MSI RG60G : Firmware upgrade failed or ROM not burn in flash completely
The status LED of my router is flashing/blinking very fast. Yesterday, i tried updating my firmware from the MSI website (http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=firmware&maincat_no=131&prod_no=1061) it turns out that it didnt do the job well and the router is currently not accessible. I tried pushing the reset button, but the status LED still flashes very fast. The manual does not provide any solutions to this problem. Can anyone help me?
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Something went wrong during the upgrade of your firmware. If you were upgrading the firmware from Linksys website you need to call their tech support and have them replace it for you. If you were trying to hack it with a 3rd party firmware you probably need to go buy another one and maybe consider using the firmware it comes with. You cannot restore the device because the flash killed the restore function. Your device is cooked. Put some BBQ sauce on it and serve it for dinner.
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
1. make sure you have the right firmware update (the one that is specifically for your router model and revision). find the router model and revision (usually at the bottom of your router) and get the right version from the router manufacturer and nowhere else and try the update again since you can still access the configuration page. section 5.11.2 on manual (link below)
2. you may also want to attempt to reset your router to factory defaults, section 5.11.3 on manual
These steps came from the MSI website itself. link
Restore with reset button
1. First turn the power off the router and press the "reset" button.
2. Power on the router and hold the reset button until M1 & M2 LED or Status start flashing.
3. Release the reset button. If the LED flashes eight times that means the reset is done but if the LED light flashes twice you need to repeat the steps.
Reset the router while the power is on.
1. Press and hold the reset button for about 5 seconds M1 should flash 5 times, release the reset button and the restore/reset process is done.
Make sure that you have a copy of the latest firmware and it has an *.exe file with it. Because the router's configuration page won't be available, you'll be needing the exe to some sort of force the firmware upgrade procedure.
Unplug everything attached to your router except the power cable and LAN cable connected to your pc.
Configure your TCP/IP with this info: IP:192.168.123.253, Default mask:255.255.255.0, Default Gateway:192.168.123.254 and DNS Server:192.168.123.254 (Use only 1 DNS server). Save this new configuration and reboot your pc.
Unplug the power cable to your router as the pc reboots. When everything is up and running, plug the power cable. The status led will be flashing like crazy. It's normal.
Use the exe file to upgrade your firmware. Make sure that the utility file (exe file) is able to recognize your router or else you won't be able to do a firmware upgrade. Now this may take a while, keep pressing the Refresh button to recognize your router. Once recognized you would see there 192.168.0.1 crash. Once you have this, you can now press the upgrade button.
Wait for a while until the unit finishes the upgrade and once done, I think you have recovered the life of your router from the pits of hell. Hahahaha.
You can now unplug the power of the router and restart your pc, see if everything is doing fine.
fast blinking wan light may indicates that it receiving or sending data. try the ff and see if this may work:
Step 1: Shutdown the computer. Step 2: Unplug the router’s power cable. Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds. Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable. Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable. Step 6: Power on the computer on and test the Internet connection.
Are you able to login to the router? If you can reset the router to factory defaults..If you can't login to the router...Is there an external reset button on the router you could try to reset. with a paperclip? Otherwise, I had this happen on a linksys router/switch. New router time. You should just return it where you purchased the product. There was already something seemingly going wrong if it was rebooting. 3 weeks? just return it. don't even mention the firmware update.
Here is the site info for 3com:
OfficeConnect - Firmware upgrade fails with incorrect user interface image
Problem: Incorrect user interface image
Firmware upgrade fails
Problem: Error when upgrading firmware
Problem: Incorrect firmware
Problem: Wrong firmware
Cause: The downloaded .exe has not been extracted
The downloaded .exe needs to be extracted by double clicking on it.
When performing the firmware update use the extracted files that were obtained from the "exe" file.
e.g You will obtain a "bin" or "dlf" type of file which is the firmware required for your upgrade.
Let me know what happens.
Same problem here - wireless light starts blinking and I get a network interruption. At that point, I have to walk across the house and downstairs to cycle the power on the router to get it working again. What a pain - and the manual doesn't even mention a blinking status for that light. I'm thinking about hooking the router up to a automated power switch (X12) so I can remotely cycle the power.