Upgrading Windows can be tricky, most applications and current games are usually updated when a new OS is out in order to keep the compatibility, however some of them get left behind by their developers and require workarounds and all sorts of community-based fixes.
Fortunately for us end-users there are more options than ever before to let us use this software, Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise includes Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC in order to run applications just as they would in Windows XP and DOSBox allows even 64-bit users the chance to use 16-bit applications and games that were made over 15 years ago.
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Update 16th January 2010: 1.33b01NA has been released.
D-link have released a new beta firmware for the DIR-655 in the hopes that it will fix an undisclosed SharePort issue.
- This code can be used with all hardware revisions of the DIR-655
- This code only addresses the shareport issue
- The attached Shareport utility will only work with this version firmware
I don’t know what SharePort issue they are referring to and I have not tested this myself.
Once again this firmware WILL NOT DOWNGRADE to pre 1.3x firmwares so if you are on a pre 1.3x firmware then it is suggested that you stay put because chances are you will only have more issues and you can’t go back.
This firmware is beta, it is a test release, it may break/brick your router for no reason.
As the changelog suggests there is a new SharePort utility included that will supposedly only work with this version, I don’t know if SX Virtual Link works with this firmware, but for the record it has a version number of 5.6.2 making it newer than SX Virtual Link.
D-Link DIR-655 Firmware 1.32 Build 04 Beta 1 with new SharePort
Update 27th of October 2009: I have decided to test this firmware out as some users have reported that there are some small wireless improvements, I will leave any findings in the comments below. I will also try a SharePort stability test as the longest I have been able to keep a single SharePort connection alive has been about half an hour.