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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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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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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Linksys firmware versions?

I have a Linksys WRT54G and wanted to see if there was any updated firmware available. According to the device, it's running 4.30.13 build 16, date Jul. 1, 2008. The Linksys support site says the ...
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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 ...
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How do I set up a proxy server for home with bandwidth control, download limit options?

3 room mates share a single 2 Mbps connection. Have a 40GB per month download limit beyond which speed drops to 256Kbps which is annoying. One of the roommates abuses the connection by downloading ...
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How to add bandwith limiter to Linksys WRT54G (for Free)

I need a way to limit the bandwidth for certain IPs, or just limit the total bandwidth served through the wireless. Is there a way to add this feature to this router? I have the following firmware: ...
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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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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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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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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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How to change a modem's factory default settings

I have linksys modem (WAG354G) and I will put this modem to far away from home to another house. But I want to use this modem running all the time. In the place where modem will run in, there are ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Kingston SSD firmware update via USB?

I have a system with a Kingston SSD that needs to be updated to the latest firmware. The system does not have an optical drive. Is there a way to install the firware update via USB, or am I going to ...
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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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Is there a way to run Windows without installing it?

Is there a way to run Windows without installing it? Something like a Linux Live-Boot CD would very useful. I need it to run a command line tool which upgrades the firmware on my Blu-Ray burner. I ...
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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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OpenWrt vs DDWrt

I have a TP-Link Wr1043ND router and I want to install one of these two firmwares: OpenWRT DD-WRT I read that I can install custom packages and do much more than I can with the original firmware. ...
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Comparing BIOS firmware dumps to check for tampering

I don't know much about this subject, but I imagine that I could compare the BIOS contents against official firmware to check whether it has been tampered. Is there any tool that can help me with ...
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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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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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How can I install USB-N13 on Linux Mint? [closed]

How do you install the Asus USB-N13 wireless adapter, 802.11b/g/n model onto mint 11 64bit CD version. The driver/firmware is not included by default...
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Difference and relation between firmware and device driver

How are firmware and device driver different and related? I think both control devices? Is firmware always self-booting, while driver must be run/booted by OS?
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What differences are between firmware and software/OS?

I was wondering what differences are between firmware and software? What differences are between firmware and OS? Are boot-loaders firmware? Bios is. How about GNU grub? Is grub software or firmware? ...
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Firmware flash on Linksys WRT54G v8 unsucessful, but not bricked, I don't think

I wanted to use my Linksys router as a wireless bridge/repeater so I decided I would change the firmware to DD-WRT. The first thing I did was downloaded vxworkskillerGv8-v3 and the DD-WRT firmware ...
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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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Running a LinkSys WRT400N router with 3rd party firmware

Does anyone have any experience with the LinkSys WRT400N router and installing 3rd party firmware on it? Is there a more stable choice between DD-WRT and Tomato? Any benefits one way or the other? ...
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How to monitor the network traffic on a router?

Here's my current network set-up: we have 3 users connecting to a Thomson Gateway router (TG585 v8) provided by my ISP. We are connecting over an ADSL line. The problem is that we have a limited data ...
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iOS firmware update proxy / cache (for enterprises)

On a day where Apple releases a new version of iOS our whole company tries to download this new release simultaneously, there it is: a bandwidth shortage. For desktop macs, there is a software update ...
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Could two brands share the same DSL modem firmware?

Tried to update DSL modem (Telewell TW-EA501) firmware, but received "Server Error A file system error was detected on the RomPager server. Return to last page" - message. Did Googling on the string ...
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Can't access my router's web interace

I recently tried to update the firmware of the linksys wrt54g2 v1.5 router and haven't been able to access the web interface of the router since. I can still access the internet and was able to change ...
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Convert Belkin Wireless Ethernet Bridge to Access Point

I'm sure this is completely impossible but I thought I'd ask anyway. I have a Belkin F5D7330 Wireless Ethernet Bridge. Is there any hack / firmware or anything that would convert it into an Access ...
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Custom firmware for Asus WL-520g [closed]

What custom firmware works with Asus WL-520g? (Note this is not 520gU, 520gC, etc.) I failed to flash it with Tomato (Tomato_1_28_ND.zip) - the admin UI does not accept the file, and when trying to ...
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Can my home router firmware be compromised by malware?

For a while now I've been almost certain this is the case. Definitely, at some point, malware on my stepkid's laptop gained access to the home network and managed to change some settings. Router is ...