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This page is a summary of information that came from two pages of the freewysemonkeys website, namely:

I find I occasionally check the site so I thought I'd summarise the information here. (Note: Original links to the two pages are now dead and have been removed).

 

Platform Models Flash Details RAM Details OS Recovery Tool
ClassicWT2000T, WT2300, WT2300T, WT2300SE, WT2500, WT2500T, WT2600, WT2700, WT2700T     DOS based Xfer
MarsWT2310SE, WT2315SE, WT2510SE, WT2515SE, WT2610SE, WT2710SE, WT2715SE, WT3315SE, WT3515SE, WT3715SE, WT5315SE     Dos, Windows CE, Linux Xfer
LeoWT3350SE, WT5250SE, WT5355SE,
Compaq T1000, Compaq T1500
No Expansion, max device size 32MB 1 x DIMM Socket Windows CE, Linux Xfer
Midway, Hiway,
Speedway
WT3320SE, WT3360SE, WT3520SE, WT3620SE, WT3720SE,
Compaq T1010, Compaq T1510
Soldered on board, expandable to 32MB 1 x DIMM Socket
May take 32MB or 64MB

Windows CE, Linux Xfer
ULC/UTCWT1200LE, WT3200LE, WT3230LE, WT3630LE, WT8230LE, WT8630LE Soldered on board, Some models support up to 32 or 128MB (CE, NT) 1 x DIMM Socket
Expandable to 96MB/192MB

Windows CE, Windows NTe, Linux Netxfer
STPWT1200 Plus, WT3235LE, WT8235LE, WT9235LE,
Compaq T20
Soldered on board plus single socketed expansion of 128MB 1 x DIMM Socket
Expandable to 128MB/256MB

Windows CE, Windows NTe, Linux Netxfer
PEIModel Compaq T30 Soldered on board, up to 32MB for CE and 512 MB for XPe 1 x DIMM Socket Windows CE
Windows NTe,XPe
Netxfer
WSI
FranklinWT1125SE, WT3125SE, WT5125SE, WT3425SE Some soldered on board (Blazer, CE) up to 32MB
XPe models support IDE flash up to 512MB

Soldered on board
Up to 512MB for XPe

Windows CE, Windows NTe, Linux Netxfer
XLWT5440XL, WT8440XL, WT9440XL   2 x DIMM sockets 256MB ? ?
Armstrong/GeminiWT3455XL, WT3650XE, WT5455XL, WT9450XE, WT9455XL, WT9650XE, WT941GXL IDE Flash Socket, up to 512MB in XPe models Single DIMM socket, up to 512MB in XPe models ? WSI
SaturnWT3150, WT5150, WT9150 IDE Flash Socket, up to 512MB in XPe models Soldered on board, up to 512MB in XPe models ? WSI
CallistoS30, S50, S90 IDE Flash Socket, up to 512MB in XPe models Soldered on board, up to 256MB in XPe models ? WSI
VenusV30, V50, V90 IDE Flash Socket, up to 1GB in XPe models Single DIMM socket, up to 1GB in XPe models ? WSI
Notes:

Any model starting with a "1" the OS is Blazer. (eg. WT1200LE)
Any model starting with a "2" the OS is DOS based. (eg. WT2300SE)
Any model starting with a "3" the OS is Windows CE. (eg. WT3125SE)
Any model starting with a "5" the OS is Linux. (eg. WT5125SE)
Any model starting with a "8" the OS is Windows NTe. (eg. WT8235LE)
Any model starting with a "9" the OS is Windows XPe. (eg. WT9150SE)

Recovery Tools

DOC Tools (Disk On Chip Tools). This is a DOS based set of tools from M-Systems who made the Disk On Chip flash used in the old Netier XL series terminals, Wyse purchased Netier and re-branded these devices such as the 8440XL/SL. You will need to boot the device in to DOS to use the tools and this was done during manufacture of the devices by loading a PXE DOS disk and mapping a drive to run the tools and load the .img file.
Xfer Xfer (Transfer?) is used from DOS again to load an image via a Parallel LapLink cable. This tool must be run from DOS not a NT based command shell, it is a very simple tool to use. Boot a PC from a DOS disk and connect to the target terminal with the laplink cable.
netXfer netXfer is a self contained bootp and TFTP client however it is configured to listen on port 10067 and 10068 for the bootp broadcast and deliver the image on port 10069. A terminal booted with the "P" key depressed will start the netXfer process. netXfer is easy to use and runs from a simple .exe, this is an old tool and will require that the OS have Microsoft Java (not SUN) installed. (Trivial to use a standard DHCP server and TFTP server on a Linux box instead).
Wyse Simple Imager (WSI) WSI is really a tool that has the core Wyse wizard imaging system which is PXE based. To install this tool you will need to create a complete PXE environment with a ftp server as well. This tool will also require a DHCP server and there is a link to a free-ware one to use with a standalone PC. WSI is clunky to install but simple to use once its running.

Any newer Wyse device that support PXE can have an image loaded via WSI. Visit the wyse.com download section to get this tool and the installation instructions.

USB memory disk Wyse do not support imaging from a USB key however a un-official USB imaging system that works with XPe/Linux V-class devices exists.

 


Any comments? email me.    Last update April 2010