After the announcement of two new modems and modem/router combos, Linksys is back again with even bigger news. DD-WRT, an open source Linux-based firmware for various of WLAN routers, is now supported on the WRT 1900AC, WRT 1200AC, and recently released WRT 1900ACS Dual-band Gigabit Wi-Fi router.
DD-WRT now expands the third party firmware choices for the WRT series of routers beyond the current support of OpenWRT’s “Chaos Calmer” release. The company will also be able to provide custom firmware solutions for commercial applications built on the new Linksys WRT platform, just as they have for the last 12+ years.
“With Linksys and Marvel working closely to improve the upstream support for the Marvel CPUs and Wi-Fi radios, DD-WRT can now provide stable and robust support for the modern WRT series of routers in our alternate firmware platform, building on what was started many years back with the first WRT,” said Peter Steinhauser, Co-CEO, DD-WRT.
Chances are you’ll need to download a firmware update or update your Linksys router manually. The DD-WRT wiki has plenty of resources and tutorials, so be sure to give that a browse.