Digi Etherlite 162 wrong firmware.

Might not be the right forum, but this is where i found therlite when searching.

I have a new out of the box el162, it has the etherlite firmware on it so it listens on port 1001.
I need the realport firmware since everything is configured to talk to that IP via port 771.

I downloaded the firmware and the dgipserv app and when i try and do a firmware update i get:
received request from
confirmed IP address is
(dozen times or so)
Failed to update firmware and settings.

This is directly connected to the laptop, hardcoded ip on the laptop.

Any clues?