Install AdvancedTomato on the Linksys E2500 v3

Installing the AdvancedTomato firmware onto the Linksys E2500 v3

Linksys E2500 N600 Dual-Band Wireless Router
For more info on this router look at wikidevi or the manufacturer’s website.

For those of you that don’t know, AdvancedTomato is a fork from the Tomato by Shibby project, but with a much improved GUI frontend, and much easier to use.

I bought this one as it’s still a current model being sold which has AdvancedTomato support and is very cheap for what you get.

Disclaimer: When doing things on the firmware level there is always a possibility that something might go wrong and your router becomes bricked.


  1. Connect the router via an ethernet cable in one of the LAN ports (1-4), not the WAN port
  2. Login at
    username: admin
    password: admin
  3. Download the firmware from
  4. Flash this onto the router in the firmware upgrade tab
  5. Wait for it to reboot (1-5 mins)
  6. Once the router is back, go to and login
    username: admin
    password: admin
  7. Erase NVRAM (thorough) under Administration > Configuration
  8. Click ok to the confirmation, and it’ll reboot. (~2mins)
  9. Login again
    username: admin
    password: admin
  10. Change your login password and setup as desired


Inspired by Lindqvist blog post, which is about installing the Tomato by Shibby version on an older version of the E2500.