PC Connection to Avoid "Thick as a Brick"?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ezbit, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. ezbit

    ezbit Network Guru Member

    My WRT54GSv1.0 is in need of firmware upgrade.

    1) Is there some reason why I can't upgrade via Ethernet thru my router? Why does connection need to go direct to modem?

    2) Also, when the wireless function of the router is not working due to firmware issues, are the firewall capabilities still secure (ie thru Ethernet)?

  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    1) what do you mean?, you do the upgrade between your PC and the router it has nothing to do with your modem....

    2) what firmware issues are you talking about? there shouldn't be any firmware that stops your wireless from working under normal circumstances... the firewall should still be fine unless thats also broken, you need to be more specific to get a proper answer.
  3. ezbit

    ezbit Network Guru Member

    This Linksysinfo site states: "Temporarily bypass the router and plug directly into your ISP modem."
    The Linksys site states; "Bypass the router and plug directly into your modem."
    I can follow instructions. My question remains, "WHY is it necessary to bypass the router." If the Ethernet thru the router is operating fine, what evil will occur by using that connection rather than PC to modem direct?
    Still learning.....

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  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I don't remember seeing that anywhere when upgrading firmware, can you give me links to where you see this so I can see the context...
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