I just got around to upgrading the firmware on my Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router. At this time, the latest firmware is 1.00.02.10 (also shown as 1.00.02 B10). I decided to check out the firmware updates because the last two days I was having some random network connection problems through the WRT610N. Then, last night, my MacBook simply refused to connect to the 5GHz 802.11n channel (though it might have been a problem with my MacBook afterall, because it was okay again after rebooting my MacBook).
I originally attempted my upgrade through Safari on Mac OS X. But the “uploading” part never completed. The progress bar went up to 98% and then stayed there forever (at least 10 minutes) before I gave up. Thinking it might be one of those browser compatibility issues, I retired using MSIE under Windows XP. This time, the upload completed, the browser screen refreshed to a new page announcing “Upgrade is successful”, and presented a Continue button that when clicked rebooted the WRT610N router into the new firmware.
If you’re having trouble with doing the upgrade using Safari, I guess you could retry it in MSIE. Nowadays that I have VirtualBox running beautifully in my Mac OS X, it is not much hassle to try things in MSIE.
The new 1.00.02 B10 firmware lists a few important highlights such as:
- Resolved wireless connection drop issue.
- Resolved USB storage handling during large file transfer (I’ve not gotten to trying the USB storage yet).
- Enhanced wireless range.
- Updated FTP server / UPnP media server.
- And a bunch of other more things.
So far the new 1.00.02 B10 firmware is working well for me, although seriously, if there were to be any problems, it is probably still too early to tell.