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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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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Third party firmware for WPN824?

My router recently developed some sort of DHCP malfunction so I decided to flash the firmware. And being the geek that I am I figured, while I'm flashing it, why not upgrade it? However, finding a ...
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How do I upgrade Intel SSD firmware from USB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? Ok, here's the thing. I have one of those Intel 320 SSD drives that is prone to suddenly shrink to 8 MB in size. Two days ...
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Any particular reason there is no custom firmware for the WRT54GC?

It seems all the other WRT54__ models get the love, why not the WRT54GC?
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Any available third-party firmware for Linksys WAG120N?

Is there any custom (third-party) firmware for Linksys WAG120N?
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MacBook (late 2008) EFI Firmware Update 1.8 Problem

Last night I applied EFI Firmware update 1.8 to my Macbook (late 2008). After installing EFI Firmware Update and rebooted my computer and installed SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0. After that my ...
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Linksys WRT54GL Reset to factory firmware?

I just purchased a WRT54GL that I want to flash with dd-wrt. On the dd-wrt wiki I read that I should first upgrade the linksys firmware to v.4.21.1 so I did so, but now the web gui is messed up. I ...
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Monitoring a Linksys WRT54G v8 network activity

Is there a way to monitor my router's network traffic, without having to replace the standard firmware? I want to be able to see each network host's network activity, but I don't want to replace the ...
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Snow Leopard 64 bits mode (EFI64 Firmware)

How do I get the EFI64 firmware on my iMac 20" (late 2006) with Intel Core 2 Duo?
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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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SSD Firmware update = loss of data?

I recently got a new SSD (OCZ Vertex Plus) and after reading the helpful answers for my post Disk Corruption = Failing Drive/Bad sectors? I would like to try updating the firmware but the OCZ Firmware ...
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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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BIOS image unpacker or extractor

I want to see unpacked PC BIOS image code. First way which I see is to download BIOS Flash update from vendor, but it is packed. How can I unpack it? Vendors interested are Gigabyte, ASUS, Supermicro, ...
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What Steps To Take To Reduce Chances Of BIOS Update Failure With Laptop?

I need to update BIOS but i am affraid of failure which will render laptop useless and only sending motherboard to manufacturer for BIOS replacement chip can solve the problem. Should i run laptop ...
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Migrating from DD-WRT to Tomato

Is it possible to switch to the latest version of Tomato on a router that's already running DD-WRT? Using the default Linksys firmware on my WRT54GL v1.1, I had to upload a micro version of DD-WRT ...
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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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Fix SD card that's reporting too large a size?

I have a 4 GB miniSD card that is reporting it has 6 GB of space as opposed to the 4 GB it's supposed to have. Is there any way to flash the card so it will report the proper size? ...
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MacBook EFI Firmware Update Dialog Always Reappears

After performing software update on my MacBook (late 2008) I am greeted with a dialog saying: Your computer's firmware is up-to-date with version 1.4 of the MacBook EFI Firmware Update. The ...
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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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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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Linux distribution for my home theater [closed]

I bought mini-pc and I plan to install linux on it. My first choice would be the Ubuntu distribution. I plan to use it for playing videos, ssh access, network/wifi (router) and running flash (not ...
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Hard Drive Start / Stop count & Firmware Update

I've got a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive that has done a great job since I bought it. I've noticed that there's a lot of people on the internet complaining that their Momentus XT has tons of ...
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Flash Linksys Router with TomatoVPN

Can anyone point me, or help me in the update of Linksys with TomatoVPN? I'm running Tomato firmware; however, when I visit http://tomatoVPN.keithmoyer.com/ I don't see where I can download the ...
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New firmware for WRT Belkin F5D7632-4?

I have an older spare ADSL-modem/router/AP/switch from Belkin (F5D7632-4). I spent some time seeking an open source firmware ala OpenWRT or DD-WRT. My problem is that the chipsets do not seem to be ...
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Any open source software that I can put onto a Netgear wgt624 v3 router?

My Netgear wgt624 v3 router doesn't seem to be amazingly responsive any more, so before I buy another router, I'd like to try putting some open source software on the thing and see if it makes it ...
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Is it usual for firmware to be only updatable in Windows?

http://www.ailis.de/~k/archives/36-Dell-firmware-problems-with-TSSTCorp-TS-L632D-DVD-drive.html I want to update the firmware described in this blog post, but the author of that post, who has a ...
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How to keep a computer updated?

What the best way to keep a computer updated when it comes to drivers and firmwares etc? I currently have to remember to visit Intel and other companies that have components installed on my machine ...
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Should I upgrade my LinkSys WRT54GL firmware?

I have a LinkSys WRT54GL v1.1 which currently has stock firmware version 4.30.7. I see that version 4.30.14 is available. The router works fine now, and the release notes look uninteresting except for ...
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ZTE ZXDSL 831 Series firmware update

I'm having a problem with my broadband connection established through a ZTE ZXDSL 831 Series DSL modem and wandered if a firmware update could help me fix that. The networking problem is not ...
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Restore an iPod nano (1st gen.) to older firmware version

I have an old iPod nano (1st. generation) from 2005. I updated the firmware to the latest version 1.3.1 and it has all kinds of problems for me. Random reboots, garbled images, etc... How can I ...
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USB Flash Drive Firmware

So I have been opening up my flash drive's device file and I have two questions. First, what is everything contained in the file? I know that the first 512 bytes are the boot manager, and that ...
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What are the differences between Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and service area of a HDD/SDD?

I'm confused about the differences between the Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and the service area of a HDD or SSD. From what I gather on the wiki pages, disks can have ...
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How shared graphics memory works?

How does shared graphics memory work? It is my understanding that when you set how much system memory to share with the graphics controller in the BIOS, this then becomes invisible to the OS, So ...
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Linux Mint 16 - Lock Screen Firmware Bug

After playing around with a lot of dual-boot configurations, I've recently decided to ditch Windows (8.1) altogether and have installed Linux Mint. I am running Mint 16 Petra with MATE Desktop This ...
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In the Open Firmware shell, how do I get output from ls to not scroll off the screen?

I'm working on a PowerPC-based Macintosh G4. In the Open Firmware shell, I'm using the ls command to show the device tree, but part of the information I need is toward the top of the tree, and scrolls ...
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Unable to correctly type the firmware password on my MacBook Pro

I made the mistake of setting the firmware password on my MacBook Pro, unaware that when I have to enter the password, e.g. when booting in recovery mode, the keyboard mapping is default US. When I ...
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Best compatible firmware for my router to set bandwidth caps?

I have a Linksys N300, E1200 router and it has a built in QoS functionality, but I read somewhere that QoS is like spikes, as in like turnlike and not constant (I'm sorry I don't know how to explain). ...
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Flashing bricked Linux/Android 3D Media player with busyBox

I have bricked my home 3D media player based on Realtek RTD1886 chipset (Bluetimes BT 3550B) when I have flash it with a wrong firmware, now, he don't want boot and only loop on logo screen. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Apps for multi-device firmware updating of my PC

According to this question, are there some free (freeware) applications that can help me easily update whole PC's hardware's firmware? App that can find and install new versions of firmware for every ...
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Is there an alternative firmware for the D-Link DIR-600 C1 wireless router? [duplicate]

I just bought a D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router and was hoping to setup a VPN Server/Client using dd-wrt firmware. But unfortunately my hardware version of DIR-600, known as C1, is not supported by ...
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TRX header not found?

I want to extract firmware images and make some minor changes to it and remount is to my router via the FirmWare Modification Kit. Below you can see the errors that I get. # sudo ...
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how to unlock Thomson tg 585 v7 router?

I have a Thomson tg 585 v7 router provided by Plusnet. So that the configuration page has the logo of Plusnet. I am on Ubuntu OS and need to use the router to connect for another ADSL provider. The ...