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ASA 312/NAA 1 Software Upgrade

Document Number 002255F June 2004

About This Document


This document is designed to aid in the process of replacing old operating software with new operating software in the ASA 312 or NAA 1 test set. Its intended audience is Digital Lightwave employees and Digital Lightwave Customers.

Introduction
The ASA 312 or NAA 1 Network Information Computer (NIC) allows you to Upgrade its operating software by transferring new files into the unit, replacing old files. This is accomplished by setting up a connection between the ASA 312 or NAA 1 and a desktop or laptop computer. Once the files are installed in the PC, they can then be transferred to the ASA 312 or NAA 1 across a connection. The operating files can be obtained in various ways. Some install procedures will vary depending on the type of connection desired and the configuration of the ASA 312 or NAA 1 being upgraded.

Important Notes
Before starting its important to be aware of several factors that can impact a successful upgrade:
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Loading the wrong files into a product can prevent it from operating. Software files are specific to one of three product categories: ASA 312 portable units that have hardware based on a 386 processor. ASA 312 portable units that have hardware based on a 486 processor.

The NAA 1 product. < The software version (S/W) indicates the processor type:
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Products with a 386 processor have a S/W version beginning with a 3. Products with a 486 processor have a S/W version beginning with a 4.

You MUST check the current software version BEFORE upgrading. < All upgraded units must be powered down before the new files can be utilized.

Requirements
Skills
Basic PC & Microsoft Windows operating knowledge.

Equipment
Some of the equipment listed below is dependent on your units configuration.
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ASA or NAA Test Set with current software version of 3.6.x or higher. Desktop or laptop personal computer (PC) running Windows 95 or greater with a minimum of 10 megabytes hard drive space available.

An available Serial port or LAN connection on your PC or laptop. (The most common connector for Com-1 is a 9-pin male, same as ASA 312/NAA 1.) < A null modem cable and/or adapter with 9-pin RS-232 connector to connect to the ASA or NAA.
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10 base-T Ethernet connection for LAN upgrades.

Current Software version


To determine your test sets current software version: 1. Select the Settings button from the Function Group button bar. 2. Select the Misc Info button from the Settings screen button bar. 3. Select the About button from the Settings screen.

About the Files


This section shows the various ways of receiving the upgrade files and how they are handled. You can upgrade your unit by one the following methods:

About the Files

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The ASA 312/NAA 1 Upgrade CD < Download the upgrade files from Digital Lightwaves Support group at http://www.lightwave.com. To upgrade using the ASA 312/NAA 1 upgrade CD: 1. Place the CD in your CD-ROM drive. The auto-install begins. 2. Follow the auto install instructions. 3. To continue upgrading, go to the section Linking to and Preparing the ASA 312/NAA 1 in this upgrade document. To upgrade from the Digital Lightwave website:
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Open your web browser and enter the address http://www.lightwave.com. Select Support from the menu bar and Software Upgrades from the Support submenu. The Software Upgrades window appears. Select ASA 312 and NAA 1 Software, from the Software Library field. The ASA 312 & NAA 1 Software Upgrades window appears.

4. Select the appropriate product model and processor. A warning screen appears which cautions you to ensure the correct software upgrade was selected.

5. Select OK if you are ready to continue with the download. Select Cancel if the incorrect software upgrade was chosen. If you selected OK, the File Download dialog box appears. 6. Select Open or Save to begin downloading the files. If you select Open, the download Setup window and Software Setup Wizard appears.

About the Files

Note: If you select Save , after the download you must go to the directory you saved the files to and open the Software Setup file in order to start the Software Setup Wizard.

7. Use the Software Setup Wizard to guide you through the setup by selecting Next to advance through the screens. 8. Select Finish to start the file download. A Last Minute Notes dialog window appears instructing you to prepare the ASA unit for receiving the new software. 9. If the ASA unit is ready for receiving the new software, select Next. The Finished dialog box appears.

10. Select Finish. The software download is complete. A shortcut icon desktop and the upgrade Main Screen appears.

is placed on the PC

Linking to and Preparing the ASA 312/NAA 1

11. The upgrade Main Screen provides the setup and transfer of the software files from the PC to the ASA 312/NAA 1. For instructions, see the section Upgrading the ASA 312/NAA 1. This window can be closed and reopened later by using the icon.

Linking to and Preparing the ASA 312/NAA 1


This section provides instruction on making necessary hardware connections and selections on the ASA 312/NAA 1 touch-screen prior to starting the file transfer process. Each connection method has its own unique steps.

Method for RS-232 Direct Upgrades

Connect a cable from your PCs Communication port (Com1 or Com2) to your ASA 312/NAA 1s RS-232 port. Note: You MUST use a null modem adapter to cross the transmit and receive signals. Note: A null modem cable is required. See the pin-out table below. In addition, the ASA 312/NAA 1 uses a 9-pin connector while your PC may use a 25-pin connector. (Other adapters may be required.)

Linking to and Preparing the ASA 312/NAA 1

Signal RD TD DTR GRND DSR RTS CTS

Pin 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9-pin Crossover (Null)

Pin 3 2 6 5 4 8 7

Signal TD RD DSR GRND DTR CTS RTS

Selecting a Baud Rate for RS-232-Direct Upgrades


1. Select the Settings button from the Function Group button bar. The Settings screen appears.

2. Select the I/O Port and Serial buttons from the Settings screen button bars. 3. Select the Baud Rate button from the Settings screen. 4. Select for following: Baud Rate: 9600 Parity: None Stop Bits: 1 Data Bits - 8

Linking to and Preparing the ASA 312/NAA 1

Method for FTP Ethernet (LAN Link) Upgrades

1. Select the Settings button from the Function Group button bar. The Settings screen appears.

2. Select the I/O Port and Ethernet buttons from the Settings screen button bars. Note: For changes to take affect that are made on the Settings screen you must power the test set off and then on. Note: You may need to consult with your LAN administrator to obtain the required information. For direct connect to a PC (not actually connected to a network), an Ethernet crossover cable must be used.

Upgrading the ASA 312/NAA 1

In addition, the Subnet Mask address of the PC and the ASA 312/NAA 1 must be identical. However, the IP address of the PC must be similar but not identical to the IP address of the ASA 312/NAA 1.

Selecting a Port
1. Select Function Group from the Test set. 2. Select the Settings button from the Function Group button bar. The Settings screen appears. 3. Select the Utility and File Transfer buttons from the Settings screen button bars. 4. Select the File Transfer Port button located at the top of the screen. The File Transfer Port list appears.

5. Select the RS-232 Direct or FTP Ethernet button. 6. Select the Exit button to close the File Transfer Port window.

Upgrading the ASA 312/NAA 1


This section provides specific instructions for installing the software files and transferring them from the PC to the ASA 312/NAA 1. Note: Version 3.5.x and lower is not support by this upgrade method. To transfer the software files to the ASA 312/NAA 1: 1. If the upgrade Main Screen is not open, select the the window.
icon on your PCs desktop to display

Upgrading the ASA 312/NAA 1

2. Prepare your ASA 312/NAA 1, if you have not already done so. 3. Select the Settings button on the Main Screen. The Settings Sc reen appears. 4. Match the upgrade program settings to the ASA 312/NAA 1 unit settings:
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For RS-232: Select the RS-232 tab. Select Baud Rate 9600. Select the Comport to the PC. Select OK.

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For Ethernet: Select the Ethernet tab. Enter the IP Address of the ASA 312/NAA 1 unit. Select OK.

Upgrading the ASA 312/NAA 1

5. The Main Screen appears with the settings displayed.

6. Select the Transfer button. The Transfer Screen appears.

7. While the file transfer is in progress, information displays in the Command Executing field. Important: Do not disturb the device or PC while the transfer is in progress. 8. When the upgrade process is complete, power your ASA 312 off for 10 seconds . 9. Turn the unit back on and wait for it to complete the boot-up.

NAA 1 ONLY
The NAA 1 can be commanded to reboot via the Remote Access Manager. 1. Select the Settings button from the Function Group button bar. The Settings screen appears. 2. Select the Misc and Reset buttons from the Settings screen button bars.

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Help / Support

3. Select the Reboot Without Reset button from the Reset Options. 4. Wait at least five (5) minutes before attempting to reconnect to the device. 5. Verify that the device is operating on the correct software version by selecting Settings | Misc| About the ASA 312/NAA 1. 6. The upgrade is complete.

Help / Support
If technical help is required, please contact Digital Lightwave.

Technical Support Direct (877) 929-4357 (Toll Free) Corporate (800) 548-9283 (Toll Free) Corporate (727) 442-6677

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