How to Update the Modem Firmware on a Siemens SpeedStream 4100

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How to Update the Modem Firmware on a Siemens SpeedStream 4100
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If you experience difficulty connecting to the Internet with your Siemens 4100 DSL modem, you may need to upgrade the firmware. Recent firmware updates also fix a problem with accessing AOL for Broadband 9.0. Siemens also provides updates to security and power management of the modem in its latest firmware release for the 4100.

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Things you need

  • Siemens 4100 DSL modem
  • Utility to unzip .zip files (for example, Winzip or 7-zip)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download the most recent Siemens 4100 DSL modem firmware to your desktop (see Resources for link).

  2. 2

    Unzip the folder to your computer by following the prompts provided by your default unzip utility.

  3. 3

    Plug the modem into the computer with the Ethernet cable.

  4. 4

    Open your Internet browser. In the address bar, type or paste http://192.168.0.1. Press "Enter" to access the modem settings.

  5. 5

    Click "Advanced" on the left. Then click "Update Modem."

  6. 6

    Find the modem access code on the sticker on the bottom of your modem. Enter the code when prompted to do so. Click "Continue" to resume the update.

  7. 7

    Select "Browse." Select the file "005-D240-A5F-SBC53-4100.upg" from the location you downloaded it to your computer. Select "Open," then "Update software from PC." A confirmation screen will appear and your modem will reboot to update the firmware.

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