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#1: Can I backup firmware before upgrading (D-link 604)

Posted on 2005-03-21 15:55:22 by Hal

I would like to upgrade the firmware on my D-link 604 router to
the latest revision.

But in case I have a problem with the new firmware, can I protect my
self by backing up the present version before upgrade, to install back
if necessary.

Or if I have to, is there a way to reset back to the present version
after installing the new revision..

The present firmware in 3.38 and the newest is 3.51

Your assistance would be very much appreciated

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#2: Re: Can I backup firmware before upgrading (D-link 604)

Posted on 2005-03-21 18:20:18 by Duane Arnold

Hal <Hal@nospam.com> wrote in news:3tmt31h0ace9kq625g7np96kff38kdvvi7@
4ax.com:

> But in case I have a problem with the new firmware, can I protect my
> self by backing up the present version before upgrade, to install back
> if necessary.

No, all you can do is get the old version from the site and flash the
router back to the old version of the firmware.

Duane :)

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#3: Re: Can I backup firmware before upgrading (D-link 604)

Posted on 2005-03-22 16:32:36 by Darko Gavrilovic

Duane Arnold wrote:

> Hal <Hal@nospam.com> wrote in news:3tmt31h0ace9kq625g7np96kff38kdvvi7@
> 4ax.com:
>
>> But in case I have a problem with the new firmware, can I protect my
>> self by backing up the present version before upgrade, to install back
>> if necessary.
>
> No, all you can do is get the old version from the site and flash the
> router back to the old version of the firmware.
>
> Duane :)

You should be able to also backup your config to file.

In case of probs, after you flash to old fireware version, just restore the
config. I think that would achive what you originally posted.

--
"Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?", Robin Williams

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#4: Re: Can I backup firmware before upgrading (D-link 604)

Posted on 2005-03-23 05:09:56 by Hal

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:32:36 GMT, Darko Gavrilovic
<darko.gavrilovic@utoronto.ca> wrote:

>You should be able to also backup your config to file.
>In case of probs, after you flash to old fireware version, just restore the
>config. I think that would achive what you originally posted.

It's not the config settings I am concerned about. I want to backup
the present firmware before installing the new revision in case it is
necessary to reinstall it.

If I go to Tools/System on the DI-604 setup, I find System Settings,
which enables saving the settings to a config file, or restoring the
settings from that file or from the factory defaults.

If I choose factory default, it will restore whatever the defaults are
for the revision that is installed at that time, but it will not
reinstall the factory installed firmware if I flash a new firmware
over it.

I can not find anywhere on the setup to backup the old firmware before
installing the new revision.

Perhaps there is a software tool somewhere on the internet that could
read the firmware on the router and save it to a .bin file so I could
reinstall it if necessary.

Does anyone know of such a tool?

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#5: Re: Can I backup firmware before upgrading (D-link 604)

Posted on 2005-03-23 05:36:39 by Duane Arnold

Hal <Hal@nospam.com> wrote in
news:bep1419o3i1l3iutik429qetoc5kgcg1pj@4ax.com:

> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:32:36 GMT, Darko Gavrilovic
> <darko.gavrilovic@utoronto.ca> wrote:
>
>>You should be able to also backup your config to file.
>>In case of probs, after you flash to old fireware version, just
>>restore the config. I think that would achive what you originally
>>posted.
>
> It's not the config settings I am concerned about. I want to backup
> the present firmware before installing the new revision in case it is
> necessary to reinstall it.

You download the old version and save it on the HDD or anywhere like a
floppy disk prior to doing the upgrade flash so you can flash back if you
have to. It doesn't take a rocket scientist on this one.
>
> Perhaps there is a software tool somewhere on the internet that could
> read the firmware on the router and save it to a .bin file so I could
> reinstall it if necessary.
>
> Does anyone know of such a tool?

Good luck I doubt it. It does seem much to do about nothing.

Duane :)

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#6: Re: Can I backup firmware before upgrading (D-link 604)

Posted on 2005-03-23 12:18:16 by Darko Gavrilovic

Hal <Hal@nospam.com> wrote in
news:bep1419o3i1l3iutik429qetoc5kgcg1pj@4ax.com:

> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 15:32:36 GMT, Darko Gavrilovic
> <darko.gavrilovic@utoronto.ca> wrote:
>
>>You should be able to also backup your config to file.
>>In case of probs, after you flash to old fireware version, just
>>restore the config. I think that would achive what you originally
>>posted.
>
> It's not the config settings I am concerned about. I want to backup
> the present firmware before installing the new revision in case it is
> necessary to reinstall it.
>
> If I go to Tools/System on the DI-604 setup, I find System Settings,
> which enables saving the settings to a config file, or restoring the
> settings from that file or from the factory defaults.
>
> If I choose factory default, it will restore whatever the defaults are
> for the revision that is installed at that time, but it will not
> reinstall the factory installed firmware if I flash a new firmware
> over it.
>
> I can not find anywhere on the setup to backup the old firmware before
> installing the new revision.
>
> Perhaps there is a software tool somewhere on the internet that could
> read the firmware on the router and save it to a .bin file so I could
> reinstall it if necessary.
>
> Does anyone know of such a tool?
>
>

Hi. I don't know. As was posted earlier. Write down the current firmware
version and download it from the DLink site. They still offer ver. 3.36 and
3.51 for rev E and ver 2.20 2.18 for revs A,B,C.

To be honest, I don't understand why you are concerned about keeping the
old firmware. From by experience, firmware upgrades have always resulted in
increased stability and performance of device.

--
"Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?", Robin Williams

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