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You may update the HST via three methods:


1. Using a direct Ethernet connection between a PC and the HST
2. Over a LAN/network between a PC and the HST using DHCP
3. Over a LAN/network between a PC and the HST using Static IP

To update the HST with a direct connection between a PC and the HST:

1. You need the following components:


a. Windows PC/laptop with an Ethernet port
b. If no Ethernet port, but you have USB, purchase a USB to Ethernet
converter (available from www.solutions4sure.com or commercially)
c. Ethernet crossover cable (standard with HST) to go between your PC and
the HST
d. Charger/adapter for HST (required during upgrade).
e. HST Updater software CD for Windows

2. Install and run the Updater program on your PC


a. Install the Updater program on your PC (run SETUP from the CD-ROM)
b. Restart your PC as directed if running Windows 2K or XP
c. If you have previously installed the Acterna HST3000 Updater program
and are only adding a new version:
i. Locate the Upgrade files on your source disk
ii. Copy the Upgrade folder with files into:
c:\program files\acterna\acterna HST3000 Updater\upgrades

d. After installation, press START-PROGRAMS-ACTERNA-ACTERNA


HST3000 UPDATERto launch the updater program
e. Select the appropriate s/w version from the drop-down box in the Updater.

3. Use an Ethernet crossover cable to connect the HST to your PC


4. Connect the AC Charger/adapter to the HST
5. Start the HST in Update mode and setup the HSTs static IP address and server IP
address
a. Press and hold the SYSTEM KEY on the HST and then press the HST
power on button
b. Select the language (press 1 for English)
c. In the Firmware Update Mode Screen
i. Change Item 1 to Addressing Mode (Static)
ii. Change Item 2 to an IP address that is compatible with your PCs
IP address
iii. Change Item 5s Server IP address to match your PCs IP address

6. Start the HST update by pressing 6 on the HST

7. The Update will now proceed automatically, and the HST will tell you when it is
complete, and to restart your unit. The upgrade will take approximately 5 minutes.
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PC/Laptop Connected Directly to HST

PC Running HST Crossover Ethernet Cable HST


Updater SW

Firmware Update Mode


Network Card 1. Address Mode
IP Address: 10.0.0.1 (Static)
2. Edit IP Address HST IP Address should be
(10.0.0.2) one-off from the Server IP
Address
3. Edit Netmask
(0.0.0.0)
4. Edit Gateway Address
(0.0.0.0)
HST Server IP Address should 5. Edit Server IP Address
be set to same value as (10.0.0.1)
Network Card Address

Figure 1

The Network Card IP address for your PC may be not be the same value as shown in the
above example. Make sure to use your PCs Network Card IP Address. The HST Updater
program on the PC will tell you what Ethernet adapters it found, and their IP addresses.

NOTE: If the Acterna Updater program on the PC does not detect an Ethernet adapter
on your PC, or your adapter is not configured with an IP address, it will be necessary
to go into Network Properties in Windows, and configure the adapter for a static/fixed
IP address (If youre not sure how to do this, ask someone for assistance).
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To update the HST with a LAN/Network connection between a PC and the HST
using DHCP:

1. You need the following components:


a. Windows PC/laptop with HST Updater Program must be connected to
network
b. Ethernet strait cable (standard with HST) to go between the HST and the
network/hub/router
c. Charger/adapter for HST (required during upgrade).

2. Install and run the Updater program on your PC connected to the Network
a. Install the Updater program on your PC (run SETUP from the CD-ROM)
b. Restart your PC as directed if running Windows 2K or XP
c. If you have previously installed the Acterna HST3000 Updater program
and are only adding a new version:
i. Locate the Upgrade files on your source disk
ii. Copy the Upgrade folder with files into:
c:\program files\acterna\acterna HST3000 Updater\upgrades

d. After installation, press START-PROGRAMS-ACTERNA-ACTERNA


HST3000 UPDATERto launch the updater program
e. Select the appropriate s/w version from the drop-down box in the Updater.

3. Use Ethernet straight cable to connect the HST to your network/hub/router


4. Connect the AC Charger/adapter to the HST
5. Start the HST in Update mode and setup the HSTs Address Mode and server IP
address
a. Press and hold the SYSTEM KEY on the HST and then press the HST
power on button
b. Select the language (press 1 for English)
c. In the Firmware Update Mode Screen
i. Change Item 1 to Addressing Mode (DHCP)
ii. Change Item 5s Server IP address to match your PCs IP address

6. Start the HST update by pressing 6 on the HST

7. The Update will now proceed automatically, and the HST will tell you when it is
complete, and to restart your unit. The upgrade will take approximately 5 minutes.
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PC/Laptop Connected through Network to HST using DHCP

PC Running HST Ethernet HST


Network Straight Cable
Updater SW Hub/Router

Firmware Update Mode


Network Card 1. Address Mode
IP Address: 10.0.0.1 (DHCP)

5. Edit Server IP Address


HST Server IP Address should
be set to same value as (10.0.0.1)
Network Card Address

Figure 2

The Network Card IP address for your PC may be not be the same value as shown in the
above example. Make sure to use your PCs Network Card IP Address. The HST Updater
program on the PC will tell you which Ethernet adapters it found, and their IP addresses.

NOTE1: If the Acterna Updater program on the PC does not detect an Ethernet
adapter on your PC, or your adapter is not configured with an IP address, it will be
necessary to go into Network Properties in Windows, and configure the adapter for
DHCP or a static/fixed IP address (If youre not sure how to do this, ask someone for
assistance).

NOTE2: for HST s/w versions 1.2x.xx and before, DHCP is not supported.
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To update the HST with a LAN/Network connection between a PC and the HST
using Static IP addresses:

1. You need the following components:


a. Windows PC/laptop with HST Updater Program must be connected to
network
b. Ethernet strait cable (standard with HST) to go between the HST and the
network/hub/router
c. Charger/adapter for HST (required during upgrade).

2. Install and run the Updater program on your PC connected to the Network
a. Install the Updater program on your PC (run SETUP from the CD-ROM)
b. Restart your PC as directed if running Windows 2K or XP
c. If you have previously installed the Acterna HST3000 Updater program
and are only adding a new version:
i. Locate the Upgrade files on your source disk
ii. Copy the Upgrade folder with files into:
c:\program files\acterna\acterna HST3000 Updater\upgrades

d. After installation, press START-PROGRAMS-ACTERNA-ACTERNA


HST3000 UPDATERto launch the updater program
e. Select the appropriate s/w version from the drop-down box in the Updater.

3. Use Ethernet straight cable to connect the HST to your network/hub/router


4. Connect the AC Charger/adapter to the HST
5. Start the HST in Update mode and setup the HST s Address Mode and server IP
address
a. Press and hold the SYSTEM KEY on the HST and then press the HST
power on button
b. Select the language (press 1 for English)
c. In the Firmware Update Mode Screen
i. Change Item 1 to Addressing Mode (Static)
ii. Change Item 2 to a valid static IP address for your network (you
can get this address from your network administrator)
iii. Change Item 3 to a Netmask that is compatible with your IP
address (you can get this value from your network admin.)
iv. Change Item 4 to a your networks Gateway address (you can get
this address from your network administrator)
v. Change Item 5s Server IP address to match your PCs IP address

6. Start the HST update by pressing 6 on the HST

7. The Update will now proceed automatically, and the HST will tell you when it is
complete, and to restart your unit. The upgrade will take approximately 5 minutes.
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PC/Laptop Connected through Network to HST using Static IP Address

PC Running HST Ethernet HST


Network Straight Cable
Updater SW Hub/Router

Firmware Update Mode


Network Card 1. Address Mode
IP Address: 10.1.207.56 (Static)
2. Edit IP Address Valid HST IP
(10.1.207.20) Address,
Netmask, and
3. Edit Netmask Gateway should
(255.255.255.0) be obtained from
4. Edit Gateway Addrress your network
(10.1.207.1) administrator
5. Edit Server IP Address
(10.1.207.56)
HST Server IP Address should
be set to same value as
Network Card Address

Figure 3

The Network Card IP address for your PC may be not be the same value as shown in the
above example. Make sure to use your PCs Network Card IP Address. The HST Updater
program on the PC will tell you what Ethernet adapters it found, and their IP addresses.

You should ask your IT support for a static IP address, Netmask, and Gateway to assign
to the HST.

The netmask and gateway addresses on the HST may be left at 0.0.0.0 if the
HST and PC are on the same network subnet.

NOTE: if the Acterna Updater program on the PC does not detect an Ethernet adapter
on your PC, or your adapter is not configured with an IP address, it will be necessary
to go into Network Properties in Windows, and configure the adapter for DHCP or a
static/fixed IP address (If youre not sure how to do this, ask someone for assistance).
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To add new software options to the HST:

If you have purchased new options with this software, it will be necessary to unlock the
new options in software.

1. Order the desired options form Acterna


2. Provide Acterna with the HSTs unique ID number by looking in the HST system
menu:
i. SYSTEM Navigation button
ii. Options/revs/copyright menu item
iii. The second line of numbers: HST ID xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

3. Provide Acterna with the HSTs serial number by looking at the barcode under the
battery
4. Once you have received your Challenge Code from Acterna, you can use the
system menus to enable your new options.

i. To unlock the new features, go to:


a. SYSTEM navigation button
b. Options/Revs/Copyright menu
c. Press the ADD softkey.
d. Enter the code into the dialog box via the keypad.
e. The HST will tell you if the code was accepted
f. restart the unit

ii. If the HST rejects the code:


a. Try again to enter the same cod
b. If it fails again, contact Acterna customer service to obtain
a new code