Updating linksys router
The company is addressing both objectives with its latest updates, due on Tuesday.According to Dan Albertson, a Linksys senior product manager, “These two new App features have been among those most requested by our customers.I've not seen many Open WRT compatible routers on the market in the UK, so my interest was piqued.It seems like a decent (though expensive) router, so I thought I'd give it a go and install Open WRT. If you brick your router following these instructions, I'm sorry, but you do so at your own risk.The WRT1900ACS page on the Open WRT wiki was a little vague about which version of the firmware to install, but stated that the router had Marvell Armada 385 & Shelby hardware, so I used the openwrt-mvebu-armada-385image to flash the firmware. Download the Open WRT firmware: openwrt-mvebu-armada-385Connect to the router with the supplied network cable. The password is Select File Select the previously downloaded openwrt-mvebu-armada-385-linksys-shelby-squashfs-factor.img, then click on Start. The next sensible step is to setup your VPN connection.Click on Yes in the Unrecognized file name modal: Click on Yes in the Update firmware modal: Click on OK in the Reboot Router modal: Almost immediately, you'll be able to browse to and see that Open Wrt has been installed: It should ask you to set a password at this point. By default, the wifi is disabled, but it's really straightforward to enable and secure in the admin UI. I use Private Internet Access as my VPN provider, so my VPN setup is tailored to PIA.Routers can also be taken over for criminal activities such as illegal downloads and attacks on websites. Linksys said it collaborated with Marvell and Open to ensure full open source support in the latest version of Open Wrt's Chaos Calmer release (15.05) at launch.
Owners and administrators of Linksys home routers are being advised to update and secure their devices following reports of active attacks on a flaw present in at least two models.These improvements can benefit the overall performance of a device.When a firmware upgrade is applied the communications of the router stops temporarily.Router manufacturers keep looking for ways to keep us connected, from pumping out routers with more powerful radios to creating new mesh technologies that use intelligence instead.Linksys has its Velop mesh network solution and “App Enabled” routers (formerly called Smart Wi-Fi Routers) that are aimed at both covering spaces with solid wireless connectivity and offering new features as technology progresses.