Author Topic: My WHR-G54S may be circling the drain.  (Read 3709 times)

MacGui

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My WHR-G54S may be circling the drain.
« on: October 17, 2008, 12:59:43 am »
   

It's only about a year an a half old, but the wireless side is intermittent, and the throughput is very, very low. I want to try reflashing the firmware (it's v1.40) before I replace it.

Before I do that, I want to Savethe settings so I can restore them after the update.

However when I click the Savebutton, I get a *whole page* of this:

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There's more. A LOT more.

So how do I save the Settings file so I can restore it after the firmware update?


MacGui

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Additionally...
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 01:25:18 am »
   I'm using Mac OS X- 10.4.11, if that helps.

Paul

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Re: Additionally...
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 07:24:46 am »
The firmware will not reset the settings.  However it is recommended to set the unit back to factory default, I would see if it works before moving to this step.

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Re: Additionally...
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 03:52:25 pm »
   

"The firmware will not reset the settings."

Understood, but that's not what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to reflash the firmware in the event there is some corruption.

Before I do that, I want to *save* the current settings. When trying to save the settings, I get that "garbage" shown in my firstpost.

Obviously, that will not help me save the settings. So my first question is-- How do I save the setting?

I could reset the router, which is an obvious step in troubleshooting, but first I'd like to save the settings.

If I can't get this thing working, I'll have to return it under warranty, assuming that I don't do anything to void the warranty.And assuming that's the case, what happens then?

Apparently the injuction is still in place. Is Buffalo allowed to perform warranty work on this router?


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Re: Additionally...
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 03:56:42 pm »

Buffalo can still RMA all wireless products.  Have you tested the config file?

I would make one small change, save the cofig file, then change it back in the web interface.  Reload the new config file see if the changes took.  I am not sure what your using to read the Linux file with in the routers operating system but its a good chance its not Compatible. 

Message Edited by Paul on 10-21-2008 03:57 PM