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KW5X
TFTP client not available


I am attempting to do my first flash of a Ubiquiti node with v3.18.9.0.  This requires my first use of TFTP.  Using my Win-7 lap top system,  when I step through the Control Panel sequence and click on "turn Windows features on"  I get the wait notice and then the box goes blank.  No list of features and boxes with check marks appears.    When I go through the same Control Panel sequence on my Win-7 Box system it works, I get the features list, I check the TFTP box  and I can get the command line to work properly.  I could do the flash with the Box system, but I want the portability of the lap top so I am being stubborn. 

The lap top is connected to the web via  router and ethernet and the firewall is turned off.  I have spent several hours searching the web and AREDN forum trying to find why the laptop does not list the Windows features.

thanks,  Hugh  KW5X

KX5DX
Try with one of these:

Try with one of these:
Very simple to use utility, https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=137928

Or a more advanced one, http://tftpd32.jounin.net/
 

KW5X
thanks for the reply.   I


thanks for the reply.   I have been working with the Linksys method.  Seems to work properly until I press the "upgrade" button, then I get an error message saying:  "Unable to get response from the server"   so I do not have access to the node I am attempting to flash.

any ideas about that ?

 

AA7AU
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Another TFTP option for WinDoze

I used TFTPutil (apparently quite old but latest was v1.45) on my old WinXP laptop (which I still use often) for flashing four M2 Rockets (new and used) last fall with great success: https://sourceforge.net/projects/tftputil/

Never did try it on my Win7 laptop, but I would attempt to do so again if I had to tftp/flash another Rocket. I do know that my Win7 is very sensitive, especially in timing, to having service asserted/rebooted repeatedly on its NICs and it seems like most AREDN installs take the internet port up and down a couple times during POST. May be a timing issue with the DHCP handshake, don't know.

HTH,
- Don - AA7AU

edited to add: apparently not designed for Win7 so will continue to use it on my XP laptop - works well, GUI is much easier than CLI approach - here's another link to version I'm using on XP:
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/File-Sharing/TFTPUtil.shtml

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