Auto Upgrade Utility

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by the619tu, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. the619tu

    the619tu LI Guru Member

    My power light on my wireless router WRT54G is blinking so I went to and I found a way to fix it.


    I did all of the steps correct but I cant find the Auto Upgrade Utility anywhere to download. Thats the only thing left I need to do.
  2. the619tu

    the619tu LI Guru Member

    Here are the steps:

    1. You first need to establish a connection to the Internet and download firmware for your router. To get
    online, bypass the router and plug directly into your Cable or DSL modem.
    2. Download the latest firmware upgrade for your router from » Be sure to
    select the WRT54G and the correct version number that matches your router. Look on the bottom of
    the router to verify the model and version (no version number means version 1.0).
    3. Click on Downloads for this Product. When the Downloads page loads, click on the Firmware button.
    4. Download the firmware Auto Upgrade Utility .exe file from this page.
    5. Before performing the upgrade, we recommend that you do the following:

    · Assign your computer a static IP address. For more information, please see Article Answer ID 534 for information on setting up a static IP address in Windows.

    · If using a 10/100 network adapter, change its speed to 10Mb, half duplex. Please see the instructions below on how to do this.


    Reloading the firmware
    1. First, hold the reset button located on the back of the router for 30 seconds.
    2. Next, to test communication between the Router and the network card: Go to Start, and select
    Run. Type in command and press [Enter]. This will bring up the MS-DOS prompt window.
    3. Type ping and press [Enter].
    4. You should get the following results:

    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time10ms TTL=128

    5. Once you get these replies, close out of the command prompt by typing in exit and pressing [Enter].
    6. Double click on the firmware file that you downloaded in Step 2. The “Firmware Upgrade Utility†will open.
    7. Click Next and type in the routers “IP Address†( is the default address of the router) and type
    in the Router’s Password†(admin is the default password for the router).
    8. Once you confirm the settings (click Next), click Upgrade to start the firmware upgrade process. The upgrade
    will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
    9. Once the upgrade is complete, the router's Diag light (or Power light) should no longer be blinking.
  3. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    That shows the procedure to flash your dead router. However, it doesn't show where to get the firmware flash utility.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what version of WRT54G do you have?
  5. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    I have WRT54GS v3, WRTP54G, RT31P2, PAP2, SPA2002, and PAP2v2. I thought the firmware flash utility is independent of the hardware and all I need is a single utility for all my Linksys devices.
  6. Cisco you lied !!

    I had the same problem of power led blinking...
    There is no such thing as "Automatic upgrate utility" !!!! The tftp.exe program didn't work neither, although I succeeded to ping the router (WRT54G)

    In the end, I've connected to the router through Internet explorer ( and started the upgrade from there, and it worked.

    (By the way, I needed to push the RESET button for 30 seconds before I could ping the router...)

    Hope it helps for others who have the same problem...
    I'm very angry now with cisco for their wrong answer !!
  7. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    If you know how to do it, tftp always work.
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