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Flashing a linksys router from Linux

Thanks. Actually, flashing the box causes the settings to be messed up so 
the factory reset is a good thing to do.
"Matthew J. Brodeur" wrote:

> - - Log into the router's config page and clear the admin password.
> - - From the linux box run: 
> $ tftp [router ip]
> > mode binary
> > put code.bin
>    You should see something like:
> Sent 649216 bytes in 30.6 seconds
> - - Exit the tftp client
>   At this point I did a factory reset on the router.  It may or may not 
> be necessary, but I think the instructions suggest it.  Set the computer 
> to the right address for the factory configs ( on mine), 
> connect to the router, and restore your settings.
>    There is also a method to imbed the password in the tftp request, or to 
> patch tftp to authenticate properly.  I've found that clearing and 
> resetting the password is just easier.
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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