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How to update HikVision Firmware in just nine simple steps - updated 20th February 2019

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When updating the firmware to the IP cameras directly through a browser there is a drop down box that gives you the option of 'firmware' or 'firmware directory'. What is the difference? I always use the 'firmware' option.
 

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From the manual:

11.7.4 Upgrading the System Steps:
1. Enter the Maintenance interface: Configuration > Basic Configuration> System > Maintenance , or Configuration > Advanced Configuration> System > Maintenance​
2. Select firmware or firmware directory to locate the upgrade file.​
Firmware: Locate the exact path of the upgrade file.​
Firmware Directory: Only the directory the upgrade file belongs to is required.​
3. Click Browse to select the local upgrade file and then click Upgrade to start remote upgrade. User Manual of Network Camera 126 Figure 11-15 Remote Upgrade​
Note: The upgrading process will take 1~10 minutes. Please don't disconnect power of the camera during the process, and the camera reboots automatically after upgrade.​
 

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Can someone please link me to the correct firmware locations for my setup please. I assume its wise to update the firmware or is it best left alone to avoid any chance of bricking.

This is my current hardware and firmware versions.

DS-2CD2342WD-I
firm V5.3.6 build 151105

DS-7604NI-E1 / 4P
firm V3.4.0 build 151103
 

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I have a problem with my hikvision dvr after a firmaware update!

I tried to upgrade the Firmware on my hikvisionDS-7208HGHI-SH/A. Actually the upgrade seem to work. Then I was required to put in a new password. I entered a pretty easy password and repeated it. It took. But, when I went to login again, I noticed the Username was an empty square and it will not recognize the password. Also I cannot see it anywhere on my network and it is not recognized by SADP tool or iVMS4200 tool. Is there anyway to reset the firmware or password I am stuck.


Thank you so much
 

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SADP is a very low-level tool, it looks for MAC addresses on the network.
If your DVR is connected to your network and powered-on, then SADP should be able to find it and report its details to you.
Make sure that you are of course running SADP on a PC on the same network (preferably with a wired network connection - not Wi-Fi).

If SADP no longer finds your DVR under the above conditions, then I would recommend that you contact your supplier/reseller.
 
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Since the great plugin plague [that is, no plugin for Apple Safari, and being on a Mac, no other browser appears to work for the settings] when I log into the individual cameras that are connected to the PoE ports on the NVR, the "browse" button on the config page does not allow you to search on your hard-drive / download folder for the firmware folder. Pressing it takes you nowhere. It is plugin related, and where I could once make it happen with SeaMonkey as a last resort, even that doesn't work. Anyone else with the same issue? Purchasing a monitor just to connect it to my NVR in an otherwise stable Apple Mac environment will be a PIA.
 

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Hi @jjmsau

We tested the problem you are reporting using a Mac in our office and we were able to update a camera connected to the PoE ports of a Hikvision NVR using Chrome, we did see multiple glitches (the file folder wouldn't open when we clicked it, the update would fail, etc...) but on the 2nd-3rd attempt of each of these things we did actually get the firmware to install, the camera rebooted and when we logged back in the camera firmware had updated. (we were only updating from version 80 to 82 and so users upgrading from older firmware may still have problems)

We understand that this is nowhere near a good enough solution and just this morning we have pushed Hikvision again to give us an update on when we can expect a 'no plugin' firmware update.
 
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