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ADSL Router Firmware problem (SMC 7401 BRA)
theboydonewrong Jun-08-02 04:50 PM
After upgrading the firmware, I'm left with a blinking USB light, and no way to get to the configuration screen (and I've been trying all day) there is no com port and no reset switch I've seen. Is there a way to reset the system?

1. RE: ADSL Router Firmware problem (SMC 7401 BRA)
lbyard Jun-10-02 11:52 AM
In response to message 0
I don't see that product on SMC's web site... The SMC routers that I am familiar with alos have a serial interface. You may want to investigate that possibility in the User Manual. It is, however, a long shot. Larry

2. RE: ADSL Router Firmware problem (SMC 7401 BRA)
theboydonewrong Jun-10-02 12:49 PM
In response to message 1
>I don't see that product on SMC's web site... The SMC
>routers that I am familiar with alos have a serial
>interface. You may want to investigate that possibility in
>the User Manual. It is, however, a long shot. Larry

It's there if you check the UK website. I haven't had any luck with the manual...

Cheers.


3. RE: ADSL Router Firmware problem (SMC 7401 BRA)
lbyard Jun-10-02 04:56 PM
In response to message 2
I think it's like a motherboard with a bad BIOS flash and you may have to send the router back. I would call SMC before doing that. Larry

4. RE: ADSL Router Firmware problem (SMC 7401 BRA)
theboydonewrong Jun-11-02 11:51 AM
In response to message 3
For reference sake:

There is a way to fix it, and it works...

As supplied by the SMC support people.

With all cords to the router unplugged, you need to jumper the two pins sticking out inside the router (next to the USB connector).

Then copy the Firmware directory from the supplied CD to your computer. Restart in Dos-mode with the USB connected between the router and computer, and plug in the router. Then run the 'flash.bat' program from the firmware directory and press enter when it asks for MAC addresses.

Once it has finished, remove the jumper and the router is back to square one.

I didn't have a jumper, but a staple did the job just fine...


5. RE: ADSL Router Firmware problem (SMC 7401 BRA)
nerve Jun-16-02 09:50 AM
In response to message 4
To do this, do you need to open the case to find the pins? If so, how do you do this? Or do you just stick the jumpers into the holes on either side of the USB port?

Nerve


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