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12152Re: How to load firmware?

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  • seerdman
    Mar 10, 2011
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      Hi Chris - here's my take on it:

      On the otwincfg startup screen, it sounds to me like checking the "Erase device and load new firmware" will only install new firmware from the web site. If you're not able to simultaneously connect to your device and the web, then selecting "Offline" from the startup screen and selecting a .cfg file wiil take you to the configuration screen, where the buttons "File" and "Web" should be highlighted IF you're connected to your device (I'm guessing here). Since the web choice won't work for you, use upload from file and choose the newly downloaded ot2.s19 file. Hope it helps!

      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
      > Chris N8WCT wrote...
      > > As asked before, I don't know which file to download.all 4 have the same
      > > date, and none of them say "Developmental".
      > Scott said on March 5...
      > > The development build has been stable and is probably the best one to grab.
      > However looking at...
      > www.argentdata.com/support/tracker2.html
      > Unlike in the "load from web" option in otwincfg.exe, you won't see
      > "development" build. The file to download would appear to be...
      > www.argentdata.com/support/firmware/ot2.s19
      > > And pulling the radio isn't quite that easy. It's sort of a custom install
      > > that would require more than "only 4 screws" to remove. I would prefer to
      > > leave it in the vehicle, and actually making a 50' cable, and pulling the
      > > car into the back yard, would be easier and faster than that anyway.
      > OK, but if you download the above file, you could just take the laptop
      > to the vehicle without having to make up a 50 foot cable to see if you
      > had RS-232 problems or not.
      > 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
      > --
      > "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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