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#271379 - 2018-01-04 00:21 What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical?
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After pulling out my hair wondering why I can't update my 7200VC, I realized that the FW I have (2.63) is most likely for 7200.2

Does anyone know the most current FW for the 7200.1?

Thanks


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#271380 - 2018-01-04 00:50 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: WorldAttorney]
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Hi,

V2.63 firmware supports both the 7200 .1 and .2 models (but not the SE).

What problem are you encountering?

Regards,
Carl


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#271381 - 2018-01-04 01:18 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: Carl]
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So I'm using a keyspan USB to Serial DB9 adapter plugged into a Mac Pro running Parallels and the newest Meridian programs
(I've updated other gear and have used the config program perfectly without problem)

I purchased a Cisco Console DB9 to RJ45 adapter and plugged it directly into the keyspan adapter.

I have set the speaker to Master and have the cable plugged in to the "input" RJ45 connector

Each time I try to update the 7200.1VC, I get the normal message to turn the speaker off/on. After switching the speaker off/on, a few seconds go by and the program reports "Bad Product Authentication" and then terminates.

This is the first time I'm updating a SpeakerLink product.


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#271383 - 2018-01-04 07:46 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: WorldAttorney]
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Make sure you do not have a double crossover in the cables.

Meridian products need a null modem cable to update so that's one crossover.

If your DB9 to RJ45 is also designed to update a product then it may also be null modem. So if you used it in conjunction with the Meridian update cable, then that's a second crossover which equals straight cable.

However, the error message you received implies that it's got something but cannot verify it. The flash uploader changed years back when some firmware was hacked. Are you using a very old/legacy flash uploader?


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#271397 - 2018-01-04 12:57 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: WorldAttorney]
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Originally Posted By WorldAttorney
I purchased a Cisco Console DB9 to RJ45 adapter and plugged it directly into the keyspan adapter.
I would check that that adapter is wired as per this topic SpeakerLink DSP - Updating the Firmware.

Regards,
Carl


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#271408 - 2018-01-04 17:50 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: WorldAttorney]
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I was assuming that it was acting as a null modem cable but more likely, I have to insert one in the chain as neither the key span nor the Cisco cable are acting as null modem.

This is most likely my problem...I will get the correct gender null modem and insert between the key span USB ->DB9f and Cisco DB9m->RJ45

Thanks and Happy New Year


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#271409 - 2018-01-04 17:52 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: Carl]
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I breezed thru it before starting the update but will read it in detail now as I wait for the new correct gender null modem cable to put between the Key Span and Cisco.

On another note, I have the latest version of the firmware uploader.

thanks again and best for a great New Year


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#271538 - 2018-01-08 14:37 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: Carl]
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Thanks Carl...

In the end, sat down with an old RS232, wire cutters, some cat 5 cable, a RJ45 end/crimper and a soldering iron.

Created an adapter per your post and voila... FW 2.63 installed...

All the while with the wife staring in disbelief... "does everyone with this expensive equipment have to go thru this just to update? ... like our "smart" TV does automatically over wifi?!?" To which I answered, "Well no, if you have the right combination of 2-decade+ old computer equipment and the right 20+ year old cable in the right gender... then it is quite a bit easier... unless of course you are using a Mac like we are...


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#271569 - 2018-01-09 01:08 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: WorldAttorney]
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Originally Posted By WorldAttorney
All the while with the wife staring in disbelief... "does everyone with this expensive equipment have to go thru this just to update? ... like our "smart" TV does automatically over wifi?!?" To which I answered, "Well no, if you have the right combination of 2-decade+ old computer equipment and the right 20+ year old cable in the right gender... then it is quite a bit easier... unless of course you are using a Mac like we are...
Too funny. The only thing I have to add, is that I started laughing when I read this and my wife asked "Why are you smiling?"

I read the post to her and she said "I don't get it." I said "Meridian humor, like the Holiday Card I showed you with the volume at 20."


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#271663 - 2018-01-11 05:17 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: Jdb-si]
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Glad someone else sees the humor in all this smile


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#271701 - 2018-01-11 18:02 Re: What is the latest FW version for 7200.1 Vertical? [Re: WorldAttorney]
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True true. Like keeping a Roon Library synced in 2 states with Tidal in the mix.


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