Start Speedstream 5200 firmware updating

Speedstream 5200 firmware updating

What most people do not know is that this modem can be transformed into a router through the extremely simple procedure of a firmware upgrade.

If your modem looks like this, and was issued by Sympatico, then this update is OK to use: There is no way to restore the previous firmware after performing this upgrade.

If you are not having any problems, then don't apply this update.

i see a storm rolling in.hehe, i just noticed the bell logo "making it simple" OMG that is a good one Upgraded mine. First of all there are no line stats but the PPPo E client is now enabled (wasn't before) the web interface is very very simple with only a place to put in your password and change from router to bridge mode.

Syncs much faster now and now the red power light flashes when it's running which I gather from the FAQ it's normal.

Then, if any network computer wants to access the Internet, all you have to do is to turn it on, without having to first turn the intermediate computer on.

This new procedure some saving in your electricity bill, too, since you won’t need to have two computers on to access the Internet. You will have to download the firmware upgrade program for this modem from

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Third, the authentication process will be done by any one of the computers in the network.

Fourthly, there is not need to set any connection sharing program. You may work the following way: you do the modem authentication from any computer in the network and leave the modem always on.

Are you one of those people with the speed drop issue?