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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Custom Firmware for Printers

Is there a way to replace the factory firmware that came with the printer with a custom firmware that allows you to use aftermarket or generic ink cartridges? A search on google doesn't reveal much ...
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Is there any alternative firmware for ZTE zxv10 w300

I am sharing a ADSL connection with my friends using a ZTE w300 wireless router. However as many people are sharing the connection when one person is downloading the bandwidth cannot be throtelled. ...
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TEW-671BR router software customization fails

I want to customize my TEW-671BR router to meet my needs. I've cross-compiled and installed telnet, tftp client and daemon and it works, but one thing that I want the most doesn't. I want that router ...
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Samsung SCX-4623fw toner cartridge in dell 1135n Laser MFP

I've got a Dell 1135n Laser MFP and Toner Cartridge for Samsung SCX-4623fw. The Dell 1135 is a rebranded Samsung SCX-4623fw. When inserting the cartridge the printer says "Toner cartridge is not ...
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Catastrophic HDD performance degradation

A Seagate Barracuda 500GB hard drive has recently (a few weeks ago) undergone a firmware upgrade. (from CC38 to CC49 firmware version) There were also lightning storms in the area during the last week ...
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Why is my router blocking Internet for one computer in the LAN?

I have a D-Link DIR-825 router and for some reason it is blocking one of the wired desktop computers from accessing Internet, while it still allows it to communicate with other computers in the LAN. ...
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Any way to update OCZ SSD firmware without internet?

I've downloaded their PC Bootable tools, created a bootable disk, then reboot, run firmware update command... and it says "no internet connection". Dead end. Any way to update firmware from ...
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DD-WRT possible brick on tplink-wa901nd v2, any advice?

I think I had a bad idea this night. I flashed ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/01-01-2013-r20453/tplink_tl-wa901ndv2/factory-to-ddwrt.bin into a brand new tplink-wa901nd v2, ...
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Is there an equivalent firmware I can use for the TSSTcorp TS-L633C AC01 DVD writer/player?

I can't seem to locate any firmware information for the TSSTcorp TS-L633C AC01 DVD writer/player and was wondering if there was another version's firmware I could use.
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How to discover true identity of hard disk used in counterfeit external hard disk?

I have 2 fake external hard drives that claim to have a storage capacity of 2TB. I pulled the enclosure apart and the hard drives seems to be refurbished ones with their labels replaced as Barracuda ...
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Upgrade brother printer firmware

I'm trying to upgrade my brother firmware that is connected to my PC via USB but the software tells me there is a connection error: So I checked my printer software and I can print/scan do whatever ...
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Modem 2640u turned off between update firmware and the update did not complete

When my modem device was update firmware, power disconnected and firmware update not complete. after that when I turn on my ADSL modem, not show the pannel by 192.168.1.1 and lights of power and ...
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Recommended open-source firmware for ASUS RT-N16 [closed]

I have recently acquired an ASUS RT-N16 router. My original plan for it was to install Tomato on it. However, after checking their website i found out that the firmware was not updated in the last 2 ...
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HP Photosmart C4780 printer/scanner breaks netgear WNDR3700v3 router on connection

A few months ago, we upgraded our Netgear router's firmware. Immediately, we started having trouble connecting to the internet. Each time this problem would happen, every device in the house would ...
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A router that supports connecting with 2 different wifi networks [closed]

I Have the following setup in one place: We have a small local ISP through wireless. I have a external parabolic antenna, connected to a external usb wifi radio, connected through USB to a desktop ...
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Is is possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. What I want to know is, is it ...
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Locking down firmware to keep stolen laptop from being formatted?

On the Mac laptops there are ways through the terminal to lock down the computer so that if someone tries to format the computer they won't be able to do it without the password. This way locks down ...
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Missing firmware for wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install Debian 64bit from a Debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive to an Inspiron 6400. I am missing firmware for the Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX. I have tried configuring it ...
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Does unbricking Asus RT N16 Router require extra hardware?

I bought a new Asus RT N16 router today. I am going to load Tomato USB on the router. If I brick the router during this process, do I need any extra hardware to unbrick the router? I read somewhere ...
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CNet router - no field for private port

I'm trying to configure port forwarding on my CNet router for a locally hosted HTTP server. The model number of my router is CQR-981 and the firmware version is 1.0.43. The problem is that there's no ...
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Freeze on boot: firmware bug

When I boot Mint in recovery profile it says something about a bug, then it freezes on the line: Firmware bug DOD is defined but not DOS I want to access it because I need to restore it like ...
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Changing the MAC address on a FritzBox WiFi router

The AVM FritzBox WiFi router has a feature to set the required MAC address from the configuration GUI. When we change the MAC address, is this change done virtually at the firmware level, or does the ...
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How to update Thomson's TG585 v7 Firmware using Telnet

The Thomson upgrade tool isn't detecting my router, I tried many times by disabling the Firewall as suggested, but yet it's not being detected, it worked only once, I upgraded to 8.2.4.11, but I lost ...
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DG834G V3 Custom Firmware

Hopefully someone has configured this before - I'm in the process of flashing the DGTeam custom firmware for the Netgear DG834G V3 router (my spare one !) but now it's done, I've no idea what IP the ...
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All in one OPEN SOURCE ADSL2+ Wireless Router? [closed]

Is there any all in one solution for an ADSL2+ Modem + Wireless Router with an open source (Linux, or any of the BSD guys) firmware I can hack into and configure at my pleasure? I've been googling ...
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New BIOS image for RAID controller? [closed]

We have a LPCBX520-A2 (S/N: P382211207) RAID controller which I (think) is an LSI Logic MegaRAID 320-1 that has corrupt firmware. I need a new BIOS image to flash back onto it. Is this something you ...
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Linksys WAP54G v3.1 no access, power and link LED solid

I'm managing the Network of a small enterprise. A Linksys WAP54G v3.1 used to provide the WiFi network. I was called, because the device did not provide a WiFi network anymore. I first of all tried ...
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Convert WiFi range extender to AP

I have a Linksys RE1000 WiFi range extender that might become obsolete soon (being replaced with cables). I was thinking, since it has an ethernet port and WiFi radio, could it be turned into an ...
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Does DD-WRT improve reliability?

I recently bought a Netgear WNDR3400v1 router, and have been having reliability issues (devices constantly being disconnected and reconnected). My router is supported for DD-WRT. I understand that ...
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How do I install Intel SSD Firmware from a USB flash drive on a Mac

I've removed my Optical Drive and installed my HDD there instead on my MacBook using OWC's Data Doubler. Furthermore I've installed a Intel 520 180GB SSD in my main drive slot. Now I want to install ...
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Where is the chip that stores this drive's firmware and can I tell what version it is by looking at the PCB?

This is a pic of my old drive's PCB: Can someone point out the chip that stores the firmware? Also, is it possible to determine the firmware version just by looking at it? Update: The marked ...
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How to install Mac OS on Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 with blank hard drive

I have a Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 and the hard drive is blank and also I have no boot disc. What should I do then? Would burning a Mac OS 9.2.1 installion disc using a Mac computer and the IS960 ...
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Updating SandForce SSD on JMicron controller in AHCI mode

I would like to update my A-Data S599 drive using ASUS P5V-VM DH board. The board have 2 controllers one is VIA and the other is JMicron. Only JMicron supports AHCI mode which is required to update ...
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A-Data firmware remains old after update

I'm running A-Data S599 SSD on my Apple Mac Pro running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate in Apple BootCamp. The flasher is updating the drive ok, but when it finish I got BSOD. After rebooting the system I ...
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Unpacking router firmware file

Does anyone know what filetype or filesystem a router firmware file (one downloaded from manufacturer's site) is usually saved in? Is there a tool (we're not talking about archive tool like zip/7z/rar ...
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So is it safe now to update the firmware on the infamous Seagate 7200.11's?

Edit: I'm bumping this question because I can't seem to find any definitive answers on the net about this. So far the initial answer I got does seem like a good idea - don't flash unless I have to, ...
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interaction between firmware and file system in the drive

as I know when we are talking about drives (both ssd and hdd): firmware is a piece of code which regulates the receiving of the data as well as storing the data in the drive itself (using some smart ...
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How can I choose the rights firmware of Tomato when I do not have access to the router?

I have an old router running an old version of Tomato and I want to upgrade it. The problem is that on the web interface it reports a generic version: WRT54G/WRT54GS/WRT54GL but the latest tomato ...
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What is the recommended firmware for TP-LINK TL-WR841ND?

What would be the best firmware for this cheap router? I know it depends on what I wanted to do with it, but I would like to hear some answers especially those who have used this before or is ...
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How do I revert back to official Linksys firmware from dd-wrt on WRT56G2 v1?

I've been having trouble with dd-wrt on my Linksys WRT56G2 v1 router and want to go back to the stock Linksys firmware for it. The router has only 2MB of flash memory, and so I'm running the 'micro' ...
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How to get latest firmware for Linksys Router WRT54G v2

I'd like to get the latest firmware for my Linksys WRT54G v2 router, but the linksys page offers no download firmware for this version. http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT54G Can ...
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Installing TomatoUSB on a Linksys WRT54GL?

I don't know whether I'm missing something obvious here, but when I download the TomatoUSB 2.6 VPN build (from here), and try and install the included .trx file in the default Linksys router "Firmware ...
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What firmware version is my OCZ Vertex SSD?

I have an OCZ Vertex series I (SATA II) SSD that is starting to fail. I would like to try upgrading the firmware, but don't know what version is currently on it. How can I find out? According to ...
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QNAP TS-419P not starting up after firmware upgrade to 3.6

After a successful upgrade to the latest firmware, my QNAP does boot and if I take out all drives, I can find it in finder. However it still shows the old firmware. I guess the update was not so ...
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Unable to update a strange HDD firmware

I'm not able to update the firmware on a Seagate ST3500620AS hard drive, neither with the Windows update tool nor the bootable CD (available on this page : ...
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How can I link some device (given by its device ID) with an specific firmware in linux?

Imagine I have a new device which it's not working on Linux. I get its device ID with lsusb: Bus 001 Device 003: ID1164:7efdYUAN High-Tech Development Co., Ltd Imagine I know that this device will ...
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Updating Airport Express Firmware

I may be missing something painfully obvious, but how do I upgrade the firmware on an Airport Express? When I visit the firmware page, I don't see a download link, but when I follow the attached ...
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Can you find firmware for my Best TW-520 Wireless Access Point?

I bought an access point, one month later I reset it and I can't change the default settings. If reset the same settings stay. I tried searching for firmware but I couldn't find any. It's name is: ...
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Can I fix corrupted firmware on a HP Color laserjet CM1312 mfp?

During a firmware update which was interupted I now get the message:-"firmware corrupted ready 2 download" on HP Color laserjet CM1312 mfp, I`ve tried to re-install the firmware but it only gets as ...
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Is it possible that a firmware update made startup slow?

I have a 2011 MBP w/ 8 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig solid state drive. I was just notified that updates were available. I briefly glanced at the details of the update and remember seeing updates for ...