Smartening up the Lorex LNB8005C 8MP mini bullet.

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I have verified my stock Lorex E1891AB can take the older '10.R' firmware linked by Ubaid from the web UI, with no noticeable effect.
This is as expected for loading the SAME firmware that's already on many of these and will be very useful to recover such units as needed. Thanx again!

I have not yet tried the newer '18R' firmware. it has the proper HWID in the check.img file, and the install file does not appear to update the bootloader, tho there is a boot.img in the .bin...
Will play with that a bit more carefully than the 'big hammer' of web UI update...

At least we now have some way to recover these to stock Lorex Firmware if needed, as we explore. Yea!
 

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I have verified my stock Lorex E1891AB can take the older '10.R' firmware linked by Ubaid from the web UI, with no noticeable effect.
This is as expected for loading the SAME firmware that's already on many of these and will be very useful to recover such units as needed. Thanx again!

I have not yet tried the newer '18R' firmware. it has the proper HWID in the check.img file, and the install file does not appear to update the bootloader, tho there is a boot.img in the .bin...
Will play with that a bit more carefully than the 'big hammer' of web UI update...

At least we now have some way to recover these to stock Lorex Firmware if needed, as we explore. Yea!
After upgrade, just clear the browser cache and history also
 

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for the lnb8111, first get the hwid in your browser like so: http://<IP ADDRESS>/cgi-bin/magicBox.cgi?action=getSystemInfo

that will determine if the same FW used for the lnb8005c will work or somethign else is needed for best results...
 

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for the lnb8111, first get the hwid in your browser like so: http://<IP ADDRESS>/cgi-bin/magicBox.cgi?action=getSystemInfo

that will determine if the same FW used for the lnb8005c will work or somethign else is needed for best results...
got the following:

serialNumber=NDXXXXXXXXXXXXX
deviceType=LNB8111
hardwareVersion=1.00

I replaced the actual serial number with Xs of course.
 

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first get the hwid in your browser like so: http://<IP ADDRESS>/cgi-bin/magicBox.cgi?action=getSystemInfo
I just tried that on the LNB8005-C and got this :
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appAutoStart=true
deviceType=IPC-HFW4830E-S
hardwareVersion=1.00
processor=S3LM
serialNumber=ND021711062399
updateSerial=IPC-HFW4830EP-S
updateSerialCloudUpgrade=IPC-HFW4830EP-S:01:02:03:50:21:00:01:00:00:00:04:2D0:00:00:00:00:00:01:00:00:200
*edit But it's now got the Dahua firmware on it, so probably a better response. *
 

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right. what's the 'updateSerial' value for the LNB8111? should start with "IPC-HFW" for a bullet-type unit. that's what determines the 'dahua-equivalent'...
 

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right. what's the 'updateSerial' value for the LNB8111? should start with "IPC-HFW" for a bullet-type unit. that's what determines the 'dahua-equivalent'...

Everything I posted in the response was what showed up. I copy and pasted directly and just edited out the serial numbers.
 

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that's interesting. i guess they did a little tidying up (hiding such stuff) in the newer units...

maybe we can glean something from the following: .../cgi-bin/magicBox.cgi?action=getSoftwareVersion

failing that, you'd need to get console access to the boot loader environment and print out environment variables, a bit more involved...
 

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A long shot in terms of whether more info appears - but maybe worth seeing what ONVIF Device Manager (sourceforge.net) finds.
Though I did find that ONVIF was a bit broken on the original Lorex firmware.
 

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that's interesting. i guess they did a little tidying up (hiding such stuff) in the newer units...

maybe we can glean something from the following: .../cgi-bin/magicBox.cgi?action=getSoftwareVersion

failing that, you'd need to get console access to the boot loader environment and print out environment variables, a bit more involved...
This is what I get

version=2.400.LR00.17.R
BuildDate=2017-07-20


There has never been a firmware update for these cameras from lorex.
 

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that's interesting. i guess they did a little tidying up (hiding such stuff) in the newer units...

maybe we can glean something from the following: .../cgi-bin/magicBox.cgi?action=getSoftwareVersion

failing that, you'd need to get console access to the boot loader environment and print out environment variables, a bit more involved...
This is what I can see when I log into the camera from the web and click on the "Version" tab

Device Type LNB8111

Software Version 00017

Build Date 2017-07-20

WEB Version 3.2.1.358605

ONVIF Version 2.42

S/N NDXXXXXXXXXXXX

Copyright 2017,All Rights Reserved.


(XXXXXXXXX was used instead of the actual serial #s)
 

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This is above my knowledge base
It's a Windows app, that after installation when you start it will automatically find any ONVIF devices on the same LAN as the PC.
When given some login credentials, at the top left of the window, it shows lots of info about the device. If ONVIF is properly implemented ...

The area of interest would be the Identification page.
 

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It's a Windows app, that after installation when you start it will automatically find any ONVIF devices on the same LAN as the PC.
When given some login credentials, at the top left of the window, it shows lots of info about the device. If ONVIF is properly implemented ...

The area of interest would be the Identification page.

Ok...was able to find onvif device manager. All the LNB8111B are hooked directly to the NVR so its not so easy getting the ONVIF info directly. I will have to hook up one to the switch later to access it directly.
 
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