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General Firmware Upgrading Question - Safe to use TFTP?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mikester, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    What's the Pro/Cons about using TFTP to do your firmware upgrades?

    I bricked mine yesterday and recovered it with TFTP. Personally it seems to be quicker and easier to TFTP than upgrading with the HTTP interface...any reason why I shouldn't use TFTP to upgrade firmware?

    Is there a safe method to upgrade the firmware to be able to recover safely? I think I remember seeing a link about the NVRAM commit when upgrading but can't find where...
     
  2. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    You should read the Readme.htm included with the downloaded firmware bin file. It states:

    Other than pros/cons, chose whatever you feel comfortable with. :)
     
  3. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Just to make it clear for me....

    Bootloader's TFTP works in the first 5 seconds of startup (default setting)

    I read somewhere that powering up while pressing the reset button for 5 seconds will set the unit up for TFTP - fact or fiction?

    I'm not sure what "Linksys' password protected TFTP upgrade" is - when does it apply? During regular WRT operation with or without Tomato?
     

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