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Rastls.dll – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Rastls.dll – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

12-Oct-2012 – 6.1.7601.22133 – Rastls.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2769121 – 802.1X authentication fails on a Windows 7-based or Windows 2008 R2-based computer that has multiple certificates

06-Sep-2012 – 6.1.7601.22108 – Rastls.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2751855 – Heap corruption occurs in the Svchost.exe process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

06-Sep-2012 – 6.1.7601.17950 – Rastls.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2751855 – Heap corruption occurs in the Svchost.exe process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

19-Jul-2011 – 6.1.7601.21773 – Rastls.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2549818 – You are prompted to enter your PIN to connect to a Wi-Fi network on an SSO-enabled computer that is running Windows 7

08-Jan-2011 – 6.1.7601.21637 – Rastls.dll – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2494172 – Windows 7 does not connect to an IEEE 802.1X-authenticated network if an invalid certificate is installed

DD-WRT Firmware Revision Histroy for the D-Link DIR-615 Rev D1 D2 D3 and D4 (Includes Virgin Media Supplied D-Link DIR-615 Router)

DD-WRT Firmware Revision Histroy for the D-Link DIR-615 Rev D1 D2 D3 and D4 (Includes Virgin Media Supplied D-Link DIR-615 Router)

r20119 V24-preSP2 – 10-12-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/10-12-12-r20119-testing/dlink-dir615d/

r20086 V24-preSP2 – 10-06-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/10-06-12-r20086-testing/dlink-dir615d/

r19519 V24-preSP2 – 07-20-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/07-20-12-r19519/dlink-dir615d/

r19342 V24-preSP2 – 06-08-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/06-08-12-r19342/dlink-dir615d/

r19327 V24-preSP2 – 06-06-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/06-06-12-r19327/dlink-dir615d/

r18777 V24-preSP2 – 03-19-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/03-19-12-r18777/dlink-dir615d/

r18767 V24-preSP2 – 03-08-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/03-08-12-r18767/dlink-dir615d/

r18740 V24-preSP2 – 03-08-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/03-08-12-r18740/dlink-dir615d/

r18687 V24-preSP2 – 03-08-2012 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2012/03-08-12-r18687/files/dlink-dir615d/

r18024 V24-preSP2 – 12-20-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/12-20-11-r18024/dlink-dir615d/

r18007 V24-preSP2 – 12-14-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/12-14-11-r18007/dlink-dir615d/

r18000 V24-preSP2 – 12-12-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/12-12-11-r18000/dlink-dir615d/

r17990 V24-preSP2 – 12-09-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/12-09-11-r17990/dlink-dir615d/

r17967 V24-preSP2 – 12-07-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/12-07-11-r17967/dlink-dir615d/

r17201 V24-preSP2 – 06-14-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/06-14-11-r17201/dlink-dir615d/

r16994 V24-preSP2 – 05-08-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/05-08-11-r16994/dlink-dir615d/

r16785 V24-preSP2 – 04-09-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/04-09-11-r16785/dlink-dir615d/

r16754 V24-preSP2 – 04-09-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/04-09-11-r16754/dlink-dir615d/

r16454 V24-preSP2 – 03-17-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/03-17-11-r16454/dlink-dir615d/

r16214 V24-preSP2 – 02-17-2011 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2011/02-17-11-r16214/dlink-dir615d/

r15962 V24-preSP2 – 12-24-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/12-24-10-r15962/dlink-dir615d/

r15940 V24-preSP2 – 12-18-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/12-18-10-r15940/dlink-dir615d/

r15778 V24-preSP2 – 11-21-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/11-21-10-r15778/dlink-dir615d/

r15704 V24-preSP2 – 11-09-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/11-09-10-r15704/dlink-dir615d/

r15693 V24-preSP2 – 11-06-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/11-06-10-r15693/dlink-dir615d/

r15506 V24-preSP2 – 10-26-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/10-26-10-r15506/dlink-dir615d/

r15501 V24-preSP2 – 10-25-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/10-25-10-r15501/dlink-dir615d/

r15437 V24-preSP2 – 10-12-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/10-12-10-r15437/dlink-dir615d/

r15407 V24-preSP2 – 10-09-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/10-09-10-r15407/dlink-dir615d/

r15362 V24-preSP2 – 10-05-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/10-05-10-r15362/dlink-dir615d/

r15334 V24-preSP2 – 10-02-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/10-02-10-r15334/dlink-dir615d/

r14929 V24-preSP2 – 08-12-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-12-10-r14929/dlink-dir615d/

r14896 V24-preSP2 – 08-07-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/08-07-10-r14896/dlink-dir615d/

r14815 V24-preSP2 – 07-16-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/07-16-10-r14815/dlink-dir615d/

r14684 V24-preSP2 – 06-30-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/06-30-10-r14684/dlink-dir615d/

r14594 V24-preSP2 – 06-12-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/06-12-10-r14594/dlink-dir615d/

r14569 V24-preSP2 – 06-09-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/06-09-10-r14569/dlink-dir615d/

r14537 V24-preSP2 – 06-03-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/06-03-10-r14537/dlink-dir615d/

r14473 V24-preSP2 – 05-25-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/05-25-10-r14473/dlink-dir615d/

r14289 V24-preSP2 – 04-16-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/04-16-10-r14289/dlink-dir615d/

r14280 V24-preSP2 – 04-15-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/04-15-10-r14280/dlink-dir615d/

r13637 V24-preSP2 – 01-16-2010 – ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2010/01-16-10-r13637/dlink-dir615d2/ (d2 Revision Only)

How to update Network Adapter and Wireless Adapter Drivers within Windows

You may be finding that your network or internet connection is slow or unreliable, you may also find that your computer responds far more slowly whilst you are using network resources because your network adapter drivers are not fully optimised. Wireless network adapter users may find that they cannot connect to some wireless points and/or that wireless range is not what they expect.

Any of these issues could be related to using outdated network adapter drivers so update them.

The primary types of network adapter that you will find in use today are PCI, PCI-Express or USB.  Even wireless and cabled network adapters that are integrated into a laptop or computer will still use one of these fundamental bus types.  Despite who you bought your laptop or computer from (i.e. Dell, HP, Acer, Sony) you will most likely find that a thrd party supplied the network adapter module or chip.  This is actually a good thing because it means that you are not restricted to the often outdated drivers that your system manufacturer will issues when your machine is first produced but then subsequently forget about and never update.

The process to update the drivers usually involves downloading and extracting the zipped/compressed driver file and then using Device Manager to verify and update the drivers are compatible and will install.  You will usually find that the extracted drivers folder includes an “inf” file and various “dll” files.

Once you have the drivers downloaded and extracted on your machine its time to launch Device Manager and find the network adapter that you wish to update the drivers for. On my example machine we want to update the Realtek PCIe Gigabit Adapter so we will double click on it and verify the current driver version.

Here we can see the driver version is “7.23.623.2010 and the date the drivers were released is “23/06/2010”.

Now we want to click “Update Driver” and select the location of the new drivers that we downloaded earlier. To do this we need to click “Browse my computer for driver software” and then selecte the location of the extracted driver files.

Once we have carried out the update the new version will show along with the updated driver release date.

You will usually find that the network adapter in your computer or laptop is manufactured by one of the companies listed below, next to each manufacturer is also a link to the official driver download/support page.

Intel           http://downloadcenter.intel.com
Realtek      http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
Broadcom http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/downloaddrivers.php
Nvidia        http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk
Marvell      http://www.marvell.com/support/downloads/search.do
Ralink        http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_support/support.php?sn=500
D-Link       http://www.d-link.co.uk/support
Netgear      http://support.netgear.com/app/
Linksys       http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-eu/support/linksys
Belkin         http://www.belkin.com/uk/support/