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ConnectPort X4 Cellular Module Firmware Download

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Greetings all,

I've been doing some testing with Python code I wrote for the ConnectPort X4. While testing I've been keeping a close eye on the data transfer counts out the cellular network. At one point I saw what looked to be a huge anomaly - over 15MB downloaded in a short time! After doing some digging, I came across this in the event log:
---SNIP--- 2010-11-23 16:17:40 idigi Connection to server failed, server=developer.idigi.com 2010-11-23 16:17:40 idigi Device-initiated connection failed, return=-2 2010-11-23 16:17:40 idigi Service Down - Can't Connect. 2010-11-23 16:17:40 idigi Will reconnect to server in 60 seconds. [b]2010-11-23 16:17:41 mobile Downloading firmware for verizon[/b] 2010-11-23 16:18:25 mobile Firmware download complete 2010-11-23 16:18:31 mobile Registration status was -1, now 2 2010-11-23 16:18:31 mobile Attach state was 0, now 2 2010-11-23 16:18:32 mobile Registration status was 2, now 1 2010-11-23 16:18:32 mobile Attach state was 2, now 1 2010-11-23 16:18:32 mobile Roaming status was -1, now 1 2010-11-23 16:18:32 mobile Service type: EVDO RevA (Dormant) ---SNIP---

It appears that Verizon forced a download of new firmware into the cellular module (Qualcomm Gobi 2000). Has anyone experienced this before? Is this a common thing, and should I worry about it sapping my bandwidth limit? Can it be disabled? I've only been testing the X4 for about a week, and this is the first I've seen the firmware download; however I haven't been explicitly looking for it.

Any and all information will help!


John P.
asked Nov 23, 2010 in Digi Connect Cellular by jpod1313 New to the Community (8 points)

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The message you are seeing about downloading the firmware for Verizon is something that is supposed to happen with the device. The Gobi module needs to have its firmware downloaded upon each reboot so it knows which carrier to connect to. That message is just telling you when that particular process started, and once it completes, you will then start to connect to Verizon. This firmware download only happens on the Digi’s that are using the Gobi module.

In regards to your high data usage issue, I would suggest reading this security paper on our website that may give some hints as to where the high usage is coming from and tips on locking down the unit:

answered Nov 23, 2010 by zachh Community Contributor (107 points)
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Note this firmware load happens INTERNALLY on the CP X4 - it is not pushed down OTA (over the air) - at least as far as I know. If you are seeing 15MB it is from something else. If you are on a public IP it could be someone attempting to hack into your CP X4. You may want to enable IP Filtering and make sure you change the default username and password.
answered May 22, 2015 by billw1 Community Contributor (56 points)