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Revision as of 11:55, 28 November 2008

requirements

In this article we assume the following:

  1. that you have installed an FTP program that can transfer files to your router
  2. that you're license allows upgrading

upgrade process

  • First step - visit www.mikrotik.com and head to the download page, there choose the type of system you have the RouterOS installed on.
  • Download the Combined package, it will include all the functionality of RouterOS:


Downl.jpg

  • Connect to your router with Winbox, Select the downloaded file with your mouse, and drag it to the Files menu:

Winbox1.jpg

  • The upload will start:

Winb2.jpg

After it finishes - REBOOT and that's all! The New version number will be seen in the Winbox Title and in the Packages menu

As an alternative, use FTP:

  • Open your favourite FTP program (in this case it is Filezilla), select the package and upload it to your router (demo2.mt.lv is the address of my router in this example). note that in the image I'm uploading many packages, but in your case - you will have one file that contains them all


Up4.jpg


  • if you wish, you can check if the file is successfully transferred onto the router (optional):


[normis@Demo_v2.9] > file print
 # NAME                   TYPE                  SIZE       CREATION-TIME
 0 supout.rif             .rif file             285942     nov/24/2005 15:21:54
 1 dhcp-2.9.8.npk         package               138846     nov/29/2005 09:55:42
 2 ppp-2.9.8.npk          package               328636     nov/29/2005 09:55:43
 3 advanced-tools-2.9.... package               142820     nov/29/2005 09:55:42
 4 web-proxy-2.9.8.npk    package               377837     nov/29/2005 09:55:43
 5 wireless-2.9.8.npk     package               534052     nov/29/2005 09:55:43
 6 routerboard-2.9.8.npk  package               192628     nov/29/2005 09:55:45
 7 system-2.9.8.npk       package               5826498    nov/29/2005 09:55:54
  • and reboot your router for the upgrade process to begin:
[normis@Demo_v2.9] > system reboot
Reboot, yes? [y/N]: y
  • after the reboot, your router will be up to date, you can check it in this menu:
/system package print
  • if your router did not upgrade correctly, make sure you check the log
/log print without-paging