Can't update BEFSR81v3 to firmware 2.51.1

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Robocub, May 31, 2006.

  1. Robocub

    Robocub LI Guru Member

    I have a BEFSR81 v3. According to the Linksys website, the latest firmware for this model is version 2.51.1 dated 5/5/06.

    I've downloaded the firware and when I update the firmware through the web management on the BEFSR81, it uploads, completes, tells me to wait a minute and then nothing. I wait and wait but nothing happens. When I try to login to the router, I get nothing. The only way I can regain access to the router is pressing the reset button or unplugging the power, which reverts the router back to it's default firmware of 2.50.2

    Has anyone else had this problem? Whats wrong and how can I get around it and update the real latatest firmware?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    try downloading the binary again it maybe corrupt?
  3. Robocub

    Robocub LI Guru Member

    Definitely an odd situation here. I downloaded the firmware from several times and also downloaded some older firmwares for the BEFSR81, none would upload to the router.

    Finally though I managed to get it done with Linksys' TFTP application on a PC. So for anyone who is having this issue, your best and easiest solution is to use the TFTP program to upload firmware to a stuburn BEFSR81. :thumb:
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