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Deep Dive: Simplify Firmware Upgrades with Client Classes, Classified Network Settings, and Device Classifiers

Firmware Upgrades: Challenges

In a typical firmware rollout, all cable modems (CM) of a specific model are told to update by the boot file. It starts with a download, even if it already has the right firmware. This has caused major resource problems in the past, where there have been instances where some devices will download large portions of the file before rejecting it. Many times the device does this every time it’s restarted. Continue Reading

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