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Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto

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DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step by S

DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step by Step
By Talon88


If anyone have trouble with your DI-624, Please follow
my instruction step by step (Don't Skip) to update your
router again to make it trouble free. (In Most Case)

Stable FW for DI-624 Rev.C:
v2.50
»support.dlink.com/products/view.···4%5FrevC

v2.44
»www.dlink-intl.com/technical/dri···Document

[Step 1]
Connection Must be with LAN Cable, Not WiFi

[Step 2]
Before Flash, Go to [Tools|System]
press [Restore] To Factory Default Settings First.

[Step 3]
Statically assign an IP address to your computer
IP: 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway & DHCP Server: 192.168.0.1

To Crash Recovery Firmware Update (Must Thru LAN, Not WiFi):

[Step 4]
Unplug the power from the router. KEEP HOLDING the
[Reset] button and Plug the power back,
Continue holding for 12 seconds and then release.

[Step 5]
Open Internet Explorer and browse to 192.168.0.1.
You should now see the Crash Recovery page.
Browse to the location of the firmware on your hard-drive
and click the [Send] button.

[Step 6]
After loading the firmware, perform a "Hard Reset"
by pressing the [Reset] button at least 12 sec.
This ensures that the firmware is locked in.
You should Now see the Normal Router Config Page.

[Step 7]
The default Username is admin and password is blank (nothing).

[Step 8]
Go to [Tools|System] press [Restore] To Factory Default Settings again

[Step 9]
Reboot router & you can now Config you router again.
But, Do not load any "setting Backup" from any
Version Firmware after FW update
or you are
asking for trouble.

If you still have problem, you can try set
[Super G Mode] to [Super G no turbo].
Also, you can try to switch to other [channel] like [11]...

Good Luck....!
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lucky644
Premium
join:2002-02-04

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step

Err, and this is supposed to fix any problems? Like how mine still reboots...?

Chimmy3

join:2004-09-24
Rosedale, NY
reply to Talon88

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step by S

Talon, does your router have the creeping slowdown problem on static turbo?


Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto
reply to Talon88
Chimmy3, Sorry, i don't have Super G Adaptor,
I have D-Link G only, Sorry, Can't test for you....!


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Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto

4 edits
reply to Talon88
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Found out 2 issue may help minimize reboot today.

1: Save Settings
2: Log Setting

For [Save Settings] I found that it is not
really reliable even load Save from same
Firmware version. So, I suggest setup the
router by hand after Setting lost or Hard Reset
or FW update.

For [Log Setting]
I suggest just Check Mark like my Screen Shot.

If you trust me please give it a try,
But don't ask me why because i don't know Why...
These worked with my DI-624-C3.

Please report here with your successful story.

Good Luck

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liquidzyklon

join:2001-06-24
Scarborough, ON
I tried your method exactly, but using firmware version 2.50 I still get the pae-disconnect message when my wireless computer connects.

Only reason I am keeping this firmware is because it tends to give me better signal quality so I get better speed further from the router. But I do get disconnections when I close the lid on my laptop


Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto

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> But I do get disconnections when I close the
> lid on my laptop.

I think this is the power management problem
of your laptop more than a router problem....


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jonazen
Be Like Water My Friend
Premium
join:2004-02-18
Princeton Junction, NJ

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step

I think that Talon's put his finger on the issue - it's likely to do with the way you have power management configured to respond to your closing the lid. Most laptops let you specify what happens when you close the lid (e.g., sleep, log off, shut down, etc).
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Jon
The Strong Group, Inc.


Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto
:::

Thanks Jonazen to clarify my post.
Sorry, I am too lazy to type in detail & also,
I am a analphabet... haha

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jonazen
Be Like Water My Friend
Premium
join:2004-02-18
Princeton Junction, NJ
Always easier to clarify OTHER peoples' writing than my own...


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The Strong Group, Inc.


liquidzyklon

join:2001-06-24
Scarborough, ON
That's not it, I specifically set the Power usage of my wireless card (Intel 2200BG) to Max Power even when on battery. On top that, closing the screen of my laptop only turns off the screen

My only hypothesis is that the screen causes interference, which seems quite unrealistic since this never happened with 2.42 So it always comes back to the pae-disconnects. I tried your method and I think it would work if the router had messed up config, but this pae-disconnect issue is common to a lot of people so I think it's time to sit and wait for another firmware fix

chrisodin

join:2004-10-28
Calgary, AB
I tried Talon's steps about 3 hours ago using F/W 2.50 and all was going well for about 2 hours, and up until about an hour ago the router has been rebooting every minute and a half to 2 minutes.

It's driving me insane, mainly because I'm an online gamer and I'm constantly dropping out of games.

Anywho, I don't use the wireless portion, although others on my home network do, and when plugged directly into the router I get the little windows bubble that says "Local Area Network Cable Unplugged" and then goes away and I regain connectivity.

I'm confused as to what causes this. Is it the F/W? Or perhaps the large amount of traffic I pull thru the router downloading off of newsgroups/bittorent.. etc? Or is the hardware faulty?

But seems like this happens to alot of people, some seem to solve it and others like me probably never will.

Anyways, keep the possible fixes coming, any input would be much appreciated. Thanks.


Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto

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chrisodin,

Try Fixed it to a Channel (Not Auto)
You can try setting [Super G Mode] to
[Super G no turbo].
This Allow you to switch to other [channel] like [11]...

Also, enable [Game Mode]

Report after doing so....!

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dscline

join:2001-09-01
Atlanta, GA
reply to Talon88

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step by S

I've also had a major rebooting issue ever since getting this thing 6 days ago. Although it's way too soon to know if it's "fixed", I've not had a reboot since setting the WAN side connection to 10Mbps (from Auto 10/100). See this thread.

mikesm559

join:2003-11-05
Fresno, CA
My 624 is pretty reliable, but I have the WAN port disconnected (I have a unix firewall at home). Seems to work well as an AP.

Thanks,
mike

Chimmy3

join:2004-09-24
Rosedale, NY
I've been using my DI-624 as an AP, and I've had my fair share of problems. Including this one I just found recently. If I send out a lot of messages over trillian through AIM (over the wireless connect) the router will reboot. Its actually the only repeatable way I've had of making the router reboot.

This happened under no turbo settings as well. So I'm guessing that the router is unable a high volume of traffic going into the router. I'm going to see if I can crash the router by sending multiple large files to a wired computer.

chrisodin

join:2004-10-28
Calgary, AB
reply to Talon88

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step

Talon88,

Well I disabled the Super G and selected a different channel (11), and I'm currently in hour 4 and there hasn't been a single reboot. *keeps fingers crossed*

Thanks for the tip, seems to be working great. I'll reply if anything changes.


cannot get into web

@scotiabank.com
reply to Talon88

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step by S

I tried upgrading to the newest F/w version 2.5
After I did that, for some reason I have problems getting into the web interface page of the router (192.168.0.1). Either I can go in for a few minutes, and then it freezes (page not found error), or the page just doesn't load all together. Is this a common problem? Without getting into the web interface I can't input my settings...(security and etc)...

chrisodin

join:2004-10-28
Calgary, AB
reply to Talon88

Re: DI-624 Firmware update w/ Crash Recovery Step

Well about hour 20 now, and still no reboots. Seems like that was the ticket, hopefully it lasts hehe. Thanks Talon


Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto
Glad to hear that....!
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Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto
reply to chrisodin
[Step 6]
After loading the firmware, perform a "Hard Reset"
by pressing the [Reset] button at least 12 sec.
This ensures that the firmware is locked in.
You should Now see the Normal Router Config Page.

[Step 6.1]
Exit IE6

[Step 6.2]
You can Set back your computer to Auto DHCP

[Step 6.3]
Run IE6 Again

Go [Step 7]
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ANoni

@cox.net
I must add:

Each time a crash recovery is done the NIC needs to be locked at 10 Half duplex and a static IP out of the DHCP range of the router. WHy people give PCs a static IP in the DHCP range?? Sure it will work, I will not argue that, but in the future IP conflicts can occur...

Just my 2 cents...


Amnon

@bezeqint.net
reply to chrisodin
Are you on 2.50? 2.50 seemed to have done reboots every 5-30 minutes for me on PPPoE, although it seems that if I configured it to DHCP it wouldn't connect to my DSL (I know that it can't, I just did that to try and isolate the change from my Cable connection to DSL) but also wouldn't reboot.

When it was configured for PPPoE on 2.50 even if no computer access was done it would reboot (during the night, no access, MAC filtered, log shows restart).

I downgraded to 2.42 in the normal way (no crash recovery) and reconfigured everything.

Now I am at 1:40 and still no reboot.

Any insight?


Amnon

@bezeqint.net
2:10 hours 2.42 with exactly the same configuration (manually performed) as 2.50 which constantly rebooted every 5-30 minutes.

Hopefully it will stay that way.

Has anyone ever proved that updating the firmware in the normal way yields different results than crash recovery? And I don't mean coincidental evidence, but bit by bit comparison of ROM or configuration?


Amnon

@bezeqint.net
:-( 2:35 and a reboot...

This reminds me that a 2.4GHz digital Panasonic phone made my connection go away...

I now disabled Super mode (as I don't have use for it at this point) to see if it will prevent the reboots.

If it works with 2.42 over night I will try 2.50 again.

Does that sound like a plan to you guys? Is it usually necessary to disable Super mode completely or just set it to Super mode with no Turbo?

Thanks!

Pla

join:2004-02-25
Mountain View, CA
Just set it to supuer G without turbo. It greatly reduces the reboots.


Amnon

@bezeqint.net
It rebooted once in 8 hours which I can live with.

Should I try 2.50 with the same setup?

Amnon


Talon88
The One

join:2003-08-13
Toronto
Yes, Try Follow my step & maybe you will
gave 16 hrs ar more.....! (Don't Skip)


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speedlever

join:2003-11-30
High Point, NC
reply to cannot get into web
I seem to recall having a similar problem working on my brother-in-law's 624 one time. I'm trying to remember what I did to fix it.. but my memory is failing me.

1) terminate any firewall you're running (disconnect any online connection (cable/dsl) first)

2) make sure you set a static IP address

3) if you use MAC filtering, make sure your first filter covers the wired PC connected to the router.

Hopefully that will get you started.

Wish I could remember what I ran into and how I fixed it, but I recall that I was having trouble entering variables in the router setup pages and it finally locked up and wouldn't let me in to do anything.

I find that once I get a stable configuration and don't mess with things for a long time that I forget some of the finer details of setting up/managing a wireless network.


jsinaiko
Premium
join:2001-04-25
Chicago, IL
Hey Talon -

You seem to know much more than most about these bloody 624s. I've more or less had it with mine - I'm back on the Netgear 614. The 624, after working fine for a while with the 6.50 firmware is now dropping various machines off the LAN daily, and doing other goofy stuff.

I'd like to convert the thing into an adaptor (I need another one for one of the desktops anyhow) if it'll let me. Is the 624 convertible? Does it have anything akin to a "client mode" or are there any settings that will allow me to use the thing as an adaptor?

Thanks!