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DI-524 died during firmware update

Updated the firmware, the unit restarted and now it transmits no signal and I can't get to it's admin section with the 192.168.0.1 IP address in a browser. I've tried every trick I know to access it. The reset button on the back makes the lights flash as they should, but the unit remins dead to the outside world.

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  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Thanks Mark. I have indeed done all of those things but to no avail. The unit is not trasmitting a signal so all my efforts have been with some cat 5 direct to the unit. I've tried X over cable to the WAN port, I've even done the following which I found on the web:




    "Remove all cables from the router except for the power cable. Leave the power cable connected.
    Get into a position in which you can be holding the reset button and have your other hand free.
    Press and hold down the reset button. Hold this for 15 secs. Then remove the power from the router. When you remove the power continue holding down the reset button for another 30 secs.
    Plug the power back into the router - still holding down the reset button. Wait for another 45 secs and then let go of the reset button.
    Apparently - I'm told, the router may have gone into crash mode while completing the reset.
    Finally, wait for 10 secs and then remove the power again. Keep the router unplugged for 60 secs, then plug it back in again.
    Hopefully, you should now be able to connect to the configuration menu on the router."


    Any ideas?

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    She's still dead in the water chaps.. I'm inclined to pull it apart and wash it with metho! Works for carburettas!

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Yes the WAN light flashes when connected...





    I'm looking for an answer in the end of town like:




    "Open the unit there is a logic board reset button"


    or


    "Plug a cable from the WAN to Port 3 of the Hub in the router and hold the reset button down for exactly 8.5 seconds"


    I've really tried everything and think that perhaps it will need to have a new EPROM installed. But that is painful and will porbably cost more that the unit is worth...


    erg... does any body have a wizzard tip for my!

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Yes. Static IP address on the laptop. In the 192.168.0.x range.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Yes the WAN light flashes.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    No. I have tried one million resets and power on / off reset and all the work I've been doing has been with the Cat 5 in the router's hub port(s). The unit is not even trasmitting any signal.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Still no cigar my friend...

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    ok... I've set the PC to 192.168.0.1 the PC did not seem to warn of an IP conflict. it did try and tell me that it had no network connection,


    The PC has always has had static IP settings.


    Now I've set it to DHCP and it thinks it's connected to a network.


    I opened the browser and keyed 192.168.0.1 it did not find the config page.


    Also, the laptop was not assigned an IP address,



  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Yes tried DHCP. I wrote the remarks to you and Mark at the same time... see above. I know it's late.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    The unit was working. I downloaded the latest firmware from Dlink. The file name and the link to download gave every indication that it was the correct firmware. Of course now I can't see what the firmware's status is because I can't access the config console.




    I thinbk the unit may be knacked!

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Now I've set it to DHCP and it thinks it's connected to a network. 
    I opened the browser and keyed 192.168.0.1 it did not find the config page. 
    Also, the laptop was not assigned an IP address, when I checked the properties of the TCP /IP settings.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    The firmware update was done on a Mac via a direct cat 5 cable to the router. The unit is now connected to a PC directly with cat 5 and I am communication to you with my Mac.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    he he he. I've done all you said Jeff, the responses are above.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    Yes I set it to DHCP. To receive an IP address and DNS servers from the router. It failed the same as it did when the lappy was set to a static IP address.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    ok it's set to obtain IP and DNS automatically. Command Prompt ipconfig rells us that it has an ip address of: 192.168.123.103 and a gateway of: .254. I keyed 192.168.123.1 into the browser. No result.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    But... 192.168.123.254 gets me in and it's asking to do the firmware upgrade again! Oh joy!

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    came back with the same ip config.

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    came back with the same... but I'll update the firmware and then see where it takes us. I can't do that right now but I will advise and I will rate uou 4 stars brother! man many thanks!

  • elfa May 13, 2008

    All good Jeff. The unit is back at 192.168.0.1 and working like a dream. Very good get from you! Better than D Link support who I berrated in their rate system.




    Bummer is, I now discover the DI-524 doesn't WDS... so I'm shagged!

  • elfa May 15, 2008

    The D Link support guy was a very pleasant and efficent fellow. But he had no idea beyond the basic test regime.




    Many thanks again Jeff. An excellent method for the solution and a good learning expewrience for moi!

  • MFerrari Aug 22, 2008

    Hi I have the same problem. I recently installed firmware 1.23 for my revision A3 D-Link DI-524 and it no longer broadcasts any wireless signals. Before the firmware update it worked perfectly, now it will only let the directly connected computer work and it won't let me access the setting using 192.168.0.1. I don't quite understand the solutions given here if someone could please help me by clarifying or giving me another answer that would be great thanks.



  • itneedfixing Mar 31, 2009

    firmware update did not work and dlink di-524 don't work no more i tried doing what u guy's did but i'm lost not

  • jhcooper Apr 04, 2009

    DI 524 IP of 192.168.0.1 is not working when I try it from the Browser. It does not bring up the Admin /password box. In fact it does nothing. I cant ping it either. It shows as dead

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 11, 2010

    Just out of curiosity, have you made sure to set your IP to auto instead of static on the wired lan?

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 11, 2010

    Try this if you havnt already.



    Connect to the router using a wired lan and log in that way. The router could have gone into secure mode and therefore locked out wireless connection.



    Failing that, turn the power off, press and hold the reset button for 10 full seconds. This is a proper reset, not the quick one and will return the router to factory defaults.

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Try resetting the unit again. Press and hold with a paper clip the reset button for ten seconds. You cannot use wireless when re-programming your router. When you try to get to your router's interface with your browser, if you can't, close your browser and try again. You should update firmware through wired also. Once in your router go to the firmware and check the version. If not the version you tried to update to, do it again. Don't be afraid to try again but make sure you use a wired connection. Let me know what happens and if you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.

Jeff

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    OK - Sorry - I was typing when Mark was posting. Never mind what I said and please don't rate. Thanks.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    No No- Plug your modem into the wan port of your router. Does the wan light flash?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    Is your status light blinking?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    So, if you hook up a ethernet cable to a hard wired port on the router, can you get into the interface page?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    Try this - unplug your modem and unplug your router. After about 60 seconds plug in your modem. After all the lights have come on the modem (except the activity, won't come on til the router's plugged in) plug in your router. Give it ten seconds and try to get in with your browser.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    ok - you're getting me mad. It's 2 AM here. I'm fed up with that .....Do this. First of all, Mark asked you about a static IP address. Have you always had that pc set up that way? Why don't you change it to obtain IP address automatically.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    ok- now change it to obtain ip address automatically and obtain DNS server automatically.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    It's not that late..please do what i requested because ther's another step involved.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    The unit's ok- I own a Dlink- do what i say darn it- lol

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    So is it now set to obtain an ip address automatically and a DNS server automatically? If not could you pretty please do it?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    OK- If that's done - now - go to your command prompt and type ipconfig and tell me what it says please. (start>run>type cmd hit ok)

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    ok back to your command prompt.



    type ipconfig /release (there's a space between the g and the /)



    then type ipconfig /renew (same deal with the space)



    if it does it and doesn't time out, type ipconfig again. We want a default gateway of 192.168.0.1

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    It shouldn't do that. That's not right. It's your call. You can rate Mark and me as fixed or we can continue with my last thing to do. That will renew the ip's.

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    came back with the same after release and renew?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    u still there?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 13, 2008

    Add a comment letting me know what happens. In case that doesn't work I still have other ideas. This happen to me once but turned out ok. C ya later.

    Jeff

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 15, 2008

    I'm glad you got it working. I didn't think it had died. I'm surprised D-Link was like that on the phone. They've always been very nice to me. Must just be you people on the other side of the pond. Anyway, if you need anything else you can always post your problem directly to me. I just wish that thing had been in front of me. 30 minutes and it would have been fixed. Glad it turned out ok. You were very patient and that was key. Most people want us to tell them one thing and expect a fix. Doesn't always work like that. Thanks again.



    Cheers,

    Jeff

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Iknow this will sound a little crazy, but set your static IP on the lappy to 192.168.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0

If you get an IP address conflict at least you know it's there as far as the network is concerned.

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    Peter Thompson May 13, 2008

    And you are 100% certain you have the right firmware on the router. Not just the model but also the right hardware revision.?



    Sorry, but I do have to ask.

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 13, 2008

    And you are 100% certain you have the right firmware on the router. Not just the model but also the right hardware revision.?



    Sorry, but I do have to ask. You

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 13, 2008

    And you are 100% certain you have the right firmware on the router. Not just the model but also the right hardware revision.?



    Sorry, but I do have to ask. You would

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 13, 2008

    And you are 100% certain you have the right firmware on the router. Not just the model but also the right hardware revision.?



    Sorry, but I do have to ask. You would not

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 13, 2008

    And you did the update from what comp? The pc via the lan or the laptop via wireless?

  • Peter Thompson
    Peter Thompson May 13, 2008

    What I am thinking is the router is still good, but the MAC address has been corrupted or wiped. If you contact D-Link they may have something they can do to correct it.



    I doubt there will be another way to do it.

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