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How to Resolve Buffalo Wireless Router Flash ROM Problem?

I am using Buffalo WLAR-L11-L (802.11b, 4-port hub, NAT box) that was running firmware 1.01 happily. I tried upgrading to firmware 1.31 to get PPTP passthrough capability. After this, I tried setting a WEP key. The box tried to restart, and now gives the two-flash red DIAG light indicating a flash ROM error, which persists after the power-off-on restart. Is there any way to resolve Buffalo Wireless Router flash problem?

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Buffalo Flash Problem -

To resolve Buffalo router flash ROM problem, reset your router to factory defaults.

  • Buffalo router may become unusable if you lose or forget its password, or if the configuration settings no longer apply to the current networking environment.
  • To perform a fresh installation, hard reset the Buffalo router.
  • Fortunately, a flash problem is rare, and there are ways to recover from it i.e., hard reset.
  • By doing this, all of the configuration settings will set back to defaults.

Step 1- Press and hold the reset button at the back of the Buffalo router for 30 seconds.

Step 2- Disconnect the power from the router while continuing to hold down the reset button.

Step 3- After few moments, reconnect the power.

Step 4- Now hold the Reset button for 30 seconds.

Step 5- After 30 seconds, release the Reset button and wait approximately 1 minutes for the router to re-initialize itself.

By performing above steps, your Buffalo router will reset to its factory default state, which is sometimes needed to get it to boot properly after a flash. If that doesn't work, then you'll need to look into one of the more advanced recovery procedures.

Also, update your Buffalo router firmware on a regular basis. Bookmark the page where your router has updates posted and check it every so often for new versions of the firmware.

Still facing any Buffalo flash issue then call at Buffalo Router.

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