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I have a D-Link DSL-2740EL wireless router. How can i update router's firmware without using web interface ?

Assume router's firmware is corrupted. so i can't log in to my router. then how can i update firmware ?

Is there any other method to update firmware without using web interface ?

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closed as off-topic by Iain, Michael Hampton Jul 18 '13 at 7:37

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Try that:

  1. Plug the Ethernet cable that connects your computer, that was plugged into one of the LAN ports,
  2. Setup your PC with static IP - ex: (different from
  3. Make sure the PC has the new firmware
  4. Unplug the power
  5. Hold the reset button for 3~5 seconds and re plug the power WITHOUT RELEASING THE RESET BUTTON.
  6. Wait until the power LED turns solid red (after about 30 seconds)
  7. Open a web browser to and then you should see EMERGENCY FLASHING page then click browse/upload locate the file and click UPLOAD FIRMWARE NOW
  8. You should see a SUCCSESS page, If you don’t then re do steps 2-6

References: dlink forum, OpenWRT hardware wiki

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not worked for me. – Bishan Jul 18 '13 at 8:25

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