22-06-2011 10:08 PM
Can you please advise whether I should be using VMB Lite or the full VMB for the above dongle?
What is the main difference/differences between the two versions?
Can you also please paste a link to the latest firmware for the dongle and the VMB Lite / VMB software.
Many thanks in advance
24-06-2011 01:36 PM - edited 24-06-2011 01:37 PM
Welcome to the Vodafone eForum.
Both VMB and VMC Lite are generally the same. The Lite version has a few extra services stripped out of it, such as data tracker, to make it a smaller application, but how they connect and work is the same.
If there’s a newer firmware available for any of our Data Device range, the link to this download and instructions on how to update, can be found under the model name in the Data Device Online Support Pages.
The latest VMB and VMC Lite Software can also be found in our Online help Pages.
I trust this answers your query, but let me know if you’ve anything further to add.
28-06-2011 08:28 AM
Many thanks for the reply. The link to the VMC Lite software is reat thanks but I am unable to find the link which updates the firmware for the mobile broadband dongles (I have clicked all links). Could you please clearly take me through the exact process to update the firmware.
29-06-2011 11:26 PM
I have taken a look at this for you and all the instructions on how to update the firmware on your modem can be found here.
All you need to do is;
- Take the SIM card out of the modem
- Make sure the modem is plugged in
- Check that the Vodafone Mobile Connect Software is not running
- Put the computer on mains power
- Download the firmware update utility here
- Double click the K4505Update 11.828.03.00.11.B427.exe to run
- Follow the on-screen prompts to apply the firmware update ensuring the device is not removed and the computer is not switched off during the upgrade process
- Once complete, reboot the computer.
If you have any problems, please let me know.
30-06-2011 08:54 AM - edited 30-06-2011 09:01 AM
Thanks for your reply. I have followed the steps but the firmware update utility link appears to be broken. I have clicked the link but get an Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage error message. The link tries to reach vodafone-etc.co.uk.
I have also tried a Google search for the firmware.exe and which has brought up a number of similar questions on this and other forums. I have also tried the links from these pages but get the same error message.
Can you try the link please or upload this file and send me the link please.
Many thanks in advance.
01-07-2011 11:11 AM - edited 01-07-2011 11:22 AM
Thanks for your post here. Sorry about that!
Can you try this link instead?
*Edit - It looks like that one doesn't work either. I'm going to try and find the file from a colleague of mine. I'll get back to you as soon as I have it.
Let me know how you get on and if you have any more questions we'll be happy to help you further
01-07-2011 11:52 AM
03-07-2011 04:20 AM
04-07-2011 10:20 PM
Heres an updated share link for the firmware update for the K4505 Black.
Please be aware, for anybody else wanting to use this, DO NOT use this with the K4505 White.
Let me know how you get on and if you have any more questions we'll be happy to help you.
07-08-2011 10:28 PM
Thanks - sorry for the delay in replying. Thanks for the link - somewhat surprised that the last update was Jan 2011 - is this still current or has the black K4505 been discontinued???
09-08-2011 01:58 PM