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#1 Chris Walker

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:11 AM

Replaced by Netduino Plus firmware v4.2.0 RC1.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

Version: 4.2.0 BETA 1 (version 4.2.0.0 b1)
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NetduinoPlusFirmware_v4.1.1.0_Beta1.zip (423.51K)


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#3 Chris Walker

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:54 PM

Something went wrong? ;)

How funny. The build process is automated, but the "zip file naming" process is not. Apparently I need to pay more attention to filenames at 4 in the morning :)

For those of you who grabbed the file, it was the v4.2 beta 1 firmware. I've updated the filename now :)

Thanks for pointing this out Stefan!

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:54 AM

There was talk about having UDP broadcast support in upcoming releases. The thread talking says you still need to manually apply patches to the firmware. Is that still the case?

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:39 AM

There was talk about having UDP broadcast support in upcoming releases. The thread talking says you still need to manually apply patches to the firmware. Is that still the case?

Not 100% sure. There are a lot of bug fixes in .NET MF 4.2, including networking bugfixes.

If it's not fixed, we can apply Pascal's patch in the final version of the Netduino v4.2 firmware.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:52 AM

Not 100% sure. There are a lot of bug fixes in .NET MF 4.2, including networking bugfixes.

If it's not fixed, we can apply Pascal's patch in the final version of the Netduino v4.2 firmware.

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Are those patches in the v4.1.1 firmware already?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

Are those patches in the v4.1.1 firmware already?


Hi, I tested that feature and is not included; plus, reading the doc for porting MF, there is a way of making a multicast service / join modifying the firmware, which is probably better than implementing it in managed code.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:53 PM

Does this 4.2.0 Beta 1 also contain the memory enhancements mentioned here: Netduino Plus update: 50% more RAM ?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:36 PM

Does this 4.2.0 Beta 1 also contain the memory enhancements mentioned here: Netduino Plus update: 50% more RAM ?

Not yet, although we'll be adding that in soon, perhaps with some nice diagnostics features that KodeDaemon put together.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:18 AM

Not 100% sure. There are a lot of bug fixes in .NET MF 4.2, including networking bugfixes.

If it's not fixed, we can apply Pascal's patch in the final version of the Netduino v4.2 firmware.

Chris


Yup, looks like netbios is not working with .NET MF 4.2 either (used the code that works in the emulator). Chris, I'd love to see Pascal's mods in the next Beta. Let's kick the tires and try it out... That's what Betas are for!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:16 AM

Hi, I upgraded my N+ to 4.2, but only ER_CONFIG and ER_FLASH files. Is it neccesary to upgrade the TinyBooterDecompressor.bin as well? If so, this is only done with SAM-BA, right? What happens if the TinyBooter is not upgraded but the TinyCLR is? As a (i think unrelated) question, I'm observing the TinyCLR is taking very long to start up some times (up to 30 secs) with and without the Eth cable connected. I'm using fixed IP. What could be wrong? Thanks in advance, Carlos.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:05 PM

I upgraded my N+ to 4.2, but only ER_CONFIG and ER_FLASH files. Is it neccesary to upgrade the TinyBooterDecompressor.bin as well? If so, this is only done with SAM-BA, right? What happens if the TinyBooter is not upgraded but the TinyCLR is?

As a (i think unrelated) question, I'm observing the TinyCLR is taking very long to start up some times (up to 30 secs) with and without the Eth cable connected. I'm using fixed IP. What could be wrong?

For significant updates to the .NET MF (like 4.1 to 4.2), I'd recommend updating TinyBooter before flashing the new firmware.

TinyCLR shouldn't take more than 2-3 seconds to boot... While you're waiting for it to start, what happens if you PING your device from MFDeploy? Does it return "TinyBooter"? Nothing?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:38 PM

While you're waiting for it to start, what happens if you PING your device from MFDeploy? Does it return "TinyBooter"? Nothing?


Pinging... Error: No response from device

Then TinyBooter after some time. The weak thing is that "netduinoPlus_NetduinoPlus" appears in the combo immediately after I connect it

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:43 PM

Pinging... Error: No response from device

Then TinyBooter after some time. The weak thing is that "netduinoPlus_NetduinoPlus" appears in the combo immediately after I connect it

Curious. Try erasing your Netduino Plus completely and flashing both the bootloader and Netduino firmware on there.

If that doesn't fix things, we'll start testing things with the Ethernet cable plugged and unplugged, etc. It might be a glitch in the new networking bugfixes from the NETMF 4.2 beta.

Thanks for testing these out!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:17 PM

I will continue testing in deep tomorrow, but after flashing the TinyBooter it seems to work like a charm!! As I tought TinyBooter was only intended to boot the TinyCLR I thought it was not neccesary to upgrade it. Now I know something more ;) Thanks Carlos.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:04 AM

I attempted to upgrade my NetDuino Plus with the latest firmware upgrade. I can ping the device, but it's saying "Unable to connect to TinyBooter!" I tried flashing everything. When I do a Delpoy using the Deployment Tool I get a "Error: No response from device" error message. It displays that when it's get to the Connecting to TinyBooter.. Dont know what to do at this point. Would like to get it back up and running or even back to it's original firmware. The firmware displaying is 4.1.1.0 b1 Please help!

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:08 AM

I attempted to upgrade my NetDuino Plus with the latest firmware upgrade. I can ping the device, but it's saying "Unable to connect to TinyBooter!" I tried flashing everything. When I do a Delpoy using the Deployment Tool I get a "Error: No response from device" error message. It displays that when it's get to the Connecting to TinyBooter..

Hi Corey,

Welcome to the Netduino community!
Which firmware did you try to flash onto it? There are several currently in beta, but the last stable release is Netduino Plus Firmware v4.1.0 (update 6)

With "I tried flashing everything", did you follow the steps of both the TinyBooterDecompressor and the firmware?
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:14 AM

Hi Corey,

Welcome to the Netduino community!
Which firmware did you try to flash onto it? There are several currently in beta, but the last stable release is Netduino Plus Firmware v4.1.0 (update 6)

With "I tried flashing everything", did you follow the steps of both the TinyBooterDecompressor and the firmware?


Actually I downloaded the 2.0 Beta. Not I didnt see that TinyBooterDecompressor step. I will try that and let you know. THanks.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:32 AM

Actually I downloaded the 2.0 Beta. Not I didnt see that TinyBooterDecompressor step. I will try that and let you know. THanks.

4.2 beta should work offcause, but if you experience any issues, keep in mind it's still in beta state :)
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:57 AM

4.2 beta should work offcause, but if you experience any issues, keep in mind it's still in beta state :)


Wow, that worked!

Thanks for your help.




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