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AP-305 to IAP

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  • 1.  AP-305 to IAP

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hello all,

    I have read that campus AP's such as the 305 can be converted to Instant using some CLI commands, is this correct. I remember from years ago this was not possible.

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    Jason
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  • 2.  RE: AP-305 to IAP

    Posted 6 days ago
    Check this out: https://community.arubanetworks.com/browse/articles/blogviewer?blogkey=e1cee5f7-d6cb-4925-99c8-e23a91a37f9d


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    Dustin Burns
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  • 3.  RE: AP-305 to IAP

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Dustin,

    That is a post on how to convert a campus AP back to and IAP, not how to convert a campus AP, that has never been an IAP to an IAP.

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    Jason
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  • 4.  RE: AP-305 to IAP

    Posted 6 days ago
    This should work as long as your AP-305 can run as an IAP. By default an IAP will come up as an IAP unless it detects and joins a controller on first boot. You can tell if its a Unified AP (IAP capable) by the model number on the AP itself. Do you have access to see this?


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    Dustin Burns
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  • 5.  RE: AP-305 to IAP

    Posted 6 days ago
    Provided your controller(s) run AOS 8.6 or newer, you can convert CAPs to IAPs with the command "ap convert"

    Procedure can be found in the AOS 8.6 user guide:
    https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00092459en_us

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  • 6.  RE: AP-305 to IAP
    Best Answer

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi.

    You can do it from the controller and there is another procedure.
    You must enable telnet access to the CAP in the controller configuration and put a password for telnet.
    Access to the AP and execute:

    Shift+Ctrl+Alt+K
    bootenv -j -> this command is to see the variables
    bootenv -s
    bootenv -p os_partition=1
    bootenv -p uap_controller_less=1

    Then reload the ap.

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    Javier Palomo
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  • 7.  RE: AP-305 to IAP

    Posted 6 days ago

    Hi,

    check this article - but read carefully as there are some limitations !​
    https://community.arubanetworks.com/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MID=32849
    So you should not use such AP's in any production environment for LAB it would be OK.

    Groetjes

    Jochem



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    Jochem Knoben
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