How to restore a bricked TellStick Net

Did something happen during a firmware upgrade of your TellStick Net? And now it won't start again?
Don't worry! You can probably restore it again yourself.

If something goes wrong while upgrading the firmware in the TellStick Net, it will automatically reset itself to ip address and listen for a new software. All you need to do is to join the same network on your computer and upload the firmware using tftp. Please read below for your operating system.

The latest firmware can be downloaded here:

Cycle the power to the TellStick Net and make sure the green led on the network connector flashes in groups of seven blinks. If it does it is now in recovery mode and is ready for a new firmware.

Windows 7

tftp is not activated by default in Windows 7. It is easily installed though. Open Control Panel > Programs and Features > click Turn Windows features on or off in left side > enable TFTP Client then click in OK.

Next, the computer must exist on the same subnet as TellStick Net. To do this we need to change the computers ip-address. Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > click Change adapter settings in the left side.
Right click on the network adapter that you are using and choose Properties.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

Select Use the following IP address and enter the IP address and the subnet mask

Click OK and then Close on the previous dialog to close them and set the new address.

Open a terminal: Start > Search programs and files > cmd
Type: tftp PUT C:\Users\Micke\Desktop\tellstick_net_fwXX.hex Do not press enter.
(Replace "C:\Users\Micke\Desktop\tellstick_net_fwXX.hex" to your path to the downloaded firmware.)
Toggle the power to the TellStick Net and within 4 seconds execute the command by pressing enter.

Remember to restore the previous settings in Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or you won't get Internet access.

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