Solution for Edimax router BR-6204WG being slow

This message is for anybody who has recently bought the aforementioned router and is experiencing a slow connection and many timeouts. This affects the routers that have the 1.57 version of the firmware installed.

To check the firmware version, go to http://192.168.2.1 (that’s the IP of the router in its default configuration) and click Status Info at the top of the page that appears. The firmware version is written under Runtime Code Version.

The 1.57 version apparently has a bug, which did not exist in previous versions and has been fixed in newer ones. The latest official firmware release is 1.51, and can be found at the Edimax site. I’ve also found a 1.58 version on an Israeli’s dealer’s site here.

Direct link to 1.51 (edimax.com): BR6204Wg_1.51.zip (unzip it before upgrading)
Direct link to 1.58 (pikok.co.il): EdiEngBR6204Wg_1.58.bin

I’ve tested both 1.51 and 1.58, and they both fix the problem.

Upgrading the firmware is actually quite easy.

Go to http://192.168.2.1, select System Tools at the top, then Firmware Upgrade on the left and follow the instructions on the screen.

Hope this helps somebody someday.

9 Comments on “Solution for Edimax router BR-6204WG being slow”


By bluntz. September 14th, 2008 at 17:21

thanks buddy this has been bugging the hell out of me and its finally fixed! i was about to return the freaking router! thanks alot

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By Alex. February 16th, 2009 at 12:39

Hi , i’ve recently bought a new Edimax BR-6204WLg router and sometimes has the same problem like 6204WG and other time it is running normal . I’ve updated it v1.08 but the same problem was there . I think the first version was better . Has edimax released a later version that 1.08 ?

Thanks in advance

By gooli. February 16th, 2009 at 12:48

I have no idea, but a quick search showed that 1.08 is indeed the latest version. Perhaps you should contact Edimax directly. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

By Sidrabs. April 29th, 2009 at 21:34

I tried to upload. Upload failed. Got following error message: “Image len exceed max size 0×200000 ! len=0×57425742″

Do you have idea what to do next?!

By eLkapitan. April 30th, 2009 at 09:19

i have the firware for edimax 6204wlg 1.08 interested for this? email me captainjohnny02@yahoo.com

By Slava. June 17th, 2009 at 19:12

Hey people, I’ve found 1.61 version firmware. the site is in hebrew, if someone needs i can send a direct link (slava@oks-elc.com)

By Micks. August 22nd, 2009 at 11:18

Thank you so much for all the info! I already started to believe this router is dying :)

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