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ngandhi86
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Fortinet 124E Firmware Upgrade

Hello,

Is there way to upgrade or downgrade a firmware on 124E Model network switch without having the switch configured on the network/internet? Like via serial or usb cables, TeraTerm or PuTTY etc…? If yes, please share a procedure or steps ASAP?

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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ngandhi86
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I was able to figure it out.  I needed to change network port to 16 under Forti Configuration since that's where the CAT6 is connected. 

 

Firmware upgrade completed successfully  

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dbu
Staff
Staff

Hello @ngandhi86 ,

Have a look here:

Technical Tip: Upgrade a FortiSwitch via the boot ... - Fortinet Community

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ngandhi86
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Step 1. Connect using "what application" console cable???

dbu
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Staff

Yes through its RJ-45 Serial Console Port .
There is no other way how to do it without network connection. 

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ngandhi86
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Downloaded  the TFTPpd64 server..set it up however still not getting a connection/transfer between the switch and the workstation. 

 

Workstation network info:

IP 192.168.1.1

SB 255.255.255.0

DG 192.168.1.99

 

Stored the firmware file under ProgramFiles/tftpd64 directory.

 

Seeing following:

Loading [0,0] wait....

Retry count exceeded, starting again

 

Port: 69

 

Please advice. 

ngandhi86
New Contributor II

Using Console thru PuTTy

 

BR 115200

ngandhi86
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Workstation connected to port 16 on the switch

dbu

Is the TFTP server reachable from the switch ? 

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ngandhi86
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yes. can ping it

 

dbu

From the output you provide it looks there is nothing to load on the remote server. : 

Seeing following:

Loading [0,0] wait....

Retry count exceeded, starting again\

 

Have you installed a TFTP server on the client PC ? 

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