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Occasional Contributor II
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Registered: ‎12-14-2016

AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

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Wonder if AP-325 and IAP-325 have the same hardware. It is just the firmware in the flash and the regulatory domain / manufacturing settings in the nvram that make them different? Anyone knows?

MVP
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Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

Hi,

 

The hardware is the same. Firmware is the diference. This is why you can convert an IAP into a controller managed AP. 

 

Cheers

James

Cheers
James

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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

That is what I guess. It is probably more than firmware. We have a few AP-325 and IAP-325. But we all know that you cannot convert an AP to an IAP.

 

Anyway, I did some tests on one AP. I did manage to install the IAP firmware to the AP using apboot but it complained about missing country code after booting into cli using show ap allowed-channels command.

 

I guess there must be some regulatory domain information stored in the nvram/eeprom. And there must be a way to program the country code / regulatory domain. Isn't that right?

MVP
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Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

Ok, you're talking about hacking the IAP firmware on an AP and it's not working. That's obviously not supported and outside of my knowledge I'm afraid. 

 

Cheers

James

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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

Well, it was by accident. They got mixed up very easily. It was taken from a site that was closed recently. It will be nice if I could repurpose it in a lab environment. I even managed to boot into full access mode (root) but to no avail.

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

 Did you try the reset button?  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controller-less-WLANs/Where-is-the-reset-button-on-the-IAP-and-how-do-I-reset-the-IAP/ta-p/180980

 

 



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Occasional Contributor II
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Registered: ‎12-14-2016

Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

I did try. It didn't work. My understanding is that the reset button is equivalent to factory_reset under apboot, which clears os on partition 0 and purges the env settings.

 

My wild guess is that there is an AP Type record and an Country Code record in the nvram. When bootstrapping, the IAP firmware checks the ap type first and if it is an IAP, it checks the country code.

Guru Elite
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Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

Correct.



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor II
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Re: AP-325 vs IAP-325 Hardware Difference?

Any how-to / guidance?

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