Our developers are constantly trying to improve the quality of our services. Making changes in the IXrouter firmware is sometimes required to fix bugs or to add new features. These next steps show you how to upgrade your IXrouter's firmware on the IXplatform.
Support for remote firmware upgradeSupport for this feature was added on the IXrouter2 in firmware 2.7 and on the IXrouter3 in firmware 3.1. If your IXrouter is running an older firmware version, don't hesitate to contact us. We can manually upgrade your firmware remotely.
Patch notesThe patch notes are visible on the IXplatform right where you initiate a firmware upgrade, see the steps below.
- Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, press [∙∙∙] in the info section, and select [Firmware upgrade].
Temporary disconnectAfter this next step, "start upgrade", the IXrouter will reboot as part of the upgrade process. This means that all communication running via the IXrouter will be temporarily interrupted. For example, this includes communication between a PLC and HMI if they are both connected the LAN side of the IXrouter. Don't worry, the IXrouter will automatically boot up and reconnect. The firmware upgrade may take 2-5 minutes.
- You'll see a list of all available firmware versions, including patch notes. Select a version and press [Start upgrade].
Warning!Do not turn off or unplug the IXrouter while it's upgrading! This may take 2-5 minutes.