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Aruba AP300 and AP500 compatbility

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  • 1.  Aruba AP300 and AP500 compatbility

    Posted Jun 27, 2022 11:38 PM
    Hello,

    I'm new and want to apologize if my question has been answered already.

    On site I have 50 Aruba APs. Mixture of AP305 and AP365 on 8.6.0.2 firmware.

    We are planning to expand and can't get any AP305 or AP365, so I'm looking into buying AP505 and AP565.

    Are the AP300 and AP500 compatible assuming it on the same firmware? Will I be able to add AP500 Mo my existing WiFi network and sync?

    Regards
    Edward


  • 2.  RE: Aruba AP300 and AP500 compatbility

    MVP EXPERT
    Posted Jun 28, 2022 11:32 AM
    Hi Edward,

    In an Aruba Instant cluster (virtual controller at one of the APs) you can mixed any type of access points as long all access points in the virtual cluster can run at the same firmware level.So the answer is yes!

    Note that the AP-565 run on minimal Aruba InstantOS 8.7.1.0, so you have to minimal upgrade your existing AP305,AP365 to that level or higher.

    From radio management perspective i would recommend to place all 802.11ax (WiFi-6) access point in the same area and not mixed with 802.11ac (WiFi-5) in the same area. If mixed you could disable HE SSID on the new access points until your hole area can be covered by WiFi-6 APs.

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Expert 2022 | ACEP | ACMP | ACCP | ACDP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opinions are my own
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  • 3.  RE: Aruba AP300 and AP500 compatbility

    Posted Jun 29, 2022 04:52 AM
    Thank you!


  • 4.  RE: Aruba AP300 and AP500 compatbility

    Posted Jul 07, 2022 11:13 AM
    i have aruba 7205 ver 6.5.1.4 and 20 ap 305 working. now i want to upgrade aruba 7205 to ver 8.7.1.8 then will ap 305 upgrade itself to 8.7.1.8 through controller aruba 7205 or do i have to manually upgrade each ap. Can you help me?

    Thanks


  • 5.  RE: Aruba AP300 and AP500 compatbility

    Posted Jul 07, 2022 11:14 AM
    i have aruba 7205 ver 6.5.1.4 and 20 ap 305 working. now i want to upgrade aruba 7205 to ver 8.7.1.8 then will ap 305 upgrade itself to 8.7.1.8 through controller aruba 7205 or do i have to manually upgrade each ap. Can you help me? 

    Thank