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It's not just my PC that loses connection, and it affects both wired and wireless computers.

I own a D-Link DIR-655 (hardware revision A3).

I stupidly decided to update my firmware since previous updates never gave me issues before. I went from 1.44NA to 1.45NA (all it did was remove the now defunct feature called 'Securespot', which some say causes issues, and I had off anyways)

I've tried restoring my settings from my backed up file, default settings, hard resets, modem resets, fiddling with the settings, changing the time on the router, etc.

Why am I having these issues? Am I supposed to call my ISP to have them know I updated my firmware or something? Please help. The D-Link forums are down
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It's not just my PC that loses connection, and it affects both wired and wireless computers.

I own a D-Link DIR-655 (hardware revision A3).

I stupidly decided to update my firmware since previous updates never gave me issues before. I went from 1.44NA to 1.45NA (all it did was remove the now defunct feature called 'Securespot', which some say causes issues, and I had off anyways)

I've tried restoring my settings from my backed up file, default settings, hard resets, modem resets, fiddling with the settings, changing the time on the router, etc.

Why am I having these issues? Am I supposed to call my ISP to have them know I updated my firmware or something? Please help. The D-Link forums are down
Nope. If it's not broke, don't fix it. That's what I always say. Maybe try reflashing to the older firmware?
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Nope. If it's not broke, don't fix it. That's what I always say. Maybe try reflashing to the older firmware?
I guess I will try lol. Even thought the only documented different is that defunct service that I never used.

Also, I have a different router laying around, a Linksys WRT54GS which I didn't use because the firmware sucked. Now I hear there is a Linux based free firmware called DD-WRT for it that is amazing. I wanted to try it out but the instructions were so unclear and led to all these other links that were dead or w/e. Any tips on that?
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It won't let me flash the old firmware on my D-Link
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I guess I will try lol. Even thought the only documented different is that defunct service that I never used.

Also, I have a different router laying around, a Linksys WRT54GS which I didn't use because the firmware sucked. Now I hear there is a Linux based free firmware called DD-WRT for it that is amazing. I wanted to try it out but the instructions were so unclear and led to all these other links that were dead or w/e. Any tips on that?
Love my WRT54GS w/ DD-WRT. Have had it that way for 5 years now. Have had absolutely no problems. Their website has guides to follow.

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It won't let me flash the old firmware on my D-Link
Owch.
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The instructions can't be followed, they lead to another plethora of instructions which each lead to another plethora of instructions, and rambling threads on some forum. And it has you download 5 files and it won't specify which are which in many of the instructions.
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First thing to do is go to dd-wrt website and verify that your routers VERSION is supported. Depending on the version that will determine what .bin file you will use and in most cases you'll have to flash it with a micro/ mini .bin file first.

Basicaly, you DL the file to your desktop and save it there for easy finding later. Access your routers interface click on firmware update browse for file (desktop) and begin the update. After the flashing process you will have to reset the router (30 second reset button) and reboot.
The flashing process is actually very simple....let me see if i can dig up something for ya.

This is for version 1 routers as yours may be a different version ( CHECK SUPPORTED DEVICES )
Here you go...follow the flashing instructions and no worries
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...s_WRT54GS_v1.0
Edited by FREELINE57 - 1/16/11 at 3:36am
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ALSO. Make sure you're connected to your router via Ethernet and NOT Wireless when you are flashing to DD-WRT. Can't stress that enough.
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I'm still on 1.11
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Mine is version 6, and I get all this crap. Are you sure it's as simple as updating it like all other firmwares? I'll edit this post to show it.
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