Firmware will not upgrade

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Firmware will not upgrade
Firmware will not upgrade
2015-07-25 02:41:53
Region : UnitedStates

Model : TL-WPA281

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version : 500A-1.0.0.337-01-20120309-FINAL

ISP : BT


I have tried to update the firmware on my TL-PA4010KIT(UK) Ver:1.2 which is currently running 500A-1.0.0.337-01-20120309-FINAL using:

Update utility: TL-PA4010KIT(EU)_V1_Utility_131216

Firmware: TL-PA4010KIT_V1_130821
* QCA7420_v1.0.0-01_20130821_CE_ClassB_3s.pib
* MAC-QCA7420-v1.0.0-01-X-FINAL.nvm)

The process says that it is successful. However when I recheck the firmware of the powerlines it still reads 500A-1.0.0.337-01-20120309-FINAL I would expect it to read the new firmwares date 20130821 so I'm guessing it isn't installing correctly any suggestions?
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Re:Firmware will not upgrade
2015-07-28 10:51:31
According to your description, it should have been upgraded successfully. No worries...You may read the explanation below.
The firmware of powerline adatpers like PA4010 is composed of PIB and NVM. A new firmware released may not upgrade PIB and NVM simultaneously. Most of the time, either PIB or NVM is upgraded and only the corresponding version will change. The firmware version displayed in Utility is version of PIB indeed. If the firmware upgrade is for version of NVM, the version displayed on utility won't change.
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Re:Firmware will not upgrade
2016-12-14 17:21:08

M Diamond wrote

You may read the explanation below.

Your "explanation" does not make any sense. But I guess you didn't even really read the question?

Here is the correct explanation:
Even though the PIB file is named " 20130821", the version contained in the PIB file is in fact not from 2013-08-21.
Therefor, after updating it will show the (older) version that is actually in the PIB file and not the filename the PIB file has.

What version is actually in the PIB? Open it in a text editor of your choice and have a look at the string inbetween the binary garbage. It's not a large file so it should be pretty easy to spot the version you are actually flashing.
I noticed this weird naming convention on the
TL-PA411 V2.0, which apparently has the same firmware as the TL-PA4010 ? Or at least the same version numbers...

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