Cold Serial Port Upgrades Using DS Manager
Cold upgrades of DS1101 and DS1102-based Modbus Gateways are performed using the serial mode of the DS Manager utility.
To perform a cold upgrade, you will need the following:
A PC with a serial (COM) port, or a USB-to-serial converter (cable).
A DB9F-to-DB9F serial cable, such as Tibbo's WAS-1455 cable. You can purchase this cable here: http://tibbo.com/store/accessories.html.
Download the Modbus Gateway app file (firmware file) to your PC.
Connect the serial port of your DS1101 or DS1102 to your PC's COM port or to a USB-to-serial converter cable plugged into the PC.
Start the DS Manager in the Administrator mode. To do this:
Click the Windows Start button;
Browse to and right-click on Tibbo DS Manager;
Choose Run as Administrator from the drop-down menu.
In the DS Manager, switch to the Serial Access tab.
Click on the serial port you will be using (for example, COM1).
Browse to the app file and click OK. The DS Manager will start waiting for your DS1101/1102 to become ready.
Power off your bricked DS1101/1102.
Press and hold the Setup ("MD") button (the button is to the left of the Ethernet port).
Without releasing the button, power up your DS1101/1102. The upgrade process will start.