Upgrading AEP Firmware

The following procedure applies only to the MTCDT-xx-2xxA (AEP) model including the MTCDT-2xxA (No Radio version).
As of version 1.0.33, the default SSH login credentials are no longer root/root. SSH login now uses the same credentials as the web GUI.
  1. Download the latest firmware file from the Downloads page.
  2. Log into the AEP Web interface.
  3. In the left navigation pane, click Administration > Firmware Upgrade.
  4. Click Browse and select the conduit_AEP-X_upgrade.bin file.
  5. Click Start Upgrade.
  6. After the firmware upgrade is complete, log back into the web GUI and verify the firmware version shown at the top of the page.
  7. If you want to save any Node-RED applications, you have two options:
    • If you have a DeviceHQ account, upload Node-Red apps to DeviceHQ. (Recommended)
    • If you do not have a DeviceHQ account, save Node-RED apps you want to keep. Node-RED flows are stored on the Conduit at /var/config/app/current/flows.json. You can export flows to the clipboard from the Node-RED menu or use a tool like WinSCP or SCP in Cygwin to copy flows.json to your PC.

**NOTE: Custom applications installed in the rootfs partition will be overwritten by the firmware update. We recommend installing them in /var/config or using an SD card. Custom applications that follow these requirements will be reinstalled following a firmware upgrade automatically. For more details on Custom Application see Creating a Custom Application.


Trouble Shooting

  • If upload fails, reboot the Conduit and then try to upgrade.