4/13 SATELLAR remote update
SATELLAR REMOTE UPDATE
Technical Bulletin 004/13
REMOTE UPDATE FOR SATELLAR
Remote update provides mechanism to
update the firmware (FW) of modems that are
behind one ore more radio links in the
network. SATELLAR smart radio modem
family has a built-in support for the remote
update for both, SATELLAR Central Unit (CU)
and Radio Unit (RU).
Update the locally
connected modem last.
3rd
SATELLAR 2DS
SATELLAR 2DS
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K
IP / ETH
However, primary update mechanism should
be the local update with a direct access to the
modem.
Update the locally
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SATELLAR 2DS
2nd
connected modem last.
1. STARTING POINT
SATELLAR 2DS
Make sure you have:

Radio connections established in the
radio network

IP level connections already configured
from the PC to remote modem

PC directly connected to the first
SATELLAR, by using Ethernet cable or
USB WLAN adapter or other already
existent connection
Update the
furthest
modem first.
All radio and IP
connections
established.
2. FILES NEEDED
1

satellar_xxxxyyyy.update
CU pdate file from version xxxx to yyyy

satellar_rmu-W.X.Y.Z.update
RU update file to install version W.X.Y.Z
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CU UPDATE
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3. CONNECT

Connect with the web browser to the last
modem in the topology, which is not upgraded yet.

Chrome browser recommended because
it shows the file transfer progress.

Enter the IP address of the remote modem to the browser.

Login: admin / Satel456
4. THE CU UPDATE STARTED
Now you are connected to the remote
modem with the web browser. Select the
remote modem Firmware Updater
functionality: The Firmware Updater tab is
used to transfer the update file from the PC
to the remote modem.
Select
Firmware
Updater
CU update
file selected
Select
to proceed
to choosing
the file to send.
Select to proceed to choosing
the file to send.
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CU UPDATE
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5. TRANSFER FILES
The next step copies the file to the remote
modem. If the update is done over radio
interface, the next step may take more than
1 hour per radio hop. For example chain of
4 modems:

4th modem (3 hops): 3 hours

3rd modem (2 hops): 2 hours

2nd modem (1 hop):1 hour

1st modem (no radio hops): 5 min
Select Send to start uploading
the firmware file
6. INSTALL UPLOADED FIRMWARE
Uploading process can
be monitored in some
browsers
When sending is successfully finished you
will see CU firmware listed on the Firmware
Updater page. The actual installation is
started by opening the link Select for
update. In the next screen device 0 must be
selected and the update installation is
started by selecting Start transfer as
illustrated in the following pictures.
In case of transmission problems or timeouts
or browser reporting error, repeat the
sending step.
Select only device 0!
(local device, the one
the web browser is
currently connected to)
Select Start transfer to
actually begin the
update file installation.
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CU UPDATE
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7. MONITOR UPDATE PROCESS
8. INSTALLATION READY
During the actual update installation, you
can monitor the process by viewing the
number of blocks sent.
When you see the text Transfer
Completed, the updating is finished.
Select Reboot to finalize the update by
rebooting the CU.
9. WAIT FOR THE FINALIZATIONS
When the text below is displayed, the device is rebooting. Do not press browser ”refresh” button or F5 key, or the modem will reboot again. Wait until the STAT-led of the modem starts
blinking and then stops, or at least 10 minutes, before proceeding.
10. CU UPDATE DONE
Now the CU update is done, and you can
login back to the web browser by entering
the IP address of the remote SATELLAR
again. The credentials are admin /
Satel456.
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RU UPDATE
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11. THE RU UPDATE STARTED
The procedure for the RU update is similar
to the CU update: The Firmware Updater
tab is used to transfer the update file from
the PC to the remote modem. Then the update is started at the remote modem over
the web browser connection.
Select
Firmware
Updater
RU
CU update file selected
selected
Select to proceed to choosing
the file to send.
12. SEND THE FILE
The firmware file is sent from your PC to the
remote modem when the Send button is
selected.
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13. INSTALL UPLOADED FIRMWARE
When sending is successfully finished you
will see CU and RU firmware listed on the
Firmware Updater page. The actual installation is started by opening the link Select for
update. In the next screen device 0 must be
selected and the update installation is started by selecting Start transfer as illustrated in
the following pictures.
14. RADIO CONNECTION LOST
If the new RU firmware is not compatible
with the previous version, the radio
connection will be lost at this point. Radio
connections will be established again, when
all modems in the network are updated.
Select only device 0!
(local device, the one
the web browser is
currently connected to)
Select Start transfer to
actually begin the
update file installation.
SATELLAR 2DS
15. CONTINUE THE UPDATE PROCESS
SATELLAR 2DS
O
K
Now that the current modem is updated, the
process continues by updating the next
modem in the topology. The next update is
carried out with the same procedure as
before, by following the steps starting from the
step 3 at page 2.
IP / ETH
B R WE B
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SE
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SATELLAR 2DS
6
SATELLAR 2DS
Update the
second
furthest
modem next.
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RADIO
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