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How does boot_wait option affect boot process?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by manugarg, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. manugarg

    manugarg Network Guru Member

    Hi guys,

    I was just wondering how does boot_wait option affect the boot process of WRT54G. Does it change something in CPU (I don't think so) or it changes something on flash (makes more sense)?

    I read somewhere that setting boot_wait=yes makes a different tftpd available which does not require any password to transfer file (ie. you don't need special tftp client). I am not able to clearly connect all these ideas. Somebody please help?

    Manu Garg
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    When Boot wait is Enabled the router will pause for a few seconds (The default is 1/2 second) to allow for incoming Tftp firmware upgrades.
  3. manugarg

    manugarg Network Guru Member

    thank you toxic! this is something that I know. I was just wondering how does it happen? :)

    Anyways, I think I have got the answer now. It makes changes to the boot loader PMON. PMON has tftpd built-in and has enough code to bring netwok interface up.

    Manu Garg
  4. raver2046

    raver2046 Network Guru Member

    how to flash with boot_wait = on

    i have tru tftp -i PUT code.bin

    on windows XP

    but that didn't work.

    Can you help me ?

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