Originally Posted by 3Dfx
Question: what serial port settings does the Anthem/FW update require (Baud rate, stop bits), etc?
That's detailed in the instructions that come in the install kit. If you'd like an early look, you can download the V1.11 install kit from the Anthem web site and read the instructions with it. Of course you should only actually use the apps and instructions that are sent to you as part of the V1.11g kit.
So far, we haven't had any reports here that firmware install problems were caused by people failing to manually set up their serial port correctly. It looks like the Anthem Windows software apps are configuring all that OK by themselves (baud rate in particular) without users having to do any manual adjustments ahead of time. I.e., the Windows default settings for the serial port should be fine as is.
So if your serial connection is working OK when you run Setup Editor and Live Video Settings Editor to save the Anthem menu settings to PC files, then you are probably also OK with the serial port as is for the software install itself. This is another good reason to fire up Setup Editor (and Live Video Settings Editor for V1.11g or later) to save settings prior to the install. By the way, you should use the version that comes in the new install kit both for saving settings to the PC and, if necessary, restoring settings. Always use the latest version that you have of Setup Editor or Live Video Settings Editor both for saving and restoring.
Anthem's improvements to the installer since V1.10 have all apparently related to how it buffers both transfers to the Anthem and verification reads back from the Anthem in the course of programming and verifying the different parts of the Anthem.