Updating software using field app - CL61

CL61 User Guide

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  • Ethernet maintenance cable
  • Laptop with Vaisala Field Application software installed
The laptop must support an Ethernet connection.

Before you start, make sure that:

  • You know the IP address of the device you are updating. The following instructions use the default IP of

  • You know the admin password for the device. (Set the admin password during device activation, see Vaisala Lidar Ceilometer CL61 Installation Guide.)

The software update interrupts measurements.
  1. Connect your computer to the same network as the ceilometer.

    Use the Ethernet maintenance cable.

    CAUTION Remove the Ethernet maintenance cable after setup. It is not intended for permanent installation.
  2. Configure your computer settings to match the device (ceilometer) network settings.
  3. Browse to the folder where you unzipped the software package on your computer.
  4. Open Vaisala Field Application.
  5. Type the device IP address.
  6. Log in with username and password.
  7. Select Maintain > Update Firmware.
  8. Select Browse and browse to the software package you unzipped.

    Select Open.

  9. Select Update Firmware.
Field app confirms the overall device status.