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== How to upgrade WiDV transmitter unit ==
 
== How to upgrade WiDV transmitter unit ==
 
[[File:Safely_remove_hw.png‎|350px|thumb|right|On Windows, ensure that you use "Safely Remove Hardware". ]]
 
[[File:Safely_remove_hw.png‎|350px|thumb|right|On Windows, ensure that you use "Safely Remove Hardware". ]]
# Download the [http://support.wirelessdv.com/firmware/latest/widv_tx.zip latest firmware available], this will be a file with named '''widv_tx.zip'''.
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# Download the [http://docs.wirelessdv.com/firmware/latest/widv_tx.zip latest firmware available], this will be a file with named '''widv_tx.zip'''.
 
# Insert the transmitter's SD Card into a SD Card's reader on your computer. '''Ensure that the SD Card is not write-protected.'''
 
# Insert the transmitter's SD Card into a SD Card's reader on your computer. '''Ensure that the SD Card is not write-protected.'''
 
# A new unit named WiDV_TXBoot should appear. Unzip widv_tx.zip into this unit, overwriting any previous files.
 
# A new unit named WiDV_TXBoot should appear. Unzip widv_tx.zip into this unit, overwriting any previous files.
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== How to upgrade WiDV receiver unit ==
 
== How to upgrade WiDV receiver unit ==
  
# Download the [http://support.wirelessdv.com/firmware/latest/widv_rx.zip latest firmware available], this will be a file with named '''widv_rx.zip'''.
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# Download the [http://docs.wirelessdv.com/firmware/latest/widv_rx.zip latest firmware available], this will be a file with named '''widv_rx.zip'''.
 
# Insert the receiver's SD Card into a SD Card's reader on your computer. '''Ensure that the SD Card is not write-protected.'''
 
# Insert the receiver's SD Card into a SD Card's reader on your computer. '''Ensure that the SD Card is not write-protected.'''
 
# A new unit named WiDV_RXBoot should appear. Unzip widv_rx.zip into this unit, overwriting any previous files.
 
# A new unit named WiDV_RXBoot should appear. Unzip widv_rx.zip into this unit, overwriting any previous files.
 
# Click the '''Safely Remove Hardware''' icon located at the bottom-right corner of your screen before extracting the SD Card.
 
# Click the '''Safely Remove Hardware''' icon located at the bottom-right corner of your screen before extracting the SD Card.
 
# Extract the SD Card and insert it back on the receiver.
 
# Extract the SD Card and insert it back on the receiver.

Revision as of 08:03, 23 December 2020

Introduction

WiDV's firmware is stored on the SD Card and can be updated by copying the new firmware file over. We recommend to upgrade the transmitter and receiver units at the same time to avoid any difference across versions that could produce strange behaviors.

The firmware files are stored on the boot partition partition of the SD Card. This is a FAT partition that can be accessed with any Microsoft Windows or Linux computer.

How to upgrade WiDV transmitter unit

On Windows, ensure that you use "Safely Remove Hardware".
  1. Download the latest firmware available, this will be a file with named widv_tx.zip.
  2. Insert the transmitter's SD Card into a SD Card's reader on your computer. Ensure that the SD Card is not write-protected.
  3. A new unit named WiDV_TXBoot should appear. Unzip widv_tx.zip into this unit, overwriting any previous files.
  4. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon located at the bottom-right corner of your screen before extracting the SD Card.
  5. Extract the SD Card and insert it back on the transmitter.

How to upgrade WiDV receiver unit

  1. Download the latest firmware available, this will be a file with named widv_rx.zip.
  2. Insert the receiver's SD Card into a SD Card's reader on your computer. Ensure that the SD Card is not write-protected.
  3. A new unit named WiDV_RXBoot should appear. Unzip widv_rx.zip into this unit, overwriting any previous files.
  4. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon located at the bottom-right corner of your screen before extracting the SD Card.
  5. Extract the SD Card and insert it back on the receiver.