How to upgrade...

The firmware can be upgraded using:

AXIS Camera Management

AXIS Camera Management is a powerful and efficient installation and management tool for Axis network video products. The tool can automatically find and set IP addresses, show connection status, configure and manage firmware upgrades of multiple devices.

For more information check the AXIS Camera Management web page

HTTP

  1. Download the upgrade file to a directory that is accessible from your local computer.
  2. Go to the product's start page (e.g. http://192.168.0.90).
  3. Click the Setup link and log in as root (or any other user with Administrator privileges) if you are prompted for a username and password.
  4. You must be logged in as an Administrator to upgrade the unit.
  5. Click System Options in the menu to the left.
  6. Click Maintenance.
  7. Click the Browse button in the Upgrade Server section.
  8. Select the upgrade file you downloaded (and maybe decompressed) from www.axis.com
  9. Click the Open button.
  10. Click the Upgrade button in the Upgrade Server section.
  11. Wait for the flash load to complete, which may take 1-10 minutes.

The upgrade procedure is in four steps. The LEDs indicate the progress of the upgrade procedure, please refer to the user's manual for a description of the power, status and network LED indicators:

Step 1 Shut down Running applications are shut down and active connections are terminated.
 
 Step 2 Upload  firmware
The old firmware will be erased and the new firmware will be saved. After a while, the progress of the upgrade will be displayed in the web browser.
 
 Step 3 Reboot The system restarts automatically.
  
 Step 4 Reconfiguration The new firmware settings are configured to match the previous settings. 

 

After the upgrade has completed, the unit will automatically initiate the system. 

FTP

  1. You must be at the command prompt and in the directory that contains the upgrade file. Example: C:\Axis\213\4_02>
  2. From the command prompt, open an FTP connection to the unit you wish to upgrade. (Do not use a "Windows" based FTP-program to do this, use only command line FTP programs!)
  3. Log in as root. The default password for the root user is "pass", unless this has been changed by the user. You must be logged in as the root user to upgrade the unit.
  4. Change to binary transfer mode by typing "bin" and press enter. Type "hash" and press enter. (This will allow you to see how the upgrade progresses)
  5. Type the command "put XXX.bin flash" where XXX.bin is the name of the upgrade file you downloaded (and maybe decompressed) from our site. 
  6. Wait for the flash load to complete, which may take 1-10 minutes. 

The upgrade procedure is in four steps:

Step 1 Shut down Running applications are shut down and active connections are terminated.
 
 Step 2 Upload  firmware The old firmware will be erased and the new firmware will be saved.
  
 Step 3 Reboot The FTP session terminates and the system restarts automatically. 
  
 Step 4 Reconfiguration The new firmware settings are configured to match the previous settings. 

 

After the upgrade has completed, the unit will automatically initiate the system.