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Contributor II
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎02-15-2011

6.1.3.6 Release Note Support for New Version of ETSI DFS Standard

I am looking to upgrade to 6.1.3.6. We have a RAP-5WN.

In the release notes there is a note that says:

The RAP-5WN and AP-120 Series APs can be upgraded to ArubaOS 6.1.3.6, but will not become compliant with
the version 1.6.1 of the standard. RAP-5WN and AP-120 Series APs already installed in a network are allowed to
remain compliant with the previous version of the standard, but any new devices added to the network after 12/31/
2012 must comply with the version 1.6.1 or later wherever ETSI rules apply.

 

Can someone explain what this means?

 

Thanks

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-24-2008

Re: 6.1.3.6 Release Note Support for New Version of ETSI DFS Standard

This is in relation to recent changes to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) regulatory standard - note many countries outside of Europe have adopted and enforce this standard.  The radios witin the products mentioned are not in full compliance with the regulatory changes to the standard.  Because of this, they can no longer be installed after 12/31/12 in countries who have adopted this standard.  Any of these devices installed before this date are allowed to remain.  Aruba has new products available that are viable replacements for these models that are in compliance if needed for new installations.

 

Hope that makes more sense of it.  

Aruba
Posts: 1,290
Registered: ‎08-29-2007

Re: 6.1.3.6 Release Note Support for New Version of ETSI DFS Standard

But what are the implications of upgrading an estate that contains AP125 or RAP-5WN?

 

Will they continue to operate in their current configuration or are some channels excluded?


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mclarke@arubanetworks.com
Aruba Employee
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎08-12-2011

Re: 6.1.3.6 Release Note Support for New Version of ETSI DFS Standard

There are no implications, these products continue to work and function exactly the same after upgrading to newer releases (no restriction on channels, what you had before will be the same now)

We just can't import them into ETSI countries any more.

(This does not affect RMA's)

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