Keysight 871x Firmware

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DOS Procedure for Downloading 871xE Firmware Files using a PC.

The following procedure must ONLY be used to download 871xE firmware files. Do not use for 871xA/B/C firmware.

The following procedure downloads a compressed file to a PC then creates the two floppy disks that are necessary for actually loading the firmware into the network analyzer. The floppy disks for this version of the firmware are DOS format, unlike the LIF format for earlier models of the network analyzer. Before starting this procedure, be sure to have two freshly formatted high density (1.44 MB) floppy disks available.

  1. Click on the hyperlink for the desired firmware upgrade. Depending upon your specific web browser setup, you may be asked where you want to place the file. Choose some location on your HARD disk. For example, use "C:\temp" as the directory and "e_05_01.exe" as the filename.
  2. Once the file has transferred, you must change to its directory and execute the resulting self-extracting ?.exe? program. This will create two files: disk1.exe and disk2.exe.
  3. Insert one of the empty floppy disks into the PC then execute disk1.exe. Unzip to "a:\". The first firmware disk will be created. Label the disk with revision and disk number. Set the write protect tab on the disk.
  4. Insert the other empty floppy disk into the PC then execute disk2.exe. Again unzip to "a:\". The second firmware disk will be created. Label the disk with revision and disk number. Set the write protect tab on the disk.

To install the firmware, insert the floppy containing the contents of Disk1 into the analyzer's floppy drive and cycle power. The analyzer will find the firmware and prompt you to begin the installation. At some point you will be prompted to insert Disk 2. The entire process takes about 15 minutes.

 


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