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InstantOS for AP-325

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  • 1.  InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 07, 2023 11:45 AM
    I am new to using Aruba WiFi AP and I am considering buying a used Aruba HP AP-325 from eBay.
    I have been reading a bit about this AP supporting InstantOS.
    From what I understand is that with this firmware a setup of 325 APs can work in a cluster without the need 
    of a controller, similar to Ruckus Unleashed firmware that I am familiar with.
     
    I would sincerely appreciate it if the community can guide me on where to find the latest InstantOS firmware image for the AP-365
    and the installation steps.
     
    Thanks so much _()_


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  • 2.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325
    Best Answer

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jun 07, 2023 06:42 PM

    with older APs such as AP-325s, you need a IAP-325 to be ale to run Instant AP firmware which does not require controller.

    the SKU for IAP-325 is JW325A which is for rest of the world (not to be used in US, Japan, Israel) 


    You can download the lifetime warranty firmware without a login. In order to do that, search for 'factory image' on ASP: https://asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads;search=factory;products=Aruba%20Access%20Points



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  • 3.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 08, 2023 05:28 PM

    Thanks for the guidance.  

    Per the screenshot below from link

    Would this  Instant OS firmware be the latest for IAP-325?

    Please confirm.

    Thanks so much.



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  • 4.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jun 11, 2023 06:06 PM

    looks like it



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  • 5.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 15, 2023 09:37 AM
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    Hello! I'm new too)). How can I download  the new image to AP325, if I have Aruba 7005 and WEBUI. Thanks a lot!




  • 6.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 15, 2023 09:39 AM

    Hello! I'm new in Aruba too)) I have controller Aruba 7005 and AP-325. How can I download IAP firmware  to my AP-325 by WEB GUI? Thanks a lot




  • 7.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 15, 2023 09:39 AM
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    Hello! How can I download new image to AP325 via WebUI aruba 7005 controller? Thanks a lot




  • 8.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jun 15, 2023 07:27 PM

    you need to login to ASP and have a valid support contract to download firmware for the controllers. 



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  • 9.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 16, 2023 12:53 PM

    Thanks.  I was able to download and update an IAP-325!

    I have discovered a later version 8.10... but I think it is available only to customers with a support contract :(



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  • 10.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 20, 2023 02:27 AM

    "I was able to update an IAP-325!"..... without support contract? Could you tell how? 




  • 11.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jun 20, 2023 03:19 AM

    You can download the lifetime warranty firmware without a login.

    In order to do that, search for 'factory image' on ASP: https://asp.arubanetworks.com/downloads;search=factory;products=Aruba%20Access%20Points

    The lifetime warranty does provide access to 'stable' firmware. For access to any firmware, an active support contract is needed.



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  • 12.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 21, 2023 04:20 AM

    OK. What's the problem.... Which way can I  download any image to AP-325 ?




  • 13.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 23, 2023 01:30 AM

    For IAP-325 (Instant OS) you can log in to it's Web console and apply the firmware file as shown in screenshot below.



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  • 14.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 23, 2023 02:02 AM

    I have AP 325 and Aruba 7005 as controller.... ((




  • 15.  RE: InstantOS for AP-325

    Posted Jun 23, 2023 12:30 PM

    I don't have any knowledge on maintaining APs via an external controller.  This forum is for "Controllerless Networks" wherein the "administration/management"  is within the AP firmware itself example the IAP-325 that comes with InstantOS image.

    Perhaps you should look for a forum for "controller" based administration ask the question there.

    IMHO - you may get better response there.

    HTH



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