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Author Topic: Emergency Flashing HOW-TO  (Read 75159 times)

s196635

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Emergency Flashing HOW-TO
« on: December 28, 2011, 08:16:07 AM »

1.  Plug the Ethernet cable that connects your computer, that was plugged into one of the LAN ports,
2. Setup your PC with static IP - ex: 192.168.0.2 (different from 192.168.0.1)
3. Make sure the PC has the new firmware
4. Unplug the power
5. Hold the reset button for 3~5 seconds and re plug the power WITHOUT RELEASING THE RESET BUTTON.
6.Open a web browser to 192.168.0.1 and then you should see EMERGENCY FLASHING page then click browse/upload locate the file and click UPLOAD FIRMWARE NOW

7. You should see a SUCCSESS page, If you don’t then re do steps 2-6
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Re: Emergency Flashing HOW-TO
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 09:06:13 AM »

S, What products does this work on? ALL? Just curious. Would be great if it worked on all. Any info would be helpful.

1.  Plug the Ethernet cable that connects your computer, that was plugged into one of the LAN ports,
2. Setup your PC with static IP - ex: 192.168.0.2 (different from 192.168.0.1)
3. Make sure the PC has the new firmware
4. Unplug the power
5. Hold the reset button for 3~5 seconds and re plug the power WITHOUT RELEASING THE RESET BUTTON.
6.Open a web browser to 192.168.0.1 and then you should see EMERGENCY FLASHING page then click browse/upload locate the file and click UPLOAD FIRMWARE NOW

7. You should see a SUCCSESS page, If you don’t then re do steps 2-6
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Re: Emergency Flashing HOW-TO
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 09:59:11 AM »

Just tested this out on a DIR-655 and 657 and it works. Doesn't work on a DGL-4500 so I presume the DGL series of routers wont work for this process. Looks like the DIR series is good though.

One thing however, he failed to mention, you need to hold the reset button in until the amber power light keeps blinking on and off. Then you can let go and the proceed to the browser.
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Re: Emergency Flashing HOW-TO
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 11:26:00 AM »

Works on most
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Re: Emergency Flashing HOW-TO
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 11:38:44 AM »

Ok, will probably post this in the DIR series of routers for others to use in case of that happening. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Emergency Flashing (RECOVERY MODE) HOW-TO (UPDATED)
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 09:58:55 AM »

DIR Router - Router Recovery from Corrupt Firmware
For those of you who's routers may not start correctly due to a possible interruption during the FW update or the router has become bricked, try this:

Note: Use this is only if a Factory Reset using the button in back fails to bring the router to a ready state. There are no guarantees Recovery mode will fix anything. This is a last resort option. This procedure provides the steps necessary to recover a DIR series router that will not properly boot due to corrupt or improperly loaded firmware. Do not perform this procedure if you can successfully access the router web interface.

Use the following browsers only: Fire Fox. Chrome and other browsers may cause the FW download to become corrupt or may improperly handle the data causing the router to be come bricked. Internet Explorer works sometimes however users have reported that FF has better results and works 100% of the time. For IE,  lower the IE security settings, add the 192.168.0.1 or .50 to the trusted sites under "sites" in security tab of the Internet Options.

Procedure for DIR series routers

  • Store a copy of the router firmware (.BIN) on the HDD of a local PC
  • Connect an Ethernet cable between one of the LAN ports on the rear of the router and the network port on the local PC
  • Configure the PC with a static IP address other than 192.168.0.1 (e.g. 192.168.0.5)
  • Power down the router and unplug the power cord
  • Press and hold the reset button on the rear of the router for 3 to 5 seconds and re-plug the power cord without releasing the reset button
  • Continue to hold the reset button until the amber power light keeps blinking on and off
  • Open a web browser and enter the following address: http://192.168.0.1/
  • Wait for the D-Link Router Recovery Mode page to load (See Exhibit 1 below)
  • Using the Choose File button, select the router firmware stored on the local PC and then press Upload
  • After the firmware successfully loads, a Success page will display
  • If the Success page fails to display, then repeat steps 3 through 9

Exhibit 1 - D-Link Router Recovery Mode Page

Procedure for DSL series Modems
You'll need to set up a Static IP address on the wired connected PC, set to 192.168.1.49.
Store a copy of the Modem firmware (.IMG) on the HDD of a local PC
- Switch Modem OFF.
- Press the reset button, i.e. insert ballpoint pen in reset hole under the Modem.
- Keep holding the reset button and turn ON the Modem.
- Keep holding the reset button for about 12 seconds after you power ON the Modem.
- Now you'll see that the power led has turned RED signifying that the Modem is in crash recovery mode.
- When you enter the address 192.168.1.1 on your PC browser, you find the upgrade firmware page.
- Just browse to the downloaded firmware file and flash!

D-Link products confirmed and tested for the Recovery Mode:DGL-5500, DIR-868L, DIR-615, DIR-655 (Rev B and C), DIR-657, DIR-825, DIR-685, DIR-601, DAP-1360, DIR-826L, DAP-1350, DSL-2750B and 2750U.
Presume most if not all DIR series routers support this mode. Will add models if anyone can confirm other models not already posted.

For DIR-645 series routers, please try the following IP address:
192.168.0.101
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58080.0

For DIR-506L series routers, please try the following IP address:
192.168.123.254
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=55175.0

D-Link products tested for the Recovery Mode that do not support this mode: DGL-4500 and presume all DGL Series routers. The DGL-5500 is the only model that supports recovery mode. DIR-865L. Any other products found to support or not support this option, send me a PM and I'll add it to the list. Older generation routers like the DIR-655/825/855 Rev A series do not support recovery mode.

If this recovery process fails to correct the routers condition, it's recommended to contact D-Link support and seek an RMA for your router.

Additional Resource:
Of Modems and Men - Unbricking Tutorial
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