[Cerowrt-devel] New Linksys router

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 11:17:21 EST 2014

The press release for the new Linksys WRT1900AC has some details: 1.2GHz dual-core ARM, 128MBytes Flash, 256MBytes DDR3 RAM, 2.4 & 5 GHz dual band, lots of other good stuff. http://www.linksys.com/en-us/press/releases/2014-01-06_Linksys_wrt_revolutionizes_wireless_networking

… and also…

On Jan 7, 2014, at 11:05 AM, Jim Gettys <jg at freedesktop.org> wrote:

> Exactly what chips are inside?
> Any binary blobs?  Binary blob device drivers are non-starters. Binary blob firmware (e.g. in a wireless chip), can be handled if necessary if the code is available to the community (as is the case with ath9k).
> When we can get some (if they are interesting)? 
> When will their code base be available?

Good point on the blobs. I’m hopeful that their big emphasis on Open Source versions (they mention OpenWrt) will avoid the blobs. 


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