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Author Topic: Firmware update over wifi renders router useless  (Read 2225 times)

krogers

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Firmware update over wifi renders router useless
« on: May 06, 2015, 06:45:29 AM »

I have been away from my home and router for 9 months and when I connected to the router via WiFi from my desktop I was prompted to update the firmware. So, naturally, I said sure! However, after the process seemed to take I checked the router and it will only flash the amber power LED. Only after I started searching online did I read you're not supposed to update via WiFi as it can cause equipment failure. That would have been a relevant warning to put in with the prompt that asked me to update. What now? It won't turn on or respond to any number of power cycles or factory resets.
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FurryNutz

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Re: Firmware update over wifi renders router useless
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2015, 07:05:54 AM »

It's never recommended to upgrade any router wil using the Wifi connection. Please use hard LAN wired connections always using the following process:
>FW Update Process

Please follow this to recover the router:
Emergency Recovery Mode
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krogers

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Re: Firmware update over wifi renders router useless
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 07:21:35 AM »

Thank you very much. Will update in about 10 hours.
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Re: Firmware update over wifi renders router useless
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2015, 07:23:09 AM »

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Re: Firmware update over wifi renders router useless
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2015, 05:47:10 PM »

Surgery was successful. Thank you very much for your help. I was afraid I had a $200 paper weight.
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Re: Firmware update over wifi renders router useless
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 07:45:14 AM »

Glad you recovered it. Remember, "No Wireless upgrades EVER!!!!"

Enjoy.  ;)
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