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Find out the brand/model of my wireless router and update firmwar

Want to update wireless router firmware, can I detect the make and model of router from laptop and then effect update

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  • Ved Pradhan May 11, 2010

    yes you can find it using you laptop but yes make sure that the connection is wired with the router when you do an upgrade,go to run,type in cmd and then press enter,a black box will appear in that box type in ipconfig and hit enter,it will give u a list of options,you will see something which will say default gateway make a note of those number(example it will be like 192.168.1.1 it might be different as well),put this numbers in the address box of your browser,once you do this you will get a screen to put in the user name and password to put in and sometimes you will also see the name and model no of the router depending upon the vendors setup steps,generally the user name and password will be eihter admin/admin or blank/admin or admin/blank these are the more common combination the router manufacturers uses.Once it is accepted you will be navigated to the router page where you can find the name as well as the version no.....do these steps and let me know will get back to you with the link to update the firmware...

    good luck...
    vedhick

  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hi there - concerning your second question, if you plan to update firmware from a laptop, you must do so with a wired connection, or you risk 'bricking' your router. Backup your router configuration settings before the update. Good luck with this

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SOURCE: Updated Canadian firmware

check the exact model of your router with the version number.. it can be found underneath the device itself.. you could also check the firmware on the router's page by accessing it, then go to the status tab.. on that kind of routers, if the firmware ranges from 1.50.0-1.51.2 you need to upgrade that because it gives you a problem.. the latest version is 1.52.2.. those are routers of version 5 and 6.. you can download the firmware at www.linksys.com/downloads.. select NA and usa first then type your model number and select your version number.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: firmware update for netgear router

I was having the same issues too. I followed the steps dotted all over the internet and was getting stuck in exactly the same place. No matter how hard I tried, I just kept getting the 'invalid filename' issue.

Eventually I figured it out - the way that Netgear/Virgin have blocked firmware updating is to break the filename checking page so it doesn't accept any files. What we need to do is bypass the filename checking code so that the firmware upgrade system can then handle the file, and we're going to do this by manipulating the web page using a tool called Firebug.

Here is the solution:

1) If you haven't already got it, install Mozilla Firefox 3 (there is good reason for this - I'm not just shamelessly plugging it! :P).
2) Install the 'Firebug' extension for Firefox from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843 and restart your browser when requested.
3) Navigate to your router's admin page, and fill in your login details (if you don't know them, it's likely to be the one written on the bottom of your router).
4) Navigate to the router upgrade page (the one where you select the firmware to upload' and select the location of the firmware file, like you would normally. Now, instead of clicking the 'Upload' button, press F12. This should bring up Firebug in the bottom quarter of your screen.
5) Now, click the moz-screenshot.png2193448.jpgbutton at the top of the Firebug panel and then click on the 'Upload' button. This will bring up the code for the upload button, where it does the filename checking. It'll look like this:
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6) It looks like Netgear have actually stripped out the real checking code so it can't be used, so we'll need to fool the page into thinking everything's fine and dandy with the filename so it can update the firmware. Click where it says "return checkData();" and replace it with "return true;".

7) Finally, click the upload button. The router should now accept the file and start updating.

And hey presto! You have a non-nargled wireless router with the latest firmware!

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Verizon GT704WG modem/router firmware update

You will ahve to log on to the web interface of the modem to find out what the firmware you have is.. See if there is an option to upgrade automatically. Else, look on the Verizon website. That might help
Thanks
Ranjit

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi I cant configure my router D-link DIR-300

This definitely worked for me. To find out your computer's MAC address, just go to start, then click run, then type 'CMD'. When prompted, type 'ipconfig/all'. Find your ethernet adapter local area network connection, and underneath you will find a lablel titled Physical Address. This is your MAC address and should consist of 6 pairs of number/letter combinations. Then connect your computer to the modem, eithe wirelessly or directly and point your browser to 192.168.0.1. Under Setup click Internet Setup and then click Manual Internet Connection Setup. Under Internet Connection Type, select Dynamic IP (DHCP), then under MAC address, type in the MAC address of your computer. Click Save Settings and Presto! It worked for me.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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SOURCE: HOW TO UPDATE ASUS WL-AM604g Wireless Router

1. Download the updated software from the vendor's web-site.
2. Connect your computer with an Ethernet cable, *NOT* via wireless, to the router.
3. Access the router's built-in web-server interface.
4. Navigate through the web-pages to the "update firmware" page.
5. Click "browse", and point to the file on your computer that is the updated software.
6. Click "update".
7. Hopefully, BC Hydro wil NOT cut your AC power while your router is updating.
8. The router will restart.
9. Done.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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Make sure you update your wireless router firmware..
Use link below to update

http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-ca/wireless/lbc/WRT54G2

Please note:

Linksys is known for alot of problems with there firmwares causing tons for problems ..

I use a linksys wireless router my self & had to unplug the router every 2 to 4 days because it would stop any computers to go on the internet.
I flashed my firmware and put in a 3rd party firmware that has never caused any problems and it gave me tons of features that your linksys firmware did not.

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Check out this site http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

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you got yourself a pickle. updating firmware (or flashing) it's a very critical process and you only do it becuase you have to (an nothing else), not completing a firmware update usually will cause irreperable damage to your unit so be prepared to replace the router.

now the only thing you can try is to

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check the exact model of your router with the version number.. it can be found underneath the device itself.. you could also check the firmware on the router's page by accessing it, then go to the status tab.. on that kind of routers, if the firmware ranges from 1.50.0-1.51.2 you need to upgrade that because it gives you a problem.. the latest version is 1.52.2.. those are routers of version 5 and 6.. you can download the firmware at www.linksys.com/downloads.. select NA and usa first then type your model number and select your version number.

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