Upgrading Draytek router

14 06 2012

Came across an interesting issue with Draytek routers that I’d not encountered before during an attempted firmware upgrade yesterday.

A great thing about Draytek is the ease of finding and downloading firmware for the devices.. The download links pretty much all sit on a page of their website that’s easily found with a Google search.

Downloaded the latest version for the device in question, unzipped, and tried to install during a planned window, but got an error message about an invalid file name.

This happened from two different machines. A bit of digging turned up the fact that upgrades must be carried out using Internet Explorer, not Firefox (and, I’d hazard a guess, not Chrome or Safari either!). Another IE specific web UI!