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Hitting reset button on upgrade really necessary? And connector care.

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Hello,

Is hitting the reset button on the back really necessary for upgrades? With the NANO in the tactical case it requires taking it out (at least I can't easily hit the button while it's in), which means taking the bottom antenna off. Not a big deal you think, but I work in high frequency test and here's a pro-tip, with RF connectors do not unscrew by rotating the main body of the connector. It's bad for the connectors leading to insertion loss over time (the contact points want to go straight in and out, not rotate around). The way to do it is by rotating the knurled part of the connector, while keeping the rest of the body stationary.

Which isn't difficult with a professional quality connector, but with these little pigtails it's tough, especially when in the case. Now on this device the losses and connector quality might be low enough not to matter, but it's good practice with all your connectors.

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Is hitting the reset button on the back really necessary for upgrades?

Well I don't think Seb put that in there for his amusement. It's not like every time he pushes a new firmware update he then sits back in an evil pose laughing at everyone who now has to push their reset button. I would say it's necessary.

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Well I don't think Seb put that in there for his amusement. It's not like every time he pushes a new firmware update he then sits back in an evil pose laughing at everyone who now has to push their reset button. I would say it's necessary.

Well, that's obvious. I hope I wasn't implying he did it to torture us, having to press it proves we have physical access clearly. My question is is it really necessary to demonstrate physical access to the device after an upgrade? If it's a security feature then surely proving physical access is better before the upgrade. But then, why do we need that proof anyhow? The only way a non authorized user could initiate an upgrade is by bypassing security of the device and getting in, and if they do that then all bets are off anyhow.

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Is hitting the reset button on the back really necessary for upgrades?

Isn't it to disable wifi temporarily?

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Why not just a checkbox on configuration page?

Because some dumbasses tried running pineapples at defcon and got owned hard. Now you have to physically have the device in hand to reflash.

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Is there an upgrade path? I thought all 'upgrades' were full reflashes.

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