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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Broken web interface in WRT54G router

I flashed my WRT54G (v3) from a custom firmware to the lastest Linksys one (v4.21.1) Now the internet/LAN works fine, but the web interface (http://192.168.1.1/) shows broken pages. I tried to ...
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Drivers and firmware for the LiteOn ihap-122-9 DVD drive

I'm trying to replace the DVD drive in my old PC. LiteOn.com is a mess and I can't find a single working driver or firmware update there, or anywhere. Windows XP tries to use a default, generic ...
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Where can I find Samsung SP1203N 120gb internal hard drive firmware update?

I am trying to update the firmware for this drive. I ran a program which messed up the SMART readings on the drive and want to get a newer version of the firmware to fix the issue. My current firmware ...
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Bricked Linksys E1000 V2

I bricked my Linksys E1000 v2 router by trying to install a third party firmware. I have tried most unbricking tutorials and none work. I tried connecting it directly to my computer, assinging my ...
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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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What's the difference between .img and .bin files for router firmwares?

OpenWRT and DD-WRT for example supply two files: factory (.img) sysupgrade (.bin) Why is one a .img and the other a .bin? Does it matter which one I just and if yes, when should I choose ...
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Alternatives to dd-wrt? [closed]

I'm looking for alternatives for the popular dd-wrt router firmware. I don't really like the look of it. It seems like it was quite good 2 or 3 years ago, but I have a feeling some better things have ...
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Reset DD-WRT to original firmware TP_Link TR1043ND

I have installed this firmware since I thought it'll be faster. Sometimes it's just slower than it was, but for example now, even GMail fails to work. Is it possible to recover/reinstall the ...
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Connect Dlink DIR-615 to existing wireless network

I could not find a concrete answer around the net, and thought to post it here since the best answer is easier to emerge. I want to use my D-Link DIR-615 as a wireless bridge to connect a remote ...
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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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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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Recommended devices upgradable with open-source firmware [closed]

Having bought a lot of tech stuff during these years, the best devices I've enjoyed the most are the ones upgradable with open-source firmwares. To name some of these: Two Xbox (first version) with ...
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Make a USB drive read only

I have a 1.5TB USB drive with many important files that I want to give to a friend (they have Windows7) for reading only purposes. thumbscrew appears to flip a registry switch but it seems to be on ...
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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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How can I add a boot up password to my Intel Mac?

Back in the PowerPC days, you used to be able to use OpenFirmware to set a boot up password. This would prevent someone from being able to use, for example, single user mode or target boot mode ...
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Why can't I access the WebUI of my DNS-323 NAS after a firmware upgrade?

I just bought a D-Link DNS-323 NAS Enclosure, and have run into a problem. I read that the firmware that had shipped with (1.07) did not support 2TB drives, so I downloaded firmware 1.08. Turned on ...
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Recover USB HDD From Failed Firmware Upgrade

I just bought a brand new Western Digital "My Passport for Mac" I was running a firmware update on it (on a MacBook Pro) and it stalled out half way through. I let it sit overnight and in the morning ...
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How to update firmware of my iPod Touch in Ubuntu?

As far as I know iTunes doesn't support Linux OS, though it is very strange. I need to update a firmware of my iPod Touch and don't know how to do that. Could anybody help me to solve this problem ...
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Where I can check if there new firmware update on my nokia? [closed]

Where I can check if there new firmware update on my nokia? Phone: Nokia 5500 Sport P.S. I don`t have usb cable.
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What firmware updates should I be tracking?

Seems like everything has possible firmware updates these days. Not just PC BIOS, but network cards, routers, printers, monitors, etc. The other day I heard about a firmware update for a mouse. I ...
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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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What hardware is at physical address 0x80000000 on powerpc New World Macintosh?

Open Firmware device tree gives no clue what device might decode at physical address 0x80000000 to 0x8008200 on a G4 New World Macintosh. The mmu has three adjacent Virtual=Real translations for that ...
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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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How to recover a Linksys WRT54GL router that has a blinking green power LED and no response from the web interface?

I was flashing the router with the Tomato firmware, but something went wrong; I'm not sure what. Now, the router responds to ping at 192.168.1.1 (my Mac's on a static IP 192.168.1.21), but the ...
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Acer LCD says “no signal”

I have an Acer 24" LCD (model "AL2423WDR") that's about 3 years old. It worked perfectly for most of its lifetime so far. Recently it started giving problems. When I turn it on, it either says "no ...
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Software to find firmware of hard disk?

does anyone know of a tool that can display the firmware of a hard disk?
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Dell XPS 1530 DVD-RW firmware problem

I have this XPS laptop since a year and a half ago. About 2 months ago, with the waranty expired, i tried to run the optiarc slot load DVD-RW firmware update, and said everything was okay. Then I ...
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How safe it is to use Tomato web interface of Linksys WRT54GL to install OpenWRT on it?

I have Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato installed. Unfortently I can't use VLANs with this firmware, so I have to switch to OpenWRT (or DD-WRT). Is it safe to use web interface or I should use tftp way?
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How can I edit/tweak Tomato firmware?

How do other people tweak or edit Tomato firmware? I'm interested in this because I do not need QoS. I have another router that does not have as much RAM and I want to have a micro Tomato firmware. I ...
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Routers with decent parental monitoring / traffic logging?

I'm looking for consumer router / firmware recommendations with reasonably robust remote URL / hostname logging & reporting functionality. Most logging functionality I've seen is terrible - ...
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8051 MCU debug board function

In school I have written many programs for an 8051 compatible CPU. But I never actually knew how our "debug" sets worked. I mean, we test our programs in special sets, which actually allow you to very ...
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How do I fix a router which often reboots in high-load conditions?

I have a Linksys WRT54G v8 with DD-WRT micro installed. I find in high load situations (downloading a torrent for example) the router will simply restart several times. Any ideas what's wrong? Should ...
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What is firmware and what happens when I update it?

I've seen the phrase "firmware update" a few places before. Why and how do I update it? What changes are made to my computer? EDIT: I originally wrote "what it firmware?" but I'll save someone the ...
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Can't find newer DLINK Router DIR-400 firmware

If you're here, it means you also have a Dlink 400 router. I asked DLINK but they didn't answer my question. I asked DLINK support again, but this time no answer (2 weeks later). In DLINK FTP site ...
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Tomato Firmware on Linksys WRT54GS Firmware Version: v1.50.6

I'm trying to install Tomato and get "Upgrade Failed". Any idea why it's failing?
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How to change the firmware of my NETGEAR WGT624 v2 to DD-WRT

In reference to my previous question: I can't find the appropriate firmware for my NETGEAR WGT624 v2 router. I went on the dd-wrt web site and I read the wiki, but I didn't see any files or ...
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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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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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Lastest updates for my X25-M 80 GB intel disc?

How can I make sure I have the lastest updates and firmware to my X25-M 80 GB SSD disc? I know a few updates has been released but I'm not sure on how to check for updates and what's installed for my ...
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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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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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What firmware should I use on my router? [closed]

I've got a Linksys something or other router. I've never had any issues with the default firmware but have always wondered what I'm missing out on by not changing to a 3rd party more configurable ...
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How do I update my Modem Firmware

I have a Linksys Cable Modem BEFCMU10 version 2. Is there a way I can update the firmware. I've read that only the ISP can update the firmware
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Explain TRIM, and are all SSD's going to support this with firmware updates?

I just bought a Kingston 64GB SSD to install an OS on, but after purchasing it I noticed a review that said it doesn't support TRIM and that this isn't good to install an OS. So, I did a bit of ...
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Buffalo TeraStation Firmware Upgrade

I was given a TeraStation HS-DH0.0TGL/R5 It came to me working with 4x250gb. I added 4 x 1TB, TFTP booted and data was copied. How do I load firmware and software now to get it running? I was ...
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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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Enabling the log app on the WDTV

Just flashed the last WDXLTV firmware on my WDTV and it's working fine. I tried to config a Wifi USB adapter but couldn't get it to work. Dropped the log-saver.app.bin on the root of the stick but ...
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iTunes not responding while Firmware upgrade

I am trying to update ipod touch into Version3.0 firmware. But after a 277 MB download, my iTunes has hanged saying "Preparing iPod for restore" How do i not brick my ipod and upgrade successfully, ...