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bigcw
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Firmware update 260GS

Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:28 am

Can anyone point me in the right direction to update firmware in an RB260GS. I am on 1.16 at the moment; it seems the latest SwOS is 2.7, but there are only versions for the 'new RB260GS' which I guess mine isn't as, according to the switch, the firmware file is invalid. It is probably only 6 months old.

Is there a download link anywhere for v2.7 for the 'old' RB260GS or am I just doing something wrong?
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Re: Firmware update 260GS

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:11 am

When your firmware is 1.16 now, you can update to 1.17.
The 2.x series of firmware is for an entirely different switch that hides under the same type number... very confusing.
 
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Re: Firmware update 260GS

Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:24 pm

Thanks, I guessed that may be the case from the 'new' word on the firmware download page.

Also seems that both my UK suppliers only list one type of 260GS and 260GSP which is equally confusing.

Any idea where I can download 1.17 from? Hoping it supports configuring the switch IP via DHCP, or at the least allows a default gateway to be set manually.

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When your firmware is 1.16 now, you can update to 1.17.
The 2.x series of firmware is for an entirely different switch that hides under the same type number... very confusing.
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Re: Firmware update 260GS

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:15 pm

You can find the changelog of 1.17 in this forum section, it has some trivial changes mainly to SNMP.
These switches do not support DHCP. They have a very naive IP stack that mainly matches on MAC address, more like a bridge.
It does not require a gateway, it sends the replies to the MAC address it received the request from, automatically using it as a gateway when it is.
We have another issue with the switch (using 1.17), see my posting near the top of the list, it forgets the password when powercycled.
Unfortunately no answer and no idea how to resolve it.
 
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Re: Firmware update 260GS

Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks. Now you say it I think I recall reading about the MAC address thing somewhere.
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