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4230fe version 3 vs. version 4

I am about to upgrade a version 3 netranger to version 4. Does anyone have any suggestions/opinions about the new version?


Re: 4230fe version 3 vs. version 4

When upgradeing the BIOS (first part of the install) be sure you have a Monitor (vga) and keyboard attached to the sensor. It is a DOS util and you will not be able to use a console connection to upgrade it. I think is just so you can answer Yes to a question and then press Enter. The rest of the upgrade can be done remotely over the console port. Be sure you keep any information like IP addresses or DNS or anything like that documented. The 4.0 upgrade will cause you to reconfigure all of the information that is on the device now. Besides that it pretty painless.

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Re: 4230fe version 3 vs. version 4

Accroding to the Configuration Guide for version 4.0, you should NOT upgrade the bios on the IDS-4220-E or IDS-4230-FE.

Cisco Employee

Re: 4230fe version 3 vs. version 4

no need for the BIOS upgrade. Swap the interface connection though.. The sniffing int becomes Command and Control and vice-versa.


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