Saturday, April 4, 2015

Unbrick an Edimax BR-6428nS V2 Router After a Bad Firmware Upgrade (and a Driving Update)

This blog has been inactive for over a year, but a recent discovery today made it clear to me that I need to leave something for others after a very satisfying discovery.
Yesterday I tried to upgrade my new, 10 hours old router's firmware. The upgrade screen said the update was successful, but the router became unresponsive with the WLAN LED light always on, unlike its operational mode (blinking).
I spent many hours searching for a solution, and all I came with was the TFTP method for other Edimax routers, but it didn't help me. Only later, after a "Eureka!" moment, I discovered how to make it work.
So here it is: if your router gets bricked and you have the BR-6428nS V2 model, here is what you need to do:
1) Unplug the router's power cord.
2) Connect your PC to the router's #1 port.
3) Set your PC's network card to a static IP as follows:
Subnet mask: (the default)
Default gateway:
4) Plug in the power cord and wait a few seconds until the network adapter shows signs of network connection.
5) Browse to You should see an upload form.
6) Upload the most current GOOD firmware file (.bin file).
7) Wait for about a minute until the router is upgraded and rebooted. The router should function normally now.
8) You may now return to normal work settings (obtain IP automatically). If you forgot your password, you can do a router reset by holding the reset button for about 10-15 seconds.
I hope this post will help others who got stuck and frustrated like I was today.
And as for the driving update: my books, Pass Your Driving Test and Pass Your Permit Test are now available exclusively on Amazon Kindle (and in paperback form!). You can get them here:
Pass Your Driving Test (Kindle) - also available for Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library users.
Pass Your Driving Test (Paperback) - perfect for in-car practice
Pass Your Permit Test (Kindle) - also available for Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library users.
If you found this post useful, please let me know in the comments. :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Clean Ash and Soot From Your Car

If your car becomes dirty with ash and soot, use this video to get rid of them:

Hope it helped,


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Some Paint Fixes

In the past weeks I've discovered some nasty stains on my car's roof. The worst part was the rust that started there, since this is a real car disease.

Last week I want to the auto shop for a quick fix. Weirdly, the guy there told me that a whole roof repaint would cost me much more in the long run (when I try to sell the car), so he recommended just a quick paint-fix.

Hopefully my car won't rust anymore. I really need it in good shape.



Friday, January 31, 2014

That's What Mirrors and Brakes Are For

Some people don't know how to use all the different devices in their car, like brakes or mirrors. Watch this video for the end of January. It'll amaze you that people like that ever got their license.

May Febraury be even better than January!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

First Time Driving: Danielle

We've had over two hundred new drivers in this blog, but never one like Danielle. I don't remember anyone crying while learning to drive. Most of them just laugh hysterically.

I usually like to embed videos, but since embedding is disables on this video and it's a really special one, you can watch Danielle here.

This video is six days old, so Danielle still has plenty of time to practice and calm down. Driving is useless if you cry all the way.

Good luck!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Top Gear Live Perth: Part 2

Here it the second and final part of this Top Gear Live series. Enjoy!



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Car Use In Cities Is Going Down

A recent study published this month shows that US cities are declining in car use. The number of households without a car has risen slightly since 2007, and will probably keep rising as long as car possession keeps getting more and more expensive.

Driving inside US cities can truely be a nightmare, with very high parking prices and a very small number of street parking spots. With an increase in mass transit, I guess that car possession will go even lower.

On the other hand, this is some good news for drivers, who have to deal with less traffic.