Upgrade AEON-labs usb dongle firmware

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HOW TO Upgrade the z-wave firmware of your AEON-Labs usb dongle



  • 1 Firmwareupgradeable AEON-LAbs usb dongle (DSA02203-ZWUS/EU/AU)
  • The VCP driver kit for your client (Windows / Linux / MacOS)
  • Most recent compatible firmware from AEON-Labs


Here's a short manual on how to upgrade the z-wave firmware on an AEON-Labs USB dongle.


1. Unplug your Black Zwave dongle from Vera's USB port.
2. Locate its part number (it's written on the back of it). If it's: DSA02203-ZWUS/EU proceed further.

3. The procedure can be done only on a Windows PC from an account that has Administrative privileges (Administrator account).
3.1. To see the type of your account go to: Start->Control Panel->Users (User Accounts)
3.2. If you are an "Limited Account" you can't proceed further. Log-out and login into an account that is "Computer Administrator"

IF NEEDED 4. Download the drivers for the Zwave Stick:
4.1. Go to: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/products/view/2
4.2. Download VCP Driver Kit :

      For direct downloads see links below for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Linux or MacOS

4.3. If you don't have an unzip program (a program to extract the zip archive) grab 7zip from here: http://www.7-zip.org/
4.3.1. Download and install the latest version
4.4. Extract the CP210x_VCP_Win2K_XP_S2K3.zip archive and run CP210x_VCP_Win2K_XP_S2K3.exe
4.4.1. Install the Drivers.

5. Plug the black Zwave dongle in your PC USB PORT

6. Download the Upgrade Utility: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/products/view/2/ or here http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/support/view/18/

   For direct downloads see links below for US, EU and AU versions.

6.1. Run it
7. Keep pressed the Zwave Stick button and press the UPGRADE button on the utility

Note: If you get a message that the Zwave stick is not found you should set a correct baud rate also:

- Start -> My Computer: right click on it and then Device Manager
- In Device Manager - expand Ports and right click on Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge then Properties.
- in this windows go to Port Settings and set:

Bits per second: 115200
Data bits: 8 Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: none


please find more info here: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=2857.0


US: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=21
EU: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=22
AU: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=38

Driver kits:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=23
Windows 7: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=24
Linux: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=25
MacOS: http://www.aeon-labs.com/site/public/lib/download.php?type=s&f=26

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