Upgrading from 1.07?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by BassKozz, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    I'd like to upgrade my Tomato to the latest version (1.11 I assume is the latest).
    1. Can I go directly to 1.11 or do I need to go [1.08,1.09,1.10,1.11] ?
    2. Will I need to reset to factory defaults?
    3. Will all my settings be kept?
    4. Anything I need to know before I upgrade?
  2. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    Yes, 1.11 is the latest.

    1. You can upgrade directly.
    2. No.
    3. Yes, but you can save your configuration before upgrading just to be on the safe side.
    4. Firmware in general is a low level thing, and anytime you try to modify it (even if you were just updating the official firmware) you risk bricking the device. Don't update just for the sake of updating; update because there's something you want. Do *NOT* upgrade over wireless, and do NOT interrupt the update process! Temporarily turn off wireless on your computer, plug in directly to the router with an Ethernet cable, and leave both your computer and your router alone while the update is happening. Don't be running a lot of software on your computer either, because a crash could brick your router.
  3. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member


    Thanks for the help Macskeeball...
    Going to flash soon hope this helps my Invalid Cert issue
  4. TheGIZ

    TheGIZ Network Guru Member

    I got a little gutty this weekend and updated my Buffalo to the latest OpenVPN build via remote management. Worked just fine... if the old Linksys VPN router cold do it.. I thoughti would give it a try.
  5. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    I am about to upgrade but I don't know what BIN file to use ?
    • WR850G.bin
    • WRT54G_WRT54GL.bin
    • WRT54GS.bin
    • WRT54GSv4.bin
    • WRTSL54GS.bin
    The readme.htm file says use any, is that correct?
    Just double checking before I go and brick my WHR-G54S.
  6. EekTheCat

    EekTheCat Network Guru Member

    I don't upgrade through the GUI, but I assume that you should use the Tomato.TRX file (rename it to BIN first?). Anyone can confirm this?
  7. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    Can anyone confirm/deny?
  8. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    nm, I got ballzy and flashed with WRT54G_WRT54GL.bin after reading this thread: Upgrading of Buffalo WHR-G54S
    And it seems to be working fine, I hope this was right ?
  9. EekTheCat

    EekTheCat Network Guru Member

    If the router's still running, then you're in the green.
    Just curious: What made you choose the WRT54G_WRT54GL.BIN file instead of the WRT54GSv4.BIN? I'd think that a WHR-G54S is more similar to a WRT54GS due to their Afterburner (Speedbooster) feature.
  10. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    Eeny, meeny, miny, moe :)

    Now you've got me worried thou... should I have used the WRT54GSv4.bin?
    I wish someone could give a definitive answer on this?
    Does it not make a difference or does it?
  11. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    It makes no difference, given the flashing was successful. It is the same "executable" in all the different *.bin files. The difference is the header that is used as a failsafe to make sure that the "correct" firmware is being written to the device.

    In other words, any given *.bin file is simply the base *.trx file with a system-dependent header pre-pended to it.
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