How to Upgrade Router Firmware via TFTP using Mac OS Devices
Posted by Roy Panetta on 15 February 2017 03:17 PM
This document shows how to upgrade Vigor router firmware by using a Mac OS device. The method shown will use Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).
Using this method shown here, there is no need to log into the router's web management page. The Mac OS native TFTP client is used in the example.
Connect your computer directly to the router's LAN port and configure a static IP address on Mac OS device.
i. Static IP 192.168.1.10
ii. Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
iii. Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (the default IP address of the router)
Set the Vigor router to TFTP mode.
On the Mac OS device, open Terminal and enter the following command:
The result will be shown on Terminal after the file has been uploaded successfully.
Then the router will now reboot and return to normal operating mode.