Netopia 3346N-ENT User Guide (en)

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Utilities and Diagnostics   11-7
Updating firmware
Firmware updates may be available periodically from Netopia or from a site maintained by your organization’s 
network administrator.
The Router ships with an embedded operating system referred to as firmware. The firmware governs how the 
device communicates with your network and the WAN or remote site. Firmware updates are periodically posted 
on the Netopia website.
To update the gateway’s firmware, follow these steps:
Select TFTP Server Name and enter the ser ver name or IP address of the TFTP ser ver you will use. The 
ser ver name or IP address is available from the site where the ser ver is located.
Select Firmware File Name and enter the name of the file you will download. The name of the file is 
available from the site where the ser ver is located. You may need to enter a file path along with the file 
name (for example, bigroot/config/myfile).
Select GET GATEWAY FIRMWARE FROM SERVER
 
and press Return. You will see the following dialog box:
Select CANCEL to exit without downloading the file, or select CONTINUE to download the file. The system 
will reset at the end of the file transfer to put the new firmware into effect. While the system resets, the 
LEDs will blink on and off.
Caution!
Be sure the firmware update you load onto your gateway is the correct version for your par ticular model. 
Some models do not suppor t all firmware versions. Loading an incorrect firmware version can permanently 
damage the unit.
Do not manually power down or reset the Router while it is automatically resetting or it could be damaged.
If you choose to download the firmware, the TFTP Transfer State item will change from Idle to Reading 
Firmware. The TFTP Current Transfer Bytes item will reflect the number of bytes transferred.
Downloading configuration files
The Router can be configured by downloading a configuration file using TFTP. Once downloaded, the file 
reconfigures all of the gateway’s parameters.
To download a configuration file, follow these steps:
Select TFTP Server Name and enter the ser ver name or IP address of the TFTP ser ver you will use. The 
ser ver name or IP address is available from the site where the ser ver is located.
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    | Are you sure you want to send a firmware file to your Netopia?     |
    | The device will restart when the transfer is complete.             |
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    |               CANCEL                         CONTINUE              |
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