Finding the right DD-WRT Linksys compatible routers can be a somewhat daunting task. There are many makes, models, and versions to choose from. For most, this may not make that much of a difference. For others, such as FlashRouters and the open-source community, this variety of routers makes a huge difference.
Compatibility with DD-WRT can depend on different versions and iterations of the models. Here at FlashRouters, we pride ourselves in our expertise in version control, cutting out the frustration and stress of using a faulty router for our customers. We only source the most efficient versions of our routers in order to deliver a seamless experience.
What Is DD-WRT Firmware?
DD-WRT is a Linux-based firmware project that was developed to enhance performance and expand features on wireless routers. This firmware is open-source, meaning anyone can see and develop the code for the firmware. This allows individuals to customize the firmware themselves.
Installing this firmware onto wireless router removes restrictions and ads features to your device. Some benefits include firmware benefits, stability upgrades, performance boosts, and the ability to use a VPN.
Why Are Only Some Routers Compatible With DD-WRT?
Generally speaking, there’s a lot of work behind finding DD-WRT compatible Linksys routers. The compatibility of the DD-WRT firmware largely depends on hardware. The make and model of the chipset and the size of the flash memory impacts the compatibility.
To find your own DD-WRT compatible Linksys router, it is recommended to head over to the DD-WRT wiki. On this page, you can find every DD-WRT supported device, from the manufacturer Abocom to ZCOM.
If flashing firmware yourself isn’t your forte, FlashRouters supports many different models including but not limited to the Linksys E900, Linksys E1900AC/S, and even the Linksys E3200.
Best Linksys DD-WRT Compatible Routers For VPN
Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter – The Linksys DD-WRT WRT1900ACS comes packed with a powerful 1.6 Ghz dual-core ARM processor. With four external antennas, it provides dual-band wireless speeds of up to 1900 Mbps.
Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 DD-WRT FlashRouter – The WRT3200ACM has the fastest processor available in any FlashRouter. It sports a 1.8 Ghz dual-core ARM processor to drive its four external antennas. With up to 3200 Mbps dual-band wireless speeds, it offers speed and performance.
Linksys WRT3200ACM Flashing Issues
Recently, the WRT3200ACM purchasers looking for a DD-WRT compatible router have consistently run into a major firmware flashing issues. The FlashRouter Team have been in direct contact with Linksys in order to remedy the situation and have found that the WRT3200ACM models with serial numbers starting with 19811 are currently incompatible with DD-WRT.
As of now, flashing DD-WRT firmware only works with models with serial numbers starting with 198106. This is the type of expertise and focus that only a nimble router sales and support team like ours at FlashRotuers can offer. Part of our services is the constant testing of new firmwares and compatibility that we do prior to any purchase.
Ask Amazon or Newegg if they will ensure your router has the proper serial number and let us know how it goes. Haha.
Remote Flashing & VPN Setup Plans Updates
To bring you the best support service, FlashRouters has added a new option for the Open Source Remote Flashing & VPN Setup Support Plans. This option will prompt customers to distinguish whether or not they have a 198106 serial number or not. This will streamline the support process to provide speedy turnaround for your FlashRouter.
FlashRouter Dedication To Open Source Solutions
In the long term, the FlashRouters team is working directly with Linksys as well as open-source developers to come up with a solution to hopefully get over this hurdle and make the WRT3200ACM Linksys DD-WRT compatible in the future.
One of the reasons we can primarily only offer factory re-certified models is that the compatible version is no longer manufactured and therefore cannot be purchased easily in bulk as a new model.
This is just another issue that the FlashRouter navigates to bring you the best open-source router models on a daily basis. Looking to get that guaranteed compatible pre-installed DD-WRT Linksys WRT3200ACM? Get yours before they are history!
Linksys DD-WRT Compatible Wireless Router List
Searching for a complete list of Linksys compatible DD-WRT Routers? We’ve got you covered!
Wireless-N Linksys DD-WRT Compatible Routers
- E1000 (Versions 1, 2 & 2.1)
- E1200 (Version 1 & 2)
- E2500 (Versions 1 & 2)
- WRT150N (Versions 1 and 1.1)
- WRT160N (Versions 1, 1.1, and 3.0)
- WRT300N (Versions 1 and 1.1)
- WRT310N (Versions 1 and 2)
- WRT600N (Versions 1 and 1.1)
- WRT610N (Versions 1 and 2)
Wireless-AC Linksys DD-WRT Compatible Routers
- EA6200 (AC900)
- EA6300 (AC1200)
- EA6300 (AC1600)
- EA6350 (AC1200)
- EA6400 (AC1600)
- EA6500 (AC1750)
- EA6700 (AC1750)
- EA6900 (AC1900)
- EA8500 (AC2600)
- EA9200 (AC3200)
- EA9500 (AC5300)
- WRT1900AC (Version 2 and S)
- WRT3200ACM (IMPORTANT NOTE: Serial # Must Start With 198106)
FlashRouters Open Source Problem Solvers
With our team having a major focus on version control, firmware flashing issues are a thing of the past. For instance, if you were to purchase a Linksys WRT3200ACM from another retailer, you could receive an incompatible device. FlashRouters is the source for tried and tested Open Source routers.
Here at FlashRouters, you have a choice between numerous DD-WRT compatible Linksys routers along with a top-notch support plan for all your needs.
Our support plans include assistance for set up and operation of any compatible Linksys router as well as remote support sessions with our highly qualified US-based router support team to make sure you are flashed, upgraded, safe and secure.
Have more questions? Reach out to expert networking sales team to get your Linksys DD-WRT questions answered!