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Just bought a Linksys E2000 router and I'm going to flash DD-WRT onto it. however, all over the box it says to "install CD first".

Do I need to do this or can I just hook the router to my PC and flash away?
Edited by LXXIII - 7/28/11 at 7:06pm
     
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You don't have to install the CD, they just put that there, so that the setup is made to give the best success.
here are the instructions for putting DD-WRT on an E2000.
http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2000
post #3 of 12
Don't install the CD. It's pretty useless if you know how to set up a basic network.

Read the instructions for flashing DD-WRT on the wiki for you model. Also I recommend not using the latest builds, as they have some issues with Wi-Fi signal strength and broken DDNS. If I were you I would read the stickies on the DD WRT forum, specifically:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=52043&sid=8570f8f90777d0d3a5bccf1f4cc14a87

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486&sid=8570f8f90777d0d3a5bccf1f4cc14a87

Usually, to safely install DD WRT you should do a 30/30/30 reset, flash a trailed build, 30/30/30 reset, install recommended (or other) build, 30/30/30 reset, profit!
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No i have a E2000 and the cd is useless. I flashed right away when i got mine. Works way better on DD-WRT than stock.
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so what is this doing?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LXXIII;14386092 
Just bought a Linksys E2000 router and I'm going to flash DD-WRT onto it. however, all over the box it says to "install CD first".

Do I need to do this or can I just hook the router to my PC and flash away?


Yeah just hook the router straight to your PC then flash it. I flashed my linksys WRT54G like 4-5 years ago and still working and I just re-flashed again with the latest firmware still rocks. But make sure to preserve all you configurations settings and stuff.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwood;14392474 
so what is this doing?

if you are asking what DD WRT is, it is an aftermarket firmware for some routers that enables advanced features and menus that at first were not available. It is free, but there is a list of which routers work with DD WRT http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

another Alternative firmware that supports a limited number is Tomato

@OP: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2000 heres an installation guide for the E2000 follow it or your gonna have a bricked router tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Thedark1337;14394060 
if you are asking what DD WRT is, it is an aftermarket firmware for some routers that enables advanced features and menus that at first were not available. It is free, but there is a list of which routers work with DD WRT http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

another Alternative firmware that supports a limited number is Tomato

@OP: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2000 heres an installation guide for the E2000 follow it or your gonna have a bricked router tongue.gif

lol thanks! I did read that DD WRT Wiki page, very complicated stuff: flash this one if it's your first time, but after your first time don't flash that one again - you gotta flash this other one!

I do understand all that and I did do the flash - it was successful and the router is running great. I even mounted it on a raised grill above my Antec 900's 200mm top exhaust fan to give it some extra ventilation since it's apparently so important with these Linksys models.
     
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yeah thats a tiny problem with Linksys routers. Heat is an issue, but some people get crafty and put extra small heatsinks left over on top of the chips that have a heat problem. Although that is a neat solution you came up with biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Thedark1337;14398605 
yeah thats a tiny problem with Linksys routers. Heat is an issue, but some people get crafty and put extra small heatsinks left over on top of the chips that have a heat problem. Although that is a neat solution you came up with biggrin.gif

That sounds pretty cool. Where can I find a tiny heatsink for the router's CPU?
     
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