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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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 ...
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Does D-Link DIR-600 support Tomato?

I saw D-Link DIR-600 supported DD-WRT firmware, but I can't find if it supports the Tomato firmware. Anyone know?
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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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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 ...