Help identifying model/firmware

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  1. unrealdude24

    unrealdude24 n3wb

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    I purchased a IP Camera PoE. I have it connected and I can log in but I'd like to update the firmware. Its currently at:
    Software Version 2.400.0000.30.R, Build Date: 2016-06-04
    WEB Version 3.2.1.350858
    ONVIF Version 2.4.2

    So I decide to google the model online and find the latest firmware. Well this model doesn't even show up on searches! On the box and on the underside of the camera, the model shown is IP-784IR-WZ. Searching this model doesn't show any Dahua cameras. Now the guy I purchased it from also provided me with a data sheet which I've attached. It seems its a rebranded camera. From the specs, I believe its a
    IPC-HDBW5431E-Z. But when I try upgrading any firmware that is supposed to be for this camera, it fails (both via browser and via configtool). The config tool just says "upgrade failed" after getting to 50%. On the browser, it says "File unmatch". I tried the following firmwares:
    DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea_EngSpnFrn_N_Stream3_V2.622.0000000.31.R.180813
    General_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea_Eng_P_Stream3_V2.622.0000000.18.R.20171110
    DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea_Eng_P_Stream3_V2.460.0000.10.R.20170523.bin

    Would anyone know how I could find the firmware that I can upgrade this camera? Is there a way to confirm if this rebranded model actually maps to the IPC-HDBW5431E-Z? Is there a RS232 or some way I can telnet into the camera and see additional hardware info?
     

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  2. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Please read the Cliff Notes and other items in the Wiki. The Wiki is in the blue bar at the top of the page.

    Read,study,plan before spending money


    I strongly recommend NOT trying to update the camera. You may end up with a BRICK. Why do you want to upgrade, what is wrong ? Spend some time reading about all the failed upgrades and bricks on the forum.
     
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  3. TheDude

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    Since Impath Networks appears to be gone you have no way to get firmware from them. If you can find a correct firmware file for the camera you would extract it and potentially determine exactly what it is and what the correct newer firmware might be for it. As old as the firmware is, there is a remote possibility is has telnet access. Easy enough to just try and telnet to its IP to find out. Without that your only choice would be to open the camera, identify the serial connection points, connect a low level TTL serial adapter to the holes on the board in the camera, and then try and ID with a terminal. Just not worth the trouble on an older camera in my opinion. As other already mentioned, you also run a risk of bricking the camera as well. Plenty of info on here on locating the TTL serial points on the board of one and doing all of that if you are so inclined. Most learned about that initially because they bricked their camera by flashing the wrong firmware on it.
     
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    unrealdude24 n3wb

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    The reason I want to update is because of security as I plan on having at least the streaming ports exposed via NAT, and looking at the odd changelogs I've seen here and there, there are quite a few that have been fixed. I know I can set up VPN into my network as well which I might have to resort to. The firmware seems a little unstable as well as the camera becomes inaccessible via a DHCP assigned IP after like 2 min every time, I figure an update would solve this. What's odd is it is stable if I connect it directly to my PC and statically assign the appropriate IP. I did notice a bunch of traffic originating from the camera going out on the network once internet access was there so I'm not sure if the camera itself is already compromised somehow.

    I'm perfectly okay messing around with the TTL port as I got a USB dongle laying around, sort of a hobby of mine to mess with embedded systems.

    I'll try it out, will see if telnet access is available tonight, if not, will have some fun opening it up.