Can't upgrade firmware

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bambi's picture
Can't upgrade firmware

I have my Netgear WNR3500L flashed with the Tomato firmware (version 1.28.9053 MIPSR2-beta K26 USB Ext). The router works fine, but I have not been able to upgrade to any of the newer versions of Tomato.

The status bar is stuck at "Uploading (3%)" (sometimes it is 4%), and the page just says:

Please wait while the firmware is uploaded & flashed.
Warning: Do not interrupt this browser or the router!

It doesn't matter if I wait 20 minutes – it never gets any further. I have tried using the upgrade procedure in both Chrome and Internet Explorer with serveral different builds of Tomato with no success over a period of 4 month with multiple reboots of the router.

Any ideas on how I can upgrade my router?

Toastman's picture
Yikes. I don't have one of

Yikes. I don't have one of these routers, but I do know that several thousand people have downloaded Tomato for it, and as far as I know they are able to upgrade from the GUI. Perhaps someone on this forum can offer some advice. It sounds like it's sent some data and isn't getting a response. I would recheck the fixed IP you set on your PC to flash it, the PC's gateway should be set to the router's IP, then check cable, and so on. But I expect you did that already :-)

bambi's picture
I have set Tomato to use

I have set Tomato to use HTTPS for the administration web interface, and perhaps that was the cause of the problem. When I changed to HTTP I had no problem upgrading to the latest version, and the changed back to using HTTPS.

SunnyVOIP's picture
Thanks for the info. Have the

Thanks for the info. Have the same problem before. What I did is do a factory reset and do the upgrade after. Now I know the reason why it went through :)