Wyse s50 SXO thin clients cannot upgrade
Posted on 2014-04-03
Have just incorporated a new company on to our network who had no budget for new equipment so have inherited around 30 Wyse S50 SXO Linux thin clients.
The terminals are configured to connect to the previous IT support companys dhcp server where they got the config from. This is no longer available and the terminals just hang before eventually trying to launch an rdp session which we cannot edit. There is no reset button so tried the G command to reset but no luck on any of them.
Have never used Wyse before so what are my options. Ideally I would like to flash them with the latest build for this model (from 2011) and have them boot in standalone mode so we can configure IP and rdp. For the small number we do not really want to invest in Wyse management software unless no other option. Tried configuring a laptop with the same address as the dhcp server it used to contact and ran tftp32 dhcp/tftp server to try and get them to connect and put the latest image in the ftp directory but although it gets a dhcp address I am unsure how to push an image to it.
Any help much appreciated.