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Compatibility between TAA/FIPS compliant APs and non-TAA/FIPS compliant APs

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  • 1.  Compatibility between TAA/FIPS compliant APs and non-TAA/FIPS compliant APs

    Posted May 12, 2020 04:39 AM

    Hi to all,

    one of our customers needs to expand its Wifi infrastructure which is based on Aruba IAP-207 (JX954A): this model is no longer available from our provider and they suggested to buy IAP-207 (JX958A) that seems to have the same funcionality and is TAA/FIPS compliant.

    My question is: as long as I don't need/care about TAA/FIPS compliancy, can I use/integrate the new APs (JX958A) with older ones(JX954A)?

     

    Thanks

    Regards

    Oiam



  • 2.  RE: Compatibility between TAA/FIPS compliant APs and non-TAA/FIPS compliant APs

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hey Oilam - Did you ever obtain an answer to this....Similliar question has arised on my end and i cannot find answer....

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    Jason Pagliaro
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  • 3.  RE: Compatibility between TAA/FIPS compliant APs and non-TAA/FIPS compliant APs

    Posted 15 days ago
    If you run the APs on a controller, it will just work.

    If you want to build an Instant cluster, make sure that all of the APs are installed with the same firmware. So you might need to do a manual firmware installation with the non-FIPS firmware on the APs that are FIPS/TAA (or on the other ones if you prefer to run in FIPS mode). Please verify this with your equipment provider and/or Aruba Support or make sure that you can return the APs if it doesn't work.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.

    In case your problem is solved, please invest the time to post a follow-up with the information on how you solved it. Others can benefit from that.
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