Wyse 9650XE: Firmware 





The 9650XE/3650XE is fitted with a standard Award BIOS that has been slightly customised by Wyse. The BIOS is entered by hitting the DEL key during the power-up sequence. If you find the BIOS is password protected (mine was) the default password is Fireport.

The BIOS boot options are:

  • LS120
  • HDD-0
  • SCSI
  • HDD-1
  • HDD-2
  • HDD-3
  • ZIP100
  • LAN
  • Disabled

Of course, if have no interest in the 'WINTERM' aspect of the device, there is no reason why you can't dump this BIOS and install the standard VIA BIOS available from the VIA website. [June 2018 - Link dead:]

Hard Disk Support

The BIOS on this VIA motherboard only supports hard disks up to 137GB (when running in LBA mode). This has been confirmed by VIA's support channel whose comment (June 2011) in response to an enquiry about this was essentially:

"The maximum disk size is 137GB. The board is ancient and no longer supported. You should buy something new."


Any comments? email me.    Last update June 2011