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Upgrading Firmware Guide

  • CheongKing Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:22 AM Reply
    This camera is an OEM FOSCAM FI8908W.

    USE ONLY the FOSCAM FI8908W firmware !!!

    I have copied the firmwares for this camera at the following link if you want to upgrade to the Latest Firmware / 2.4.8.


    How to do it??? Its quite simple actually...

    The cam will come with a very old fw.
    DO NOT UPGRADE DIRECTLY to / It may BRICK yr camera.

    What you need to do is to upgrade? Basically upgrade from Upgrade 1 to Final Upgrade.
    Dont jump queue... Slowly upgrade step by step.

    CMOS Web UI < - Upgrade 1 < - Upgrade 2 < - Upgrade 3 < - Final Upgrade

    ALWAYS UPGRADE the CMOS FW first then the WEB UI FW..
    Dont use WIFI to do the upgrade.. USE CABLE!!!
    For every upgrade, the camera will reboot.. Wait till it reboot finish then flash the next fw... Use the IPCAM utility which is also included in the zip file to detect if the camera is online.. DO NOT SELECT CMOS AND WEB UI FW Together to FLASH.. Flash one at a time... REMEMBER! ONE AT A TIME..

    I have successful upgraded over 10 sets without any issue..

    So enjoy! Do Email me at cheongking @ hotmail . com if you need any help..

    Some Commands for the camera.

    [b]http://[ipcam]/set_misc.cgi?ptz_center_onstart=0 [/b]
    This will prevent the camera from rotating on reboot. You won't need to re-position the camera each time.

    This will turn off the green activity led instantly.
    The valid values are as follow:
    led_mode=0 - the green led blinks only once connected.
    led_mode=1 - the green led blinks while searching for a connection and when connected.
    led_mode=2 - the green led is always off.

    This function is currently not implemented in the user interface and instructs the camera to start a patrol at a defined interval, here 30 seconds.
    The patrol type is defined by this other command:
    Possible values: 0: None; 1: horizontal; 2: vertical; 3: Horizontal + Vertical

    [b]http://[ipcam]/set_misc.cgi?ptz_patrol_rate= 20[/b]
    The value provided will defined how fast the camera will rotate on patrol, here 20 is the default.
    Fastest speed = 0. Slowest speed = 100.

    [b]http://[ipcam]/get_misc.cgi [/b]
    Returns all the current values for the functions above.

    Displays the visits log
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    post edited by CheongKing on 3/28/2012 at 12:33 AM
  • straken Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:29 AM Reply
    Hi Cheongking,

    I have step by step but now my Wifi is really bad.
    Connection drops often and need to power off and on for it to work. Is there anything I can try?

    Can I downgrade to lower more stable firmware with UI staying at

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  • CheongKing Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:36 AM Reply

    I dont have any wifi problem with the latest firmware. What Wireless router you using?
    I am using DLINK 655 with the camera and it working perfectly..

    Downgrading? I did not try it.. Try changing yr router setting and see if it helps.
    Example different channel, frequency etc..

    Good luck
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  • straken Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:14 PM Reply
    Thanks I will try, I have replaced it with a new cam that I bought with old firmware going to test on the old cam when I have time
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  • CheongKing Saturday, April 7, 2012 2:46 AM Reply
    Good luck and have fun!

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  • CheongKing Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:21 AM Reply
    Bring up this thread for firmware upgrade success..
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  • eugeny44 Thursday, May 3, 2012 1:27 AM Reply
    just upgrade without any problem, thank you CheongKing!
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  • CheongKing Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:36 AM Reply
    You most welcome.

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  • Cloniko Tuesday, May 8, 2012 1:36 AM Reply
    Hello CheongKing,
    i have a problem with a wanscam camera. i have three cameras and one dont work perfectly. I cant access via website to this camera. Ip camera tool sais "Web UI doest not exist, dbclick to upgrade!" but I dont have files to upgrade the camera.
    the camera Properties:
    Sistem Firmware Version
    Web UI Version

    The others cameras

    I need files for upgrade camera. Can you help me?

    The camera is http://dx.com/300k-pixel-outdoor-surveillance-security-ip-camera-rj45-90856?item=1

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  • xboxlivecode Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:53 PM Reply
    I'm stuck in < - Upgrade 3
    Now camera need UI update. Non work... What i do? Update don't accept any of those. Version shows
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