Satlink WS6906 upgrade (mine)

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Hello can someone give me a working link to The software upgrade
Have you tried the Satlink site? I think you have to pay to get a working link..
 
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Surprisingly my 6906 still works!!!!
 
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have you find original firmware for ws6906 and have anyone some channel editor for it ?
Hello can someone give me a working link to The software upgrade
For the newbies to the forum, you need to understand that there are TWO VERY DIFFERENT versions of the 6906, but Paul's f/w upgrade applies ONLY to the early version - and if you have the later version (which you probably do have if you bought it within the last 3 years or so) then using the early version will cause a major issue by "locking it", but that can be cleared by doing a Factory Reset.

This pdf shows the front panels of the Early and Late versions of the 6906
Dropbox - WS6906 buttons - Early & Late models.pdf

I ran into the same issue myself, but finally solved it earlier this year - and then created a replacement f/w upgrade bin file which does work on the later version, and mentioned that in another thread.

However, for simplicity, I am repeating the critical info from that thread here, as follows: The bin file that I created after I reset my 6906 to remove the "Lock" light, and then entered transponders on the strongest beams for the UK a number of European satellites (In Jan 2018) is here:
Dropbox - 2018-01-04 Data Dump 3.bin

Hopefully, that will allow a locked late-version 6906 to be reset and to load that reasonably current satellite and transponder database.
 
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For the newbies to the forum, you need to understand that there are TWO VERY DIFFERENT versions of the 6906, but Paul's f/w upgrade applies ONLY to the early version - and if you have the later version (which you probably do have if you bought it within the last 3 years or so) then using the early version will cause a major issue by "locking it", but that can be cleared by doing a Factory Reset.

This pdf shows the front panels of the Early and Late versions of the 6906
Dropbox - WS6906 buttons - Early & Late models.pdf

I ran into the same issue myself, but finally solved it earlier this year - and then created a replacement f/w upgrade bin file which does work on the later version, and mentioned that in another thread.

However, for simplicity, I am repeating the critical info from that thread here, as follows: The bin file that I created after I reset my 6906 to remove the "Lock" light, and then entered transponders on the strongest beams for the UK a number of European satellites (In Jan 2018) is here:
Dropbox - 2018-01-04 Data Dump 3.bin

Hopefully, that will allow a locked late-version 6906 to be reset and to load that reasonably current satellite and transponder database.
 
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beano2

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hi
jeallen01 just like to say thanks as that has got my meter working
 
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hi
jeallen01 just like to say thanks as that has got my meter working
Good to hear that :Y - OTOH, not a "peep" from Kenneth16:angry:
 
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satmanbasil

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Hi guys
I have bought the ws-6906 meter and im able to download to my pc the bin file but cannot find
an editor that coverts this into a readable file that can be edit do any of you guys know what can be used
to do so or am I stuck with downloaded bin files that cannot be edited

regards
 
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Sorry, but, I can't help with that aspect.
 
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