Finding Your Router's Address (Windows)Finding Your Router's Address (Mac)Installing Router Updates Updating an Air Port Router Community Q&A Updating your router firmware can help improve connectivity and keep your router secure.It is always recommended to install the latest available updates to keep your network safe and efficient.Do not perform this procedure if you can successfully access the router web interface. Chrome and other browsers may cause the FW download to become corrupt or may improperly handle the data causing the router to be come bricked. BIN) on the HDD of a local PC2 Connect an Ethernet cable between one of the LAN ports on the rear of the router and the network port on the local PC3 Configure the PC with a static IP address other than 192.168.0.1 (e.g.192.168.0.5)4 Power down the router and unplug the power cord5 Press and hold the reset button on the rear of the router for 3 to 5 seconds and re-plug the power cord without releasing the reset button6 Continue to hold the reset button until the amber power light keeps blinking on and off7 Open a web browser and enter the following address: Wait for the D-Link Router Recovery Mode page to load (See Exhibit 1 below)9 Using the Choose File button, select the router firmware stored on the local PC and then press Upload10 After the firmware successfully loads, a Success page will display11 If the Success page fails to display, then repeat steps 3 through 9D-Link products confirmed and tested for the Recovery Mode: DIR-615, DIR-655, DIR-657, DIR-825, Presume most if not all DIR series routers support this mode. After the upload of the new firmware now the modem just blinks, and I can't connect to reinstall the old firmware. I'm linked via a tether to my phone as I write this. For those of you who's routers may not start correctly due to a possible interruption during the FW update or the router has become bricked, try this: Note: Use this is only if a Factory Reset using the button in back fails to bring the router to a ready state.There are no guarantees Recovery mode will fix anything. This procedure provides the steps necessary to recover a DIR series router that will not properly boot due to corrupt or improperly loaded firmware.
A double check of the firmware should show it has been updated and no longer show an update available.Any other products found to support or not support this option, send me a PM and I'll add it to the list.Dir-645 emergency room firmware recovery mode is different.Upgrading firmware (in most cases) will reset all settings backto defaults.This includes the login passwords, the IP address and Internet connection settings provided by your ISP.The router will then copy the new firmware into its memory andperform the update, after which it will reboot.