04-04-2017 09:25 AM
Hello, I had a question regarding the follow models of IAP-215:
Rest of World (IAP-215-RW)
I was checking through the selectable countries in the -RW model of AP and noticed that Japan was present in the list (code: JP3). I configured the -RW model AP to the “JP3” country code and pulled the allowed channels and transmit power restrictions from the CLI.
I then checked the -JP model of AP, I noticed that it also used the country code of “JP3”. When I pulled the allowed channels and transmit power restrictions from the -JP model AP, the output matched that of the -RW model AP exactly.
I know that some countries have heavy restrictions on usage and configuration that require specific models (USA/Canada, Israel, etc) so it seems very strange to me to have a specific -JP model AP when the -RW model can be configured to the same country code with the same channel and power restrictions.
Is this a mistake in the code? It seems like the -RW model should have “JP3” as an allowable country code selection. For example, the -RW model AP does not have a valid country selection for the United States or Israel because those countries have regulatory restrictions that require a specific model.
Could you help clarify why both the -JP and -RW model of IAP-215 (126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52_56428 firmware version for both) can each select “JP3” as the country configuration?
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04-04-2017 10:20 AM
The critical element is that an IAP that ships to Japan (we do not allow shipments of -RW variants to Japan) are restricted in such a way that the user can only select Japan as the country of operation.
While there is no reason for a -RW IAP to support Japan (there is indeed some inconcistency there), it's not causing any regulatory concerns. However, following Japan regulatory restrictions, it would be illegal to deploy a -RW IAP in Japan.
04-04-2017 10:54 AM
That is entirely what I expect. It's also the reason why "US" and "IL" aren't selectable in the -RW model AP and have their own hardware version.
I would have expected the same to apply for Japan that the "JP3" option is entirely removed from the -RW model AP to prevent this from occuring.
Just seems like an oversight that should be corrected to me.
04-04-2017 10:58 AM
The reason for this is historical. The rules for Japan have changed, and in the past we used to be able to ship and deploy -RW instant APs and controllers there. Things are now more strictly defined, but if we were to remove the support for Japan on -RW instant APs, we would end up with some stranded customers there who used to purchase -RW.