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ciao2tokyo

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English firmware for WHR-G300N
« on: April 27, 2009, 03:25:20 am »
   

I need the english firmware to restore my WHR-G300N. I installed the Japanese firmware by mistake and now I have the interface in Japanese.

 

Where I can download the firmware in English?

 

Thank you.


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 09:38:42 am »
You could try the Uk site. The USA site doesn't have it yet.

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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 10:55:51 am »
   

Do you happen to have a link to the firmware? I selected Region:Europe/English, but didn't see a firmware listed for the WHR-G300N.

 

Also, searching for WHR-G300N on the site shows zero results.

 

Thanks for your assistance.


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 11:12:36 am »

If its not availale on the UK site either than it might just take awhile to be posted. You would want to check back at a later date.


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 06:07:08 pm »
   Hi penguinhat, thank you for your answers. I have some question:

- Why Buffalo is selling a product while the firmware is not available?

- Why are you suggesting to look in the UK site while also there is not available? Could you please check yourself before writing these suggestions?

- Please explain how to restore the WHR-G300N to its original settings. Mine is not usable now. Should I return it?

Thank you.

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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 04:07:57 pm »

There is no firmware available because there have been no updates as of yet. I will make a request to have the original firmware posted.

 

We in the US do not control the UK site. This was a suggestion to check their website for updates, as they may have it posted before us.

 

I recommend contacting Buffalo Japan's technical support to see if they have an English firmware, since judging by your IP address, you are in Japan. Firmware is supported only for the region the device was purchased in.


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 06:46:16 pm »
   

I actually bough it in the US and then I upgrade to the Japanese firmware without knowing it would also change the language.

 

I need to revert it in English now but to do so I need the original firmware.

 

Can you extract the original firmware from the WHR-G300N and upload somewhere? That would be very helpful.

 

 


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 11:07:47 am »
I'm working on getting the firmware posted to our website.

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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 11:55:07 pm »
   

What is the latest English firmware anyway? Is it still 1.60?

 

My WHR-G300N still makes constant data breaks for about 5 Minutes a few times a day. HTTP will go complete dead. But for unknown reasons Flashget downloader still downloadds, but goes down to 170K/S (it's about 700K when HTTP is working).


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 09:40:05 am »
   

Colin137 wrote:
I'm working on getting the firmware posted to our website.

Any news on the firmware?


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 01:30:08 pm »
   I'am waithing for this firmware almost half of the year,but nothing yet,Not even the version 1.60 is not avalible anywhere,really strange :(

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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2009, 07:46:17 pm »
   

barracuda wrote:
I'am waithing for this firmware almost half of the year,but nothing yet,Not even the version 1.60 is not avalible anywhere,really strange :(

This is soo bad. How can a company not provide the firmware of its products? I swear this is the last time I buy something from Buffalo.

 

In the mean time, anybody has any idea I can we get this firmware? Writing directly to Makoto Maki maybe?

 

http://www.melcoinc.com/english/about/buffaloprofile.html

 

 

Message Edited by ciao2tokyo on 05-14-2009 04:54 AM

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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 08:07:49 am »
   

The version 1.60 of English firmware has been published here: http://www.buffalotech.com/support/downloads/nfiniti-wireless-n-router-access-point-whr-g300n/

 

It says 1.06 but I think that is a mistake. The file name is "WHR-G300N_1.60_1.49_EU_eng_ram_1.9.0.0_SAMPLE.enc"

 

Any ETA for the version 1.61? (available here since January 22nd http://buffalo.jp/download/driver/lan/whr-g300n_fw.html)

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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 03:41:44 pm »

After discussing this with Buffalo's US and Japan corporate offices, I have a question and some more info for you.

 

How did you update the unit with the Japanese firmware in the first place?

 

Since you live in Japan, here's some info I got from my Japanese counterparts:

It is illegal to use an overseas wireless LAN unit by Japanese law. See the following link:

 

http://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/e/monitoring_qa/index.htm

 

The only possible way that I can see to avoid legal trouble (this is NOT legal advice) is to leave the Japanese firmware on the device. As far as I know, the US and Japanese versions of WHR-G300N have the same hardware, so the firmware difference should be the only thing that has potential legal issues. The US and Japan have different regulations when it comes to this type of equipment.


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Re: English firmware for WHR-G300N
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 04:08:46 pm »
   

Colin137 wrote:

After discussing this with Buffalo's US and Japan corporate offices, I have a question and some more info for you.


I think it's sufficient to say that users are so desperate for a new firmware revision that they're inadvertently breaking the law to fix issues with the existing software.

 

Personally, I don't have issues with my WHR-G300N at the moment but let's hope I don't run into any!