WRV200 Firmware upgrading

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by jom1970, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. jom1970

    jom1970 LI Guru Member

    I have a WRV200 with firmware 1.0.24-ETSI and tryed to upgrad it to and now I can't not get in to the webinterface.
    should this frimware not work ??
    and what does ETSI mean ??
    Is there something speciel a have to be aware of when upgrading firmware to this router ? I didt this often white my WRT54GS and it had nerver be a problem.
    can anyone help please?
  2. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    The ETSI means european version.

    Did you try a hardware defaults reset. It is necesary to hold the reset button for 30 seconds to do it.

    The hardware defaults reset does not work in some cases, it could be necesary to do a power reset, first. Remove the power plug for a while to do it.

    Did you do a factory defaults reset, before trying to upgrade the firmware?

    In any case, it is necesary to do a factory defaults reset after a firmware upgrade. The settings are not transferable between different firmware versions, quite often.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    have you tried pinging the router? the webif may have died but the router can still respond. you may need to set your PC's ethernet to a static IP, within the same address range. (usually IP / subnet mask / gateway

    now try to ping the router in a command prompt.

    ping -t

    if it responds, then we can move to the next stage.

    The using the Linksys TFTP utility (http://www.linksysinfo.org/tftp.zip) and a linksys firmware for your router, (http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=80) setup the tftp utility with the routers IP address, select the firmware binary image (unzip the archive binary first), and add the default password (usually "admin"). once you have this done, power off the router at the power supply. now get ready. power on the router, and as soon as you have done that click on the upgrade utility to upgrade the firmware. it should work. 99% of the time I have success with this on wrt54g's and wrv200's
  4. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    Wait a minute.

    Did you successfully use the TFTP with a WRV200 device? Are you completely sure? Because, I was unable to do so.
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I got kevin (kspare) to use this the other day when his wrv200 died.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    please note:

    This is not a 100% foolproof way, it the firmware is corrupt or the router has failed then best way is to contact Linksys for a replace unit.
  7. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    In my case TFTP always says: "Unable to get responses from the server". And my router works.
  8. jom1970

    jom1970 LI Guru Member

    Re Wrv200

    The issue white my WRV200 I found out by my self, now i'am useing the firmware. But when it is being uploaded and the device is rebooting you have to perss the update buttom i the browser to make work, soo it seams like it load the firmware agin, and after that it will reboot propper, and so the login screen appeares, it works now.

    I think there has been something wrong whit the first device, it works on the new one.

    I hope you understand because i'am not so good at
    writing i english.

    I found out that the latest firmware can be found on the uk website. And that is the ETSI version, the only difference is if there are 11 or 13 chanels. but the danish site is not up to date.
  9. jom1970

    jom1970 LI Guru Member

    Linksys support told me that is not possibel, becaues the TFTP don't goes with an .img file
  10. Sfor

    Sfor Network Guru Member

    Exactly! That's why I was so concerned about using the TFTP.

    The Linksys users are sure the TFTP works with every Linksys router. But The WRV200 is a Gemtek design with Gemtek software. The WEB GUI was made to look like the Linksys GUI, but the core remained unchanged. If you look at the SysLog entries right after enabling SysLog, there is a Gemtek web page reference in it.
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