Has anyone been able to configure a Linksys E3000 using freebsd or pcbsd?

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at rogers.com
Fri Aug 12 01:00:44 UTC 2011

On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:27:39 -0700
Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi--
> On Aug 11, 2011, at 5:03 PM, eculp wrote:
> > In a trade with a "friend", I ended up with a Linksys E3000.  The only windows machine that I have is my wife's 10" laptop that doesn't have a dvd.  I use FreeBSD or pcBSD for everything, workstations, servers, etc.  I need to configure this thing but can't find any instructions on web based configuration.  The FAQ and the dvd all imply that you must run the windows installation programs.  I doubt that is true.  I've used other Linksys products, printservers, AP's, etc. with no problem.
> > 
> > Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> You can do a reasonable job of configuring an E3000 without using the Windows installer-- manually set up the laptop at IP using a direct ethernet cable, and the router ought to be at  Note that most of these Linksys Exxxx models, especially the ones with the "L" prefix are updated variants of the classic WRT54G(L), and you might consider running DD-WRT instead of the stock Cisco/Linksys firmware.
> Regards,
> -- 
> -Chuck
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Mine just handed out via DHCP, and I was able to configure it with the browser. But I returned it to Best Buy as it didn't have as good a range as the older one I was replacing. I didn't need to use the DVD at all to configure it.

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