Thanks for mentioning openDNS dns service more info here... http://www.opendns.com/
Originally Posted by webguy
Thanks smoke n mirrors. Oh the DNS can't be changed on the unit itself but you can change it if you go to your active wireless properties on your computer and double click TCP/IPv4. All you have to do is click on use the following DNS server addresses and type in 208-67-222-222, next line, 208-67-220-220. This speeds the internet connection alot.
Originally Posted by londonboy
Hi I followed these instructions and fried a modem! This happened because the update failed mid way through and despite trying several times I was left with a useless piece of plastic. (Message was very helpful: 'An unexpected error has occured'!)
Determined to get the functionality I was after I got another one, and this time I researched the process. Don't follow the instructions above!!!! These seem to have an important stage missing. If you go to a Japanese carrier's site not only can you download the software, but you can also donwload the flashing instructions. In sumnmary, there is a stage where you have to hold the Power and Connect key for two seconds until two lights appear, then hard reset, cancel the update process, then re-start. All seems a bit magical, but I followed this and managed to update a second modem in a few minutes with no problems at all.
The site to go to is netvigatoreverywhere.com.
I have now flashed several using the link and method in the OP. The file in the link maybe an XP update utility. The crash at the mid point, is commonly caused when you try flashing the unit with a different OS. I only discovered the problem myself last night, when I tried it on a friends Vista box, although I have not had that problem on some vista machines which is a little odd.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that the file source, you have directed people to is the same source as the one in the OP. Thanks for the additional instructions and info on the documentation.
If you are worried about damaging your unit don't attempt to flash it! There is always a risk when flashing a device, that it could cause an undesirable out come. It's your choice!
There is an error in the OP the number of mac addresses assignable is 8
not 4 as mentioned.
There is a stage where you have to hold the Power and Connect key for two seconds until two lights appear, then hard reset, cancel the update process, then re-start. (Thanks to Londonboy)
If you need to reset your unit to the defaults, press and hold Wi-Fi/WPS buttons for 5 seconds. If you have successfully flashed the unit with the instructions above, the reset will reset the default passwords etc. not the firmware. There is no way at this point, to revert back to the original firmware.
Flash Instructions English .pdf http://www.netvigatoreverywhere.com/...guide_eng.html
Flash Utility E583x http://www.netvigatoreverywhere.com/..._wifi_eng.html
Switch for English top right.
If your update fails try using WinXP, when you use the file linked in the OP!
Hope that helps.