How to Upgrade the Firmware – DSR-500N and DSR-1000N via CLI?


NOTE – The Upgrade process will need the following:

• Console Cable
• tftp server
• Firmware – Download the latest firmware on our website
• PuTTy

Step 1 – Connect the serial port of the DSR with your PC and an Ethernet cable to a port on the DSR and connected to a switch on the same network

Step 2 – Open the tftp server and put the firmware of the DSR into the root folder

For example: C:\Program Files\Tftpd64

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Step 3 – Open PuTTy and setup a COM port (this will be present in device manager) 

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Step 4 – Click on “Open”

Step 5 – Hit enter key and you should be presented with the Login screen

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DSR-1000N login: admin
Password: admin

Step 6 – Enter the following command to enter into the system time configuration

D-Link DSR> .reboot

Router will be up in 85 seconds.

Step 7 – Once you see the boot process and see the message “Hit any key to stop autoboot:” hit the enter key to enter the bootloader#

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Set the environment variables (Copy and paste into CLI):

Step 8 – Enter the following command to set the DSR to the subnet of host

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv ipaddr 192.168.1.16

Step 9 – Enter the following command to the IP of the host where the tftp resides

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv serverip 192.168.1.168

Step 10 – Enter the following command to set all tftp transfers on LAN ports

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv ethact octeth0

Step 11 – Enter the following command to firmware flash and erase

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# setenv firm_flash 'erase BDCA0000 BF99FFFF; cp.b 0xaa00000 BDCA0000 1D00000'

Step 12 – Enter the following command to sabe

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# saveenv


TFTP the image and flash it:

Step 13 – Enter the following command:

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader#
 tftp 0xAA00000 DSR-1000N_A1_FW1.09B61_WW (this is the FULL name of the firmware as shown below)

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You should also notice the tftp server starting the file transfer (if not, make sure the firewall is disabled or an antivirus program is not blocking)
 
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Step 14 – Enter the following command to run flash firmware and wait until complete

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# run firm_flash

Step 15 – Enter the following command to boot firmware

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D-Link DSR-1000N bootloader# run boot_firm

Once the flashing of the image is complete, you will see the u-boot prompt again. At this moment you can now power cycle the DSR.

Step 16 – Login

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DSR-1000N login: admin
Password: admin

Step 17 – To confirm the current version of firmware and check the update was successful, enter the following command:

D-Link DSR> Show system firmwareVersion

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