RICOH Aficio MP 161 firmware

Have a printer no longer under contract which needs a firmware upgrade. Ricoh is asking a ridiculous amount of money to download and install. Anyone know how to go about getting firmware upgrades for a RICOH  Aficio MP 161
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAsked:
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hdhondtCommented:
My first question is: why do you need a firmware upgrade? Is there a new feature you require, or a bug you want to fix? If there are new features, then Ricoh may feel they are entitled to charge for them.

I am not in favour of installing printer firmware, just because it's there.
WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
we replaced a sbs2003 server to 2012R2, in order for the scanner software to work RICOH said the firmware needs to be updated. Considering the technology gap between 2003 and 2012 this makes sense. What I'm not happy about is a tech showing up uncertain what needs to be done and billing for 2 - 3 hours at a crazy rate.
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
It takes about 30 minutes to update the firmware, but I am not sure that a 161 will work with server 2012 even with the latest firmware.
2012 defaults to SMB3, which is not supported on older Ricohs.
You could install FTP server  and use scan to FTP instead.
You can use the builtin ftp server, or the Filezilla free one.
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
no correct answer closing
WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for WORKS2011's comment #a41251816

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no answer, closing.
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
Actually, you got an answer. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it is incorrect.
WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
you wrote
...but I am not sure that a 161 will work with server

If we follow your approach you can answer questions all day and expect points.

Others, including myself except points when we provide a valid solution.

If the points are this important for such a useless answer maybe the administrator will give them to you.

Sorry, I also don't pay for services in the free market if there's not a solid resolution...kind of the same thing. Your thoughts.
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
I work on Ricoh equipment, and I regularly come across this issue.
Ricoh last updated the NIB firmware for that machine in early 2013, server 2012 r1 came out in Dec 2012, and 2012r2 came out in October 2013, so without trying it, I can't say for sure whether the firmware would work or not. Probably not.

I also suggested a simple workaround using FTP that will work.

Firmware is not available to the public because updating it is not a simple procedure.
The firmwares often have to be applied in a particular order, and it can render a machine useless if not done properly.

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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
THANK YOU wyliecoyoteuk. It's been a long day. Did not mean any disrespect prior.
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
no worries
S ANGELOVCommented:
Hi you're need firmware version for ricoh mp161 is B8925526G.fwu
This version work with network share on windows 8.1\10.
Edwin MedinaCommented:
Hi S ANGELOV, can you tell me where can i download the firmware? please...
Mike MondayCommented:
Hi Angelo, hi Edwin...

Is it possible to get the Firmware from you?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.


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