Buffalo Firmware Upgrade Failure
- I have noticed the following problem and thought I'ld share it with
If you have recently downloaded ZoneAlarm 55_062_000 (I can't
exactly remember the number) then even if you disable it, the
firmware will not transfer across successfully using Buffalo
Firmware Transfer Tool and hence corrupt your flash. I have had this
happen on a Linkstation and I suspect it is not limited to
linkstations. It appears that ZoneAlaram has an issue with Buffalo's
Firmware downloading tool.
What I saw happening, was that it would never completely transfer
the firmware across. Activity is evident on both computer and
linkstation but something is not working correctly. If you uninstall
zonealarm, you should be good to go. However, the Linkstation
becomes useless after the bad original flash.
A possible workaround (not a fix) is to use the Japanese downloader
to transmit the English firmware. Note that this will allow you to
regain access to your Linkstation but, if you try to use the English
downloader again, it will fail.