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Author Topic: Original DIR-655 A1  (Read 8058 times)

Hobster

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Original DIR-655 A1
« on: September 20, 2009, 05:28:58 PM »

OK, I am a bad bad man.  I have never upgraded the firmware on my DIR-655 A1  currently running Firmware 1.0.  When I try to upgrade the firmware to 1.10 (or any for that matter) it tells me the file is corrupt or not for this router.  I'm not dumb, I know how to download items.  Do the firmware updates have to be done in order? And If so where can I find the firmware between 1.00 and 1.10.
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Techgee

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Re: Original DIR-655 A1
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 08:00:43 PM »

Bad?  Consider yourself lucky in avoiding all the firmware issues.

It appears all the firmware versions are still on D-Link's FTP site.  Just change the file name on the firmware links on the support page to the version you want.  For example:

1.01: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir655/Firmware/dir655_firmware_101.bin
1.02: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir655/Firmware/dir655_firmware_102.bin
1.03: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir655/Firmware/dir655_firmware_103.bin
1.05: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir655/Firmware/dir655_firmware_105.bin

According to this: http://text.broadbandreports.com/forum/r19665896-Census-on-Dir-655-new-fw-111 , 1.01 must be flashed before going to 1.02.  Not sure whether 1.02 is needed before 1.03, but you can go from 1.03 to 1.10 or 1.11. 

So, unless someone else says otherwise I'd do: 1.01 -> 1.02 -> 1.03 -> [stay with 1.03 or go to 1.05, 1.10, or 1.11]

I would SERIOUSLY consider NOT upgrading past 1.11, since you can't go back. 

Once at 1.2x you can't go back to 1.0x or 1.1x.  Same with 1.3x - you can't go back to 1.2x.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2009, 08:06:45 PM by Techgee »
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davevt31

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Re: Original DIR-655 A1
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 08:12:10 PM »

If its an A1 you should be able to go from 1.2x back down to 1.1x.  Its just the newer models A4's that can't go below the 1.2 firmware.
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Hobster

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Re: Original DIR-655 A1
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 09:44:17 PM »

Thanks for the FTP address....a little nervous about updating since I have had perfect connections since day 1
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TLE

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Re: Original DIR-655 A1
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 01:53:11 AM »

If youhave had a perfect connection since day 1, why update the firmware now?

As a rule most SysAdmins don't update firmware on there hardware unless there is a specific reason to do so. If it isn't broke, don't try and fix it.

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Techgee

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Re: Original DIR-655 A1
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 10:35:23 AM »

From the release notes and others comments in the link I posted previously there are performance improvements that would make it worth updating the firmware.

I cut and pasted version release notes from various places:


Firmware 1.01
- Fixed L2TP Passthru.
- Fixed session information between 2 WLAN Clients. 10/19/2006

Firmware 1.02
Please note that firmware version 1.01 must be currently uploaded on your DIR-655 prior to uploading firmware version 1.02

- Passes 'Works with Vista" Logo Certification.
- Add WiFi Protected Setup. (Pin Support only)
- Improved 11n performance.
- Improved wired and wireless QoS Engine. 11/21/2006

Firmware 1.03
- Passes "Connect with Centrino" Logo Certification program.
- Upgrade Wireless driver to 802.11n Draft 2.0 specification.
- Added Bridge Mode in Internet Settings. 5/8/2007

Firmware 1.04
- Passes 802.1n Draft 2.0 WiFi certification.
- Enhanced wireless performance. 7/2/2007

Firmware 1.05
- Implemented Yahoo Widget Support..
- Added Website Blocking Feature.
- Added Wireless Broadcast Schedule.
- Passes WiFi Protected Setup certification 8/9/2007

Firmware: 1.10
- Updated Firmware Query UI.
- Improved LAN performance.
- Removes ALG functionality. 10/25/07

Firmware: 1.11
- Enhanced DHCP WAN compatibility.
- Improved DHCP Client Table List.
- Utilize latest Widget Version.
- Removed the support of 802.11d.
- Added PPtP and IPSec ALG support. 12/18/07
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