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roger1

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#1 12 years ago

i have a d-link i524 wireless router,and i dont have a clue how to upgrade my firmware version because the firmware i downloaded is in "Bin" format, how do i install it and wat format do i change it to?




Chris

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#2 12 years ago

What do you mean, what format?




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#3 12 years ago

Your router control panel should have an option to let you upload the new firmware. You don't need to change its format, just hit the button and let the router work its magic. ;)




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago

Do keep in mind however, that you will actualll need to tell the router where the firware update is on your hard drive.

You may also want to backup your settings before you update the firmware, incase anything goes wrong.

I've got a related question for everybody: Is there any point in updating your router's firmware if everything is working fine?




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#5 12 years ago

With the exception of obvious problems such as bugs or badly written default firmware, yes you will need to upgrade eventually for the simple reason that as new software and protocols are released, new firmware is needed to allow your router to communicate using those features. Take IPv6 for example; my Netgear required a firmware upgrade before it would communicate using that protocol.