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).

He came across an odd string of code and realized that an attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability, log into the router’s administrative panel remotely, and make any number of critical settings changes, like changing the password, disabling encryption, cutting off the wireless signal, and any number of other things.

updating firmware on dlink router-42

Was updating the firmware but not sure what happened while uploading the bin file instead is going back to adm page it went to an interrupt blank page. Was updating the firmware but not sure what happened while uploading the bin file instead is going back to adm page it went to an interrupt blank page. Unless you are unlucky enough to have actually bricked the router, try doing the 30-30-30 reset procedure. With power on, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.

Now I can't connect to internet through router, LAN cannot connect through router. Now I can't connect to internet through router, LAN cannot connect through router. Keep the reset button depressed, and pull the power connector.

I really need to update it because what I use now is not the original firmware and does not work properly. Here are two pictures that describe my issue : If that router from ISP, it mean's they locked your router.

I would like to know what does it mean by "Illegal" ? you have three options to flash it with other version.

Its software (firmware) causes a lot of problems so I try to update it.

My router model is DSL-2730U so I downloaded the original firmware from this site: Details/234 When I update the software, it says that the file is illegal.

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

Is there any other method to update firmware without using web interface ?

Keep the reset button depressed, and after 30 seconds reconnect the power.

Hold the reset button in for another 30 seconds before releasing it.

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).