Generic 32 bit SentryX/Wam-X Firmware
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Before beginning, we suggest that you export your configuration data to the clipboard, then paste
the data into a notepad type text file and save it. In most cases, you can copy this data from the clipboard
back into the Sentry product using the import function. This saves you from having to re-program your
entire device from scratch.
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Upgrading your firmware is done in two stages. There are two files that must be uploaded. The first file with
the .hex extension is the main firmware. This is the guts of the device.
The second file has an extension of .bin. The bin file is what we call the embedded software.
This is the human interface that lets you access and control the firmware. The files must always be in sync with
each other. If one is newer than the other, you could create problems. ALWAYS use the bin and hex files that were
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firmware will not load or run on 8-bit versions of the
products. The 32 bit Webservers typically have streaming
audio capability onboard.
Step 1. You must download or have the CircuitWerkes 32 bit firmware loader tool from our Website.
You must also have the firmware files for your product. The firmware files are typically zipped up
together in one file. This file may also contain the firmware loader utility. It's OK if the version numbers
don't match as long as the two files are from our original zip file. Unzip (or copy) all of the files to an unused folder.
The firmware loader utility is the same for all 32bitSentryX products, including the WAM-2.
You do not need to download multiple copies of the loader tool.
Step 2. Run the FW loader tool and select the .HEX file that you downloaded for your product using the "Load Firmware" button.
Step 3. Set the IP address of your product in the loader tool and upload the .HEX file to your unit using the "Flash Firmware" button.
Note: If you have trouble, reboot the product. During the 1st 5 seconds, the unit will assume a default IP
address of 192.168.0.200. If you reboot the unit and immediately push the connect button, you may be
able to connect on that node, even if it is outside of your routers netmask. After the first few seconds,
the unit will return to its previous IP address or a DHCP adddress.
Step 4. Using a browser, log into ###.###.###.###/imageflash
If you’re using a port other than 80, it would look like this: ###.###.###.###:PORT#/imageflash
Step 5. Login as Admin and use the administrator code that you have set. Default = 12345678.
Step 6. Click the "choose" button and browse to find the .BIN file that you will be uploading.
Step 7. Click Upload to send the new BIN to the product. Wait until the browser says "Sucess".
Step 8. Reset your product to factory defaults. If using the hardware reset, do it at least 2x. Each time
you reset the unit, wait, with power applied, for 10 seconds before removing power for the next reset.
The hardware reset is done by removing the top cover and shorting the reset pins while powering up
the board. Reset pins are found near the front panel LEDs.
Step 9. Import/Upload your configuration data back to the unit and save the changes.
Note that connectivity settings and passwords have to be done manually, one at a time.