airFiber - Updating the Firmware


Overview


This article explains how to update the firmware on your airFiber devices.

NOTES & REQUIREMENTS:
This article applies to the following devices: airFiber 2X, airFiber 3X, airFiber 4X, airFiber 5X, airFiber 5, airFiber 5U, airFiber 24, airFiber 24HD, airFiber 11FX.

Table of Contents


  1. Uploading Firmware via the WebUI
  2. Using the WebUI's Update Function
  3. Updating via SSH

Uploading Firmware via the WebUI


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User Tip: After updating the firmware on your airFiber devices, clear your cache for the URL for that device. There have been massive changes to the Dashboard and the browser may not display correctly.
  1. Open the airFiber Web GUI in your preferred web browser.
  2. Go to the System tab and compare your current firmware version with the latest version available for your device in our Downloads page.
  3. If you're running an older version, you can download the latest firmware file from the above link, then go to the airFiber's System tab again and click on the Select File button to upload the firmware.
  4. When the Update button appears after a few seconds, click it to confirm.
  5. After about 5 minutes the unit should come back to normal mode and should be running the latest firmware version.

Using the WebUI's Update Function


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User Tip: After updating the firmware on your airFiber devices, clear your cache for the URL for that device. There have been massive changes to the Dashboard and the browser may not display correctly.
  1. Open the airFiber Web GUI in your preferred web browser.
  2. Make sure that check for updates is enabled.
  3. Click Check Now and follow the instructions in the pop-up dialogs.
  4. The device will download the firmware and install it.
  5. After the automatic reboot, the device will be up to date.

Updating via SSH


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User Tip: After updating the firmware on your airFiber devices, clear your cache for the URL for that device. There have been massive changes to the Dashboard and the browser may not display correctly.
  1. Download the correct firmware for the airFiber radio and rename it to: fwupdate.bin.
  2. Copy the fwupdate.bin file to /tmp/ (usng WinSCP or SCP).
  3. Now issue the upgrade command:
    /sbin/fwupdate -m
  4. The unit will now upgrade and reboot. Do not interrupt this process.

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