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Z3r0
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Registered: ‎01-25-2011
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WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

I tried to download the latest firmware for my router cause it's blinking and I don't want it to die on me again so I want to update first

 

I;m following the instructions properly and am downloading it the way I would normally but it kepts downloading as a

 

.bin file

 

I'm stuck at Step 3. after the Pinging stuff

 

My file saved as a media file and even my VLC media player won't open it

 

Does any know how to fix this?

 

All help is REALLY appreciated - I've been stuck on this for ages

Brenda
Posts: 585
Registered: ‎07-01-2006

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

Hi there Z3r0!

 

Do not open the .bin file... It is suppose to be that way. Just save it on your desktop, to locate it easily. But this is just an option.

 

Delete that file that was saved as media file as you've said to avoid confusion.

 

First :can you ping the router?

 

If yes, just follow the instructions how to get to the "administration page" of the router.

 

Once you're in:

Click the Administraton tab then you will see sub-tab Firmware Upgrade

 

Click "browse" then point it to the .bin file

 

then click the "upgrade" button.

 

Hope this helps.

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Z3r0
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Registered: ‎01-25-2011

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

Hi!

 

Thanks for the reply!!

 

I can ping the router - it gives 4 responses like the example said

 

How do I get to the administator part of the router?

Brenda
Posts: 585
Registered: ‎07-01-2006

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

Open IE and type on the address bar "192.168.1.1"

leave the username balnk

password: admin

 

then do this:

 

Click the "Administration" tab then you will see sub-tab "Firmware Upgrade"

 

Click "browse" then point it to the .bin file

 

then click the "upgrade" button.

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Z3r0
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Registered: ‎01-25-2011

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

Hi

 

I think I found the admin page for the router

 

I'm trying it now

 

THANKS AGAIN !!

Brenda
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Registered: ‎07-01-2006

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

no worries! glad to have helped! :smileywink:

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Junkman851
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Registered: ‎02-21-2011

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Kristy101081
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Registered: ‎02-26-2011

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

It doesn't let me sign in leaving the user name blank and using 'admin' as the password. Keeps taking me to a page that says Authorization Required. Is there a different process for Vista?

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Registered: ‎04-06-2010

Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

Welcome to the Cisco Home Community.

 

Clear your browsers cache as it may have saved the wrong credentials. Try using a different browser as well if it still fails.

Do post back for updates.

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Re: WRT54G2 V1 Firmware saves as a media file? Is that right?

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