How to update the firmware in TellStick Net using Linux

The windows version of the TellStickNetFlasher-utility run well in Wine. If you experience any problem running the TellStickNetFlasher-utility, you can follow this guide instead:

First you need to find out the IP-number of your TellStick Net, the easiest way is to check the list of attached devices in your router.

The latest firmware can be downloaded here:

Open a terminal and type tftp <tellstick-net-ip-number-here>

rexmt 1
timeout 60
put [PATH]/tellstick_net_fw17.hex

Please wait for the upload to complete.

Close tftp with the "quit" command.


Q: The firmware software says "No TellStick found". What can I do?

  • A1: Are your computer connected wirelessly to the network? Try deactivating wifi and connect the computer with a cable instead.
  • A2: Try connecting the TellStick Net and your computer the another network. Maybe at a friends house or the office?

Q: I lost the power while flashing my TellStick Net and now it is bricked, what can I do?
A: Don't worry. It will probably be possible to fix it without sending your device to us. Please see our guide.