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Offline leeland

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Best Firmware version for 1198c SI
« on: May 04, 2018, 09:03:16 PM »
I have seen a few legacy threads but I wanted to check on another question regarding networking units.

I already have an 898c si and was lucky enough to score a 1198c si today...

the 1198c si has a firmware version of 6.640, I see the most recent is 7.670 for both units.  I previously had down graded the firmware on my 898 because of an issue that was present (several years ago).

Now that I want to network them together can someone give me their opinion on if they both need to be on the identical firmware to work or is there a minimum version?

Final question - do I  need to get the networking switch or can I just direct cable them to one another?

Thanks in advance,
Lee


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Re: Best Firmware version for 1198c SI
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 08:15:33 PM »
It won't hurt anything to try connecting the units with different software - but there may be gremlins  ...

You could try - and if gremlins arise - then match software versions  ...
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1198 and 898 will Ethernet with a single Ethernet cable long enough to reach each unit  ...
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Re: Best Firmware version for 1198c SI
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 09:29:20 AM »
Thanks for the feedback on the cabling...I will start there...

I tried going back historically looking for the 1198c specifically for the best firmware to see if there was any issues with specific revisions.

I believe the firmware that is currently loaded on my new unit is the oldest it can be and cannot be downgraded back to it in the event I did choose to update the firmware to the latest revision.

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Re: Best Firmware version for 1198c SI
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 06:39:26 PM »
I would recommend updating to at least 7.51 which added Jigging Mode to improve the 2D performance.  But version 7.67 corrected issues in 7.51 for possible Nav data corruption (tracks, waypoints, routes).  Although I haven't had any Nav Data problems previously, I've used 7.67 since released and no problems.  Might as well update to latest and the final update.

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Re: Best Firmware version for 1198c SI
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 08:35:27 PM »
That is what I finally did is update both the finders to the same, latest firmware and will just work with what I got.

Thanks for the reply!

Lee


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