KVH Flash Update Wizard

The KVH Flash Update Wizard allows you to update the software in older legacy TracVision antennas without the need for HyperTerminal (see list of compatible models below). It also allows you to enter antenna commands and view diagnostic data. For instructions on how to connect a PC to your TracVision model, select the Wizard's Help menu.

If you are not a Certified/Trained KVH Dealer, we do not recommend you use the Flash Wizard. Doing so could render your system inoperable and require it be sent in for service, at your expense.

Special Instructions

After installing the Flash Wizard, be sure to choose "Check for Updates..." from the Update menu while still connected to the Internet to ensure you have the latest antenna software. See illustration below for details.

KVH Flash Wizard Screen


Compatible TracVision Models

Land Mobile: A7, A5, R6, R6ST, R6DX, R5SL, R4SL, R5, R4, L3, S3, L2, S2, LF, SF, LM, SA
Marine: M9, M7, M5, M3, M3ST, M3DX, M2, M1, G8, G6, G6-HP, G4, G4-HP, C3, 6, 6-HP, 4, 4-HP

Compatible Operating Systems

The KVH Flash Update Wizard is compatible with Windows® 10, 7, Vista, XP, ME, and 2000 PCs. It is not compatible with older versions of Windows or any Apple® Macintosh® computer. If you are running Windows Vista, 2000, or XP, you must be logged on as an Administrator to install the wizard on your computer.

Wizard Installation

  1. Click the Download button. At the File Download window, click the Save button and save the file to your computer [filename: flwsetup_# (# = wizard build number)].
  2. Once the file is downloaded, open the file to start the InstallShield Wizard.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the Flash Update Wizard on your computer. If you have an older version of the wizard installed on your PC, InstallShield replaces that version with the latest. Software Terms and Conditions must be accepted in order to complete the setup installation. When the installation is complete, a shortcut appears on your PC’s desktop.


Download the Flash Update Wizard

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