Author Topic: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update  (Read 8548 times)

doonyakka

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WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« on: November 20, 2008, 04:44:56 pm »
   

I've been trying to update the 1.00_1.26 firmware on my WZR2-G300N to the just-released 1.52_1.22, but I get an error every time. I've downloaded the firmware several times (which comes as a zip file anyway) to make sure that it isn't corrupted.

 

Any help much appreciated.

 

doonyakka


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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 09:36:11 am »
what is the error you get?

doonyakka

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 12:18:12 pm »
   

"Firmware Update Failed!" followed by the 40s reset.


Veky

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 04:02:16 pm »
   

I am getting the same message when trying to update the firmware. The current firmware is also 1.00_1.26.

 

 


doonyakka

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 06:56:50 pm »
   

I contacted Buffalo on the 20th but still haven't heard from them, despite the fact that they claim to reply within 48 hours tops.


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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 06:47:19 pm »
Try removing the firewall software and antivirus software that is running on your machine.

doonyakka

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 02:54:47 am »
   

I have attempted this, with no luck. I still get the same error:

 

Now re-starting!

Firmware Upgrade Fail!

Estimated time to restart about 60s.

Please Wait... 60s. later, if the page does not automatically refresh, click here.

 

Is the firmware update worth the hassle of trying to resolve this issue?


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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 10:44:15 am »
I would try to use another PC just to rule out that possibility.  Also try to do a hard reset to the router first.

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 01:37:29 pm »
   

I have got exactly the same problem. The update from 1.00_1.26 to 1.52_1.22 fails every time with message:

Now re-starting!

Firmware Upgrade Fail!

Estimated time to restart about 60s.

Please Wait... 60s. later, if the page does not automatically refresh, click here.

 

I have tried updating from Linux + Firefox (no firewalls) and from Windows + IE (disabled antivirus software). I have pushed the reset button at the back of the router first. I have tried updating from WLAN side and from Ethernet side. I have downloaded the firmware several times during the last three days. I have also updated with the same version (1.00_1.26 over 1.00_1.26) and it updated with success. But still the update to 1.52 fails every time.

 

With best regards from Finland,

 

-make

 


doonyakka

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 04:27:00 pm »
   

Still here...and still haven't resolved this issue! I've tried using different computers, Ethernet and WLAN, router factory reset and disabling of all security on computers and router, but nothing works.

 

Remember, you are not alone ;)


EGPoulin

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 08:33:31 am »
   

Where are you guys getting the new firmware? I just checked the USA support page for this router and still just see the 1.00_1.26 FW....

 

I'll see if I get the same error if you can point me towards to FW.

 

Thanks


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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 11:05:26 am »
   

Ah HA!  I am in the US and when selecting the US region, I don't see that download. Selecting no region or Europe shows the firmware.

 

 

Trying the update now...


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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 02:35:54 pm »
   

Update was a no go.  I got the same firmware update failed message.

 

I did notice that the FW has an "EU" in the file name, and since it is not available through the US site, I wonder if the hardware is coded to the US and won't take the EU FW?

 


doonyakka

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Re: WZR2-G300N new firmware (1.52) won't update
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008, 03:27:48 pm »
   

EGPoulin wrote:

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I did notice that the FW has an "EU" in the file name, and since it is not available through the US site, I wonder if the hardware is coded to the US and won't take the EU FW?

 


That's possible, but my router (for one) is the 240V EU model, bought in the UK. Buffalo support have sent me a previous firmware (but later than 1.00_1.26) to try. I'm away from home until the end of next week but I'll experiment with it then.

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