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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Where to find firmware updates for Linksys WRT350N

I have a wireless router that I haven't touched in ages. A Linksys WRT350N, the current firmware version is v1.04.4. I don't want to install dd-wrt because I'm leaving it with my parents and don't ...
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Huawey redirects packets to itself

I have Huawei wireless router: Device name: E5330Bs-2 IMEI: 865706028023246 IMSI : 250998209933021 My number: Unknown Hardware version: CH1E5330SM Software version: 21.210.17.00.778 Web ...
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Tenda F303 not working after firmware upgrade

I have a tenda F303 and I needed to port forward a game but on the internet I seen that I need to upgrade the firmware to port forward and some more things.I opened www.tendacn.com and I searched my ...
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Firmware Dilemma [duplicate]

I have a black background with this first sentence: "The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware operating system or EUFI drivers. Press [N] to run the next boot device, or enter directly ...
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DIR 880L Flashing power light

I recently updated my firmware, I think it was 1.05, for my 880L directly from the router thinking I'd be able to see my second HDD on my WDTV Live. Not only was I not able to view the second drive, ...
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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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Is the N600, C3700 cable of running an alternative firmware?

I've been exploring WW-DRT and openwrt.org. I can find information on how to Flash WNDR3700 but nothing much appears to come up on this particular module N600, C3700. Question: To flash a open ...
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wifi driver fails to load firmware on kernel 4.6.0-rc2

Distro - Ubuntu-14.04. For development purposes I built and installed 4.6.0-rc2 kernel. All works well except wifi: % dmesg ... [ 9.092503] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux [ 9.092506] ...
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Solaris T5120 How to reset firmware root password

I have this Solaris T5120 box bought used no HDD so there is no OS yet I was able to connect using Serial Console using HyperTerminal Default User/Password didn't work root changeme ...
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UEFI-Implementation-Issue (can lead to a hard-brick) - ASUS Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H

Question-State: solved (not really but it basically works) Edit (Current-Progress): ASUS released a new "BIOS-Update" (BIOS 210; Update FW) which fixes the "BIOS-Settings" issues, but I'm not sure if ...
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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 can I determine if my Dell M4600 built-in SD card reader can support SDHC cards?

I'm running x64 Windows 8, and the SD card reader in my Dell M4600 is unable to read my SDHC memory card. The reader is listed as "SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller" in device manager. I'm ...
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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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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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Why is smartmontools advising me to upgrade Seagate ST31000528AS firmware version CC34 to CC49?

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 model ST31000528AS. smartmontools warns me when querying the drive that a firmware update might be available and instructs me to a seagate website link where ...
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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v3 openwrt firmware

I have uploaded a new alternative firmware for TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v3 https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr1043nd. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, the connection to the device has been ...
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Router's 5GHz Wi-Fi permanently deactivated after update?

When I replaced a power strip, our Arris DG1670A modem-router, rented from Time Warner Cable, no longer transmits 5G wifi after a firmware update. In its main menu and 5G configuration webpages, the ...
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Modify GTX 580 fan speeds in bios

I have stock overclocked GTX 580s which run so hot that the driver crashes. I can dial up the fan manually using Nvidia Inspector. That fixes the problem, but i have to tinker around all the time and ...
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linux bluetooth firmware missing

The kernel is trying to load a bluetooth firmware version that does not exists. dmesg: [ 4.435796] Bluetooth: hci0: read Intel version: 370810011001140d00 [ 4.436742] bluetooth hci0: Direct ...
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NVIDIA GTX 680 GPU BIOS flash failed and card is bricked

I own NVIDIA GTX 680 GPU and I wanted to flash it’s BIOS because I read that it is possible to flash it to GTX 770. So I downloaded GTX 770 BIOS and read all tutorials. Now all what I got is a bricked ...
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TP-link router firmware upgrade needs reset to factory default settings

About to upload a new firmware to my router (tp-link wd8961), I read this in the instructions: You have to restore the device to factory default to make the new functions take effect. There ...
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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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Power failure while upgrading firmware on TP-Link WR940N, router is bricked. How do I fix it?

I was upgrading my wireless router TP-Link WR940N, while then, the device faced a sudden power outage. Anyway, the machine never started working properly again. All the lights of WAN and WLAN and SYS ...
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Very bizarre battery level behavior for Thinkpad T430s on openSUSE

Okay, so I've just bought a second-hand Thinkpad T430s from ebay. Everything looked fine, the computer's in good shape. After installing openSUSE, I decide to see how long the battery will last. I ...
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Is it possible to update a LSI-9211-8i SAS HBA firmware without EFI?

I am trying to flash my LSI SAS HBA to IT mode from IR mode; I've heard this can't be done in the OS. My problem is that I am using a GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard, and it doesn't seem to know anything ...
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Why does my uefi firmware ignore the boot order?

My Toshiba Tecra R950 supports UEFI, mostly. It has a good old-fashioned text-based blue firmware settings system that it refers to as "BIOS", rather than the fancy graphical setup most proper UEFI ...
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Accessing the firmware of an USB flash drive

Is there any way via which one can read the firmware of an USB flash drive? And if there is really such a way, can one write to that memory area?
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Bricked my Grundig MPixx 2001 by formatting it. Firmware updater doesn't work

NOTE: Please don't remove me. I can't find a proper Stack Exchange site for this question. Please just move it where it needs to be because I can't find a hardware based site. I have a Grundig MPixx ...
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ZyXEL bricked after firmware update

I bought a Zyxel NBG6616, as a first thing I updated the firmware (with online automatic procedure in the web UI). I waited for 300 seconds as requested: the router did not seems to work (no answer ...
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DD-WRT possible brick on tplink-wa901nd v2, any advice?

I think I had a bad idea this night. I flashed ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/01-01-2013-r20453/tplink_tl-wa901ndv2/factory-to-ddwrt.bin into a brand new tplink-wa901nd v2, ...
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Can I change the OS (or middleware) on a Samsung Smart TV? [closed]

I've installed the newest firmware update on my un40f6300, and it is absolutely detestable. The TV constantly tells me that it's updating apps, and Samsung pushes out some pointless alerts every time ...
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Can a Geforce VBIOS be corrupted?

When I start my PC, only the motherboard logo (gigabyte) is displayed untill the opening of my default X session ! Every other thing can't be displayed or freez the system : bios/uefi setup boot ...
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Replicate a WiFi without having authentification error on clients

I have a simple problem and hope there is a solution for it. I have a Router with the WiFi "XYZ" and a Password (WPA2) configured. Now I would like to reflash the router with a custom Firmware, my ...
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NVRAM does not reset on gigabyte motherboard

My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-B75m-d3h. Many duplicate firmwares have been created in bootloader list. I wanted to delete them. Things I tried - 1) Inserted windows installation disk and formatted ...
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BIOS does not boot. Integrated graphics disabled without installing other GP

My motherboard is Gigabyte B75m-D3H. I accidentally disabled Onboard Graphics in BIOS settings without installing any other GPU (I don't have one). How to re-enable it? No video output is being sent ...
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brother printer firmware update password reset

While trying to update my brother printer (DCP-8080DN) firmware, the java program asks for a admin password, and says that it could only have been altered by a BRadmin program, otherwise the default ...
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How can I repair my Wifi Repeater?

I installed the wrong firmware on my Wifi Repeater. Is there a way to fix this problem? I can't find any website on the user manual, so I'm not sure what the model of the wifi repeater is.
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Does HP ProBook 4730s have UEFI or BIOS?

Sometimes I read that HP ProBook 4730s has UEFI and other times I hear it only has a BIOS. So which one does it have? As I understand it, UEFI is a replacement for BIOS, not an improvement nor ...
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How to change language of Fritz!Box from German to International

I have a Fritz!Box 7390 I bought while living in Berlin and would like to switch it to English. I've tried using the Recovery Tool, but it rejects updating the device. How can I update the device to ...
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Netgear R7000 new firmware update 1.0.6.28 broke my port forwarding 80 due to ReadyShare, how to fix?

On Netgear R7000, new firmware v1.0.6.28 break port forwarding 80 because of there new functionality "ReadyShare". How to fix that? P.S. It is very frustrating to see that a company like Netgear is ...
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DVB tuner is not initializing - Prof 7500

As per instructions, copied fw file into /lib//firmware (Using Ubuntu 14.04) ls -al /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-p7500* -rwxrwxrwx 1 box box 3812 Jan 5 00:54 /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-p7500.fw But the tuner ...
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Is it possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. Is it possible for motherboard ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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Ethernet (driver) failure. Windows blames BIOS but device works fine in Linux

I have a problem with an HP 655 Notebook that originally came with Windows 7 preinstalled, I made a backup to a local FTP server using a linux live USB, formatted it, and then installed Windows 8 ...
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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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How does ARM boot process differ from x86?

I'm not sure if this is an ARM thing or this is just a "convention" for modern smart devices. When talking about Android based devices people always talk about flashing ROMs or flashing firmware. ...
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HP Proliant DL380P g8 CPU upgrade

We have a HP Proliant DL380P g8 with 2 Intel Xeon e5-2603. We needed to upgrade and use 2 Xeon e5-2620 V2, by default this server (G8) does not recognizes the v2 processor. We found this procedure ...
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Latest firmware for WRT54G version 6

Belkin bought Linksys in January 2014 and removed most of the firmware from the support website. Is there an archive somewhere that has the latest firmeware for WRT54G version 6?
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Asus RT-N66U Enable SSH Access

Is the option to enable ssh access to this router not available in the stock version of the firmware? I can only see "Enable Telnet" under Administration -> System. That's kind of lame. Telnet is ...
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Determine Surface TypeCover 2 Firmware Version

I have found various references to Surface TypeCover 2 firmware versions. This is an example: Surface Type Cover 2 Firmware Update Device (v2.0.517.0) update improves multiple finger support on ...