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Firmware is not a driver for a computer it is new programming for a specific device.

The following link explains acquiring and downloading firmware into a linksys access point. EXERCISE CARE IN PERFORMING THIS TASK AN ERROR MAY RENDER YOU DEVICE INOPERABLE (USELESS).

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

  • david Dec 23, 2007

    In order to make your router work with your computers to connect to the internet the following must be completed:

    It must be configured to the requirements of you internet service provider (ISP) using information often available from his support or help site. Some but not all ISPs systems work with the factory settings in the router.

    Depending on the communication needs of each computer the router may need to be configured to open ports for game devices such as XBoxes and PS2s. The steps and requirements to perform this vary by game system and router.

    To avoid sharing your internet connections and possibly files with your neighbors or people on the street the wireless portion of the router should be secured. Often this is performed using encryption where a common passphrase (like a password) is entered into the router and each wireless adapter connected to a computing device. Clearly the steps to perform this depend on the router and the wireless adapters (sometimes built-in to computers).

    This is not a simple process and it can be more complex if the router has been custom configured before. If there is valid custom configuration in the router now and it is working it is even more difficult if the password to configure the router is lost or unknown.



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