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Thread: Will there files enable me to restore default firmware?

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    Question Will these files enable me to restore default firmware?


    First of all: what an absolutely great support forum, this!

    Before flashing my new wl-hdd2.5 with new firmware, I would like to have a way back. The firmware that was installed by default ( is nowhere to be found on the 'net.

    Here Oleg and others explain how to copy the firmware to a file; this I have done, through busybox.

    This yields 2 files:
    3866624 flash
    262144 pmon

    Will these files enable me to go back to the current state, for example through a standard firmware update? Or do i simply cat them back to where they came from? This is something that has not become clear to me.

    Or am I missing something and is there a far better way to backup my current firmware for later use?

    Thank you for your help!
    Last edited by Zpottr; 02-03-2006 at 23:14. Reason: Title fix

  2. Hello ,

    You should find that a firmware restoration utility came bundled with your WL-HDD 2.5.

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    Thumbs up Yes, but...

    ... the current firmware version is not on the CD (

    So my quiestion becomes, is it possible to use the files I save in the manner described above, as an 'image' to feed to this firmware restore utility?

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    Smile Any ideas?


    Does anyone have the answer to my question?

    To rephrase: Using telnet and this post I have created two files on the hard disk of my WL-HDD / WL-HMD:
    flash, 3866624 bytes
    pmon, 262144 bytes

    Can I use these files as input for the firmware flash tool? I am asking because the firmware version on my WL-HMD (Firmware, DMS (media server?) 1.1) cannot be found on the net and is not on the CD's in the box. I would really like the option of going back.

    Thank you! And sorry for kicking the thread up.

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