Updating firmware on dlink router

28-Sep-2019 11:54

There are many reasons you may want to consider updating your router’s firmware, here are several of them.

One good reason why your router manufacturer may put out a firmware update is because they are trying to fix a vulnerability that was detected in the current firmware, updated firmware is similar to system updates (as in Microsoft’s Windows Update).

Your router’s firmware is basically the operating system that is specifically designed to run on your specific make and model of router (unless you are using a multi-router compatible open source firmware such as DD-WRT).

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I finally fixed my router after a firmware update bricked it.

Reset your device using the button, send the firmware file through IE or FF and it should work, if it work, reset again and you should see that the firmware is updated and configure your modem and router..

How can i update router's firmware without using web interface ?

Setup a PC manually to have an IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 (gateway and DNS won't matter).

When you connect to the router at 192.168.0.1 (use an Ethernet cable -- Wi Fi probably won't be working at that point, and it is not safe for loading firmware anyway), you should see a special admin page that allows you to load the firmware again. You can reload the 2.11 firmware or the previous version -- whichever you feel safer doing -- but unless your copy of the 2.11 firmware is corrupted, it is a good version (I have had no problems with it).

I finally fixed my router after a firmware update bricked it.

Reset your device using the button, send the firmware file through IE or FF and it should work, if it work, reset again and you should see that the firmware is updated and configure your modem and router..

How can i update router's firmware without using web interface ?

Setup a PC manually to have an IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 (gateway and DNS won't matter).

When you connect to the router at 192.168.0.1 (use an Ethernet cable -- Wi Fi probably won't be working at that point, and it is not safe for loading firmware anyway), you should see a special admin page that allows you to load the firmware again. You can reload the 2.11 firmware or the previous version -- whichever you feel safer doing -- but unless your copy of the 2.11 firmware is corrupted, it is a good version (I have had no problems with it).

Hat tip to D-Link for seeing that they had a serious vulnerability and initiating the process to fix it.