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Mixed envionment AP issues 635/655

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  • 1.  Mixed envionment AP issues 635/655

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forums here but have a client that is experiencing some issues.   He originally had a 635 Access point configured and ended up purchasing a 655 AP to add to his network.    I've learned quite a bit on my own here about the way virtual controllers work and why I was being redirected to the original AP when trying to hit the IP of the new.

    I do not see a method though of adding this access point to the existing controller.  Is this possible with these two models?  I saw some issues with firmware versions needing to match but I wasn't sure if these devices could even have the same firmware or if they're just not compatible in the same environment.   

    Please advise!

    Thanks



  • 2.  RE: Mixed envionment AP issues 635/655
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    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 10 days ago
    yes you can have different model APs in one Aruba Instant cluster as long as they are running the same firmware version.
    So put the new AP-655 in an isolated VLAN and then upgrade it to the same firmware version as that of AP-635.
    also note that the min required firmware for it is Aruba InstantOS 8.10.0.1

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  • 3.  RE: Mixed envionment AP issues 635/655

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thank you for the reply.  I found the issue to be differing firmware.  Once I got them both on the same,   all is well!!  (minutes after I posted)