 6 D I* [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x0819, irq : 2(S) 3 4 5* 6 D I [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x082e, irq : 2(S) 3 4 5 6 D* I [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x0834, irq : 2(S)* 3 4 5 6 D I [ 0.540000] bcma: core 0x080e, irq : 2(S) 3 4 5 6 D I* [ 0.540000] bcma: bus0: Bus registered [ 0.550000] futex hash table entries: 256 (order: -1, 3072 bytes) [ 0.550000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher [ 0.550000] jffs2: version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc. [ 0.550000] msgmni has been set to 119 [ 0.550000] io scheduler noop registered [ 0.550000] io scheduler deadline registered (default) [ 0.550000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 16 ports, IRQ sharing enabled [ 0.560000] console [ttyS0] disabled [ 0.580000] serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xb8000300 (irq = 2, base_baud = 1250000) is a U6_16550A [ 0.950000] console [ttyS0] enabled [ 1.000000] 6 bcm47xxpart partitions found on MTD device bcm47xxsflash [ 1.010000] Creating 6 MTD partitions on "bcm47xxsflash": [ 1.020000] 0x000000000000-0x000000040000 : "boot" [ 1.020000] 0x000000040000-0x0000007f0000 : "firmware" [ 1.030000] 0x00000004001c-0x00000004090c : "loader" [ 1.040000] 0x00000004090c-0x000000147800 : "linux" [ 1.040000] 0x000000147800-0x0000007f0000 : "rootfs" [ 1.050000] mtd: device 4 (rootfs) set to be root filesystem [ 1.060000] 1 squashfs-split partitions found on MTD device rootfs [ 1.060000] 0x000000370000-0x0000007f0000 : "rootfs_data" [ 1.070000] 0x0000007f0000-0x000000800000 : "nvram" [ 1.080000] bgmac bcma0:2: Found PHY addr: 30 (NOREGS) [ 1.090000] bgmac bcma0:2: Support for Roboswitch not implemented [ 1.140000] libphy: bgmac mii bus: probed [ 1.250000] b53_common: found switch: BCM5325, rev 4 [ 1.260000] bgmac: Broadcom 47xx GBit MAC driver loaded [ 1.270000] bcm47xx-wdt bcm47xx-wdt.0: BCM47xx Watchdog Timer enabled (30 seconds) [ 1.270000] TCP: cubic registered [ 1.280000] NET: Registered protocol family 17 [ 1.280000] bridge: automatic filtering via arp/ip/ip6tables has been deprecated. Update your scripts to load br_netfilter if you need this. [ 1.300000] Bridge firewalling registered [ 1.300000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 [ 1.320000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:4. [ 1.320000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 148K (802fb000 - 80320000) [ 3.150000] init: Console is alive [ 3.160000] init: - watchdog - [ 5.180000] init: - preinit - [ 6.130000] random: mktemp urandom read with 9 bits of entropy available [ 9.770000] jffs2: notice: (226) jffs2_build_xattr_subsystem: complete building xattr subsystem, 0 of xdatum (0 unchecked, 0 orphan) and 0 of xref (0 dead, 0 orphan) found. [ 9.790000] mount_root: switching to jffs2 overlay [ 9.850000] procd: - early - [ 9.850000] procd: - watchdog - [ 10.990000] procd: - ubus - [ 12.000000] procd: - init - [ 14.720000] NET: Registered protocol family 10 [ 14.740000] ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 14.770000] Loading modules backported from Linux version master-2015-03-09-0-g141f155 [ 14.770000] Backport generated by backports.git backports-20150129-0-gdd4a670 [ 14.790000] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 14.820000] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (961 buckets, 3844 max) [ 14.890000] xt_time: kernel timezone is -0000 [ 14.940000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain [ 14.970000] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated: [ 14.970000] cfg80211: DFS Master region: unset [ 14.980000] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time) [ 14.990000] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A) [ 15.000000] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz, 92000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A) [ 15.000000] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A) [ 15.010000] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A) [ 15.020000] cfg80211: (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s) [ 15.030000] cfg80211: (5490000 KHz - 5730000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s) [ 15.040000] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A) [ 15.050000] cfg80211: (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 0 mBm), (N/A) [ 15.190000] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 [ 15.200000] NET: Registered protocol family 24 [ 15.230000] b43-phy0: Broadcom 5357 WLAN found (core revision 28) [ 15.240000] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 9, Type 4 (N), Revision 9 [ 15.240000] b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED RADIO (Manuf 0x17F, ID 0x2057, Revision 5, Version 2) [ 15.250000] b43: probe of bcma0:1 failed with error -122 [ 15.260000] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: NL ] [ 30.510000] device eth0.1 entered promiscuous mode [ 30.520000] device eth0 entered promiscuous mode [ 30.540000] br-lan: port 1(eth0.1) entered forwarding state [ 30.540000] br-lan: port 1(eth0.1) entered forwarding state [ 32.540000] br-lan: port 1(eth0.1) entered forwarding state [ 79.930000] random: nonblocking pool is initialized


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toh/linksys/linksys_e2500_1.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/29 20:44 by tmomas