How to Clear Browser Cache after Router Firmware Upgrade

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

3Gstore Tech Corner #14: How to Clear Cache for Router Upgrades

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How to Clear Browser Cache after Router Firmware Upgrade

The Problem: Cradlepoint's new NetBSD routers will cache an image of the existing image of the admin interface in a web browser. This is persistent and after preforming a firmware upgrade any new settings won't be viewable (if features are added or moved). This is because the web browser has cached an image of the previous firmware and the placement may be different on a newer revision.

The Solution: In order to ensure your not viewing a cached image you must clear your cache after upgrading firmware or changing different router models (IE - going from MBR95 to MBR1400 for instance). Below you'll find instructions on how to clear the cache on all popular web browsers:

Internet Explorer 8 Clear Cache:


1.) Click "Tools" on the upper right corner and select "Internet Options" from the drop down menu
2.) Under the "General" tab in browsing history click the "Delete" button
3.) Place a checkmark by "Temporary Internet Files"
4.) Click "Delete" and close the web browser

Internet Explorer 9 Clear Cache:

1.) On the upper right corner next to the "Star" icon you'll see a "Gear" icon - Left click the gear
2.) Select "Internet options" from the drop down list
3.) Under the "General" tab in browsing history click the "Delete" button
4.) Place a checkmark by "Temporary Internet Files"
5.) Click "Delete" and close the web browser



1.) Click on the "Firefox" icon on the top left of the screen
2.) Run you mouse over "History"
3.) Select "Clear Recent History"
4.) Under pop up window in "Time range to clear" select "Everything"
5.) Click "Clear Now" and close the web browser

Safari Clear Cache:


1.) In the top menu select "History"
2.) Scroll to bottom on select "Clear History"
3.) In pop up window click "Clear"

Google Chrome Clear Cache:


1.) Click on the "Wrench" icon in the upper right corner and select "Options"
2.) Click on "Under the Hood" on the left side of the screen
3.) Under "Privacy" click on "Clear browsing data"
4.) Make sure "Clear browsing history" is checked and select "The beginning of time" under obliterate the following
5.) Click "Clear Browsing Data"

Our Advice: We recommend using Firefox when preforming firmware updates or working with multiple Cradlepoint routers. This browser doesn't have any compatibility issues and also features a private browsing mode found under the "Firefox" icon in the upper left corner of the screen. If you click the icon you'll see "Start Private Browsing" as a selectable option, which will not cache any data when activated. This feature allows you to cache your favorite websites, but still allows you to easily make changes to your router without any issue! 

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