The Linksys EA6500 v1 router has Gigabit WiFi, 4 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
Linksys EA6500 v1 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1
Linksys login instructions
Default password: admin
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.1.1
How to factory reset (hard reset) Linksys EA6500 v1 :
You can factory reset your Linksys EA6500 v1 in the following way(s)
Through the web interface
Open your browser and navigate to the router interface (see default settings below)
Under the Administration tab you will find a sub-tab called Factory defaults
On the Factory defaults page click the button labeled Restore Factory Defaults
With the reset button
Have your unit powered on
Press and hold the reset button for at least 10 seconds until the power light starts blinking, then release.
When the power light goes solid, unplug the power to the router for 10 seconds
Plug the power back in and start the router
When the power light goes solid again the router is ready to use.
Linksys EA6500 v1 router specifications :
CPU: 600 MHz
RAM: 128 MiB
Flash: 128 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: n/a
1 x Gigabit port
4 x Gigabit ports
Linksys EA6500 review (quick overview)
Here is the quick comparison of how the Linksys EA6500 compares to
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EA6500 v1 Firmwares
Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more
from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider
an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly
the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Linksys EA6500 v1
Flashing OpenWrt on the Linksys EA6500 v1
The Linksys EA6500 v1 is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of
flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn’t find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the Linksys
EA6500 v1, but since it’s listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can
over to the
OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you’re on own risk. Make sure to
read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes
Linksys stock firmware for the EA6500 v1
Stock firmwares for the EA6500 v1 are available under the download section on the
support page. You can also refer
to the router’s manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.