Olympus E300 firmware update from a Mac?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Earl Misanchuk, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Has anyone sucessfully done a recent firmware update on an E300 from a
    Mac? In many, many attempts, I keep getting a message saying "failed to
    connect to server".

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    Earl Misanchuk, Jul 26, 2005
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  2. Earl Misanchuk

    Stacey Guest


    Seems some people have had a problem due to their router config etc. If you
    can post -how- you are conected to the net, I might be able to help. It
    doesn't have anything to do with the platform you're using. BTW have you
    tried to update the software from the "update software" menu selection?
     
    Stacey, Jul 27, 2005
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  3. Earl Misanchuk

    Ton Maas Guest

    I have updated the firmware on my E-1 several times succesfully with my
    Mac Powerbook. However, I remember finding the routine with the "update
    software" menu selection a bit confusing at first.

    Ton
     
    Ton Maas, Jul 28, 2005
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  4. Seems some people have had a problem due to their router config etc. If you
    can post -how- you are conected to the net, I might be able to help. It
    doesn't have anything to do with the platform you're using. BTW have you
    tried to update the software from the "update software" menu selection?[/QUOTE]

    I'm on a cable modem with shaw.ca (ISP); OS 10.3.8, dual 1 GHz Mac G4.
    I've tried it with my OS X firewall turned off and turned on -- no
    difference. The ISP says that they are not running any firewalls or
    anything that should interfere.

    Yes, I have successfully downloaded and installed the software update.
    It's just the firmware that doesn't work.
     
    Earl Misanchuk, Jul 28, 2005
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  5. I'm on a cable modem with shaw.ca (ISP); OS 10.3.8, dual 1 GHz Mac G4.
    I've tried it with my OS X firewall turned off and turned on -- no
    difference. The ISP says that they are not running any firewalls or
    anything that should interfere.

    Yes, I have successfully downloaded and installed the software update.
    It's just the firmware that doesn't work.[/QUOTE]

    I should also have mentioned that I do have a file named
    sup_firmwareupdater.asp sitting on my Mac; I'm not sure where or when it
    arrived. Does this have anything to do with my problem? When I
    double-click it, Photoshop ( ! ) tries to open it, but fails.
     
    Earl Misanchuk, Jul 28, 2005
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  6. Earl Misanchuk

    G.T. Guest

    ..asp files are Microsoft web server side scripts, active server pages.
    Whatever browser you're using is getting confused. I don't know why
    Photoshop registers .asp file extensions, I suppose it also designates some
    type of graphic format.

    Either your browser is downloading something it's not supposed to, or if it
    is the correct file you can simply rename it to sup_firmwareupdater.bin or
    whatever it should be named.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Jul 28, 2005
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  7. Is the original file at an FTP or HTTP location? On a Mac (with OS X),
    FTP access is blocked by default. You have to go to System
    Preferences:Sharing, and select FTP Access. For protection, you should
    turn off FTP access after you have downloaded the file.

    Merritt
     
    Merritt Mullen, Jul 29, 2005
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  8. Earl Misanchuk

    G.T. Guest

    That has absolutely nothing to do with being an FTP client and is horrible
    advice. FTP access does not need to be on for someone using OS X to grab
    files from another server via FTP. That's absurd. It's there to turn your
    system into an FTP server.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Jul 29, 2005
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  9. HOWEVER, on the Mac with OS X, you CANNOT access a web site that has an
    FTP address (ftp://ftp.xyz..) UNLESS you specifically do as I said.
    Access is off by default in both directions.

    One of the applications I use posts its updates on an FTP site. I cannot
    access that site to download the updates without first manually enabling
    FTP access.

    If I am screwed up here, you will have to explain it to me in simple
    terms. I have an MSEE, but am not a computer engineer.

    Merritt
     
    Merritt Mullen, Jul 29, 2005
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  10. Earl Misanchuk

    Stacey Guest

    I'm on a cable modem with shaw.ca (ISP); OS 10.3.8, dual 1 GHz Mac G4.
    I've tried it with my OS X firewall turned off and turned on -- no
    difference. The ISP says that they are not running any firewalls or
    anything that should interfere.[/QUOTE]

    Is the machine connected directly to the modem or is there a router between
    the machine and the network? Like I said, several people have had problems
    with the "firewall" in the router blocking the update, the easy fix was for
    them to connect the computer to the modem without the router while doing
    this update.
    What I meant does the "update software" automated update from within the
    software work? Or does it fail like the update firmware one does? Or is
    that how you updated the software? Unlike the firmware, there are 2 ways of
    updating the software.

    Downloading a software update file is different than the way the formware
    update works. The master software much be able to access the net and send
    the curent camera info to the olympus server for the correct firmware
    update to be sent back to the camera.

    Feel free to ask and answer questions, I'll see if I can get you through
    this as it's WELL worth the trouble! I think these other people are
    confused and think you are just trying to download a file, that isn't how a
    fireware update on this camera works.
     
    Stacey, Jul 29, 2005
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  11. Earl Misanchuk

    G.T. Guest

    I set up OS X boxes every day and can FTP right out of the box right after
    the install. Something else is wrong with your setup or network.
    There is no enabling FTP to connect to remote sites. The setting you are
    talking about is to turn on and off the FTP server that comes with OS X.
    You are screwed up here. Something else is wrong.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Jul 29, 2005
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  12. [quite a bit snipped]
    Good point. I neglected to mention that there is an ethernet hub in
    between. (I guess I just assumed that a hub was too "dumb" to make a
    difference.) However, I tried connecting directly as you suggest, but
    still no joy. I still get a msg saying "Failed to communicate with the
    server"
    I actually did this some time ago and the details are a bit fuzzy, but
    as I recall, I dowloaded the software update from within Olympus MASTER
    (i.e., by choosing the "update software" menu item), then ran it to
    accomplish the update.
    Thanx. I appreciate your help. I may have to take it back to the dealer
    and see if they can do it for me.
     
    Earl Misanchuk, Jul 29, 2005
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  13. Earl Misanchuk

    Stacey Guest

    Have you gotten the LATEST master update to version 1.3? If not, that could
    be the problem? If you don't have version 1.3 of the software, try doing it
    from the "update software" menu item and see if that update works right.
    Then try the firmware again.
    Might be the easiest solution if the above fails. Mine for some reason
    alweays updates without an issue but I am always doing it late at night,
    that might be the difference?
     
    Stacey, Jul 30, 2005
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