This article shows you how to do a firmware upgrade when the unit is still in factory defaults state, i.e. fresh out of the box. In order to do that we need the following:
- a WiFi capable device, e.g. laptop
- a web browser, like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari
[ Note: For Windows 10 user, try NOT to use the Edge browser which is the default. ]
Here's the steps to do the upgrade.
- Download the latest firmware from the link below. At the time of writing, it is v1.04.
- Unzip it into a temporary folder and make sure you can find it later.
- Connect one of the Gemini-RE11S into the power outlet.
[ Note: Gemini-RE11S comes with two units. We need to do it one at a time. Do not power up the second unit when you're working on the first one. ]
The whole boot-up process may take up to 2~3 minutes. Please be patient! After it finished booting-up, you should have the following LED Status:
-- blinking blue
-- blinking blue
-- solid green
If you have LED Status other than that, most likely it is not in default state. You may need to do a Reset. For Reset, locate the WPS button. Press and hold it for at least 15 seconds. Then, release it and wait for about 2~3 minutes.
If you have the correct LED Status, go to your laptop. Search for a WiFi network named "edimaxEXT.setup **" without the quotes where ** are two hexadecimal numbers, like AB, 1D, etc.
When prompts for the Security Key (a.k.a. Network Password), use the one printed on the unit itself.
Once connected, open a browser. At the URL Address bar (not Search Bar), input "http://edimaxext.setup/admin_upgrade.asp" also without the quotes.
If everything is OK, you should be at the Upgrade Page (see below) now.
Click Choose File button. Point to the .bin file you unzipped earlier.
Click Apply button to start the upgrade process (see below.)
Please note the the upgrade process can't be interrupted. Any interruption may cause the unit in non-operation state. When that happens, you have no choice to to do request a RMA Replacement.
At the end, you should see the Upgrade successful! message (see below.)
You have finished the upgrade process. You can proceed with the Setup procedures.