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Linksys WRT1900AC

WRT1900AC was announced on 6th of January 2014 as a router developed to be used with OpenWrt. Despite Linksys announcement of working with OpenWrt community no patches and no info was shared for the next months.

  • On the 3rd of April Belkin posted link to ftp server containing patches adding WRT1900AC support. They couldn't be applied because of being incorrectly posted, not signed off and adding binary wireless driver ap8x.ko.
  • 5 days later a patchset in the form of single e-mail was posted to the openwrt-devel. It was malformed and not signed off, so still couldn't be applied. Release of wireless driver has been postponed.
  • Linksys started shipping on 10th or April
  • Wireless driver was announced to stay closed source on 30th of July. It'll likely consist of pre-built closed source part (so called "library") and probably some open source file calling kernel APIs.
  • Oddly, the wireless driver source was later distributed as part of the GPL release of the stock Linksys firmware. This driver requires significant refactoring before it can be included in OpenWRT.

At this point it is not possible to compile a fully working (including WiFi) customized OpenWrt build for WRT1900AC.

See also Update on Linksys WRT1900AC support forum thread for official statement.

Supported Versions

Version/Model Launch Date S/N OpenWrt Version Supported Model Specific Notes
v1 2014-03 - - -
v1.1 2014-x - - -

NOTE: Anything not included in model specific notes, or where a short comment couldn't be included on the notes.

OEM source code available at: link

Hardware Highlights

SoC Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag eSata
Marvell MV78230 256 MiB 128 MiB 1x2.0 1x3.0 Yes

Serial Port


1 2 3 4 5 6
GND ? RX ? TX ?

FIXME TODO: copypaste from template_device

Manufacturer's site: Linksys WRT1900AC


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toh/linksys/wrt1900ac.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/16 06:17 by mmilburn