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Update over WAN ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by physh_fr, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. physh_fr

    physh_fr Network Guru Member


    I need to update a WRT54G remotely (500km). Can I do it through the WAN interface or should I do it from a local computer ?

  2. physh_fr

    physh_fr Network Guru Member

    UP, would you do it or not ?
  3. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    It might be possible but thats about as risky as you can get for flashing firmware. I wouldn't try it personally.. especially with it being so far away. If it was down the street then yeah I might try it and see.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    you can yes. enable Remote Management, change the routers password, and set a port to access the router from the WAN port, default 8080.

    then logon to router externally like so.


    helpfile says:

    This feature allows you to manage your Router from a remote location, via the Internet. To disable this feature, keep the default setting, Disable. To enable this feature, select Enable, and use the specified port (default is 8080) on your PC to remotely manage the Router. You must also change the Router's default password to one of your own, if you haven already. A unique password will increase security.

    To remotely manage the Router, enter http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8080 (the x's represent the Router's Internet IP address, and 8080 represents the specified port) in your web browser's Address field. You will be asked for the Router's password. After successfully entering the password, you will be able to access the Router's web-based utility.

    Note: If the Remote Management feature is enabled, anyone who knows the Router's Internet IP address and password will be able to alter the Router's settings.
  5. physh_fr

    physh_fr Network Guru Member

    Well, I know I can access it but can I update it over the Internet ?
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I have done so, but it is indeed risky. If it goes wrong, make sure you have someone who you can call to reset it.

    You don't mention which firmware.

    For me with DD-WRT v23, I do this:

    1) Login using ssh, yes SSH open remotely
    2) Use wget to get the right file, let's call it generic-firmware.bin file
    3) write (generic-firmware.bin) linux
    4) wait 2-3 minutes
    5) reboot

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