Communication Failure while updating E300 Firmware


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sadal

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Folks,

I 've been trying to udate the firmware almost since it's release but
not succeeded yet. It always lands in "communication error" msg.

I tried with all the tricks viz.
- disabling services (thru' msconfig)
- disabling firewall for internet connection
- disabling NAV autoprotect service
infact reimaged my notebook to have a fresh start to update E300
firmware. it always lands up with "failed to communite with server" error.
happens during various % of progress.

I guess the process goes like this..!
downloading the firmware into cam -> updating firmware.
correct me here.

"failed to communite with server" occured only during downloading
process, never reached the updating level. all am scared is, if it occurs
during the updating process, will it affect the camera?

FYI - My nearest service centre is SG & I live in Brunei. am using a dial up
connection with 56kpbs and connects @ 50kpbs or so.

I don't know if i can take a chance using Oly Studio trial version.
if it does'n't work, i won't have an option to look around.

is there any other way to update..?Your any help will be highly appreciated

thanks, adal

sorry for a long story..!
 

raycsk

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I had the same problem. Thanks to Merciless Knight. i went to his place to update and looked at his computer settings.

So I disabled the firewalls of my microsoft and Norton and installed Zone Alarm (free ware) .... now it works.

Maybe you want to try that
 

sadal

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Ray,

Love to visit any of you if I live in SG or propably i would't have this
problem due to high speed modem connections in SG.

Anyway, what's Zone alarm and how does it help me here.?

thanks for the tip ray, adal
 

raycsk

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My firewalls did not prompt me about the communication and simply blocked them. Zone laram prompted me and thus I could take the necessary actions
 

kktan

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I use WinXP SP1 and have no problem updating my E-300 firmware to v1.1 last week. :) I did get "failed to communite with server" error while updating my Oly Master to v1.11 (right after updating the firmware) . :angry:

Try again this morning (did not reconfigure any setting) and was able to update it from v1.1 to v1.11. :D I'm using 512K broadband.

Could the error be because of server timeout at Oly's server? :dunno:
 

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sadal said:
Ray,

Love to visit any of you if I live in SG or propably i would't have this
problem due to high speed modem connections in SG.

Anyway, what's Zone alarm and how does it help me here.?

thanks for the tip ray, adal
MS will block certain port in the internet... the reason why anything happened... MS will say Ctrl+Alt+Del to reboot the whole system :bsmilie:

As for the Zone Alarm thing, it is a free 3rd party Firewall.
This Firewall is much better than the MS SP2 firewall.
This is the following URL http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?lid=zaskulist_download

B4 U install ZoneAlarm U must disable Ur Secuity Center of MS.
By doing this,
Step 1: Go to Control Panel
Step 2: Click on Administrator Tools
Step 3: Click on Services.
Step 4: Search for Secuity Center and disabled it.

From there install Ur ZoneAlarm. As for AntiVirus Software U does not need to disabled it.
 

ykkok

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I'm using Windows XP Service 2 and updated my E-300 without problem.

If you are using Windows XP Service 2 with Firewall turned on, you may want to add Olympus Master to the exception lists temporarily for it to connect freely to the Olympus Server.

To do this, go to Control Panel, Choose Windows Firewall. I'll assume that you have it on.

Click on the "Exceptions" tab and you should see a list of services or programs that are allowed to connect to the internet.

Click on "Add Program", scroll down and choose "Olympus Master". Then click "Ok" and "OK"

Now, the Firewall will allow Olympus Master to communicate regardless of what ports it uses. You may try updating your firmware again.

After the update, and if you feel more secure removing it, go back to the "Exception" list and remove this very software to return to the previous state.

Zone alarm is an excellent tool but it does requires a little bit more knowledge to get it working, and I mean in the long run.
 

ykkok

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Set aside firewall problem, are u guys using a 56K dial-up and experience problem?

This could due to server time out because of slow traffic.
 

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ykkok said:
I'm using Windows XP Service 2 and updated my E-300 without problem.

If you are using Windows XP Service 2 with Firewall turned on, you may want to add Olympus Master to the exception lists temporarily for it to connect freely to the Olympus Server.

To do this, go to Control Panel, Choose Windows Firewall. I'll assume that you have it on.

Click on the "Exceptions" tab and you should see a list of services or programs that are allowed to connect to the internet.

Click on "Add Program", scroll down and choose "Olympus Master". Then click "Ok" and "OK"

Now, the Firewall will allow Olympus Master to communicate regardless of what ports it uses. You may try updating your firmware again.

After the update, and if you feel more secure removing it, go back to the "Exception" list and remove this very software to return to the previous state.

Zone alarm is an excellent tool but it does requires a little bit more knowledge to get it working, and I mean in the long run.
Ur method is using MS to control Secuity Features. :thumbsup:

BTW my method is much more control of Software traffic in term of Outgoing and Incoming. :embrass:
 

ykkok

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I was just offering another alternative.

Anyway, both method should work and if you want to have more control and flexibilities, should try Zone Alarm.

If you are nervous on trying out new stuffs and prefers novice stuffs, the SP2 firewall is not too bad.
 

chancy

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Merciless_Knight said:
Possible... :)

Hi chancy,

Any Problem from Mac side???
Hello Merciless Knight,

My firmware updates for the E1 & lens are all done via SCV cable modem at home. Firmware download & updates fine using MacOSX version of Viewer SW. Firewall on my Mac is enabled, but no problems encountered since day one from 1.1 to the latest 1.4 :)

Cheers,
 

sadal

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am presently running on Win XP SP1. read in other few
reviews that SP2 might cause more blocks to the
communication. so a bit hesitant install SP2.

The exception option available in SP1 or ? i ain't checked
it yet. but when i disabled firewall, it should be able to
communicate freely right..? and also i disabled the
non-microsoft services using MSconfig.

my suspect here is the speed. 56k modem.. :think:
have any of you succeeded using a dial up modem (56k)?
if so, advice me your setup. nonetheless, i shall try the
zone alarm as well.

please post if you come across with more options.

thanks, adal

PS: waiting to update so i can have improved WB. i captured
lion dancing here last week with all the WB settings i could.
not a single frame came well. :cry: was astound to see that.
the auditorium was flooded with YELLOW posters, wall hangings.
 

sadal

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I tried after installing SP2 and after stopping safety centre service.
I tried to update oly master first, it went upto 65% and failed to
communicate :cry: .

not installed the zone alarm yet. is there any suggestions..?

thanks, adal
 

ykkok

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I think probably due to time-out, connection too slow.

Have u ever check your connection speed?
 

sadal

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ykk, my connection speed is around 45 ~ 50 kpbs.. (56K dial up modem)
 

sadal

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ykkok said:
I think probably due to time-out, connection too slow.

Have u ever check your connection speed?
well, how fast you guyz connect at..? i am looking for one that connects
through dial up modem and succeeded in updating the firmware lah.
if any please raise hands..!
adal
 

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