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Author Topic: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...  (Read 2286 times)

grimloktt

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Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« on: January 02, 2016, 10:50:40 AM »

If you don't want your DNR to boot loop, you have to only use dynamic (DHCP) with firmware 2.02.00.  Switch to DHCP before upgrading firmware....
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2016, 03:04:26 PM »

You might try doing a factory reset before and after loading FW then setup from scratch.
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2016, 03:12:37 PM »

Already tried...didn't work.
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2016, 03:16:51 PM »

A factory reset before should clear any static IP configurations and set DHCP to default before attempting to manually load FW.
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2016, 03:39:26 PM »

Yes, you are correct.  You can factory reset and allow the user to upgrade the firmware with DHCP enabled.

This, however, doesn't really help the user requiring them to re-setup their DNR.  Why go through that trouble versus just changing that one function through the GUI prior to upgrading?
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2016, 03:58:06 PM »

We find that factory reset and manually updating the FW then factory reset ensures a good installation of the FW. Even on routers, we use this process. DNR it shouldn't be needed, however in cases where users may have a static IP address set, then maybe the factory reset would be used. The only item I would make sure of is that a saved configuration file of the DNR is performed before doing any Factory reset or FW update.
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2016, 04:20:19 PM »

That makes sense.

On the reset of my first unit, I did factory reset it to try and get it to work.  I had to input all settings again.  I tried to set static IP on that one after I successfully updated it and input some of the settings at which point it went into a boot cycle.  I reset it and tried a new static IP address never used before--just in case there was a conflict which there wasn't since I could look at all IP addresses being used by the router--and again went into a boot loop.  The last time I didn't set static IP and it has been working flawlessly.
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Re: Tip when upgrading firmware to 2.02.00...
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 04:30:18 PM »

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