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BCS-460 network does not recognize

Post by alowell » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:56 pm

My brewery was inactive for about 2 years and I am now trying to connect with my old BCS-460 again. In the 2 years, I got a new laptop as well as a new router and google wifi mesh wireless system. I cannot for the life of me find BCS-460 or get it to show on my computer. I Have version 3.7.1 of BCS firmware (based on backup), can I use the new BCS finder utility or do I need to use the older version? Any help would be appreciated, as it is pretty frustrating, Thanks

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Re: BCS-460 network does not recognize

Post by JonW » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:29 pm

You need the old BCS finder with 3.x series. The new finder only works with 4.x series.

Make sure the BCS is not on a wireless extender or other bridge device. Plug it directly into your router to get a DHCP address. Was it previously on DHCP or did it have a hard-coded IP address? If it was hard-coded, it may be defined on a different subnet address than your new router is using. If that is the case, you should reset it to defaults to get it into DHCP mode.

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Re: BCS-460 network does not recognize

Post by alowell » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 pm

OK, actually found the old finder. My next question is where do the firmware upgrade files live now? I remember going to the wiki site for them previously, but I can't locate them now. Any help in upgrading the firmware would be appreciated, this has been a bear resurrecting the system. Thanks

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Post by alowell » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 am

Thanks Jon, I appreciate it. Just a little rusty in getting back into it. What was the latest version of BCS 3.x? Just wondering what the upgrades were to version 4 and if it is worth updating. Kind of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality for me and getting my system to operate. Thanks again

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Re: BCS-460 network does not recognize

Post by JonW » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 am

4.x made huge advancements in usability by adding multiple processes/state viewing and controlling on the main screen. The UI is also much faster. There really is no reason to stay on 3.x.

Check out the demos at http://demo.embeddedcc.com/

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Re: BCS-460 network does not recognize

Post by alowell » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:24 pm

OK, updated to latest of version 4. I am using the 3.x migrator to load my configuration files into ver 4. When I load the system config file, the migrator seems to not be able to complete and gets hung up on output 6 (the green bar never completely fills). Has anyone seen this?
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Re: BCS-460 network does not recognize

Post by alowell » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:46 pm

moved migration issue to new troubleshooting thread

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