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Flash Linksys XAC1900 with EA6900 firmware

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by ddaenen1, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. ddaenen1

    ddaenen1 Regular Contributor

    Mar 11, 2019
    I recently bought a Linksys XAC1900 to be configured in bridge-mode and used as an access point hooked up to my switch. So far so good and works flawless.

    As i understand it, the XAC1900 hardware is identical with the EA6900 with that difference that the XAC1900 has different firmware to support the DSL modem functionality that is integrated in the power supply.

    Oddly enough, Linksys has never published any firmware updates for the XAC1900 whereas there are many firmware updates for the EA6900.

    As i am never going to use the DSL modem functionality i am thinking of flashing the XAC with EA6900 firmware.

    My question is very simple: any experiences from members with this or insights, recommendations?
  2. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I would not recommend it...

    Linksys FW tends to be very model specific - even with same HW, for example WRT1900ac v2 vs. WRT1900acs V1, but the firmware is not cross compatible, as they moved the cal tables...