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Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:35 am

Howdy and thanks in advance.

I have a 6 year old Linksys BEFSR41 V2 4 port wired japanese router. I have looked all over the net for an English version firmware update so that I can read the GUI. Does anyone know how I would go about this? I have tried to install the updated firmware from Linksys America with no luck.

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Re: Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:00 am

It's a junk router in any language. Based on your post in the Internet speed thread, you would be better served by a more capable router.
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Re: Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:11 am

Here's a link to the latest US firmware (from 2004):

http://homedownloads.cisco.com/download ... W_code.bin

Here's a link to the TFTP utility that will let you upload the firmware outside of the router's config pages.

http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads/Tftp.exe

That said, if you manage to brick it (pretty easy with that era of Linksys devices), a modern one is not much money.
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Re: Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:19 am

My first router was a BEFSR41. Modern routers are much better.
 
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Re: Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:21 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
My first router was a BEFSR41. Modern routers are much better.

Agreed. That said, the abusive tone above all but required me to find the appropriate links.
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Re: Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:20 am

Captain Ned wrote:
JustAnEngineer wrote:
My first router was a BEFSR41. Modern routers are much better.

Agreed. That said, the abusive tone above all but required me to find the appropriate links.


I will admit that I often fail to take into consideration the feelings of networking hardware that I make value judgments on. Devices that aren't worth the time or effort tend not to get my time or effort when alternative solutions make for a better recommendation.
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Re: Flashing English firmware to Japanese router?

Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:50 am

Thanks all. I bought this 3 days ago


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