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Unable to upgrade MikroTik WLC RouterBOARD 3011UiAS

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by pergolj, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. pergolj

    pergolj New Around Here

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    Folks, hi there. I have 2 RouterBOARD 3011UiAS acting as WLC's and 12 AP's hap ac RouterBOARD 962UiGS-5HacT2HnT. All are attached via ethernet cables to cisco core switches. I am able to connect to all devices either via https/http, ssh and winbox.
    Using instructions I found on a couple of internet sites including the MikroTik site, I am trying to upgrade these from their current 6.42.3 to 6.42.5. This based on some reading I did on forums where the newer version corrected some issues we seem to be having.
    Last night I downloaded the version from the MikroTik website and, using winbox, transferred it to the files area. Then, as per the instructions, I rebooted the box. It did not come up on the new version but stayed on 6.42.3. I tried upgrading the routerboard as well with no luck. I also tried the upgrade through system/packages to the new version 6.42.7 and it downloaded but again, the system is not upgraded.
    Am I missing something here? The only device with the package file is the primary wlc. All others do not appear to contain a package file in their files list so I am assuming the primary wlc pushes the upgrade to the others? Haven't been able to find any documentation which confirms this.
    The file I grabbed was routeros-mipsbe-6.42.5.npk. The original file on the device was routeros-mipsbe-6.42.3.npk.
    Am I missing something? Has anyone run into this issue before? Thanks! Jim
     
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  3. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    First make sure you have the right routerOS for the hardware, then make sure to upload it to the root file system of the onboard flash.
     
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  4. pergolj

    pergolj New Around Here

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    System Error Message, thanks for the response, you nailed it. Turns out there was a mipsle package file already on the device and by leaving it there it was causing a conflict when I tried to upgrade with the proper arm package. I removed the mipsle file and the upgrade worked as documented. Thanks, I appreciate the feedback!

    Jim
     
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