Updating Firmware on Buffalo LS220D NAS stuck at “ Step 2/6 “ – READ THIS FIRST!Had to write a short post on the issues I had updating the firmware of the Buffalo LS220 series Network Attached Storage device.
After clicking on the ‘Update’ icon you’ll be presented with a screen that shows the current firmware revision and a link to the ‘Iomega Software Update Web Site’.Though like with anything regular maintenance is required whether this be removing the dust or fluff from the fan at the back or keeping the firmware up-to-date. The Iomega IX2 or IX4 NAS has two parts to it than can have firmware revisions applying to it.The first is the most obvious and is for the actual IX4 unit itself.Five minutes go by and you think OK this is taking a bit longer than I thought… ”) If you have turned it off, then at least do the points below first and then turn it back on Don’t bother closing the NAS Admin web page this won’t help when you log in …. So do these: In my case the PC was connected to my internet router, after doing items 1 and 2 above, the little cog was still turning on Step 2/6, I disconnected the CAT5 network lead from my router an plugged in to the same hub that the LS220D NAS unit was attached to – BINGO!ten minutes go by and you think well, this really should have progressed a bit… At twenty five minutes the panic really hits, still, we are not going to get too worried but we consider shutting down the NAS…At forty seven minutes visions of owning a data-free black “Brick” swim in your fevered nerve induced panic brain. The update process almost immediately progressed to Step 3/6 (to the sound of the Mormon Tabernacle choir singing “Hallelujah! The whole process then completed in a further 7 minutes.