Big Surprise: got my firmware upgraded at home

trivisingh

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Jun 25, 2005
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got a nice surprise today. A man from D-Link came to my house to upgrade the firmware. He actually got a new modem with the upgraded firmware in it which he exchanged with mine. He had a big list of customers with him so it seems like he would be doing them all. Anybody else had this done? Anyway nice of MTNL and D-Link to arrange this. I guess they might be having too many modems being brought back due to some glitch in the old firmware.
 

trivisingh

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Jun 25, 2005
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I didn't call anybody, thats what surprises me. the guy came on his own.
 


dearashwin

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well.. all those upgrading firmware.. can u pls tell us if it adds any extra features.. cause if it dosnt its of no use going thru the trouble!
 

trivisingh

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Originally posted by dearashwin@Aug 27 2005, 01:18 AM
well.. all those upgrading firmware.. can u pls tell us if it adds any extra features.. cause if it dosnt its of no use going thru the trouble!
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well, i dont think it added any extra features and my download speed is still the same (about 29 KBps) but like i told you, it was no trouble for me. the guy just came and put in the new router and was finished in 5 min.
 


dearashwin

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ok... then makes no sense upgrading firmware... it usually does cause the company wont cum out wit one unless its useful... but wev read on the forum that there are glitches installin it.. so unless thers nothin major im not upgradin
 

coolbuddy_79

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if u're an user who just uses the modem to connect to the net, then u're fine with the old firmware...but if u want to utilize all the features, then u sure need the updated firmware...
 

sahiilseth

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Sep 1, 2005
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trivi check out the web interface for the router managenment from ur browser is it any different??? the newest frmware has a totally differnt interface port frowarding is a whole lot easier..

lol check tht out.. do tell us soon...yeah
 

trivisingh

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Jun 25, 2005
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Originally posted by sahiilseth@Sep 1 2005, 04:09 PM
trivi check out the web interface for the router managenment from ur browser is it any different??? the newest  frmware  has a totally differnt interface port frowarding is a whole lot easier..

lol check tht out.. do tell us soon...yeah
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i was going to put that here. yes you are right, the interface is a bit different. as you said, the port forwarding is much easier and they also have pre defined settings for some of the applications. so i guess atleast upgrading the firmware has that advantage.