Can I update the software on a MAX Optical tester without using a USB memory device?


Applies to

MAX-700B series, MAX-700C series, MAX-FIP, MAX-900 series, MAX-5205

Question

Can I update the software and/or system image without using a USB memory device?

Answer

Although transferring and installing software updates from a USB device is the most common procedure, depending on your environment and company infrastructure, you may have several options for transferring and installing a new software system image using the wired or wireless ethernet port.

  1. EXFO Connect - If your company has an EXFO Connect account, this can be configured to manage software updates.
  2. FTP Server application - This is pre-installed on the MaxTester. It can no longer be used with a Browser on your PC (security restrictions in more recent browsers) , however it can still be used with an FTP client such as WinSCP installed on your PC.
  3.  Shared Folder - You can create a shared folder on your PC that could be used to copy files. This will require ADMIN rights on your PC, however it may be blocked by your IT security policy.


NOTEs:

  • Due to the size of the system image files it is recommended to use either a good quality WIFI connection or a wired LAN network to transfer the files
  • The MaxTester uses a WIN CE operating system