Firmware IP2M-858W

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brianmw36
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Firmware IP2M-858W

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What happened to the firmware for IP2M-858W? This camera is not even listed in the firmware updates in "Support"
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Revo2Maxx
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Re: Firmware IP2M-858W

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I am going to guess that there might have been an issue with the FW that was last released and this FW was if I had to guess a second time JS in nature.. So this would mean to get a FW that is not JS from a listing of FW off the page might Brick the camera of the person that installed the JS fw... So it is better to not have one listed... While I don't work at Amcrest and I don't have any Contacts at the FW Dept this is my guess...

That is because last I remember there was one that was released before the Pandemic started and might have been found to have some issues... This might have been after they started working on other camera FW that it was found to have issues so it is not easy to get from 1 Program for a camera back into another because your mind still might be working in the newer one rather then the one your trying to FIX a mistake in and make a larger mistake...

These are only guesses I am sure something should be released before long.. IF you are on older 2018 or older FW on your backup of computer HDD then I would try maybe adding the FW back on or maybe a Factory Reset at the camera might fix some issues
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Re: Firmware IP2M-858W

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brianmw36 wrote:What happened to the firmware for IP2M-858W? This camera is not even listed in the firmware updates in "Support"
This won't actually help you, but is a bit of information.

I bought my IP2M-858W recently (a few weeks) and it is at FW version:
V2.623.00AC003.0.R.R4.2510.9A.NR, Build Date: 2019-11-13

As you say, no newer FW was available. But it is just barely possible that tech support could get you this version (assuming your version is earlier).

Unfortunately I have no idea how to offer them bribes. ;)
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Re: Firmware IP2M-858W

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Here is my opinion on the missing software that I posted last month.
https://amcrest.com/forum/posting.php?m ... 39#pr31244
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Re: Firmware IP2M-858W

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I am going to guess like Jack7 has said in his other post that there might have been some issues with the Release of the FW.. Something more then the minor issues that one might have by a FW release so it was pulled... I am going to guess that if there was a newer then the one davptz posted about it is likely that both have the same issue and they don't want the 11-13-2019 one out there much either...

See some people might not understand that when FW updates are done there are things that people outside of the normal camera user might do.. So while the Camera might work for a normal everyday user there might be something that was found to either be a flaw or something that was just making things not work right if it was used that way... While to me I wish it was that it would be Posted as a Caution on XYZ FW please if your running don't do this.. However problem with that is most times then not someone that wouldn't do it will just do it to see what happens and maybe now have another Brick to replace so I understand why it is not said.. From my Understanding from Aug 2019 on all FW is JS in nature and can't go back to non JS fw release without maybe causing some issues...

Also as stated some features were removed from the 841 fW back in 8-2019 and even in the Dec release and 2020 release they have not been returned so at times to make a Leap forward might take you a Step back...
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Re: Firmware IP2M-858W

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I have just bought this camera the 25x zoom ptz and it has a firmware date of 2.422.AC02.0.R.R4.2510.9A.NR, Build Date: 2018-07-06 if i read this right then there is no newer firmware so I can stop use the Amcrest Web View and my only browser option is Explorer the one browser that MS is about to put out of its misery (I am not an IE basher I liked it actually) what a mess I don't blame the poster above from being pissed off and i agree about covid being the go-to for every problem and it's like the get out of jail free card
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