I recently bought a second hand Linksys SRW2024 switch through the internet. The first thing I noticed was that the webinterface didn't look as good as it did on the Linksys SRW2016 switch I already owned. After searching some on this topic I found out that it actually was a Linksys SRW2024 version 1 switch with an old firmware on it (version 1.00.86). The good news is that it is possible to upgrade this version 1 model to the same software with the same functionality as the later releases of this switch (this also works for upgrading from 1.00.69). The somewhat bad news is that upgrading the firmware is not as straight forward as you might hope or expect it to be.
Luckily, others have gone through this before and left us pointers how to get it done. Since it took me a while to gather enough hints together to get it done and find all the required files, I'll put the steps I took to get it done below and make the files available from this site.
Please note that you need a null modem serial cable in order to complete this tutorial. Do not start this tutorial if you don't have a serial null modem cable or a COM port on your PC.