I've got an AD2USB hooked into a Vista 20SE security panel. Every command I try with it results in "Sending..............." (with no timeout).
My AD2USB is at firmware version 2.2a1, and I've just realized from reading earlier in this thread that it must be upgraded to 2.2a2 or higher firmware to properly support "non-addressable" keypads on the SE panels (where every keypad is expected to have ID 31).
OK, so I just need to upgrade the firmware using AD2USBGUI, right? Not so fast... The GUI doesn't seem to be able to do *anything* with the AD2USB,
even with the correct /dev entry in the config (which works fine in Terminal). Nothing in the logs, no responses, no ability to reset, nothing. I tried restarting the GUI. I tried using the upgrade firmware function blindly, with no feedback... Nothing.
I also tried using the separate "console firmware uploader" on nutech.com's forums, but with no luck (argh, not allowed to post links):
And yet there seem to be plenty of other people getting through this with no problem. I'm guessing that I'm stuck in a perfect storm of SE panel, old firmware, Mac host, etc.
So my question is, has anyone with a Mac ever successfully upgraded their AD2USB firmware? Can anyone shed light on why the GUI does absolutely nothing? Can anyone identify another way to update the firmware?
Incidentally, I've mailed and called NuTech support about this too (ref #33109), but as it's now New Year's Eve, there's no one responding.
PLEASE HELP ASAP! I realize it's New Year's Eve, but I'm only at the house
where this problem is happening for another 24 hours, and it'll be at least a month (and several more weekend renters screwing up disabling the alarm!)
before I'm here and able to work on this again!