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The DIY-Geek: Recovering Your Router’s Corrupted Firmware

Kyocera KR1 Mobile EV-DO Router

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If you are anything like me, you are probably the type of person who would like to do stuff on their own. Especially, when it’s a knucklehead of a problem, like when your router’s firmware is corrupted.

Recently, my brother passed his old router to me (believe it or not, I was using a DSL modem – and was quite happy with it!) to test out and use. So I said to myself, “Why not?” Since I have some experience with a router before, I plugged this in, logged into the router (via the IP address supplied by manufacturer) & happily experimented. Then I went online to check if there were any new updates. There weren’t but the oldest update was seemingly newer than the firmware on the router, or at least, that’s what I thought.

Anyway, long story short, the techie in me got the update downloaded and when I tried to update the firmware, it gave me an “EAccess Violation Error”.. I tried a few times to no avail, and it even gave me a “Peer connection reset / closed” (or something to that effect) error a few times!

So finally, after much struggle, I managed to upload it and get it started again! Learning from my mistakes, here’s what to do and to avoid:

1. Make sure you disable your anti-virus software.
This gave me that “Peer connection reset / closed” error. Also disable any other programs from your anti-virus sitting in the system tray (the right-bottom). Disable them all.

2. Make sure Window’s firewall is stopped.
Go to My Network Places > View Network Connections (on the left bar) > Left-mouse click Local Area Connection > Properties

localconnection

Advanced tab > Settings

AdvancedSetting

Click on the Off button > “Okay” all windows

FirewallOff

The worst headache of all if not stopped – the nagging, irritating, backaching “EAccess Violation” error! Arrghh.. Ok, now you know.

3. Make sure you are connected via cable, not wireless.
Common sense. I didn’t make this error, in case you are doing it.

Voila!
Now you can update your firmware to your hearts content! Just 3 steps to ensure your firmware is up & running. Once this is done, you can get your firewall & anti-virus back up again!

Happy Routing!

SD

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