ADSL firmware upgrade on 887 router

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May 18th, 2010
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I cannot find instructions on how to use the latest 4.0.18 ADSL firmware on an 887 router.

I've downloaded adsl_alc_20190_4.0.018.bin from the website and copied it to flash, but cannot find any instructions on applying the firmware. Tried rebooting but made no difference.

What commands, etc, am I meant to use to make use of this ADSL firmware release ?

Thank you in advance.


Correct Answer by kmccourt about 6 years 11 months ago

Assuming the 887 behaves like the 877/857, the file has to be renamed to:


and then you reboot.

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Jon Marshall Tue, 05/18/2010 - 03:34
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You shouldn't have to do anything other than copy the file into flash and then reboot. The router should see the .bin file in flash and use that instead of the one built into the IOS.

How are you determining it is not using the new firmware. Perhaps you could simply upgrade the IOS with the new firmware you want to use built in ?


rogernorton2 Tue, 05/18/2010 - 03:44
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Below are the edited outputs from both the flash and the dsl status.  If I'm reading this correctly then the DSL is still using the 4.0.15, not 4.0.18 that I wish to test.


#sh flash
-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path
1      1000952 May 17 2010 16:26:02 adsl_alc_20190_4.0.018.bin
2     29648808 May 17 2010 16:34:08 c880data-universalk9-mz.151-1.T.bin

#sh dsl int
Alcatel 20190 chipset information
                ATU-R (DS)                      ATU-C (US)
Modem Status:    Showtime (DMTDSL_SHOWTIME)
DSL Mode:        ITU G.992.5 (ADSL2+) Annex A
ITU STD NUM:     0x03                            0x3
Chip Vendor ID:  'STMI'                          'TSTC'
Chip Vendor Specific:  0x0000                    0x0510
Chip Vendor Country:   0x0F                      0xB5
Modem Vendor ID: 'CSCO'                          'TSTC'
Modem Vendor Specific: 0x0000                    0x5100
Modem Vendor Country:  0xB5                      0xB5
Serial Number Near:    FCZ141091B1
Serial Number Far:     0000000000Chip ID:        C196 (3) capability-enabled
DFE BOM:         DFE3.0 Annex A (1)
Capacity Used:   99%                             78%
Noise Margin:     5.5 dB                          5.0 dB
Output Power:    20.0 dBm                        12.5 dBm
Attenuation:     38.0 dB                         21.0 dB
FEC ES Errors:    0                               0
ES Errors:       23                              70016
SES Errors:      22                              43013
LOSES Errors:    11                              3439492
UES Errors:      20                              3451942
Defect Status:   None                            None
Last Fail Code:  None
Watchdog Counter: 0xAC
Watchdog Resets: 0
Selftest Result: 0x00
Subfunction:     0x00
Interrupts:      1612954 (0 spurious)
PHY Access Err:  0
Activations:     277
LED Status:      ON
LED On Time:     100
LED Off Time:    100
Init FW:         init_AMR-4.0.015_no_bist.bin
Operation FW:    AMR-4.0.015.bin
FW Source:       embedded
FW Version:      4.0.15

                 DS Channel1      DS Channel0   US Channel1       US Channel0
Speed (kbps):             0            10195             0               896
Cells:                    0            16281             0           1669637
Reed-Solomon EC:          0                0             0                 0
CRC Errors:               0              183             0           1875325
Header Errors:            0               84             0            470936
Total BER:                0E-0           33280E-0
Leakage Average BER:      0E-0           33280E-0
Interleave Delay:         0               61             0                56
                        ATU-R (DS)      ATU-C (US)
Bitswap:               enabled            enabled
Bitswap success:          0                   0
Bitswap failure:          0                   0

LOM Monitoring : Disabled

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kmccourt Tue, 05/18/2010 - 10:40
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Assuming the 887 behaves like the 877/857, the file has to be renamed to:


and then you reboot.

rogernorton2 Thu, 05/20/2010 - 01:42
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Renaming the file did the trick, it's using the new firmware now.

I'd renamed it previously, but what to change it to was incorrect.

Thank you for your help


arsalan.shahlaee Wed, 10/05/2011 - 05:24
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Hi Roger,

I just came across your post about the latest ADSL firmware for 887 router.  Can you tell me where I can find FW version

4.0.18 from?  I can find 4.0.17 on Cisco website but have difficulty spoting 4.0.18.

Let me know.




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