I thought I would add this purely because we are having a lot of issues with our customers using AP510 series AP's and code version 220.127.116.11
We have been doing a few installs and have noticed that windows clients are unable to see the SSID's that are being broadcasted but Apple and other devices are able to see them and connect to them fine.
Because the AP510 series AP's are capable of 802.11ax windows devices which have Intel drivers on a version prior to 20.70.x.x will be unable to see the SSID.
The obvious resolution is to update the drivers on the client device but on a large campus with 1000's of windows devices, this won't be possible unless you are able to push a group policy to the devices.
The fix for this is, unfortunately, disabling "high efficiency enable" in the SSID profile as this allows devices with older drivers to work.
I know it defeats the point of having the new AP's as they are using 802.11ax, however, the only fix I could find was to turn 802.11ax (high efficiency) Off.
See the photo below to locate this option.
[MD group you want to effect] > Configuration > System > Profiles > Wireless LAN > High-efficiency SSID > [profile being used in your SSID profile] > untick "high efficiency enable".
As you noted, this is unfortunately a client device driver issue, and said drivers would need to be upgraded. We hit the same thing at Atmosphere 19 with some of the older Windows clients. We had the same issues when 11n was released into the field with client devices.
The solution is either to disable HE and push out notifications to the user based to upgrade their device drivers, or have two SSIDs (one with HE enabled and one without). Neither solution is ideal, but it's an unfortunate consequence with devices that will not or have not been upgraded in a LONG time.
Thank you for that!
Has this issue been fixed in AOS 18.104.22.168? The bug (old: 189519; AOS-154217) is not listed in the known bugs in 22.214.171.124 release notes: https://support.arubanetworks.com/DownloadSoftware/tabid/75/DMXModule/510/Command/Core_Download/Default.aspx?EntryId=34094
Or is it being treated as an Intel client bug?
Intel has put out an advisory here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000054799/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html
I have same issue, but not with a Intel Wifi.
I have some Lenovo Yoga 13 with Realtek RTL8732AU
I have created a new SSID with High throughput disabled.
But a few of my client still can't see any of my Aruba SSID.
All my AP is AP515 instant
And the firmware is 126.96.36.199_73853 (Digitally Signed - Production Build.
In the ArubaOS 188.8.131.52 release notes, under Known Issues, there is listed Bug ID AOS-191317, and AOS-194342
Symptom: A few High Efficiency 802.11ax Intel clients are unable to pass traffic.Scenario: This issue occurs when the clients are configured with OFDMA and Medium Power Save mode, which results in delay or packet drop to other clients. This issue is observed in 510 Series access points running ArubaOS 184.108.40.206 or later versions.Workaround:
220.127.116.11 is listed, but I'm running 18.104.22.168, and I would suspect all AOS versions, with AX capable APs are seeing this issue. As previously mention, this is not necessarily an AOS/AP issue, but an Intel driver issues, as per their admission in article 000054799.
For what it is worth, I disabled AX (high performance SSID) and as if with the stroke of a pen, fixed all of the PCs still running the circa 2017 Intel driver.
I have got the same issue with AX access points. So i want to enable high efficiency for some of APs. My question is that How can i do it. I do not see how to apply high efficiency proflie i created to AP group.
Thank for helps
When is it that microsoft will start packaging this new driver and push it out via regular windows updates?
Any idea on when this might happen?
What would be the best way to set up a test environment to guage the impact for our wireless users?
My plan was to create a test AP group that only contains AP515's in one location and then get a subset of various users to test the impact of running with older drivers.
However when I go into the profiles for a test AP group, there is no option for turning off .ax features? It seems to be a global setting?
How are people testing this? I can set up a custom profile that has no .ax functionality, Im just not sure how to tie that in to an AP group?
It is the association that Im struggling with, when i look under wireless LAN profiles in the test group I have no option to select a HE profile
Im guessing that I permit that somewhere else?
@mmacleod wrote:What would be the best way to set up a test environment to guage the impact for our wireless users? My plan was to create a test AP group that only contains AP515's in one location and then get a subset of various users to test the impact of running with older drivers.However when I go into the profiles for a test AP group, there is no option for turning off .ax features? It seems to be a global setting?How are people testing this? I can set up a custom profile that has no .ax functionality, Im just not sure how to tie that in to an AP group?
Please note this is NOT done on an AP group basis. This is done on a WLAN basis. If you want to test this without effecting production. I would create a new AP group, a duplicate SSID profile with a different name and a HE profile. Once you have this you can do the below to enable HE.
You can make a new HE (High efficiency) profile here:
Configuration > System > Profiles > High-efficiency.
If you tick it, then thats AX enabled, unticked is disabled. I suggest you make a new profile compltely so you dont change production.
Once you have made your profile, navigate to:
Configuration > System > Profiles > SSID > THE NEW SSID PROFILE YOU HAVE MADE > High-efficiency SSID and select your profile here. and then sumit and push your pending changes
Any questions then please let me know. - If this answers your question, please mark this as a solution.
I couldnt find the HE profile on Aruba Central, do you know where can i find it?
Go inside your SSID config...
and look for 802.11ax
I have AP515 and i cannot find the SSID in one of the laptops, where can i find the high efficiency option in Aruba Central?
Apologies in advance
I am having trouble finding the setting "high efficiency enable"
Will this be in Airwave, Clearpass or the virtual controller
Any direction will be highly appreciated
It's a switch under the advanced configuration of an SSID (Wireless Network)...
Different OS versions may have slightly different steps or look and feel:
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