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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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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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, ...