software update crashes router osx10.5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MattyP30, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. MattyP30 macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2007

    i'm trying to run software update on my 20" alu 2.4ghz imac but everytime it starts downloading the router crashes and restarts! anyone else having similar problems/heard of a fix? the router is a bthomehub (i'm in the uk)

  2. johndur macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2008
    I'm having exactly the same issue. Brand new iMac running OS 10.5. I can surf the web, use widgets, connect to shared folders on other computers, download from iTunes, etc. But when I try to run Software Update on the iMac, my router (Netgear WPN824)crashes and has to be power-cycled.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Rustman macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2007
    Try downloading your needed updates from here.

    I've never come across a Netgear router being crashed by a HTTP download before. A BT Homehub router will crash the moment it connects to the internet however.

    I would also suggest that both of you look for firmware updates to your routers.
  4. Mahoney macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    I've also got a WPN824, and it is also being crashed - though for me it's when I update Eclipse. Seems it has a major issue with large downloads of some varieties... very frustrating.

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