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Upgrading WAPs from 205 to 305

Current configuration is about 140 AP-205's privisioned to a pair of 7210 controllers running 6.4.4.12

 

Looking at upgrading a little more than half of these current 205's to AP-305 so we can start utilizing Aruba's blue-tooth low-energy RTLS for IV pumps, high-dollar medical equipment, etc

 

What do I need to consider when swapping APs out?  Such as, will I need a new AP profile due to the difference in radios?  

 

Thanks for the assistance!

Guru Elite

Re: Upgrading WAPs from 205 to 305

The first thing you would need to do is pull up the datasheet for the AP-305 to see the minimum version of ArubaOS code that will be necessary:  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjKkInis-HVAhXkzlQKHYCFCdYQFggpMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arubanetworks.com%2Fassets%2Fds%2FDS_AP300Series.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGOSqT4VtjlCLjfOdZsUFMVJ0CvYQ

 

The minimum for the 305 is 6.5.1.0, so you will have to upgrade your controller to that version.

 

Unless you have devices that are really sensitve to roaming like VOIP  hardware phones, there is no real need to create specific profiles, imho.  They can run with the existing profiles.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Upgrading WAPs from 205 to 305

We are running Cisco 7925G wireless phones that do very well with the current radio profiles.

Guru Elite

Re: Upgrading WAPs from 205 to 305

There honestly should be no big difference with those two access points.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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