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St0le

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what exactly happens in a firmware update? netfreak i read u upgraded..does it grab from net...how big is it??how much time does it take??
 

netfreak

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You have to download the firmware and upload it to the router.

To explain in context of a PC, it is similar to formatting Flash memory and re-installing OS + Supporting programs (e.g. Web based config utilities).

Normally it does not take more then a few minutes. Size is less then 1 MB. Do not remember exact size. You can download it from this page:

http://www.dlink.co.in/dlink/drivers/view.asp?tab=DSL-502T
 

dowgMac

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Originally posted by St0le@Jan 9 2006, 11:05 AM
what exactly happens in a firmware update? netfreak i read u upgraded..

does it grab from net...how big is it??
how much time does it take??
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I am assuming you are using a D-Link (most MTNL subscribers do).

the Firmware actually contains factory settings for the router / modem and the software to drive your router. Loads of bug fixes and stuff you know.

You can get it at http://www.dlink.co.in/dlink/drivers/view.asp?tab=DSL-502T

Before you upgrade check your firmware. If you have V2.00B01T01.ML.20050530 then don't bother.

Go to > modem page -> http://192.168.1.1 for the firmware info.

It's a weeny bit more than 3 megs.

BTW note down your config settings. Saving wont' help in case you are upgrading the firmware. After you are done reset the config and you are on.
 


Cute

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It's a 3m File ...Don't go for online upgrade firmware!!!I have a bad experience!!!If the transmissin stops then u got to take router to Service center!!!---->I have my own Router!!!For Mtnl router just call 1504!!!I think safest way is to take it to the service center---[Own Router] firmware upgrade!!!
 

St0le

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actually , the utitly is doing it right now!! im panicking coz its been 30minutes!does it take that long? can u meet on yahoo?
 

St0le

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ok! i just shut it (the upgrade program) down...notihing really happened..the blnking did stop...whoopie!
ill reboot and see...after this post u may not be seeing me for a while...ill report soon! i hope!

thanx netfreak...ur da man!!

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EDIT:

well slap my buttocks and call me yellow! (but dont okay?)
the upgrade crap didnt do nuthin...i have no idea whether i should be happy or pissed at dlink...its working fine...no flashing crap happened...

anyways...waiting for link,netfreak ...post it here!?

You know the tool that comes in a rar file??
Do NOT try the Upgrade Utility ...trust me..

ok! i need to lie down now! :eek:
 


max

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be careful while upgrading the firmware. preferably use a UPS while upgrading. because if the power goes off or fluctuates while upgrading then you may kill the router.
 

Cute

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As i said going to service center U can make router LIVE again!!Trust me I had screwed my router!!!!Then got it fixed in 10 minutes at service center!
 

St0le

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well i didnt kill my router...though i think its handicapped now! :(the dammn thing has gotten slow...and connects like VajPayee Speaks!send...(pause 3 years)...send again .... (pause 33 years)...sendmy downloads are in very bad shape... i m gonna get it replaced,,, :(