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Wi-Fi Module Firmware Update

Updating the Wi-Fi chip on your RR and R2 Fixtures

For use with Fixture Firmware Version 0.6A and beyond.

Please update your light's Firmware if it's an earlier version

Danger

Uploading the wrong firmware to the Wi-Fi module will result in an unrecoverable Wi-Fi module.

This will require the use of an additional computer or phone/tablet and access to the internet.

Tip

This page can be accessed from www.Quasarscience.com/wifi and the firmware file is at the top of the page. This makes for much easier downloading of the Wi-Fi Firmware onto your phone.

  1. Download the Wifi Module firmware from our Support Page here and save it to the desktop of the computer. MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE CORRECT FIRMWARE.

    File format should be QS_PC_WIFI_X.X.wifi

  2. Set the fixture into Update Mode. There are 3 ways:

    1. With the light powered off, press and hold the ENTER button on the light and then press/hold the POWER button for 3 seconds.

    2. User can also get there through the menu, Config → Update FW.

    3. With the light powered off, press and hold the ENTER button and plug in the light.

  3. From a phone or laptop, connect to the Wi-Fi network the Quasar Fixture is broadcasting

    (This will be QS: XXXXXXXX.)

  4. Enter the Password for the fixture's AP: 1234567890

  5. Launch web browser (Quasar recommends Firefox).

    If this is the first time to update the Wi-Fi, please proceed to step 6.If the Wi-Fi has been updated to version QS_PC_WIFI_1.0B.wifi or later, please proceed to step 11. To check the firmware installed on the fixture enter the config menu by pressing the left arrow from the main display. press the left arrow four times until the firmware of the fixture is displayed. Pressing enter on this screen will cycle through the various firmwares installed on the fixture.

    • Be sure you are using DHCP mode on your laptop/device

    • Be sure you are also NOT using a hard-wired connection while using Wi-Fi

    • Be aware that the IP address you log into is different for Wi-Fi firmware earlier than v1.0B (they're noted below)

    • Be sure your browser is NOT using some kind of "force https://" mode because this is an http:// unsecured connection

    For update of the Wi-Fi module earlier than 1.0B:
  6. Navigate to 192.168.0.1 on the navigation bar of the device you are using.

    01_Wifi_Logon_first_IP_address_Detail.png
    02_Wifi_Logon_first_update.png
  7. Enter the user name and password for the fixture

    Username:admin

    Password:admin

    03_Wifi_logon_1st_time.png
  8. Choose the Wi-Fi firmware previously downloaded. QS_PC_WIFI_X.X.wifi

    04_Wifi_First_update_file_Detail.png
  9. Click Update

  10. When the Update reaches 100%, tap the Power Button on the light to restart. This will restart the wifi and the user will need to reconnect to the wifi if they want too control the Quasar Science fixture over wifi.

    Proceed to step 16 to verify installation.

    For Updating Wi-Fi with V1.0B or later installed:
  11. Navigate to 192.168.4.1 on the navigation bar of the device you are using

    05_Wifi_Logon_2_IP_address_Detail.png
    06_Wifi_Logon_1_0b.png
  12. Enter the user name and password for the Quasar Fixture.

    Username: quasar

    Password: science

    07_Wifi_Logon_2_Password_Detail.png
  13. Choose the Wi-Fi firmware previously downloaded. QS_PC_WIFI_X.X.wifi

    08_Wifi_FW_7.png
  14. Click Update

  15. When the Update reaches 100%, tap the Power Button on the light to restart. This will restart the wifi and the user will need to reconnect to the wifi if they want too control the Quasar Science fixture over wifi.

  16. To verify the update was successful, enter the config menu by pressing the left arrow from the main display. press the left arrow three times until the firmware of the fixture is displayed. Pressing enter on this screen will cycle through the various firmwares installed on the fixture.

    1. Enter the config menu by pressing the left arrow from the main display.

    2. Press the left arrow three times until the firmware of the fixture is displayed.

    3. Pressing enter on this screen will cycle through the various firmwares installed on the fixture.

Note

The Wifi module update should take no more than 2 minutes. If the update stops mid cycle confirm the fixture is in bootloader mode and try again.