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Question I can't use my upgraded MKII mainframe with my original (black) ICON remote - what's going on

Answer To be able to run your System 6000 MKll mainframe with the original ICON hardware (black Remote CPU System 6000) or PC/Mac software editor, you need to upgrade those to version 7.5 This upgrade procedure is described below.
Overview:
  1. From Windows 7 via shared folder, 
  2. From Windows XP SP3 via shared folder,
  3. From Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 via shared folder,
  4. Via floppy disk from an original (black) M6000 / R6000.

1. From Windows 7 via shared folder.

Connect your computer directly to the ICON with a crossed ethernet cable.

You only need two protocols to communicate with the NT4 OS on the MKI,, so disable all the others and reboot the PC if necessary. Image

In IPv4, you need to fill in the IP address and Subnet mask.

The default IP address of the ICON MKI is 192.168.1.125, so set the IP address of your PC to 192.168.11.xxx, wherre xxx is different from 125. Example: 192.168.1.124. The Subnet mask must be set to 255.255.255.0.

Check your IP on the setup page of your ICON, and adjust accordingly.

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Then go to C:\ in COMPUTER and create a folder named icon (or any other name), to which you copy the file Icon.cab from the CD.

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Right-click the folder and click Share with > Specific people.

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From the dropdown, select Everyone and click Add. Ensure the Permisssion Level is set to either Read or Read/Write.

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Click Share. Go to the Network and Sharing center in Windows Control Panel. Click Change Advanced Sharing Settings. Under Home or Work or Public, disable Password protected sharing:

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The ICON MKI is now able to bee updated from \\computername\icon NOTE: Get your computer name by right-clicking on COMPUTER and clicking Properties.

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On the ICON MKI, enter \\computername\icon under TC icon Update from shared folder on the SETUP>NET page, and press Update from shared folder on the Update page.

NOTE: Alternatively, you could use the IP Address of your PC instead of the name (\\192.168.1.124\icon for the example above).

Troubleshooting: This guide made on freshly installed OS and there was no Antivirus/Firewall/Malware protection installed on the PC. If you experience problems, make sure to disable these features if installed and reboot. Another issue could be if you run your PC on a DOMAIN based network. In this case, contact your network/domain administrator, as your computer needs to have a password on the Administrator local account. It has to be set up like this: USER: Administrator Password: Administrator (Note the capital A in the password as this is case sensitive) A reboot of the PC and Icon hardware can sometimes solve issues, as settings changed in TCP/IP are not used until system is rebooted.


2. From Windows XP SP3 via shared folder. Connect your computer directly to the ICON via a crossed ethernet cable. There is no need to change any protocols on XP SP3. Go to the properties of the TCP/IP: Image In TCP/IP, you need to fill in the IP address and Subnet mask. As stated in the manual the default IP address of the ICON MKII is 192.168.1.125, so set the IP address of your PC to 192.168.1.xxx, where xxx is different from 125. Example: 192.168.1.124 The Subnet mask muust be set tto 255.255.255.0 Check your IP on the setup page on your ICON, and adjust accordingly. Image Press OK. Then go to C:\ in My Computer and create a folder named 'icon' (or any other name), to which you copy the ICON.CAB file: Image Right-click the folder and press Sharing and security. Check the checkmark for Share this folder on the network. Press Apply and OK: Image The ICON MKI is now able to be updated from \\computername\icon. NOTE: Get your computer name by right-clicking on MY COMPUTER and clicking Properties. Image On the ICON MKI, enter \\computername\icon under TC ICON update from shared folder on the SETUP>NET page , and press Update from shared folder on the Update page. NOTE: Alternatively, you could use the IP Address of your PC insteead of the name (\\192.168.1.124\icon as stated in the example above).

Troubleshooting: This guide was made on freshly installed OS and there was no Antivirus/Firewall/Malware protection installed on the PC. If you experience problems, make sure to disable these features if installed and reboot. Another issue could be if you run your PC on a DOMAIN based network. In this case, contact your network/domain administrator, as your computer needs to have a password on the Administrator local account. It has to be set up like this: USER: Administrator Password: Administrator (Note the capital A in the password as this is case sensitive) A reboot of the PC and Icon hardware can sometimes solve issues, as settings changed in TCP/IP are not used until system is rebooted.


3. From Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 via shared folder. Create a folder named icon (or any other name) in your home folder and copy the file icon.cab into it. (in this case /Users/tcpm/icon). Image Enable File Sharing under Sharing in System Preferences. Add icon to the shared folders: - click the + beneath the Shared Folders: window, - browse to the icon folder, - click Add. Image Enable Windows Sharing by clicking Options to enable Windows Sharing (SMB) (remove others if checked) Image Click Done. Setup Network Connection (crossed Ethernet cable): Image Locate the Ethernet setup under Network in the System Settings and setup the IP Address in "Manually" mode as described below. The default IP address of the ICON MKI is 192.168.1.125, so set the IP address of your Mac to 192.168.1.xxx, where xxx is different from 125. Example: 192.168.1.124 The subnet mask must be set to 255.255.255.0 Check your IP address on the setup page on your ICON, and adjust accordingly. The ICON MKI is now able to be updated from \\computername\icon (\\tcpm\icon in this example). NOTE: Get your computer name from File Sharing under Sharing in the System Settings See section Computer name. On the ICON MKI, enter \\computername\icon under TC ICON update from shared folder on the SETUP>NET page, and press Update from shared folder on the Update page. Alternatively, you could use the IP Address of your Mac instead of the name (\\192.168.1.124\icon as stated in the example above). If update progress stops with a Could not copy icon.cab file from frame, your floppy disk may be defective.

4. Via floppy disk from an original (black) M6000 / R6000. This procedure may be used if you have access to an original System 6000 frame with floppy drive.
  • On the PC, copy the Icon.cab to a floppy disk.
  • Insert the floppy into the System 6000 frame.
  • On TC Icon, go to the Setup/Update page. Press Update TC Icon from device. If you have multiple frames connected, you can browse through them to select the one where the floppy was inserted.
  • Update progress will start with Copying TC Icon software from frame.please wait
  • Update progress will end with the Icon application restarting. The new version number may be checked on the setup page.