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Firmware fails to recognize Zen Xtra for reloading firmware

Question: Firmware fails to recognize Zen Xtra for reloading firmware

I am trying to coble together two non-working Zen Xtras into a working one. I receive a message: "Firmware Problem," and am instructed to reload the firmware. When I attempt to do so, the firware does not recognize the device although the device shows up in My Computer as a Zen Xtra. I have reloaded the drivers. When I attempt to reinstall the firmware, it states that it cannot detect the device and please connect it now. How do I resolve this lack of recognition?

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Is it possible to replace a routers firmware w/ something other than the original firmware to update from wep encryption to wpa encryption and all the other features that these new routers have? If so is this hard to do and is there a big risk or really screwing things up?
 

Answer:Replacing router Firmware w/ third party Firmware?

nope its easy, and as long as your smart and follow the few basic guildlines very unlikely chance of damaging the router. Biggest suggestion is never do the update via wireless as if you loss signal or what not could loose a bit of data for the router update.
 

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In my T61p [6457-BQG, BIOS 2.29]  I have the Lenovo version of a Samsung 830 SSD [MZ7PC256HAFU-000L7]. It is recognised by the firmware update program [fwss29.iso] and I am offered the chance to update from CXM72L1Q to CXM75L1Q. But when I try to run the update process I get a big red error box with UPDATE FAILED. I removed the HD password before trying the upate. Any ideas?

Answer:SSD Firmware update fails

Hello,
 
Have you tried changing the SATA drive access mode from AHCI/RAID/SATA (name might vary) to Classic/Legacy (again, name might vary) and then performing the firmware updateon the SSD? 
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I am attempting to update the firmware for my SSD according to the tool in System Update and Companion.  It apparently detects and want's to update my SSD (Samsung MZVKV512HAJH) from 6L0QBXX7 to 7L0QBXX7.  However when I do so it simply pops up a box which says "Firmware update FAILED! RC=0x5 Stopped by a soft error. Please try again". I want to see a log or figure out what RC=0x5 means, or even what a soft error is.  Where can I go to learn this? Thank you!

Answer:SSD Firmware Update Tool Fails

Good day.
 
Which laptop do you have? Windows version? Any recent major OS updates?
 
Regards.

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First of all, my CD/DVD-R+RW does not write any CD's or DVD's for the last 3 yrs.
Secondly - As always, when i receive the updates from toshiba about firmware, I tried to update as per instructions, but i get the message target drive not connected.

I followed all the instructions again more carefully, but no use. I received new firmware update today. and i still cant update, I get the message "Target drive is not connected".
Any troubleshooting? Help? suggestions?
This is the second update of firmware that has failed. even the previous update of firmware has failed with the same error.
One more question: Why are the updates not user-friendly? Its so complex process even for updates. Huhh!!
I was in a little hope that if i can update the firmware, it might help me write CD's atleast now after 3 years.. but even the FW updates dont work..
Hmm.. any suggestions why I cant write CD's or DVD's?
I have followed the suggestions given in my previous posts about the same CD writing problem, but of no use finally !! I wish to see the day when i can write atleast one simple CD using my toshiba tecraA4. !

Answer:Tecra A4 - Firmware uploader doesnt recognize drive

I have only an idea why you can't write CDs or DVDs
1. The drive is defect
2. You have Sonic DLA installed. If so, uninstall it. The program changes optical RW-Drives to a harddisc. That's why CD writings fail. There is no optical write medium found by nero or what ever you use.

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Sometime in the last week a firmware update came out for nvme drives on the p50 from Lenovo. I tried installing it, but it refuses to update the firmware. Here's the process: Run fwwinsd.exe - which is a Windows appit Finds drive - strangely enough it shows a serial number of all zeroesI tell it do the updateit reboots into tiny linux or something like thatat this point it can't find the firmware image to updatesystem reboots and I see the following windows dialog Update FailedFirware update was not processed because software condition is not ready to update due to some reason. Model: SAMSUNG MZVKV512Serial #:0000_0000_0000_0000Firmware: 6L0Q I also tried putting the installer on a USB thumbdrive but I get the same result. This is probably a case of "if it isn't broke..." but it is not how I roll.  Any ideas on how this updater is supposed to work? Brad

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Last week I updated the Intel Management Engine Firmware on my T420s to Version 7.1 because it was declared urgent (I guess it fixes the commonly known vulnerability in the Intel ME). Now there seem to be some problems with it and/or the bios. I observe two effects: -When rebooting the laptop it powers off shortly, starts again, but doesn't find the SDD. You have to switch the laptop off completly and switch it on again to get it to work again. - When the laptop should go to sleepmode (S3) (i.e. by closing the lid), it simply turns off completly. Hiberation mode (S4) still works. The laptop is a T420s with Windows 7 64bit, all the Windows patches, BIOS 1.43 and Powermanager 6.68.12. In the windows event log I get the following warnings (Source: ACPI, Event-ID: 15): Der eingebettete Controller (EC) hat Daten zurückgegeben, als keine Daten angefordert wurden. Möglicherweise versucht das BIOS, auf den EC zuzugreifen, ohne mit dem Betriebssystem zu synchronisieren. Diese Daten werden ignoriert. Es ist keine weitere Aktion erforderlich. Sie sollten jedoch den Computerhersteller nach einem aktualisierten BIOS fragen. 

Answer:Sleepmode (S3) fails after update of Intel ME Firmware

Hi,
 
I'm checking the support site of the T40s.
http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t...
 
Just in case. Do you want to give it a try first to:
1) Update BIOS to 1.49
2) Update Power Management to 6.68.13.
 
Also check the Windows "Power Options" and check that by any chance the "Close lid behavior" was not changed on Windows.
 
Regards

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The Thinkvantage Toolbox is reporting that the battery is not holding charge (down to 32%).  It is less than a year old and has been configured for maximum battery life.  The warranty link brings up a firmware update that won't install successfully.  I've tried the full package, and doing one part at a time.  It always detects the battery, goes to the writing the firmware stage, goes directly to the second try writing n/1334 (I think that's the number) and then fails.  I've let it reboot and try again with the same result. The product is ThinkPad SL510, product id 28479YU, Bios version 6JET85WW(1.43). Any suggestions on how to proceed?  I've seen other posts that suggest that it may be a defective battery, but nothing on how to confirm that. Thanks, Andrew

Answer:SL510 battery firmware update fails

Hi and welcome to the forum!

There is an FRU number on the battery, does it match to the one listed on the following page? http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-75738.html
 
Keep us informed.





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Dear all, I would like to upgrade my Intel ME firmware from 9.0.20.1447 to 9.1.41.3024 (2017/06/01). This would fix the CVE-2017-5689. However the update procedure is interrupted before flashing the new firmware could even start. Intel ME Interface (Intel Management Engine 11.6 Software) 11.6.0.1026 (2016/09/01) is installed. An error log in path C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME named "NULL" is created. It states: Intel(R) MEInfo Version: 9.1.20.1020Copyright(C) 2005 - 2014, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.Error 9471: M3 Autotest feature was not found. Dear Lenovo support team: To me it seems like a bug. Is there some file missing in the update package or something wrong in the MEUpdate.CMD? CheersMad

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I'm following the following instructions to upgrade firmware for my ssd:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-69806 My ssd is listed, a firmware update is found for the drive but the firmware upgrade stops with a fail message telling me to contact support. What can I do to make the firmware upgrade run? Best regards,Kristian  

Answer:Upgrade T530 samsung ssd firmware fails

Can you please list your SSD model, current firmware version, and upgrade firmware version as reported by the tool?

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Have been trying to install the new Touch Firmware Update via Lenovo Companion for more than a week but it fails each time I try. Help?  


























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Hi all,
I'm more curious than anything, for the device is running Windows 10 just fine, but do you have to first install Bios update A17 prior to A19? I couldn't get A19 to install. Thanks.

Answer:D630: Bios firmware update fails to install

It's more likely you're going to need to build a bootable flash drive with an earlier version of Windows to get the flash to work -- Windows 10 is not supported on this model, so it's very likely the flash installer won't run under 10 regardless of which version you're trying to flash.
Rufus is one easy way to make a bootable flash drive that will allow the flash to work.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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My X1 Yoga has a SAMSUNG MZVPV256 SSD Tried to install the NVMe firmware update from here: http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X1-... It boots Linux however at some point it can't find the folder.When Windows started again, it ran FWLINBRDG automatically. This one shows the following error: 

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The RealSense camera in my HP Pavilion All-in-One - 24-b017c (Touch) quit working; Windows Hello says it "can't find" the camera. Tried reinstalling from Device Manager, but failed. Next tried reinstalling / updating the drivers, but that fails as well (see attached screen capture). Does anyone have any ideas? Worked before; PC is about 6 months old.  

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Hi!Lenovo companion offers me to update Intel ME Firmware to V 11.8.50.3399 but everytime I try to install the installations fails with out further details about what failed.Is there any solution or can I download the ME Firmware for the L470 somewhere else?

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Hi,
(tl;dr) Background.
This all started with a fight on malware in W7 that I've lost. I realize that immunodeficiency of Windows is what we pay for convenience. Ability of malware to break out of vmware box was a nasty surprise, given that both guest and host are fully patched windows 7 with guest "protected" by ZoneAlarm av+fw and host "protected" by avast+windows firewall. Naive attempts to recover w7 from .img disk clone (storred on an offline disk) failed as well. The images got infected while I was changing the boot settings in bios. This was a rough awakening. To stop loss I "boot and nuked" and formatted all affected disks to ext4, installed Ubuntu and vmware with windows 7 guest on.

The problem.
Vmware flawlessly installed W7 guest on Ubuntu host from a genuine W7 installation disk. However, when I use the same disk to install W7 on bare metal it gets stuck at the first user input screen. Both keyboard and mouse are frozen.

Troubleshooting attempts.
Changing mouse/keyboard, hdd, RAM, video card did not solve the problem. Yes, I've formatted hdd to fat32 and ntfs, but that didn't help either. Also, afaik if windows can't find any suitable media it does not freeze at the first screen. Instead, it says "no suitable hardware found, please add a driver". I am heaving a problem way upstream. I had similar behavior when I was fighting virus, but I thought I cleaned it up by creating a new file tables (ms-dos) already.

Final remar... Read more

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I currently have AMT v4.2.10.1020 and would like to update to 4.2.10.1036.  I tried installing through the recommended procedure (save file to desktop and then running it, etc.), however, the install program never prompts for the destination folder, yet when it finishes, it says it has installed the update, but it really does not. Has anyone had any success installing this update? http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-71137 





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Answer:Intel AMT 4.2 Management Engine (ME) Firmware Update for Windows 7 Fails to Install

On the Lenovo site today appeared a link to the Intel AMT 4.2 Management Engine (ME) Firmware: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-71137 As in the description was the following sentence:Version 4.2.20.1036 (Fix) Fixed an issue where it might take 20 seconds more than usual on starting the computer. I decided to upgrade. Result. NOW the laptop takes 20s more to start-up! As anyone tried it and experienced this problem?I'm running Win 7 Professional 32 bit on an X301. Can anyone advise how can I downgrade the firmware? Can I simply dowload the previous version or is it dangerous trying to overwrite an AMT firmware with an older version? Regards 





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My attempts to update the firmware on Ericsson H5321 gw fail with the following message:    This version of the Mobile Broadband Updater does not support your device [303]. I did disable the radios for the firmware update using the hardware switch. The card works fine on Windows 7 (to which I downgraded to check if it's okay). I'm now planning to perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 8 and try updating firmware from there. The machine did not originally include the WWAN module and came with Win8 preinstalled. I confess I bought the card off ebay, however, I had first checked if it is supported. A doc named "Upgrading the Ericsson H5321 mobile broadband mini-card firmware for Windows 8" in the Solutions section and the readme file for the firmware updater both mention my machine and the card model as compatible. Can anyone suggest where do I go from here? I would certainly like to move to Windows 8 for the touch functionality.

Answer:H5321 gw WWAN Card Firmware Update Fails on X1 Carbon 34xx

Eventually I managed to get the WWAN card working by installing it on Windows 7 and then upgrading the OS in-place, first to Win8 and then 8.1. Firmware update was not successful though, neither under Win8 nor under Win8.1, with the error given in the previous message. The details are as follows. Card specs:Model: Ericsson H5321 GWFRU: 60Y3297Product Number: KRD 131 21/821Revision: R1G/1FW Product: CXC 173 1944/1FW Version: R1C08FW Build Date/Time: Oct 1 2011 18:09:28 Machine specs:ThinkPad X1 Carbon Type 34xx (May 2014)BIOS G6ETA7WW (2.67)Windows 8 Pro preinstalled The steps:1. Install Win7.2. Install the card drivers for Win7 from Lenovo Downloads.3. Run Windows Update: another H5321 GW version was pulled and installed from WU. Not sure if it's essential.4. Upgrade to Win8 and run Windows Update twice to satisfy the requirements for the subsequent 8.1 upgrade.5. Upgrade to 8.1 from the Store.

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I was prompted to update my Battery firmware I have a genuine battery in my Thinkpad edge E520 that is out of warrenty The firmware failed and disabled the battery so it is no longer operating How do i reverse this firmware or disable the battery bios check?

Answer:Battery firmware has just killed my battery. How do you justify pushing firmware that does this?

Hi, welcome to the forums.
 
Here it is the support site link for your model just in case.
 
I'm guessing that the computer is booting but the battery does not provide any charge, right?
 
I did not have that issue, but I'm just guessing, What will happen if you apply the battery firmware update again? You can download it manually from the support site: "Lenovo Battery Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-..."
 
This is what it cames to my mind right now, I hope it helps.
 
Regards

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I have an E420 Thinkpad; NO problems ever with the laptop...a great machine.  I ran some updates and the Lenovo update wanted to update the battery firmware; there have never been any problems with my battery (I have an extended battery), but wanted to update as recommended. - When I ran the update, I got a "the tool was unable to update the battery firmware due to an internal error"...and then it automatically rebooted. - Once it rebooted, I now get a DOS warning (on initial boot) "this system does not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo....." and I have to hit escape to continue.- When it boots up, I get a battery icon that shows either "plugged in and charging" with a RED X imbedded in the icon.- The laptop does not recognize the battery.  Even though it was in good condition and had a 95% charge when I first ran the firmware update....the laptop will not operate without hte power plug attached.- When I go to the power manager and the battery tab, I get a "battery was completely discharged and needs to be recharged verbiage- I have tried to re-run the firmware update from the update tool, but to no success. - I have tried to run the firmware update by downloading the install .exe file and running from my desktop....to no success.- I have tried to do a system restore, but it did not work.- I have screen shots of the screens mentioned as needed. Help!  I now have a small desktop that has a closeable lid.  It will not run if t... Read more

Answer:Battery Firmware update - failed and now will not recognize a good battery

I have the same issue.Waiting for the software update or workaround

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Hi, I'm facing issues with the bluetooth firmware update utility. Tried using the following : 7kbf02ww.exe     1,809,440     Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Firmware update Version: 2.1.211.299 Release Date: 2007/01/26  However, during the updating process, it stalls at the screen for about 5 mins showing "reconfiguring bluetooth" , then gives an error msg that bluetooth firmware updating has failed and asks me to reboot and try again. Viscious cycle repeats. Any ideas ?  Thanks

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Question: OEM DVD Firmware

Dvd disk drive won't run DVD's. Makes alot of clicking, spinning noises but wont read disks. Went to HKEY areas and changed some things recom by other forums. Didn't work. Told needed firmware upgrade. Unable to find firmware for Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A ATA Device because as near as I can find it's an OEM Device. Went back to Gateway(Notebook Manufacturer) and they don't have. Any suggestions? Ifu can't fix, I guess u install a new DVD Device or a new Notebook.
Was also told by Gateway I needed a Codec upgrade.
 

Answer:OEM DVD Firmware

The codec pack is easy enough- Techspot has what you need here http://www.techspot.com/downloads/775-klite-codec-pack-full.html
Install and then try running the discs.

How does the drive show up in the Device Manager ? No exclamation mark in a yellow triangle?
What DVD's won't it run-commercial (retail) movies, or discs you are attempting to burn ? If the latter, what brand of discs.

If it definitely requires a firmware update then it seem's you're out of luck as there are none as far as I can tell.
 

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I have a Intel 510 ssd and I looking to add another ssd. Can you have both if they have different firmware. I'm looking at several including Intel 320.
Will this confuse the motherboard bios or Windows 7?

Answer:2 SSD's 2 Different firmware?

I don't think it will give any problems just because of firmwares. After all, it's entirely internal to each device. As long as each one has the proper drivers and the motherboard recognizes each one, they should work.

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Question: WD 800 JB Firmware

I went to WD's website and was looking for a firmware update. Where is it on the webpage, don't trust other pages. My firmware on my WD800JB is 77.07w77 Just for the record. Please let me know if I have missed it or a safe site to get an update for it. Thanks Everyone
 

Answer:WD 800 JB Firmware

Plus I have a Pioneer DVD-117 Rom and looking for a firmware update.
 

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Question: Firmware

I was having trouble with my CD-RW, so I updated the firmware and it fixed the problem. However, when I updated the firmware - The CD-RW was on a different PC. So, now that I am moving it back into my PC... Will I have to update the firmware again? If I remember correctly... It saves it to the actual hardware. Correct me if I am wrong plz. Thx.

Answer:Firmware

You shouldnt have too...

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Question: What is firmware?

Can someone explain firmware to me? Is that the OS that is downloaded and run on a phone, laptop etc? I see news articles about firmware, but gimme a break I'm a newbie. I need a definition lol

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Question: What is Firmware ?

Answer:What is Firmware ?

on my startup (with my new MS6334 Motherboard) Iget the message ' NEW HARDWARE FOUND FIRMWARE 'do I need to load a driver for this? ( whatever it is) and does anybody know if its an importantpiece of kit that my computer cannot do without?I have found that my mouse pointer always has the egg timer next to it and I can't do a thing withmy computer, could this have anything to do withthis FIRM thing whatever it is? Please help.

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Question: firmware

my grandson as a mp3 player he wants to upgrade with firmware i found the firmware for his model at the mpman site downloaded it in a zip file but there wasn't any instructions on the site or in the file on how to install can anyone advise Thank you Dave

Answer:firmware

If you have not unzipped it, do that now, there may/should be a file, normally called README.txt (if not look for any file with a .txt etention). Hopefully this file will have instructions on how to use it, if not, let us know the name of the mp3 player and someone prob can sort your prob.Hope this helps.

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Question: dd-wrt firmware

hi guys I was just wondering. What is dd-wrt? I keep hearing it coz my router supports dd-wrt firmware from a third party but i don't know what it is. I know I should not mess around with things i dnt know but i'm just wondering what it is. Thx
 

Answer:dd-wrt firmware

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Question: HDD firmware

I have a broken HDD and i'm trying to get parts,how do find out the firmware of the thing?Its a WD passport.It says nothing on the disc.

Answer:HDD firmware

Same drive?  http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,113665.msg761193.html#msg761193They are not repairable, where would you expect to find parts?

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Question: ARC FIRMWARE

It would appear that each time on boot it attempts to boot from Floppy A:When I press F8 and go into the disk boot section and change it to boot from ST340014A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5JX99PPP, rev 3.06, SMART Status: HealthyIt boots up OK then for that occasion but each time I reboot I have to follow the same procedure and change it from Floppy to HD.ST340014A Once I change it to the correct boot drive it should hold there until I change it but it is reverting back to Floppy A each time I reboot instead......regardless

Answer:ARC FIRMWARE

Have you tried resetting your boot device in the bios?Is your clock keeping good time?

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Question: What is firmware

I have recently had trouble with Genie-Soft backup software. They tell me I need to back up my firmware. I am not sure what they mean by this and their explanation hasn’t helped me.

I have Nero 5.5.10.9 installed on my computer and my CD-RW Burner is Imation. I used the Nero Info tool which showed [1.0] G:\CD-RW CDR 6S52 in the top left of the box and Type: CD-RW Recorder and Firmware Version: CDR 6S52.

I went on to the Nero site which states they will not accept responsibility for any firmware updates.

I haven’t a clue what I’m supposed to do now. It’s taken me ages to get this far and in all honesty, I don’t really know what I am doing. Is the firmware update supposed to be for Nero or Imation. Can anyone help me?

My OS is WinXP Pro

Joe
 

Answer:What is firmware

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Hi,I recently bought my first CD burner. It's a Sony Spessa USB Plus CRX100E/X2 drive. I found out that it can't quite burn an entire 80 min/700MB disk, but that there is supposedly a firmware update that fixes it. I downloaded a firmware update program from Sony's website (found here), and flashed the drive with the default firmware file (CDRW0008.BIN), but it didn't seem to do anything except change the driver to an EEPROM driver. I switched back to the original driver, and it was as if I had never done anything...The firmware program came with another BIN file, ZERO.BIN, so I tried flashing that. I guess that was a mistake, because now the drive doesn't work at all - it's recognized as a "non-specific QT processor with JG". I tried changing the driver back to the original again, but this time Windows won't use it. It just says that there are no compatible drivers for the device. I tried to flash the firmware with the program from Sony again, but now it doesn't recognize the drive as being compatible, so it won't flash it.I was hoping to get some support from Sony, but they informed me that I would have to pay more than I paid for the drive in the first place to get support. So, I hope someone here might have an idea of how I can fix it.

Answer:Is there any way to fix this firmware?

That is why the smarter people here do NOT recommend firmware or BIOS updates lightly. You can end up with a doorstop and no recourse. If the product is still under warranty and doesn't do what is advertised, take it back for a return or replacement with something that does.

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Question: DVD Firmware

I have been advised to update my DVD firmware but cannot find what make it is. Going into Device Manager tells me the model number (MT1316B BDV212B) but the manufacturere is 'standard CD-ROM drives'. Any ideas anyone?

Answer:DVD Firmware

Some info click here=

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Question: DVD firmware

How do I download a firmware update for my Liteon DVD drive.I purchased in Dec 03, it was manufactured Oct 03.

Answer:DVD firmware

click here

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hi!

Can anyone tell me what is firmware?

Answer:what is a firmware?

Firmware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia






Quote:
In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices. Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from end-user products such as remote controls or calculators, through computer parts and devices like hard disks, keyboards, TFT screens or memory cards, all the way to scientific instrumentation and industrial robotics. Also more complex consumer devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, synthesizers, etc., contain firmware to enable the device's basic operation as well as implementing higher-level functions.


Better than I can explain it.
Click Wiki link above for more info.
Mike

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Question: DVD-RW firmware?

Hi,Just bought and installed an LG DVD-RW. Where do I find the firmware details in XP? Device manager? I have looked in all the places I know to look but cannot locate this.Can anyone help?Cheers!Tj_El

Answer:DVD-RW firmware?

Cheers crx1600. Nero infotool did the job. :-))Tj_El

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Hi, I have a sony cd-rw crx216E I've had it for about 2 years does it need to be upgraded with firmware the driver seems to be working ok, also can you tell me what on the fly means.
 

Answer:Do I need firmware?

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Question: Firmware?

I saw the phrase firmware tossed about on a message. What exactly is it?
 

Answer:Firmware?

Firmware is half software, half hardware. Usually it is software embedded permanently into a piece of hardware. Such as the software that runs a digital camera, or drives a USB networking cable.
 

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Question: DVD Firmware

how do I find out what version of firmware is in use with my LiteOn DVD recorder?

Answer:DVD Firmware

DvdInfo tells you this and much more. click here

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Question: which firmware ?

i have just fitted a dvd writer to my system which was oem how can i tell what firmware it is using...thanks

Answer:which firmware ?

Look in Device Manager, find the drive and click properties and settings.

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Question: firmware

Hican any of you bright people out there tell me how to save the original firmware of a drive before flashing with an updated one.

Answer:firmware

Most firmware updaters have the option to 'Save Old version' before flashing the new one.

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Question: firmware?

I heard someone use the word firmware the other day and wondered what the heck it is. After checking out the definition on www.webopedia.com I am still a little confused on the subject. Anyone care to explain this to me? Please?

Answer:firmware?

well i understand it as a piece of software build into hardware. Examples of firmware are: bios's, video bios's etc.

There is a way of upgrading firmware in hardware like DVD burners to make them faster or burn dual layer.

Wayne

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Question: firmware

my laptop has trouble with dvd playign.. do i need to get "firmware" its a dell inspiron the firm ware for this would be ud25 .. where do i get it from and what is this,, do u reckon this cud be why my lappy hates dvd playing.. yours confused craig..xx

Answer:firmware

Unlikely to be firmware, possibly a missing video codex, but difficult to say. What exactly happens when you try to play a DVD, my Inspiron plays them with the preloaded Cybercom PowerDVD player.

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Question: what is firmware?

So I fried my hard drive and I am looking for a replacement, I found several that are the same model except the firmware is different. What is firmware, mine says firmware: 3.64
Does the replacement have to be the same firmware? This is my master drive
 

Answer:what is firmware?

Lets start with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmware
Basicly its a os for a device thats built in.
 

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Question: Firmware for an AP

I have a couple of DLink 900AP's. One has the standard DLink firmware but the other has some specialist firmware for use with a commercial WiFi network.Does anyone know if it's possible to download the non-standard DLink firmware from the 900AP - so I can flash it to my other 900AP?

Answer:Firmware for an AP

No; I think you'd have to find it on the net. Search for whatever info you have even just its revision number. You can usually make backups of router/AP configurations, of course, but although the firwmare is sometimes saved along with it, it may not accept being ported across and you'd lose the other AP's settings in so doing.

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Question: firmware

i have a netgear dg834gt router how do i find out what version of firmware i have.xp pro.thanks.

Answer:firmware

I dont have that particular device so can only surmise it will be in the cfg pages somewhere,accessed by http:// IP address

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Question: firmware

I am fresh out of college, and seem to have found a job where I am in way over my head. My employer knows it though, and just expects me to try my best.... anyway heres the question, even though it seems dumb...
When using C, does a hexadecimal Number refer to the memory address (AKA a register or part of the the memory or a port), or does it simply refer to the number itself?

Eg:
ulData = ulMemPos + 0x20;
does this mean add the hexadecimal value of 20-- or to add twenty memory addressing to it?
 

Answer:firmware

just a number
 

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Question: Firmware

I recently purchased an nVIDIA 6200AGP8x 350MHz Graphics Card with 512MB For an eight year old Dell Dimension 4600i (P4, 3G HT with a 128 card). As I didn?t think I was getting the full benefit of the new card I checked in BIOS. The maximum it goes to is 256 so I looked the Dell site and saw there were 4 updates, one being video, ok so I downloaded it, and then stopped. I have had a bad experience with firmware (a Plextor drive that refused to work after an update) as a result I am not sure whether to go ahead or not. Ok pathetic but please humour me, do the risks out way the benefits.
Oh, re. the HP on this PC, I noticed it is disabled in BIOS sorry better for a new thread perhaps.
Dave

Answer:Firmware

Now lets see if I understand. You have replaced the the original graphics card with a nVIDIA 6200AGP8x 350MHz Graphics Card.
From the Dell web site it only shows one update for the Bios but it does not state what it was for so should not be used.
Although it does have several driver updates for graphics cards these are not for the new card you have installed and should not be used. Go to the nVidia web site for new updated drivers.
From my memory the bios does not indicate how much memory the graphics card uses. I could be wrong.

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Hello all,

I am looking for Firmware for DI-614+ wireless router. When I use WEP encryption, no wireless client (laptop) can connect. I have also tried the latest firmware I can get from D-Link. I hoping to use this with my TFCko box or as my access point for my laptop.

If I cannot use it as wireless access point. Is there a firmware hack to make it a wireless client or a repeater?

Thanks for any ideas

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TFCDealer
Looking for TFCko (Pinoy Channel) deals? Connect to http://www.TheFilipinoChannel.ca
 

Answer:Looking for Firmware for DI-614+

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I'm on DP 8.1.1. With the recent release of cyan for DP users, does any one know if doing the cyan update would take me back to 8.1? Or will it just slap on the firmware alone and still leave me on my current version?

Answer:Firmware only or Firmware with 8.1?

It will leave you at 8.1.1. It is simply a firmware update to Cyan for Lumia devices.

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Question: DVD+/-RW firmware

Hello all: does anyone have the latest firmware dowload link for a NEC ND-3530A HH 16X DVD+/-RW drive for my old dell 3000 desktop... I don't have any warranty left on it so I cannot download the latest firmware download from the site...
 

Answer:DVD+/-RW firmware

Here is a site for alternate - modified firmwares:
http://tdb.rpc1.org/
 

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Question: Firmware

Please could somebody tell me which of these can be considered firmware. 1) 3.5" floppy disk 2)Hard Disk 3) Flash BIOS 4) Word Documents

Answer:Firmware

IMHO bios flash, the rest are counted as hardware, except the word doc which is a file.What is this a test???

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Question: firmware

i am thinkin off flashing my firemware on my dvd burner are there any risks involved

Answer:firmware

Only risk is that you might completely wreck the drive.Flashing of firmware is not for the faint hearted,or the unsure.You must be 100% certain the file you want (firmware) is definately for your particular model drive.

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Question: firmware

How do I find out what firmware my DVD rw has at the moment it's a Pioneer 112D running XP pro and would it be worth a firmware update.
 

Answer:firmware

XP is dead. Microsoft just killed it. So it depends on how long you plan to keep XP. From now on we can buy Vista or Vista. :cry
 

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Question: What is Firmware

Hi thereGoing through the list of drivers available on the Toshiba site for my computer, I found one called Firmware. It won't let me copy it, it wants to instantly install itself. What is Firmware and what does it do?

Answer:What is Firmware

click here

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what does firmware do

Answer:what is firmware

click here

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how do i tell what version of firmware is used for my msi cd-rw, help appreciated

Answer:firmware

You could try this click here direct link to download click here

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I have installed Open Wrt Bin file on my WR703N Mini portable wifi device. After that it doesn't broadcast WiFi Signals. But Through the LAN cable and using ftp i can connect the Flash memory. Please anyone can help me to Update to my Old Firmware version using FTP. I have my old firmware version's bin file. Pls help to me.
 

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I got one of these wireless routers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190 I followed the steps on this site: http://www.mandladventures.com/2007/04/12/how-to-flash-the-wrt54gl-with-dd-wrt-firmware/

And wow! This little router has some serious options! Need to run Cron on your router, yep, it does it. I don't know what that is, but I have it! I can boost the wireless power also. If you are in the market for a new wireless router, I highly recommend this.

Sorry if this is old news, I did a search and did not see it.

E
 

Answer:DD-WRT firmware update!

Old news at least to me. I prefer Tomato my self, better QoS. Bit of advice, with the don't go much above 84mW on the wireless with out extra cooling for the transmitter. DD-WRT support overclocking as well. Not sure if it supports it on the GL but I ran my WRT54G at 300MHz for months. After a small heatsink and fan mod obviously. :major Theres all kinds of fun mods for the WRT series, adding an SD card reader for example.
 

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Question: Firmware update

Dear Users,
Netgear WGR614 v7
Please advise on why I can't update the firmware. Every time I get the message that the upgrade has failed.

Arturo
 

Answer:Firmware update

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Guy am requesting if any of you has that dtb firmware.

Uses of the firmware are;
-update Tv decoders
-unlock blocked channels in tv set boxes

Please if anyone have that firmware help

Sent from my GT-S7580 using Tapatalk
 

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Question: Firmware Virus

Hello All-I am working on a computer with a funny yet nasty virus. It will control the mouse and type messages in notepad/run box. It tells me "it gets lonely at the desk all day and I should buy it a pet robot dog" and many other messages. Even when I unplug the HD and boot into kasper anti virus or linux live cd it is still able to control mouse and type messages.I have cleared the CMOSFlashed biosRemoved both Memory modules and re installedRan malware bytesRkill fails with a rom errorOS: Windows 7Motherboard: Biostar TP45HPVideo Card:ATI Radeon HD47xxAny guidance would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Firmware Virus

Hello,I will be helping you with your problems. Please be patient while I assist you.Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do NOT run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification... Read more

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Question: undo firmware ?

I have a B&W G3 that I updated with a daystar G4 500. When I upgrade I had to install a firmware update also. In fact I had to call their support and get walked through it. I am now considering buying a 1 gig G3 ZIF to put in the B&W instead. Can I undo the new firmware does it really matter? the Artman:cool
 

Answer:undo firmware ?

I'm pretty sure it won't matter. It shouldn't but you never know with this kinda stuff anymore.
 

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Question: NEC 2510A firmware

Hi all,
I have an NEC ND-2510A firmware 2.15. I was looking to upgrade the firmware but there is always a warning at the download sites (such as NEC's own site and this one) that the firmware should not be used with OEM drives. Mine was sold as an OEM drive from an online store (Ebuyer) as a single item not as part of a system. Is it safe for me to perform an upgrade? As the drive was bought separately I don't see how an OEM PC supplier could have fiddled with the firmware previously. However I'm not an expert or I wouldn't be asking for help would I?
 

Answer:NEC 2510A firmware

Welcome to Techspot !
An OEM supplier normally just sell parts .A PC manufacturer ie Dell , who buy OEM parts often write their own Firmware to make them proprietary to their machines therefore the warning about updateing firmware on OEM parts.
You have to decide that the supplier has sent you a stock item direct from it's manufacturer. In which case you should have no problem updating.
 

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Does the model number have to be the same too?

If I use a different firmware for my HDD will it not work or cause damage?

Answer:To replace the PCB on a HDD does the firmware have to be the same?

The HDD model number and firmware revision should be the same for a PCB replacement to work. Professional data recovery firms will have special tools like "PC-3000" card or "Salvation Data HD Doctor suit" etc to fix firmware issues.

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 8-)Hey board havent been around for a while due to school.but i wanted to ask how do i update the firmware of my two dvd recorders which areTDK DVDRW840G USB DEVICEand SONY DVDRW DRU-720A USB Devicei looked at other post in other forums and they say that if you dont download the right firmware it can mess up your drive so that's why i'm asking if someone can help with  the firmware for my drive. Thanks

Answer:Dvd Recorders Firmware

if you are not having issues, there is absolutely no need to do this. It is a good way to get a paperweight for no good reason.  If you do have issues, we can talk about those too.

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Question: Firmware Nightmare

Gidday, I wanted to see if I could get my Dell CD writer to burn at slower than the maximum 48x Speed. I was getting burn errors so wanted to try a much slowre speed like 1x -8x I tried everything and finally risked a firmware update from another company.. IBM..

I tried updating firmware on my CD Burner. It's a Dell one..made by LG and it's called (HL-DT-ST GCE-8483B) after reading recomendations to do so on a forum. Which I refer to here*

* And I Quote
Re: Changing write speeds - LG GCE-8483B and Nero 5.5.10.28

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Quote:
Originally Posted by HALO_JINX
i updated the firmware v1.03 for the CD-RW drive which was intended for IBM computers (I have a dell 8400) but works fine with my CD-RW drive (GCE-8483B ). instead of just 48x , i can burn @ 8,12,16,24,32,40 and 48x speeds now.





here is the webpage i found the driver @ http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1877





Direct download @ ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbb.../j8win103us.exe


Just stumbled on the same prob with the same drive on an old Dell client at the office, thanks for this drift, it worked beatifully!

**unquote


The Problem is that the firmware was for an IBM GCE-8483B not a (Dell HL-DT-ST GCE-8483B) although the forum I refer too said it would work with the Dell one aswell. So I gave it a go

Next thing that happened was the firmware upgrade stoped half way ... Read more

Answer:Firmware Nightmare

try go to bios and untick stop on errors for all cept mouse keyboard
may be able to reload the firmware
I did upgrade for a plex needed to burn at higher speeds burn and usb issues same thing happened lost the cd writer got it back after lots of effort tried again locked up it now sits as paper weight

good luck
 

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Question: firmware upgrade?

i have an LG 4163B burner if i do a firmware upgrade will this reset the the number of times i can change the region code on the burner to factory spec 5 i think ? if not how do i reset?any help appreciated
 

Answer:firmware upgrade?

I found this don't know if it will work:

RPC2 firmware where the number of "User Changes" and "Region Setting" snap back to the pre-flashing settings every time you cycle the power on the drive.

This effectively gives you an infinite number of region changes, without all the software BS required by an RPC1 firmware. For more info try Google, or a search on rpc1.org

Region free firmware: http://tdb.rpc1.org/#GSA4163B
 

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Question: Firmware Updates

Hi guys this question is related to my "accused" CD/DVD burner the LG GSA 4176B, well I've gone to the site and downloaded a recent update. In the instruction it says that no background program even anti-virus and drive should be in the master. Can it be dangerous to just update it without the need to exchange the drive to be a master? My secondary IDE has my DVD ROM as the master and rewriter the slave. Besides if  the case that everytime I update the firmware I must exchange it to be the master, tends to be tedious. Oh and I did not update the drive yet for safety. Thanks 8-) :-?

Answer:Firmware Updates

Why are you flasihng the drive ? ?Be specific.

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Is there such a thing as a firmware update for a processor?

Answer:Processor Firmware?

I want to say yes, but no at the same time. Wouldn't it be hard because it'd have to use the processor in order to figure out what to do with the firmware!

:S perhaps I'm thinking too deeply into it though.

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Question: Firmware problems.

I have a DVD Burner that's not working with a full windows installation.I know it works because I was able to use it to install Windows XP and all my drivers. I can use it outside of XP (IE I can boot from it) and I can use it right after a fresh XP install (IE I can use it to install all the drivers.)I'm guessing it's an issue with the firmware, but I'm not absolutely sure. Perhaps one of you guys could help me figure out the problem.

Answer:Firmware problems.

Does it show in Windows Explorer?Does it show in Devices Manager without any errors?

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Question: scsi HDD firmware

Have external scsi case (Cent 50 pin Narrow scsi) hooked to Firewire port via RATCO Systems FR1SX scsi to firewire converter.Have about 10 scsi hdd, an MO drive, Iomega drives, external CD-RW, Syquest drives all mount.5 hdd will not mount and I think they need firmware updates. Two drives are Quantum and while searching for things Quantum I found this knowledgable group. Looking under the topic re: Quantum there seems to be no firmware (driver) available.All of the hdd in question have at one time or another been primary or external hdd to my Macintosh pre OS X. Now that I have OS X and a Mac (G4) without scsi connector I use the FW converter, and I would like to get these hdd mounted. Other than firmware are there pins to jumper to set or remove internal termination?tia for any reply

Answer:scsi HDD firmware

Problem solution discovered!! Needed to set a jumper to enable termination on the suspect drives. Thanks to an info sheet at Seagate.

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I have an x200 tablet with an SSD and wish to use the below firmware update utility, but unfortunately my model doesn't have an optical drive. I have USB sticks I could boot from but I have no direct way to use this ISO on a USB stick, so is there any way I can get the firmware updated?http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-69806

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Hello Can someone send me firmware VBM1EL1Q or give me some direction where I can find it? Regards 

Answer:Need firmware VBM1EL1Q

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-69806

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Question: Trackpad firmware

There is a new trackpad firmware available, anyway it tells me i cannot install that update, see the screenshot. Why? This trackpad is the worst thing i have ever used, its totally useless, not working, doing whatever it wants. I can work only with external keyboard and mouse. Its really testing my nerves, after 10 years with thinkpads this is probably my last thinkpad. Does not worth that money at all.





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Answer:Trackpad firmware

Nobody? Does somebody tried that new clickpad firmware?It does not work on mine.





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Question: Linksys firmware

Hi all.

I have got a Linksys router (WAG354G) that has been playing up so I decided to upgrade the firmware. The problem is that when I go to select my router it has two firmware options.

I need to know what “Annex A” is about and also what version I should install. At the moment I'm using 1.01.03.

Any help appreciate.
 

Answer:Linksys firmware

I do not not know what “Annex A” is but it is for or WAG354G V1.0
Then there is a WAG354G V2.0.

So there only one firmware for your router. Your have to look at your router to see what version you have.
 

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Question: Firmware Upgrade

Dear All,
I have a safecom dsl modem router and everything is working fine my son's laptop is connected to it (wireless) and I am thinking of upgrading the firmware is it advisable and what are the benefits if I do. One thing I have noticed is my old dsl mdem said I was connected at 2Mbps and since connecting the router it says I am now connected at 100Mbps but I cant really notice any difference, any info would be very gratefully received.

jimko.
 

Answer:Firmware Upgrade

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I have a w510 running windows 7.  I have 2 - 9 cell battery packs.  Does the firmware update 1.13 update something on the battery or on the computer?  In other words do I run firmware update with each battery pack?  I updated one but when I insert the other pack system updater does not find any updates. thanks

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if i were to get a d-link di-624 what version would i need to support any of these firmware upgrades: 2.25, 2.28, 2.42, 2.50, 2.70?

Will any of the new version (d) support xbox live even tho it is 4.?? because on the xbox website only lists these firmware updates and the new ones come with higher than that.

Also, the d-link website says that router can do 64bit wep, 128bit wep, wpa, or 802.1x or something, does that mean I can do either of those, or all at once? I just want to run it at 128 wep period. THANKS!
 

Answer:d-link di-624 firmware help

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Question: WRT54G firmware

I am thinking of changing the firmware of my Linksys WRT54G router to the open source application of Tomato.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

Has anyone done this?

Based on post at lifehacker.com, the hack is supposed to give your router more features and allow you to tweak the router's settings.

http://lifehacker.com/344765/turn-your-60-router-into-a-user+friendly-super+router-with-tomato

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:WRT54G firmware

There are a number of 3rd party firmware packages for many Linksys models, one of the more popular ones is DD-WRT. I've heard good things about that one, I suspect Tomato is probably a similar thing, though I haven't looked into that particular package.
 

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I need a firmware to help boost the wireless power of my router. Antennas are NOT an option. I tried looking online but I couldn't find any that did that. Help please!?!?!
 

Answer:wgr614v5 firmware HELP!!!

What kind of router you have? It it is Linksys, there there is a good chance there is one for it.

Keep in mind, RF communications is a two way street. Just by adding power to router you may not solve your problem.

Immagine you and your freind are 1 mile apart, talking to each other via powered loudspeakers, one at each end. Now, you say I want to increase our talking range and I am going to make my speaker 4 times louder. Then you go 4 miles away. Your friend will be able to hear you. You will not be able to hear your freind. He is still on low power, suitable for only 1 mile range of communications. In this situation you have an UNBALLANCED set up which is in one direction adequate and in the other dirction it is NOT. Do you get my point?
 

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ok ive checked a bunch of sites and i wanna get my routers firmware to 3.43 so that it'll be primed for halo 3 tommorow. the problem is when i try to download i end up with a 505 error message saying: failed to change directory

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:DI-614+ firmware update

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Does anyone know where I can download (for free of course) a copy of Linksys Firmware version 1.50.8 for the Linksys router model WRT54GS v5?

Since a newer version of the firmware for the router is out, the Linksys website does not seem to have version 1.50.8 and I need that version for some of my other software.

Thanks in advance guys.
 

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Question: Bios Firmware V5

ANY ONE out there if you can read and you can see .. Is there a proper firmware update for the Aspire V5-552G laptop (AMD model) to fix the screen card issue , the laptop is running mostly on its onboard screen card despite the fact it has an secondary screen HD8750 card build into the laptop, the previous older A8 model ran better/faster/smoother with the two screen cards why was the new sytem downgraded , and dont tell me software is gonna solve this issue cause its not ive done the tests and played with multiple drivers , dont tell me the laptop is faulty cause its not other wise it would have been in the bin by now and dont tell me acer didnt know what they where doing when they designed this model they had Asus help build this laptop model V5series , AMD has a lot of potantial just waiting to be unlocked , as for the bios is not the brightes , limited support , ..... ,start at the heart. Look at it this way you guys have to up you laptop/notebook/tablet game , the wold is moving to a mobile generation. Many Thank DK

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