Manual:Bootloader upgrade

February 17, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Posted in Article, computer and high technology, news | Leave a comment

This page shows how to upgrade the Bootloader firmware of a RouterBOARD device.

First, check your RouterOS version – does it have the routerboard package installed?

[admin@MikroTik] > system package print
Flags: X - disabled
#   NAME                           VERSION                           SCHEDULED
0 system 4.0
1 routing 4.0
2 hotspot 4.0
3 advanced-tools 4.0
4 mpls 4.0
5 security 4.0
6 X ipv6 4.0
7 ppp 4.0
8 dhcp 4.0
9 routeros-mipsbe 4.0
10 routerboard 4.0
11 wireless 4.0
[admin@MikroTik] >

Then, check your RouterBOARD Bootloader version:

[admin@MikroTik] > system routerboard print
       routerboard: yes
             model: "750"
     serial-number: "1FC201DD513B"
  current-firmware: "2.18"
  upgrade-firmware: "2.20"
[admin@MikroTik] >

In this case you see, that there is a newer version of the Bootloader firmware available already inside your current RouterOS version. Note! New Bootloader versions come with the routerboard.npk package when you install and upgrade your router, this is why always make sure you have not forgotten to install this package.

Do the upgrade command now:

[admin@MikroTik] > system routerboard upgrade

Routerboot will be upgraded.

Second method

If for some reason routerboard.npk package is not, and can not be installed for your RouterOS version, you can upload the Bootloader file directly to the Files folder in RouterOS, and do the command then. Bootloader FWF files are available on the RouterBOARD homepage.

Third method

If there is no IP connectivity with your RouterBOARD, you can also use the Serial Console XMODEM transfer to send the FWF file to the router, while connected via Serial Console. From the Bootloader menu it’s possible to upgrade the firmware with this method. This method is the last resort, and should be used only if the first two methods are not available.



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