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MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

  • 1.  MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous
    Posted 06-16-2018 18:57

    Hello,

    Does anyone have access to or a copy of the firmware for an MC4200 Controller?   i have one which has corrupted the compact flash and wont boot and it is quite critical to get the system back up and running 

    any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks

     

    PEte

     



  • 2.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 06-16-2018 23:59

    Hi Pete,

    If the compact flash is corrupt it would need to be re-imaged. The re-image process will factory default the controller settings.

    Can you advise what code version you need and i can share a link to download it.

    Note: This process will void hardware warranty. So if your MC4200 is still under a support contract/warranty please contact customer support for assistance.

    To re-image the flash you need to power off and disconnect the controller from the network. Open the lid on the controller (voids warranty) and remove the 4GB compact flash card.

    Then connect the compact flash card to a compatible reader and load the image file using a program such as WinImage.

    Once the imaging process is complete insert the compact flash card back into the controller. Power it up, before connecting it to the network run the initial setup, then reboot and restore your backup.

    Once the backup is restored connect it to the network and it should be good to go again. If you don't have a backup you can configure it after running setup.

    Kind Regards,

    John Battam



  • 3.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous
    Posted 06-17-2018 11:55

    Hi John,

     

    Thanks for your quick reply,  the device is out of support contract.

    i am unsure of the current version of the firmware in the unit, can we just reimage with the latest version or will it need to update all the ap's also?

    what will happen to the licenses for the ap's as there doesn't appear to be a config backup

     

    Thanks

     

    Pete



  • 4.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 06-17-2018 12:15

    What model AP's do you have?

    The latest versions of code i.e. System Director (SD) 7.0-13 and SD 8.4-1 no longer require AP licenses. This means the controller will natively support the maximum number of APs. i.e. 500 APs are supported on the MC4200.

    If you are using older 802.11n access points (i.e. AP320i) i suggest using SD 7.0-13.

    You can download the image for SD 7.0-13 here;

    meru-7.0-13build-0-MC4200.img.zip
    Password: KvX7UFjf
    https://fortinet.egnyte.com/dl/cwqliJ2QUc

    and SD 8.4-1 here;

    meru-8.4-1build-1-MC4200.img.zip
    Password: 9Qt8e7GJ
    https://fortinet.egnyte.com/dl/4Yvy4BIre6

    Please un-zip the image file before attempting to use it with an image tool. Download links above will expire on 30th June.

     

    Regards,

    JB



  • 5.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi John, I have the same issue but I have one for the MC1500. Is it possible to get the link please. I tried to recover the any of the partition in the flash card but came up nothing. Can you help?

    Regards
    Martin

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  • 6.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi Martin,

    Just confirming it's an MC1500 you have and not a MC1550. The 1500 was EOL over 5yrs ago.

    I can definitely provide access to MC1550 images. The MC1500 I'll have to do some digging as those files are archived.

    Hopefully you also have a copy of your AP licenses that can be re-installed.

    Regards,
    JB

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    Fortinet
    Sydney NSW
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  • 7.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 26 days ago
    Sorry. Yes my device is the MC1500. Thank you.

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  • 8.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 21 days ago
    Hi John

    Yes, thats correct I have the Meru MC1500.

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  • 9.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi John

    I have another question. Would you know what is the highest firmware for my unit MC1500, i'm running a couple of AP832 and currently from what I can see on the firmware on the AP is 6.1-3 but can it be upgraded to the 7 or 8?

    Thanks John

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  • 10.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi John

    Did you able to find the image/firmware for MC1500 in your archive?

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    Martin
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  • 11.  RE: MC4200 Corupt Compact Flash card

     
    Posted 6 days ago
    Edited by Susheel Rai 5 days ago
    Hi John, I am using 2 MC4200 controllers at the Hotel I work at, and 1 seems to have a faulty SD card, as the system cannot find a boot device. The other controller is stuck in a reboot cycle. It shows a Grub screen, but does not load System Director.

    As I don't have a maintenance contract, could you provide links to download the MC4200 image ?