OK, I think I bricked my 6500 and should have known better. I have a new home with a very slow internet (1.5 mb/s) and no connection in the shack right now. I'd have to drill a hole in the floor to cable it. So today I downloaded ver 1.10.x to my laptop at my old home and transported the laptop to the new QTH and connected it to my Flex 6500. The purpose of this exercise was to use my laptop instead of my PC which is currently connected to the Flex and worked OK at my old QTH. Here, I get tremendous RFI from the PC. I had hoped the laptop would be an improvement.
So this is where I'm at. I have ver 1.10.x on the laptop which is connected to a network via wireless (at 1.5 mb/s) and I'm connected to my Flex via a switch (which I've always used). A message on the Flex says "updating software" and the LED on the Flex is a pretty shade of violet. It has been that way for some time now, at least 45 minutes. The laptop is on a web connection but the Flex is not. Did I really brick the Flex or should I wait longer.
When I first fired this up, the Flex window came up and said "update needed" so that is what I clicked on. A yellow strip proceeded to indicate a load was taking place but that reached 100% and now here I sit. Thoughts please? 73, Jim
Yes, I do feel like a dolt, thanks.