FRC Robot Radio Firmware Update Times Out

Updated Jan 30, 2018

Issue Details

I'm working on updating my robot radio for this year's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), and the process seems to time out.

I believe that I've followed the procedure correctly, but once the PC and the radio find each other and the firmware update starts, the communication times out.

Solution

Temporarily disable your computer's firewall or intrusion prevention software and try updating the firmware again.

Additional Information

Some software can flag the unusual network traffic from the robot radio as a potential network intrusion.

Although the two devices can find each other over the network, once the update process starts and more packets are being transmitted between the two, the intrusion prevention software can be triggered. This will cause it to block any further communication, causing the update to time out.

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