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AC AP's and MESH support

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  • 1.  AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Aug 08, 2014 04:49 AM

    Doing a bit of research on the forum for various AC AP's mesh support, you can find a bit of info about it not being supported yet. As I understand any mesh role for the AC AP's (22x, 20x, 27x) is not supported. Both for Controller and IAP version of them.

     

    This was originally announced to come in Q3 2014 with the arrival of the 225, but I found a post saying the goal now was November/December 2014.

    I have deployed a few solutions with 225 and 275, and they are really good. However I am sure many of us are waiting in anticipation for the mesh support on these. Especially for the 275/274 AP's it's a feature that is sorely missing at the moment. In my mind an outdoor AP is just as likely to be used in mesh of some form, as to be used as a standard AP.

     

    Now my question is do you have any more info you can share with us on this matter?

    For instance what software versions are you aiming for to introduce this feature, and is it truly November/December that is your goal for this feature introduction  or is that incorrect?

    It would also be nice if you are able to update the community about any big changes on the timeline for this feature.


    #AP225


  • 2.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Aug 08, 2014 07:29 AM
    You should speak with your Aruba account team or channel team.


  • 3.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Sep 19, 2014 10:25 AM

    My Aruba account team is not very responsive.

     

    So I'll just reiterate the question... any idea when mesh for AP-275 will be announced? I have 2 or 3 locations that would be extremely difficult and expensive to get a network connection to.



  • 4.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support
    Best Answer

    Posted Sep 19, 2014 10:32 AM

    Target is still Nov/Dec 2014.



  • 5.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Dec 13, 2014 03:57 AM

    Hi,

     

    I read this in the release notes for 6.4.2.0. I was expecting mesh support to be added on IAP-275, but this seems to indicate that it is not going to be avaiilable at all for IAP2xx.

     

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    No Support for Mesh on W-IAP2xx Series Access Points


    Starting from 6.4.2.0-4.1.1 through 6.4.x.x-4.1.1.x releases, Mesh will not be supported on W-IAP2xx Series access points.

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  • 6.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jan 15, 2015 03:39 AM

    Hi guys

    Any updates on this?

    I can't find any statement in Release Notes about MESH support for 2x0 series AP, tho only thing I find is in RN 6.4.2.3 for a bugfix in relation to MESH for AP-275.



  • 7.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jan 15, 2015 04:00 AM

    No update unfortunately.



  • 8.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jan 15, 2015 08:12 AM

    The initial target AOS is 6.4.3.x, so as you start to see the announcements for that version, that will contain the mesh features for 11ac APs.



  • 9.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 14, 2015 10:26 AM

    Hi,

     

    when will the mesh supported in the AC access points ?

     which version of IAP will support Mesh , and which version of Aruba OS.

    Regards.



  • 10.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 14, 2015 10:29 AM

    I believe it should out soon on AOS 6.4.3 for the controller version



  • 11.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 14, 2015 10:54 AM

    @victorfabian wrote:

    I believe it should out soon on AOS 6.4.3 for the controller version


    What about IAP version



  • 12.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 14, 2015 11:04 AM
    Not quite sure but it may be 6.4.3.0- x.x.x.x as well.


  • 13.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 24, 2015 06:51 PM
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    AOS 6.4.3.1 is available as Early Release

    2015-04-24 18_48_46-ArubaOS 6.4.3.1 Release Notes - Adobe Reader.png

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  • 14.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 27, 2015 09:00 AM
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    The release notes have been updated and MESH is supported on all 802.11ac capable APs

    2015-04-27 08_59_42-ArubaOS 6.4.3.1 Release Notes - Adobe Reader.png

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  • 15.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 27, 2015 09:56 AM

    What about the IAP version , any new ?!

     
     


  • 16.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 27, 2015 10:03 AM
    Unfortunately nothing yet but hopefully should be out soon too


  • 17.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 29, 2015 05:57 PM

    Hi Raouf,

     

    IAP support for meshing with our 802.11ac access points is currently slated for release at the end of June. 

     

    Thank you



  • 18.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jul 27, 2015 03:53 PM

    Hi All,

    They know anything about this software on IAP? and we will start the month of August and still nothing ..

    thank you.



  • 19.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jul 27, 2015 03:54 PM
    Beta code is available. Please contact Aruba TAC or your Aruba account team.


  • 20.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jul 27, 2015 03:59 PM

    Hi Cappalli,

     

    I have the beta code, but I do not yet confirmed the date of the official code. should be to the end of June. 

    thanks for your answer !

     

     



  • 21.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jul 27, 2015 04:01 PM
    Please speak with your Aruba account team.


  • 22.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 11, 2015 12:08 AM

    Instant 4.2.0.0 code has been officially released and is now available on our support site.



  • 23.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Apr 24, 2015 08:24 PM

    Mesh for the AP-220 series AP is now available in AOS 6.4.3.1

     

    https://support.arubanetworks.com/DownloadSoftware/tabid/75/DMXModule/510/Default.aspx?EntryId=17251



  • 24.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jun 01, 2016 03:35 PM

    I'm trying to get AP-275s to work as a mesh on an Aruba 6000 controller.  Everything I've read points to this feature being available on code 6.4.3.x and later.  However, when I go to your downloads section, I see no files available for the Aruba 6000.  Please advise.

     

    Daniel Worrell

    Detel Wireless, LLC

     



  • 25.  RE: AC AP's and MESH support

    Posted Jun 01, 2016 05:03 PM

    6000 is the model of the Chassis.  What supervisor Card do you have?

     

    Type "show slot" on the commandline.