In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.

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Why does my D-Link DSL-2730U router claim the firmware update “contains an illegal image”?

I have a D-Link router. Its software (firmware) causes a lot of problems so I try to update it. My router model is DSL-2730U so I downloaded the original firmware from this site: ...
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ROM on a computer vs mobile phone

Why on a mobile phone (such as Android) is it possible to install custom firmware (not just OS), but on a computer (PC) it is not, but requires an exploit such as Thunderstrike for MAC? They both ...
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Modifying IP camera firmware

I have a D-Link DCS-931L IP camera and it started to lose wifi connection regularly. To debug the problem I tried to log into it, but any remote access is prohibited (except web interface which is ...
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Determine Surface TypeCover 2 Firmware Version

I have found various references to Surface TypeCover 2 firmware versions. This is an example: Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.517.0) update improves multiple finger support on ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 doesn't recognize external display

I stumbled over this problem when I connected a projector to my E5540's VGA port and the laptop simply failed to detect it. Even restarting the laptop did not make it recognize the external display. ...
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I can no longer access the BIOS (Computer Freezes)

I have a new Lenovo T440 with Windows 8.1, I have installed Fedora 22 to have dual boot, I started playing around with grub2-customization and some of the BIOS settings (secure boot and legacy vs ...
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graphic issues debian jessie

I have some graphic issues on my laptop, low resolution and no possibility to link other VGA monitor. root@random:~# lspci -nn | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation ...
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How to access the emergency room interface for D-Link DIR-600 B2 with firmware v.2.15?

I have a D-Link DIR-600 B2 router with firmware v.2.15 and I want to install the DD-WRT firmware (described here) to enable the repeater mode. The problem is, every time I try to upload the DD-WRT ...
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Update Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver

I have a ASUS J1900 motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver v2.023). I downloaded archive with RtkUndiDxe.efi v 2.035. How can I update bios?
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Power failure while upgrading firmware on TP-Link WR940N, router is bricked. How do I fix it?

I was upgrading my wireless router TP-Link WR940N, while then, the device faced a sudden power outage. Anyway, the machine never started working properly again. All the lights of WAN and WLAN and SYS ...
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Is it possible to rewrite CD-R, DVD-R, Bluray-R discs with a modified firmware?

I know there were no such hacks observed. But if we consider case of corporate attack (firmware virus created by ROM device producing corporation itself) on privacy of a person. Would it be possible ...
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How to follow instructions made for linux on windows? Flashing firmware

I'm trying to flash a firmware on to a stm32f3discovery board. https://github.com/yetifrisstlama/Foculus_Rift_Tracker_STM32F3DISCOVERY These are the instructions I am trying to follow but they are for ...
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Advantages of Enabling Firmware Password Protection

What security advantages, if any, would be gained by enabling Firmware Password Protection on a mac that already has filevault encryption for the disk?
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NanoBSD: issue including firmware for ral driver in image

With my current NanoBSD build I'm not able to bring up the ral0 interface. Instead I get the following: ... rt2561sfw: could not load firmware image, error 2 ral0: rt2661_load_microcode: unable to ...
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Why does running Linux eventually cause my ThinkPad T430 to refuse to boot or enter diagnostics?

I have a Thinkpad T430. Every time that I install Linux (Latest CentOS) on it, after a while, the computer refuses to boot, go into bios, or boot / diagnostics menu. I've run Windows on it, and it ...
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error booting FREEDOS bootable usb on a macbook pro

I'm trying to update my ssd's (m4 crucial 128gb) firmware. I've a macbook pro with dual disk setup, so no cd drive, only ssd as main disk and hdd as second disk in a caddy where the cd/dvd drive used ...
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Complicated SSD Firmware Issue

I was using software from crucial.com called Crucial Storage Executive to upgrade the firmware on my MX100 SSD from version MU01 to MU02 on my Toshiba Windows 8.1 laptop. After the update began, the ...
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TPLINK-WA901ND v2 dd-wrt brick

Tried to install the dd-wrt firmware for this router and it worked fine the first time. However it wasn't giving me a connection and the lan port didn't work, so I decided that I would flash r20548 ...
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Intrusion is possible through firmware signature file

I have a small NAS system and recently i got a firmware to upload the features. I have one image file and a signature file. I just trying to edit the signature file and append some junk character ...
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Firmware update on external HDD -> system not booting

After updating the firmware of my external HDD WD My Book, my toshiba laptop with a toshiba internal HDD, is no longer able to boot and I can't enter the BIOS either. The internal HDD has three ...
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Remove write protection of flash drive from firmware

I bought an HP v220w 32GB flash drive 2 months ago and it's been working perfectly until yesterday when all of a sudden it became write protected. I've tried evey simple, non technical way to solve ...
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Reconfigure downloaded firmware in Debian live CD

Is there any way to reconfigure the downloaded firmware in Debian live CD(Whezzy)?It might be possible if you have installed it on a hard disk because you just have to restart the computer while for a ...
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Running device firmware on a computer

I was wondering how I would go about running device firmware in a virtual machine on Windows 7 or some other way on windows 7. I am specifically thinking of running the Broadband-Hamnet firmware for ...
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wireless network not working, interface (wlan0) missing

I am a total linux beginner and running Linux Mint 17 Qiana on a Dell Latitude D520. Because I can't connect to any wireless notwork, I tried to configure some hardware stuff I barely understand: ...
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What is the difference between BIOS and firmware?

Could anyone elaborate on the differences between BIOS and firmware please?
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How do extract filesystem from firmware dump of Sunell IP Camera

I have Sunell IP Camera and I need to extract file system from firmware dump. I try to use firmware-mod-kit: ./extract-firmware firmware.ntt The process completed successfully and I get result like ...
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Samsung SH-S202J (DVD recorder) “dead” after firmware update

I'm having a problem with my DVD-rom recorder; it's the Samsung's Super Write Master (model SH-S202J), and, after trying to update its firmware, it doesn't work anymore. The update went just fine, ...
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Can viruses infect firmware?

These days firmwares are not read only and you can download and apply updates to it from the web. So is it possible that if I download firmware from an un-trusworthy site, it might actually have a ...
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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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How to recover data from Intel SSD 320 Series

I have an Intel SSD 320 Series 600GB. A few days ago, my system froze because of some irrelevant failure and I had to force the computer to turn off. When I attempted to reboot the computer, my SSD no ...
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How to change language of Fritz!Box from German to International

I have a Fritz!Box 7390 I bought while living in Berlin and would like to switch it to English. I've tried using the Recovery Tool, but it rejects updating the device. How can I update the device to ...
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ADATA SX900 firmware downgrade failure

I have an ADATA SX900 SSD with firmware 5.8.2. I am trying to downgrade firmware to 5.2.5, but my drive is refusing to accept firmware. It returns this error: FATAL_ERROR: Firmware download failed ...
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differences between firmware, chipset and EPROM inside a computer

All chipset, EPROM and firmware in a computer seem to have some physical electronic components that contain codes for controlling the working flow of processor, RAM and other hardware peripherals, but ...
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Can finalized DVD be rewritten?

When burning a DVD, there are two options, close or finalize a disk. According to this link: You can't add any additional files to a disc that has been finalized. When you burn a CD or DVD using ...
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Is the firmware device touchable?

We all know that the computer world has both hardware and software. Hardware is touchable and software is not. But apart from those two we have firmware as well. Is firmware touchable (like hardware) ...
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Asus RT-N66U Enable SSH Access

Is the option to enable ssh access to this router not available in the stock version of the firmware? I can only see "Enable Telnet" under Administration -> System. That's kind of lame. Telnet is ...
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DD-WRT defaults to open WiFi

Well, I realized when you restore to default settings that it automatically enables WiFi without any encryption. I really prefer the UI and stats over OpenWrt but is their any way to make it default ...
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How do I force a firmware installation on an HP printer?

How do I force a firmware installation on an HP Photosmart 2710? It's crashing a lot and USB isn't working (but I can network into it), is there a command through it's browser interface or a trick to ...
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Accessing Thumbdrive firmware

I have a few questions about USB drive firmware: How can I access a thumbdrive's firmware? Is it possible to avoid running a thumbdrive's firmware when plugging it in, and instead strip a full iso ...
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Upgrading a Tenda router from H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009

I have a Tenda router, and its current firmware is H1_V3.2.5e-Feb 26 2009. Which version should I upgrade to? Their site warns that selecting the wrong version can damage the router, and even ...
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Cannot update Segate HDD firmware

I've just been given some used HDDs from my friends. Two of them are Segate HDDs which have potential problem known as "Deathgate". All Internet articles say "Update the firmware", so I followed them. ...
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How do debug HDMI port

I have a unique situation with a Sony Vaio that has a donor motherboard from an essentially identical Chinese model of the same. the HDMI port seems at all levels to be non-functional and not ...
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What specific roles does firmware play on routers?

If routers properly implement standard networking protocols (DNS, DHTCP, TCP/IP, etc.), then wouldn't the same firmware (implementing these protocols) be applicable to all routers? I guess I'm ...
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Can't access modem web interface

I have cisco modem with Linux firmware. I can't connect to modem admin interface via ip 192.168.100.1. I can't SSH to it either. I tried to ping it and it is unreachable. I noticed that sometimes this ...
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Latest firmware for WRT54G version 6

Belkin bought Linksys in January 2014 and removed most of the firmware from the support website. Is there an archive somewhere that has the latest firmeware for WRT54G version 6?
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S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics recommends firmware upgrade

I have an Ubuntu server with a RAID-6 array. 3.13.0-27-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 15 18:06:16 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I was checking out the S.M.A.R.T. diagnostics for the ...
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Visiting sites previously never visited results in page not found or junk CSS

I have recently inherited a workstation which I installed a brand new SSD in and then installed Windows 8 (I previously have not bothered with it). Bypassing Internet Explorer, I immediately ...
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Does HP LaserJet firmware update remove functionality?

I just got an old LaserJet 2400 series, retired from business use. Is there any reason NOT to update the 10 year old firmware? For example, is there a substantial chance of bricking the printer? Or ...
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How can I repair my Wifi Repeater?

I installed the wrong firmware on my Wifi Repeater. Is there a way to fix this problem? I can't find any website on the user manual, so I'm not sure what the model of the wifi repeater is.