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Taoman
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« on: December 22, 2016, 08:07:20 am »

New version of firmware for the OBi200 & OBi202:

Software Version 3.1.1 (Build: 5463EX)

http://fw.obihai.com/OBi202-3-1-1-5463EX.fw


Edit: Updated version level. Thanks, SteveInWa.

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nsne
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Dilettante.


« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 12:02:34 pm »

The release of new firmware is reassuring, at least, although I guess it's too much to hope for release notes?

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SteveInWA
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 02:32:02 pm »

For once, the process worked as intended:  my two OBi 200 units had a yellow triangle icon next to them, on the OBiTALK dashboard, notifying me of the new firmware.  I clicked it, and the devices were remotely updated to 5462EX, "no muss, no fuss".
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ProfTech
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 03:40:42 pm »

Probably a question that cannot be answered but could the EX possibly mean that this is some sort of experimental firmware? Not sure I want to dump it in.
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 03:42:43 pm »

Who knows what it means, but the fact that Obihai is pushing it to their devices implies to me that it is production software, not a beta.
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 03:54:16 pm »

Annnnd, within a short period of time, both devices displayed the yellow triangle again, and after clenching my teeth and my anus, I clicked it again.  Now it upgraded to:  3.1.1 (Build: 5463EX)

So, skip the 5462EX.  Better yet, just have a very happy holiday, and don't try to be on the bleeding edge until next month.
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Taoman
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 04:22:44 pm »

Probably a question that cannot be answered but could the EX possibly mean that this is some sort of experimental firmware? Not sure I want to dump it in.

My guess is that it has something to do with OBiEXTRAs.
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 04:23:01 pm »

...and after clenching my teeth and my anus, I clicked it again. 

Too much details!
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 05:18:46 pm »

...and after clenching my teeth and my anus, I clicked it again. 

Too much details!

Heh heh....  Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah!
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LTN1
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 06:12:08 pm »

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you also!

(Unless you are Jewish...then Happy Hanukkah!) (And if you are the 14 people in America that celebrate Kwanzaa...Happy Kwanzaa!)
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Mango
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 06:16:42 pm »

Probably a question that cannot be answered but could the EX possibly mean that this is some sort of experimental firmware?

It means Obihai got annoyed by people running scripts on their firmware server to brute force version numbers.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 08:49:02 pm »

Forgive me if this has been answered previously in a different thread, but if my OBi200 is currently at version 3.1.0 (Build: 5264), why does the IVR say "no software update available"?

Is that because my device is past the Hardware Warranty and Technical Support End Date? If so, is the only way to update by manually downloading the FW file?
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Mango
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 09:00:42 pm »

In mid-2015, Obihai introduced a support fee of $10/year for automatic firmware updates.  Around that time, they stopped publishing release notes/changelogs, announcing firmware version numbers, and updating the -latest.fw files so that people would find it more convenient to just pay the fee instead of searching for reports on forums about how to fix the latest problem.  Now, they have apparently started making the version numbers quasi-random, making it even more difficult to find the latest firmware version.

Their premium support offering must be profitable enough that it outweighs the bad PR that the disgruntled customers cause.

Is that because my device is past the Hardware Warranty and Technical Support End Date? If so, is the only way to update by manually downloading the FW file?

Yes to both.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 09:03:32 pm »

So does that mean that if you don't pay the $10 for premium support, then updating the firmware via the IVR is not possible?

Does it also rule out updates via the OBiTalk portal?
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Mango
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 09:07:36 pm »

I wouldn't say completely impossible, because Obihai can certainly offer firmware updates in any way it wants.  It would negate the purpose of the $10 fee, so it is unlikely they are going to offer firmware upgrades in those ways.

I don't pay the fee because I only use Google Voice for testing/experimental purposes, and the problems requiring a firmware upgrade really only happen when Google makes a fundamental change to their service.  Since I use SIP-based service providers, that doesn't affect me.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2016, 07:20:13 pm »

 Sad Sad Sad Sad
OBiWiFi stopped working after update.
Reverted back to older version 3-1-0-5264
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chilirock
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2016, 10:07:13 am »

Has anyone that upgraded to 3.1.1 5463EX on Obi200/202 experienced issues besides the ObiWiFi one listed above? I was waiting to see if it was stable or had issues before upgrading from v5264
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2016, 12:33:23 pm »

Who knows what it means, but the fact that Obihai is pushing it to their devices implies to me that it is production software, not a beta.

I see they have implemented LLDP-MED. It allows them to get all sorts of info on your network. If I was not a conspiracy theorist (I am actually) I would say they are just implementing Enhanced 911 services.
 Roll Eyes
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SteveInWA
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2016, 01:37:15 pm »

I've now upgraded a 202 and two 200s.  No problems whatsoever.
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arobatino
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2016, 06:24:45 pm »

Now, they have apparently started making the version numbers quasi-random, making it even more difficult to find the latest firmware version.

I got the yellow triangle notification of the update for my OBi200, even though at the time only my OBi100 was connected. I swapped in the 200 and did the upgrade with no issues. I'm not paying $10/year and my 200 is out of warranty.

It would be nice, though, if the website would show the firmware version in advance, before it's applied.
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