Author Topic: Updating Software in InterLinked units  (Read 5357 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Humminbird_Greg

  • Humminbird Helper
  • Humminbird Staff
  • *
  • Joined: Mar 2009
  • Location: Eufaula, AL.
  • Posts: 6546
  • I help because I can
    • Humminbird Web Site
Updating Software in InterLinked units
« on: October 24, 2011, 12:37:32 PM »
If you are trying to update the software in your InterLinked units, tey the following:

- Start by saving the Nav Data (waypoints, tracks and routes) from both units.  Save the Nav data from each unit if it is different or just from one unit if both units share all Nav data.  This Nav data needs to be saved to your computer.  Before reinstalling this Nav data at the end of this procedure; you need to open it up in the HumminbirdPC program and re-save it to your computer as a *.gpx file and than upload it to the SD memory card again.  We have seen where there has been corrupted Nav data that cause the InterLink not to work properly.
 - Delete the Nav Data off of the SD memory card so that it is blank.
 - Delete the Nav Data from both units and the InterLink.
 - Disconnect both units from the Interlink and WeatherSense.
 - Perform a software update in both units.
 - Reconnect the unit that was plugged into the Port 1 connector on the InterLink, directly to the InterLink again.
 - Power this unit on and allow it to update the InterLink.  Be sure to set it to participate in the InterLink system the way you want it to.
 - Power this unit off and reconnect the second unit.
 - Power both units on and set the second unit to participate in the InterLink the way you want it to.  Both units should now be working and you should be getting GPS on both units.
 - Reload you Nav data but only after opening it in the HumminbirdPC program and uploading it to the SD memory card once again.
 - Power both units off and reconnect your WeatherSense accessory and power back on the unit that the WeatherSense is connected to and give it a few minutes to update it as well.  Do not have this unit connected to the InterLink at this time.  Once completed (give it five minutes) you should be able to reconnect everything the way it was originally and all should work.



Greg Walters at Humminbird
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com


Offline sonar2000

  • Chief
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Joined: May 2009
  • Location: Kerr Lake NC
  • Posts: 5970
  • It is not lost ...it has been misplaced.
  • Unit(s): (1) 1197 (1) 1198
  • Software: 6.6
  • Accessories: Tow Fish
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 01:00:02 PM »
thanks Greg....
This can only be a big help to somelse at a later date. 
Makes things easier to find..
chuck

Offline Humminbird_Greg

  • Humminbird Helper
  • Humminbird Staff
  • *
  • Joined: Mar 2009
  • Location: Eufaula, AL.
  • Posts: 6546
  • I help because I can
    • Humminbird Web Site
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 01:35:38 PM »
No problem chuck.  Nothing that a little cut and paste couldn’t handle.  40+ years have gone by since the 1st grade and here I am making my living doing the same thing!

Greg Walters at Humminbird
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com

Offline sonar2000

  • Chief
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Joined: May 2009
  • Location: Kerr Lake NC
  • Posts: 5970
  • It is not lost ...it has been misplaced.
  • Unit(s): (1) 1197 (1) 1198
  • Software: 6.6
  • Accessories: Tow Fish
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 02:41:54 PM »
I am confused, did you say it took you 40 years to get out of 1st grade.   ;D.. ::)
Chuck

Offline Humminbird_Greg

  • Humminbird Helper
  • Humminbird Staff
  • *
  • Joined: Mar 2009
  • Location: Eufaula, AL.
  • Posts: 6546
  • I help because I can
    • Humminbird Web Site
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 04:03:08 PM »
I am confused, did you say it took you 40 years to get out of 1st grade.   ;D.. ::)
Chuck

My Sons may agree with that statement Chuck!  ;D
Greg Walters at Humminbird
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com

Offline Ddorriety

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Joined: Nov 2009
  • Location: Alabama
  • Posts: 26
  • Unit(s): 797 997
  • Accessories: Interlink
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 06:14:12 AM »
Something you may want to add if loading version 5.84 on unit 1 and a lower version on unit 2.
Version 5.84 has Icons that are not available on the lower versions. If you share a way-point with   
one of the new icons it will not show on unit 2.

Offline Humminbird_Greg

  • Humminbird Helper
  • Humminbird Staff
  • *
  • Joined: Mar 2009
  • Location: Eufaula, AL.
  • Posts: 6546
  • I help because I can
    • Humminbird Web Site
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 10:07:50 AM »
This is true Ddorriety.  The unit with the older (non-waypoint management) software will also not have the waypoint groups as well.

Another point is that either both units would need to be running 5.320 of newer software OR both units would need to be running software older than version 5.320 – not a combination of one newer and one older.  I’m sure that as newer software and features become available that they would apply as well.

Greg Walters at Humminbird
gwalters@johnsonoutdoors.com

Offline hoffa09

  • Hoffa09
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Joined: Jan 2013
  • Location: USA
  • Posts: 6
  • Unit(s): 898, 788c, 728
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 03:24:34 PM »
Question:  if you have multiple units (more than 2) connected to interlink do you follow the similar steps


Would this be the steps below to add all units?

Disconnect all 4 units from the Interlink.
 - Perform a software update in all 4 units.
 - Reconnect the #1 unit that was plugged into the Port 1 connector on the InterLink, directly to the InterLink again.
 - Power the #1 unit on and allow it to update the InterLink.  Be sure to set it to participate in the InterLink system the way you want it to.
 - Power the #1 unit off and reconnect the #2, #3, #4 units.
 - Power all units on and set the #2, #3, #4 units to participate in the InterLink the way you want it to.  All Units should now be working and you should be getting GPS on All units.
 - Reload you Nav data but only after opening it in the HumminbirdPC program and uploading it to the SD memory card once again.
 - Power both units off and reconnect

Offline rnvinc

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Nov 2009
  • Location: Western KY
  • Posts: 3751
  • Unit(s): 1197c SI Combo, Onix 8ci SI Combo
  • Software: Dependent on whim
  • Accessories: AS GRHA, AS GPS HS, LowBird LSS 1 & 2
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 08:56:32 PM »
Comparing to Greg's instructions in post #1 - your assumption sounds right  ... (Very few users still use Interlink)  ...

You can always call HB and confirm  ... 1-800-633-1468

Rickie

Offline hoffa09

  • Hoffa09
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Joined: Jan 2013
  • Location: USA
  • Posts: 6
  • Unit(s): 898, 788c, 728
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 07:03:48 AM »
Thanks Rickie!   What do you mean very few users still use interlink (Ethernet hub???)

Offline rnvinc

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Joined: Nov 2009
  • Location: Western KY
  • Posts: 3751
  • Unit(s): 1197c SI Combo, Onix 8ci SI Combo
  • Software: Dependent on whim
  • Accessories: AS GRHA, AS GPS HS, LowBird LSS 1 & 2
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 10:04:39 PM »
Thanks Rickie!   What do you mean very few users still use interlink (Ethernet hub???)

Interlink was HB's 1st generation of how to share waypoints and accessories  ...

Interlink has been replaced by ethernet now yes  ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: November 28, 2019, 08:05:59 PM by rnvinc »

Offline hoffa09

  • Hoffa09
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Joined: Jan 2013
  • Location: USA
  • Posts: 6
  • Unit(s): 898, 788c, 728
Re: Updating Software in InterLinked units
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2019, 10:24:26 AM »
Thanks Rickie,

I assumed they were both the same.   I appreciate the info.   Now I will not look foolish talking about outdated technology.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
3104 Views
Last post August 10, 2010, 06:26:06 PM
by cainer70
1 Replies
2038 Views
Last post June 01, 2011, 07:20:13 AM
by ITGEEK
1 Replies
1524 Views
Last post October 18, 2011, 04:11:02 PM
by Humminbird_Greg
2 Replies
2046 Views
Last post December 27, 2013, 03:16:33 PM
by RuffWood
4 Replies
1802 Views
Last post May 01, 2014, 10:17:48 PM
by studemaker
3 Replies
2377 Views
Last post July 04, 2014, 12:11:47 AM
by CarolC
8 Replies
2527 Views
Last post November 21, 2014, 11:39:39 AM
by Bayou Basser
1 Replies
1076 Views
Last post May 25, 2015, 07:20:51 PM
by Bob B


anything
SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal