How to Upgrade Thomson ST585 Firmware

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How to Upgrade Thomson ST585 Firmware
Setting up your router is only half the work --- ensuring that your firmware is current is just as important. (computer wires image by Allyson Ricketts from

The Thomson ST585 is a wireless router that features up to 802.11g connection speeds, integrated ADSL and a four-port switch. Keeping its internal firmware current is a crucial step for ensuring that your router can still securely handle the latest in wireless technology. Technicolor, the company that produces Thomson routers, makes it easy for users to upgrade their firmware in just a few short steps.

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Things you need

  • End-user CD-ROM

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  1. 1

    Turn on your computer and wait for a moment as it establishes a connection with your Thomson ST585. Insert the end-user CD-ROM that shipped with your router. This contains the firmware that was current at the time the router was built and a Setup Wizard that will help you check for newer updates. If the CD does not run automatically, click your Windows "Start" icon, then select "Run" and type in "D:\Setup.exe," where "D" is the letter of the drive that you inserted the CD into. Press "Enter."

  2. 2

    Select "SpeedTouch Maintenance" from the CD menu that appears on your screen. Select "Upgrade my SpeedTouch" to begin the Upgrade Wizard.

  3. 3

    Click "Next" as the Wizard appears. Read the Software License Agreement on the screen, and, if you agree, click "Yes." A progress bar appears as the Wizard looks for all SpeedTouch devices on the network. If you have multiple SpeedTouch devices, select your ST585. Otherwise, this is the router that will be selected by default. Press "Next."

  4. 4

    Enter your user name and password. The default information for these is "Administrator" for the user name, and the password is left blank. Under "Device," you will find all of the information for your current configuration. The screen will also show any additional updates that the Wizard has found on the CD or on the Internet. If one is more recent than your current version, click it and select "Next."

  5. 5

    Read the overview displayed on the next screen to confirm that all of the information is correct. It should specifically mention your Thomson ST585 router rather than any other SpeedTouch devices on the network, as well as the particular version number of the update. If everything is correct, select "Next" and wait as the update takes place. Once complete, press "Finish."

Tips and warnings

  • Never remove power to a device while it is in the process of updating its firmware.

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