Wi-Fi Module Firmware Update

Updating the Wi-Fi on your RR and R2 Lights

Current Wi-Fi Version:  QS_PC_WIFI_1.0B.wifi

For use with Light Firmware Version 0.6A and beyond.
Please update your light Firmware

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

    LOADING THE WRONG FIRMWARE WILL END LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, CAUSE YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BE CANCELED AND TURN THE FIXTURE INTO A HEAP OF MOLTEN PLASTIC. (Not all of those things will happen but it will break it and you'll be sad which is probably just as bad.)
  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 Chrome).
    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. 


    For First time update of Wi-Fi:
     
  6. Navigate to 192.168.0.1 on the navigation bar of the device you are using. Wifi Logon first IP address Detail Wifi Logon first update
  7. Enter the user name and password for the fixture

    Username:admin
    Password:admin
    Wifi logon 1st time 

  8. Choose the Wi-Fi firmware previously downloaded. QS_PC_WIFI_X.X.wifi
    Wifi First update file Detail
  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
    Wifi Logon 2 IP address DetailWifi Logon 1.0b
  12. Enter the user name and password for the Quasar Fixture.

    Username: quasar
    password: science
    Wifi Logon 2 Password Detail

  13. Choose the Wi-Fi firmware previously downloaded. QS_PC_WIFI_X.X.wifi
    Wifi FW 7
  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. 

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.