How to upgrade...

The firmware can be upgraded using HTTP or FTP.

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
    This file is typically named 205_401.bin or axis205.bin 
  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 3-10 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. 
During this step, the Status LEDs will be amber. 
After a while the progress of the upgrade will be displayed in the web browser.
 
 Step 3: Reboot  The system restarts automatically. During this step, all LEDs will be off.
 
 Step 4: Reconfiguration The new firmware settings are configured to match the previous settings. 
The Status LEDs will be amber during this step.

 

After the upgrade has completed, the unit will automatically initiate the system, during which the Status LEDs blink amber. When initiation is complete and the system is ready for use, the Status LEDs will be green. 

FTP

  1. You must be at the command prompt and in the directory that contains the upgrade file. Example: C:\Axis\205\4_01>
  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. This file is typically named 205_401.bin or axis205.bin. 
  6. Wait for the flash load to complete, which may take 3-10 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.
During this step the Status LEDs will be amber.
 
 Step 3 Reboot The FTP session terminates and the system restarts automatically. 
During this step, all LEDs will be off.
 
 Step 4 Reconfiguration The new firmware settings are configured to match the previous settings. 
The Status LEDs will be amber during this step.

 

After the upgrade has completed, the unit will automatically initiate the system, during which the Status LEDs blink amber. When initiation is complete and the system is ready for use, the Status LEDs will be green.