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Written by Petr Hanuš, Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) user module is an additional feature of Advantech routers. This module will assure the correct firmware for cellular module is chosen, downloaded and installed into the router automatically. Only the firmware of the cellular module is updated (not the firmware of the router).

The user module is easy to use – it can be activated with just one checkbox. The router must be connected to the Internet in order to use FOTA updates. The module checks for the new cellular module firmware every 24 hours. It is also possible to check for new firmware manually (Start Manually button).

This module, including an application note and "step by step" guide, can be downloaded by logged-in users on
Engineering Portal. Another source, which does not require to be logged in, is SendFiles.

This service is currently provided free of cost for our customers, however there is neither any guarantee of availability of the service nor a promise it will stay as a no-cost service in the future.

That said, our aim is to have satisfied customers and we try hard to provide the best support possible so... enjoy.