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Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:32 am

I need help finding (so I can download and install) the latest version of firmware for the D-Link DI-704P (hardware rev. B) router, an ancient piece of hardware that I'm going to install at my parents' house because although I can take advantage of all the coolness and advanced features of projects like Tomato firmware, all they ever want to do is browse the internet :)

The reason I made this post at all was because the US D-Link site no longer appears to host firmware for their older models. Strange practice, but anyhow... I updated the firmware to a newer version I found on an D-Link's Australian site, since at least they speak English, but I have a sneaking suspicion that even 2.75b3 is not the latest version. Archive.org was of no help either.

Can anyone point me to a place I can either download or verify that what I have running now is the absolute latest?

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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:54 pm

Dizzytaz00 wrote:here u go http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=63


Yes, that is the first thing I tried and what led me to post here... They don't seem to offer any firmware downloads on their north American site for the rev. B model.
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:02 am

If i'm gettng this right it's a print server & did click on the Support resources tab. If not try here http://www.dlink.com/products/?tab=3&pi ... -704P_revB
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:17 pm

Dizzytaz00 wrote:If i'm gettng this right it's a print server & did click on the Support resources tab. If not try here http://www.dlink.com/products/?tab=3&pi ... -704P_revB


It's a router plus print server and yes that is the correct link. however there is no updated firmware at that link. So if anyone has an idea of an FTP where I can go to get this new firmware, I'd be grateful.
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:47 pm

ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/di704p_revB/

No firmware there. Maybe contact D-Link and see if someone's got a copy?

edit: There are other revisions of the DI-704P in the parent directory, some of which have firmware updates. Maybe they never released updated firmware for this revision.
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:59 pm

Thanks for looking, guys. I guess I will just live with the antiquated piece of junk that is the stock firmware until the thing goes kaput.
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:24 pm

apertur3 wrote:Thanks for looking, guys. I guess I will just live with the antiquated piece of junk that is the stock firmware until the thing goes kaput.


annnnnnnnnnnd it's just gone kaput. Ordered a WRT54GL yesterday to replace it.
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:41 pm

apertur3 wrote:annnnnnnnnnnd it's just gone kaput. Ordered a WRT54GL yesterday to replace it.

May I suggest Tomato.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:45 pm

I'll second the Tomato recommendation.

Any particular reason you didn't go with a newer router that supports 802.11n?
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Re: Tracking down old router firmware

Postposted on Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:53 pm

bthylafh wrote:I'll second the Tomato recommendation.

Any particular reason you didn't go with a newer router that supports 802.11n?


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this router is at my parents' house and since they don't use wireless all that often (we ran CAT5 throughout the whole house a couple years back) - they really didn't need the extra speed since their newest wireless device is an ancient Dell Latitude D600 with 802.11b/g, and all the desktop machines are hard-wired. They really didn't feel like paying more than $50, and the WRT54GL was a steal at that price. Since they have so many unused ports throughout the house, if there's ever a reason for more wireless speed (doubt there will be), I'll just add an 802.11n WAP.

Oh, and I install Tomato by default on any router within reach that'll support it :)
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