I'm going to throw this question out to other Fixya people, and maybe someone else has run into this issue.
I picked up a Linksys BEFSR81 8 port router at a yard sale for $1, and figured I would tinker with it.
I tried updating the firmware to the latest (I am assuming I have a version 1, as no version number is even on the label, which usually means the first release).
When I try, I get a "Failed to update the flash data into ROM" when using IE, and different error when using Firefox (i don't recall the exact error, but it was something to do with the flash path). I even tried to use their flash installer, and even different versions, with the same negative results.
There are a few hits about this problem on the Linksys support site, and they say to use IE, and a few other generic stupid things to try (resetting, etc).
It's not a huge deal, as it still works the way it is, and after all, i DID only pay $1 for it.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Hi, If you want to make sure that the signal from your router is secured, the only way you need to do about that is to put in a password or passphrase before connecting to the wireless connection. that is the security the router can give you. unless they know the code. they wont be able to connect to your router freely. and about the updates on the linksys, it is ok not to update at this point. and even if you dont have your disc. the router will still work. the disc only give you a software for the router to connect automatically. while windows can already give you that option.
Your better bet is a wireless access point. It plugs into your router and can be configured to be transparent to the network so that any IP address you get for your wireless device comes from the original router (better for networking).
1st check your cable with the tester 2nd configure your router then the last configure your connection go to control panel then network connection then right click local area connectn then properties one click internet protocol tcp/ip then properties check obtain IP add automatically then obtain DNS then start to connect again
Connect a pc to port 2 on the befsr41. Push the reset button for 30 seconds, unplug the power for 10 seconds. Check pc ip address, it should be 192.168.1.xx. If that is the ip address, the router is working.
I actually FOUND the solution at the linksys community forum site. It's weird, and I quote [kiefmoon], "I beat my head against this issue for the past few months, for the same reason as you: I'd built out a Windows Home Server, which can configure a home router automatically via UPnP, so I happily enabled it on the router, only to be locked out of the web-based configuration page.
Good news though! I just figured out the cause of the issue -- and it's really dumb: You turn on UPnP on the Passwords tab, right? Well, if you look around on that page, you'll notice that, along with the option to enable UPnP, there are two password fields filled with asterisks. I think most people would assume that if they don't change anything in those fields, then click Apply, that the password has not been changed. And they'd be wrong. I don't know what the password gets changed to at that point, but it's not "admin".
...So the fix is: when you enable UPnP, do yourself a favor and enter a password in those fields (ideally something sronger than "admin" ). That way, you'll actually know what the password is when you get prompted for it."
A flaw in the built-in DHCP server causes the routers to send BOOTP reply packets that contain sensitive information about traffic running through the devices as well as other random information about the router's configuration.
New firmware to fix this issue is now available! See information on the Linksys site for upgrading to the new firmware.
The following routers are the only models that support the AOL Broadband Cable service.
Note: All Linksys routers support AOL DSL connections due to the standard PPPoE login and authentication connection type used with that service.
Please be sure to check the version number of your router (which can be found on the underside label). Only the specific models and versions listed here are supported by AOL Cable:
BEFW11S4 v2, v3, and v3.2
HPRO200 (Available from AOL only at this time)
You must Enable the "AOL Parental Controls" option located in the Security tab of the web-based Setup utility pages of these routers in order to get a connection using AOL Cable. You may access the utility by visiting http://192.168.1.1 in a web browser and by logging in using the router's password (by default, the password is admin).