Buffalo Quad Pro and Shonk’s Firmware v1.43 mod1c
Today I finally have a bit of time on my hands and I decided to update my quad pro’s firmware. I have been running v1.40 since I bought the NAS and have not bothered to update it as new firmwares are released. The latest firmware to date is v1.43 and this is available for direct download here. I also note that NAS Navigator has also recently been updated to v2.43.
I downloaded v1.43 and proceeded to update the NAS. The installation is so straightforward that I was really impressed. All I have to do is to unpack v1.43’s zip file into a temporary folder, run LSupdater.exe in that folder and that’s it! I issue the command and went for a short break. When I came back later, it was all done and the NAS booted and all. It is that easy.
Note: Just in case I needed to revert to v1.40 in the event something blew up, I downloaded v1.40 firmware here: http://www.buffalotech.com/support/getfile/ls_series-140.zip.
It appears that v1.43 is quite stable on my box and I am quite pleased. But unfortunately this also breaks my root login 🙂 But since I have time on my hands, I thought I should be more adventurous and try something new. So I downloaded Shonk’s modded firmware 🙂
Shonk’s mod is awesome and I have to say he is the best!! He is a truly indispensable member of the Buffalo NAS community and all the power to him!
This is the first site that you must visit – http://forum.buffalo.nas-central.org/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=23603&start=60&sid=4eb3e73ce74ea426673a5802195dab5d. This forum thread details Shonk’s v1.43 mod.
The latest mod to date is v1.43 mod1c and can be downloaded here – http://www.mediafire.com/?9t7061mtpb21f. This is the exact mod I used.
Updating the firmware is also painless. Just unrar the archives into a temp folder and run LSupdater.exe. The updating process will run and I have no hiccups at all.
The good thing about this firmware is that Shonk has enabled root login from the start and so I am able to root login using my original root password. No need to muck around with resetting passwords, etc. All I did after root login into the NAS is to setup IPKG again and to re-install packages such as nano, midnight commander, etc.