Upgrading the wireless access point software, Upgrading the wireless access point software -7 – NETGEAR ME103 User Manual

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Reference Manual for the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point



August 2003

Upgrading the Wireless Access Point Software


You cannot perform the firmware upgrade from a workstation connected to the ME103 via a
wireless link. The firmware upgrade must be performed via a workstation connected to the ME103
via the Ethernet LAN interface.

The software of the ME103 Access Point is stored in FLASH memory, and can be upgraded as
new software is released by NETGEAR. Upgrade files can be downloaded from Netgear's Web
site. If the upgrade file is compressed (.ZIP file), you must first extract the image (.IMG) file
before sending it to the wireless access point. The upgrade file can be sent using your browser.

Note: The Web browser used to upload new firmware into the ME103 must support HTTP
uploads, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, or Netscape Navigator 4.78 or above.


Download the new software file from NETGEAR, save it to your hard disk, and unzip it.

Figure 4-5: ME103 Upgrade menu


From the main menu Management section, click the Upgrade Firmware link to display the
screen above.


In the Upgrade Firmware menu, click the Browse button and browse to the location of the
image (.IMG) upgrade file.

Note: When uploading software to the ME103 Access Point, it is important not to
interrupt the Web browser by closing the window, clicking a link, or loading a new page.
If the browser is interrupted, the upload may fail, corrupt the software, and render the
ME103 completely inoperable.