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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Gzip, firmware problems

I am trying to unpackage firmware. The file command gives me this. gzip compressed data, ASCII, has CRC, extra field gzip -d gzip.gz gives this. gzip: gzip.gz has flags 0xcf -- not supported Any ...
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Can't upload original firmware to D-Link DIR-330

I was trying to install dd-wrt on it but it didn't work well. So I'm trying to load the original D-link firmware... I can always get to the emergency firmware upload page after resetting the router ...
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URL for linksys WRT54GS firmware upgrade

I am trying to "recover" from a bad firmware upgrade on my Linksys WRT54GS. I can ping the router, and I can even get part of the web gui - but only parts of it - it's quite garbled. I can go to ...
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What exact changes Seagate HDD firmware version CC49 brings over version CC34?

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 model ST31000528AS. smartmontools warns me when querying the drive that a firmware update might be available and instructs me to a seagate website link where ...
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Update router firmware without using web interface

I have a D-Link DSL-2740EL wireless router. How can i update router's firmware without using web interface ? Assume router's firmware is corrupted. so i can't log in to my router. then how can i ...
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How can I verify the health of hard disks using a Synology NAS?

I'll receive my first NAS (a Synology DS413) and three hard disks tomorrow. Of course I'd like to check if everything's fine with the disks before setting up RAID and migrating my data. Unfortunately, ...
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Linksys WRT54GS - where to get old firmware v4.70.6

I've just bought a second-hand Linksys WRT54GS (v4) with intention to put DD-WRT on it. Unfortunately, I have problem with software currently running on this device. It has Sputnik based on firmware ...
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Can a Draft N router be upgraded to a Final N router with a firmware update?

For instance, the ASUS (RT-N16) says "IEEE802.11n Draft" and can run DD-WRT. Can a firmware upgrade convert it to IEEE802.11n Final, or does that require hardware changes? If you are purchasing a ...
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How to Replace Firmware/Software on Motorola SURFboard SBG6580

I have a Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 Cable Modem/Router combo that was working great until I upgraded my Internet speed with Comcast at which time, they pushed either a firmware or software update that ...
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Hard disk not detected in BIOS, disk does spin up when powered

A friend asked me if I could fix his laptop, with the description "black screen on boot". Having tried using his laptop I immediately noticed that the laptop's BIOS claims there is no hard disk ...
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Finding firmware for a wireless router

I recently bought a Tenda W368R router, and I hated the current firmware! So I decided to find a open source Linux type of firmware. My router was not supported by DD-WRT ans a few others. But if my ...
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Updating my graphic card firmware to latest version but my sound card disabled and won't work

I have below device: CPU: Intel 3570K RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 Mainboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (with latest version of BIOS) Power: Green 685 VGA: AMD 5970 When I changed BIOS of graphic card (AMD ...
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Hitachi hard drive with apple firmware - possible to install Windows on?

My friend gave me a spare harddrive he had, a 320GB Hitachi HTS545032B9A302. I was hoping I could use this in place of my 70GB internal drive at home. However it says on the label that it has Apple ...
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Latest Security update “firmware for linux kernel drivers” failed - how do i fix this?

I have copied the update-manager's update failure/error message installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE ...
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How do I find out if my router is compatible with DD-WRT when it's not in their list?

I'm considering flashing the firmware on my router to DD-WRT this weekend. I tried to find my router (Medialink - MWN-WAPR150N) in their router database with no luck. I'm wondering what key things ...
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How to access data card firmware through Linux?

I have a useless data card lying around. Huwaei EC 122. I want to play around with it. See what's inside etc. However, I don't know how to access the firmware on the data card already. There are a ...
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Are there linux distros for switches?

There is OpenWRT, ddWRT, etc. for routers which adds tons of capabilities to your "simple" home router. Are there any linux distros to "convert" an unmanaged switch into a managed one?
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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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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 ...