Legacy Products
The resources associated with these products have ceased their development and are no longer supported.
D-Link Systems, Inc. recommends retiring these products and replacing them with products that receive firmware updates.
How do I upgrade the firmware on my DWL-2000AP, DWL-2100AP, DWL-7000AP, DWL-7100AP, and DWL-900AP+?

Please read before upgrading:

  • Upgrading firmware will reset the settings to default which means you will lose all your settings.
  • Do NOT upgrade firmware over a wireless connection. You may damage the access point.

    Step 1 Download the firmware and save the file to your computer. You may want to save the file to your desktop. Do not try to run or launch the file - it will not work.

    Step 2 If you are connecting the access point directly to your pc you will need a cross-over cable. Connecting to a switch or router you will use a straight through cable.

    WARNING: DO NOT upgrade the firmware with a wireless connection. You may damage the access point.

    Step 3 Open your web browser, enter the IP address of your access point ( and click OK.

    Step 4 Enter your username (admin) and your password (blank by default). Click OK to enter the web configuration for the device.

    Step 5 Click on the Tools tab and then the Firmware button on the left side. Click on the Browse button and browse to the .bin or .tfp file you extracted in Step 1. Highlight the file by clicking on it once and click Open. Click Apply. It will take a few seconds for the upgrade to complete. Click on the Continue button.

    Step 6 After the access point reboots, close your web browser and reopen it. Enter to reconnect with the web configuration. Enter username admin and again leave the password blank. Click OK. The firmware upgrade is now complete.

    Step 7 If you have problems with the web configuration at this point, unplug the power to the access point, wait 10 seconds, and plug back in. Repeat step 6. If this did not help, perform a hard reset on the access point. To perform a hard reset, use a paperclip and hold down the reset button on the back of the unit for 10 seconds while the device is powered on. Release it and the access point will reboot, the lights will blink, and then stabilize. Repeat Step 6.

    Step 8 You can now reconfigure the access point.