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.
802.11ac Wifi dongle for use on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux x64 workstation. It was a upgrade to my old wireless N wifi adaptor USB N10 from ASUS.Linksys released its flagship WRT1900AC, 802.11ac router a good few months ago now, and our intention was to bring you our review after one month of solid usage.The key word here is 'solid', as it's something that this router failed to exhibit in its performance during our initial tests.We put it aside for a while as we tested other wireless routers (the D-Link DIR-880L being the most recent), and came back to it in October with the hope that Linksys would have by now provided new firmware to shore it up.The good news is that Linksys did indeed release new firmware since our initial tests, and it went a long way to address the instability we had with this router, which had manifested in regular automatic restarts and Internet drop-outs on the 5GHz band (we had to switch to the 2.4GHz band to use the Internet in these instances).