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These improvements can benefit the overall performance of a device.Reader John Strung reports that you can get around this problem by using Apple's Applet Runner to execute the Java applet instead of the IE5.0 Java engine.Here's what you do: NOTE: You will need to temporarily remove any admin password from the router before upgrading the firmware. Some versions of the firmware are reported to have problems with mixed upper & lower case letters, or with characters other than numbers and letters.Be sure your computer obtains IP addresses automatically from your existing router or network via DHCP. Open a browser and type (login: admin, passwd: admin) 3. (In case of upgrading the original Linksys firmware, you MUST upgrade to the mini version of DD-WRT first). After the successful firmware upgrade, reset your router by pressing the reset button for at least 5 sec.UPGRADE MUST NOT BE INTERRUPTED so please don't turn off the power or press the reset button. on the back of your router (little button on the back of the router).After 3-4 minutes "Upgrade successful" will come up. Verify whether the router is doing a reset/reboot or not. If you cannot connect, then reboot your computer then try again. You should see the following screen: You must have to set a new username / password for the router's admin interface. Repeat step 4 and upgrade the firmware again with the standard generic firmware. Now you have a new firmware in your router, now you need to load your hotspot settings.If the POWER light on the front of the router is starting to flash, then everything is OK. After 3-4 minutes "Upgrade successful" will come up. TIP: If you have troubles with the first step, please visit our troubleshooting page to find a solution to your problem.NOTE: Replacing the factory firmware is different for every router.In this example we will replace the firmware on a Linksys WRT54GL . Mikro Tik's The Dude This free tool delivers many of the same capabilities that you'd find in pricey network monitoring tools.As long as you don't mind tinkering, The Dude is a decent network utility that should be worth the download.