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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Windows not finding HP Smart Array P410? (Windows 7 Ultimate, Server 2012, 2012 R2) HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF

Windows not finding HP Smart Array P410? (Windows 7 Ultimate, Server 2012, 2012 R2) HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF I have got myself an HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF (i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM) to use as a home ...
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How to Replace Firmware/Software on Motorola SURFboard SBG6580

I have a Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 Cable Modem/Router combo that was working great until I upgraded my Internet speed with Comcast at which time, they pushed either a firmware or software update 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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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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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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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 lost....
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Why WiFi drivers carry firmware with them?

Why do linux kernel modules for wireless LANs have 'device firmware'accompanying them while other driver modules don't seem to carry a copy of the firmware with them? Edit: I've been informed that ...
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Why is GRUB working on one computer but not the other?

I've installed Arch Linux on to a USB stick. The stick is partitioned as GPT, and there are two partitions - an EFI boot partition, formatted as FAT32, and a boot partition formatted as EXT4. When ...
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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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Modifying IP camera firmware

I have a D-Link DCS-931L IP camera and it started to lose wifi connection regularly. To debug the problem I tried to log into it, but any remote access is prohibited (except web interface which is ...
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How to access the emergency room interface for D-Link DIR-600 B2 with firmware v.2.15?

I have a D-Link DIR-600 B2 router with firmware v.2.15 and I want to install the DD-WRT firmware (described here) to enable the repeater mode. The problem is, every time I try to upload the DD-WRT ...
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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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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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Samsung SSD firmware update fails

Samsung Magician checks for new firmware update, finds it, prompts me to install it, I let it do that, then it fails to update. The SSD is an 840 EVO, 250 GB. I'll let the screenshots tell the story. ...
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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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What are the differences between Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and service area of a HDD/SDD?

I'm confused about the differences between the Host Protected Area (HPA), Device Configuration Overlay (DCO), and the service area of a HDD or SSD. From what I gather on the wiki pages, disks can have ...
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In the Open Firmware shell, how do I get output from ls to not scroll off the screen?

I'm working on a PowerPC-based Macintosh G4. In the Open Firmware shell, I'm using the ls command to show the device tree, but part of the information I need is toward the top of the tree, and scrolls ...
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Unable to correctly type the firmware password on my MacBook Pro

I made the mistake of setting the firmware password on my MacBook Pro, unaware that when I have to enter the password, e.g. when booting in recovery mode, the keyboard mapping is default US. When I ...
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Best compatible firmware for my router to set bandwidth caps?

I have a Linksys N300, E1200 router and it has a built in QoS functionality, but I read somewhere that QoS is like spikes, as in like turnlike and not constant (I'm sorry I don't know how to explain). ...
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URL for linksys WRT54GS firmware upgrade

I am trying to "recover" from a bad firmware upgrade on my Linksys WRT54GS. I can ping the router, and I can even get part of the web gui - but only parts of it - it's quite garbled. I can go to ...
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Update router firmware without using web interface

I have a D-Link DSL-2740EL wireless router. How can i update router's firmware without using web interface ? Assume router's firmware is corrupted. so i can't log in to my router. then how can i ...
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Upgrade brother printer firmware

I'm trying to upgrade my brother firmware that is connected to my PC via USB but the software tells me there is a connection error: So I checked my printer software and I can print/scan do whatever ...
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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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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 ./extract_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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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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Incorrect Firmware on a Printer

I upgraded a Samsung 3405f printer with the wrong firmware and it stopped working. How can I fix it or force to work?
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How to modify embedded Linux firmware?

I'm sure there's a simple answer to this, however I don't usually do THIS type of programming. I purchased a device (https://amzn.com/B00INMB23Q) to copy SD cards over to a USB storage device. It ...
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Kingston SSD toolbox doesn't see new SSD

I just installed a new Kingston 300V 120GB SSD. Windows 7 sees it and I can copy files to/from it. But the Kingston SSD Toolbox reports: No disks connected to system I also discovered on the ...
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Changing Surface's Pro firmware

My surface doesn't recognize my type cover anymore and I'm sure that my type cover is working because I connected it with another surface and I saw it's working. So I cleaned the connection on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (8.1)...
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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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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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write protected pendrive hack

I have been doing some research to make a custom pendrive for client, it has two physical memory inside, one is meant to be loaded with data and can not be: delete, modify, write, format; while the ...
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Bios does not open after deleting duplicate boot entries

I had installed Windows 8.1 Pro. Along with it, I had tried to install Linux with it. After complete Linux installation when I rebooted, I was getting duplicate boot entries in bios setup. I have ...
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Errors while building my broadcom drivers in Kali Linux

So I started doing whats given in this answer Kali Linux not detecting wireless network in dual boot but then at the "make" step I get this! root@kali:~/Desktop/holy# make KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -...
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ROM on a computer vs mobile phone

Why on a mobile phone (such as Android) is it possible to install custom firmware (not just OS), but on a computer (PC) it is not, but requires an exploit such as Thunderstrike for MAC? They both ...
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Update Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver

I have a ASUS J1900 motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Realtek UEFI UNDI Driver v2.023). I downloaded archive with RtkUndiDxe.efi v 2.035. How can I update bios?
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TPLINK-WA901ND v2 dd-wrt brick

Tried to install the dd-wrt firmware for this router and it worked fine the first time. However it wasn't giving me a connection and the lan port didn't work, so I decided that I would flash r20548 ...
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Firmware update on external HDD -> system not booting

After updating the firmware of my external HDD WD My Book, my toshiba laptop with a toshiba internal HDD, is no longer able to boot and I can't enter the BIOS either. The internal HDD has three ...
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Remove write protection of flash drive from firmware

I bought an HP v220w 32GB flash drive 2 months ago and it's been working perfectly until yesterday when all of a sudden it became write protected. I've tried evey simple, non technical way to solve ...
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Reconfigure downloaded firmware in Debian live CD

Is there any way to reconfigure the downloaded firmware in Debian live CD(Whezzy)?It might be possible if you have installed it on a hard disk because you just have to restart the computer while for a ...