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December 11, 2010, at 02:30 AM by Radale -- added link textually for approval
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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just follow the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image (NSLU2_V23R63.bin) instead of the Unslung firmware image. If you do not have the firmware file, download the original Linksys 2.3R63 zip file from Linksys web site and extract NSLU2_V23R63.bin.

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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just follow the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image (NSLU2_V23R63.bin) instead of the Unslung firmware image. If you do not have the firmware file, download the the original Linksys 2.3R63 zip file from Linksys web site (http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/NSLU2 until the link is approved) and extract NSLU2_V23R63.bin.

December 11, 2010, at 02:24 AM by Radale -- update firmware download address
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the original Linksys 2.3R63 zip file from Linksys web site and extract NSLU2_V23R63.bin.

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the original Linksys 2.3R63 zip file from Linksys web site and extract NSLU2_V23R63.bin.

December 18, 2009, at 10:19 PM by Heli2Reg -- Link for Linksys firmware versions
December 18, 2009, at 09:54 PM by Heli2Reg -- formatting only
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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2%% to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.)

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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2 %% to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.)

December 18, 2009, at 09:53 PM by Heli2Reg -- formatting only
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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site &&http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2&& to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.)

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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2%% to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.)

December 18, 2009, at 09:50 PM by Heli2Reg -- formatting only
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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site (http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2) to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.

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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site &&http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2&& to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.)

December 18, 2009, at 09:37 PM by Heli2Reg -- Update of download zip files
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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.

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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site (http://www.ixquisite.com/nslu2) to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.

December 18, 2009, at 09:36 PM by Heli2Reg -- Update of download zip files
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Linksys NSLU2 V2.3 R25 zip file

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(since the admins made it impossible to upload zip files or reference them externally, you will have to visit this external site to see and download the desired Linksys firmware version.

December 18, 2009, at 09:23 PM by Heli2Reg -- Update of download zip files
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Linksys NSLU2 V2.3 R25 zip file

December 18, 2009, at 09:22 PM by Heli2Reg -- Download of originally Linksys released firmware versions
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Linksys Firmware versions collected over the years

These are originally Linksys released firmware versions, which I have archived and collected over the years. Folks wishing to roll-back or update to a newer Linksys released version my grab one of these files from my server.

February 06, 2009, at 02:00 AM by dbh -- noting link to R72 is dead and date discovered
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There are currently two reported versions of beta firmware: a version R72 found here, and a version R73 available only from Linksys technical support.

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There are currently two reported versions of beta firmware: a version R72 found here (link non-functional, 2009-02-05), and a version R73 available only from Linksys technical support.

January 14, 2008, at 11:35 PM by fcarolo -- updated links and info about firmware versions
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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of the Unslung firmware image.

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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just follow the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image (NSLU2_V23R63.bin) instead of the Unslung firmware image. If you do not have the firmware file, download the original Linksys 2.3R63 zip file from Linksys web site and extract NSLU2_V23R63.bin.

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there is currently a beta firmware ( r72 ) doing the rounds and can be found here http://www.linksysinfo.co.uk/files/NSLU2_V23R72.zip

R63 is available from Linksys support. Latest Nslu2 is shipped with this release.

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There are currently two reported versions of beta firmware: a version R72 found here, and a version R73 available only from Linksys technical support.

January 14, 2008, at 06:06 PM by aaronfantfarmorg -- R63 is the latest firmware, not R73; typo, I assume.
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R73 is available from Linksys support.

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R63 is available from Linksys support.

April 10, 2007, at 07:06 AM by Rob Lockhart -- added link to warranty statement
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NOTE:

As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

The NSLU2-Linux project's position on this issue is that you should do the following before returning a unit under warranty:

  1. Confirm that you have never opened the case
  2. Reset the SysConf partition
  3. Re-flash with vendor firmware
  4. Confirm the problem with the vendor firmware
  • If you have flashed custom firmware, and are unable to do *all* four of the above, then the NSLU2-Linux project's position is that you have knowingly voided the warranty, and are not able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration, so therefore should *not* expect to be able to return it under warranty.
  • If you *are* able to perform all four steps (i.e. you've *never* opened the case, and you are able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration), and a hardware problem still remains, then the NSLU2-Linux project has no problem with you exercising your warranty rights (whatever they may be in your juridiction).

Basically, we do not want units going back to Linksys with custom firmware on them.

Rod Whitby
NSLU2-Linux Project Lead
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Please see the Warranty Statement for details if you plan on either reverting your device for a return (as either defective or doesn't do what you want).

April 10, 2007, at 06:36 AM by Rob Lockhart -- removed link
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:28 AM by Rob Lockhart -- link to yahoo msg
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:20 AM by Rob Lockhart -- font editing
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Rod Whitby
NSLU2-Linux Project Lead
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Rod Whitby
NSLU2-Linux Project Lead
April 10, 2007, at 06:19 AM by Rob Lockhart -- fixed word-wrap
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  • If you *are* able to perform all four steps (i.e. you've *never* opened the case, and you are able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration), and a hardware problem still remains, then

the NSLU2-Linux project has no problem with you exercising your warranty rights (whatever they may be in your juridiction).

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  • If you *are* able to perform all four steps (i.e. you've *never* opened the case, and you are able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration), and a hardware problem still remains, then the NSLU2-Linux project has no problem with you exercising your warranty rights (whatever they may be in your juridiction).
April 10, 2007, at 06:19 AM by Rob Lockhart -- fixed word-wrap
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  • If you *are* able to perform all four steps (i.e. you've *never* opened the case, and you are able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration), and a hardware problem still remains, then the

NSLU2-Linux project has no problem with you exercising your warranty rights (whatever they may be in your juridiction).

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  • If you *are* able to perform all four steps (i.e. you've *never* opened the case, and you are able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration), and a hardware problem still remains, then

the NSLU2-Linux project has no problem with you exercising your warranty rights (whatever they may be in your juridiction).

April 10, 2007, at 06:18 AM by Rob Lockhart -- font editing
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware 'voids' the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:15 AM by Rob Lockhart -- font editing
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware 'voids' the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware 'voids' the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:15 AM by Rob Lockhart -- font editing
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware 'voids' the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:14 AM by Rob Lockhart -- font editing
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:13 AM by Rob Lockhart -- font editing
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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

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As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

April 10, 2007, at 06:12 AM by Rob Lockhart -- Added notes about how to properly restore back to factory defaults, per Rod Whitby email.
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NOTE:

As far as the device warranty is concerned, the procedure above is not sufficient to ensure that you have not voided the warranty. Flashing a custom firmware voids the warranty. You can only return your device to the manufacturer/dealer if the warranty has not been invalidated, and this can only be done by doing all of the following (per Rod Whitby's email to NSLU2-Linux list):

The NSLU2-Linux project's position on this issue is that you should do the following before returning a unit under warranty:

  1. Confirm that you have never opened the case
  2. Reset the SysConf partition
  3. Re-flash with vendor firmware
  4. Confirm the problem with the vendor firmware
  • If you have flashed custom firmware, and are unable to do *all* four of the above, then the NSLU2-Linux project's position is that you have knowingly voided the warranty, and are not able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration, so therefore should *not* expect to be able to return it under warranty.
  • If you *are* able to perform all four steps (i.e. you've *never* opened the case, and you are able to put the NSLU2 back into a factory configuration), and a hardware problem still remains, then the

NSLU2-Linux project has no problem with you exercising your warranty rights (whatever they may be in your juridiction).

Basically, we do not want units going back to Linksys with custom firmware on them.

Rod Whitby
NSLU2-Linux Project Lead
February 24, 2007, at 05:43 PM by driverhs --
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R73 is available from Linksys supprot.

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R73 is available from Linksys support.

February 24, 2007, at 05:43 PM by driverhs --
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there is currently a beta firmware ( r72 ) doing the rounds and can be found here http://www.linksysinfo.co.uk/files/NSLU2_V23R72.zip

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there is currently a beta firmware ( r72 ) doing the rounds and can be found here http://www.linksysinfo.co.uk/files/NSLU2_V23R72.zip

R73 is available from Linksys supprot. Latest Nslu2 is shipped with this release.

February 23, 2007, at 01:20 PM by Peter Taylor -- added beta r72 linksys firmware
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If you find that after you flash the original Linksys firmware on to the NSLU2 some or all of the web management pages do not work. Then you will have to go through the ResetSysConf procedure.

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If you find that after you flash the original Linksys firmware on to the NSLU2 some or all of the web management pages do not work. Then you will have to go through the ResetSysConf procedure.

Beta firmware

there is currently a beta firmware ( r72 ) doing the rounds and can be found here http://www.linksysinfo.co.uk/files/NSLU2_V23R72.zip

January 28, 2007, at 05:25 PM by RichF -- Use wikilink for RecoverFromABadFlash]]
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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of the Unslung firmware image.

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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of the Unslung firmware image.

May 07, 2006, at 01:20 AM by Peter Brown --
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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in InstallUnslungFirmware and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of the Unslung firmware image.

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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of the Unslung firmware image.

December 08, 2005, at 10:54 AM by mrkzander --
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Note that the process when going back from Unslung to Linksys is a bit more involved than the first upgrade, but is still easily achievable with no hardware skills required.

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Note that the process when going back from Unslung to Linksys is a bit more involved than the first upgrade, but is still easily achievable with no hardware skills required.

If you find that after you flash the original Linksys firmware on to the NSLU2 some or all of the web management pages do not work. Then you will have to go through the ResetSysConf procedure.

October 20, 2005, at 05:56 PM by rwhitby --
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It's as simple as that :-)


No..its not as simple as that..

I just upgraded from stock linksys firmware to unslug latest (5.5). When I wanted to go back to stock linksys firmware, I cant just goto webgui->advanced->upgrade firmware->and load the file.

As I read, this reverting is more involved as there is no simple option to just upload the linksys stock firmware from their website.

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Note that the process when going back from Unslung to Linksys is a bit more involved than the first upgrade, but is still easily achievable with no hardware skills required.

October 20, 2005, at 01:11 PM by srini -- reverting is more involved than upgrade/change from linksys to unslug
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It's as simple as that :-)

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It's as simple as that :-)


No..its not as simple as that..

I just upgraded from stock linksys firmware to unslug latest (5.5). When I wanted to go back to stock linksys firmware, I cant just goto webgui->advanced->upgrade firmware->and load the file.

As I read, this reverting is more involved as there is no simple option to just upload the linksys stock firmware from their website.

December 14, 2004, at 10:16 AM by rwhitby --
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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of a modified firmware image.

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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in InstallUnslungFirmware and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of the Unslung firmware image.

December 14, 2004, at 10:14 AM by rwhitby --
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Describe RevertToLinksysFirmware here.

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To revert to the standard Linksys firmware, just following the instructions in RecoverFromABadFlash and flash the Linksys firmware image instead of a modified firmware image.

It's as simple as that :-)

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Based on work by Radale, Heli2Reg, dbh, fcarolo, aaronfantfarmorg, Rob Lockhart, driverhs, Peter Taylor, RichF, Peter Brown, mrkzander, rwhitby, and srini.
Originally by rwhitby.
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