Tip: Remember to Check Your Firmware

Written by: Adam Christianson

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I get a lot of questions about issues with wireless routers and we have covered it some on the show. Listener Chris sent me this comment and I think it is a good reminder that the firmware should be one of the first things to check when you start to have any issues with a piece of aging hardware.

It has worked fine w/ my 2 PC for the entire month. When I got my new iBook a month ago it would work fine for 10 minutes then the router would lock up. I would need to reset it by unplugging it. This happened pretty much every time I used it. I went to the Linksys web site, grabbed the latest firmware, flashed the router. That fixed the problem. I was out 4 revisions back from the latest firmware. Just a reminder for people to check the router firmware if they’re having similar problems.

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  1. Jon | Apr 01 2005 - 09:31

    That is the first thing anyone should do when buying any device and bringing it home. Most hardware has been sitting on the store shelves for months. Routers and PDA’s and iPod’s are just a few examples. Great tip.