Local Firmware update using HFS


#1

Has anyone had any luck updating firmware on a 3611IR_HD using the HFS HTTP server software? Firewall on local PC is off, and from a browser on another machine, I am able to download the firmware file. Camera will not download file. What am I missing…???


#2

Yes.Make HFS expert mode and add more logs (right mouse).
Camera ask for fw or not ?


#3

Still unable to upgrade firmware.
I see the connection; but file transfer.
Doesn’t work with GS tool, or HTTP Server in GSurf.
Any recommendations?


#4

You can increase messages in HFS by right click and add more to show.
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#5

since this is soooo convoluted here is a strategy to get the upgrades to process…

A: (not required) Put machine on same network segment
this helps to check firmware version but not much else… the tool bascially won’t upgrade your camera unless you leave default user:pass - which is BAD BAD BAD…
A-1 - this helps (being on same LAN) but the GSUpgradeTool basically won’t upgrade the camera anyway as it appears it doesn’t take the updated password field when saved…

B: I used HFS HTTP Server from here:
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/?f=dl

spun that up and set logging to max… not easy and probably not needed.

C: Verify http IP address is good and reachable from another PC on network - this verifies firewall…

D: next right click Home Icon in HFS and choose add Folder from Disk

  • yes to Create a Virtual Directory
    after that …

E: need to log into camera and edit the Firmware URL
path I used:

192.168.15.93:8080/Release_GXV36xx_1.0.3.23/
full url into virtual directory where extracted zip file was.

now that is all set and we’ve verified we can see from another PC.

F: Reboot/Restart the camera via the camera management interface…
on reboot much like the phones it checks for updates as long as the automatic firmware update checkbox is selected…
I usually monitor via ping -t to keep a constant ping until the camera is back online.

G: if on same LAN subnet / VLAN - check via GSUpgradetool if version was updated:
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otherwise log into camera and check…