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Cannot Provision AP93H

Hi Everyone,


Ive been struggleing with this for a few days so i am hoping one of you can help. i know the kit is long past EOL but im learning as i go, 


i have had an 800 controller and 2 AP105's (one RAP) for some time. i recenly purchased (2nd hand) a pair of AP93H as i wanted wired access for a Cisco phone where the RAP is located.


so i plugged in the AP93's and purged them, but they do not show on the controller, the AP boot log shows DHCP Timeout but the DHCP is fine when in APboot


Proof DHCP works

apboot> dhcp
eth0 up: 100 Mb/s full duplex
DHCP broadcast 1
DHCP IP address:
DHCP subnet mask:
DHCP def gateway:
DHCP DNS server:
DHCP DNS domain: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.net

apboot> ping
eth0 up: 100 Mb/s full duplex
Using eth0 device
host is alive


Boot Process (DHCP Enabled)

APBoot (build 37301)
Built: 2013-02-20 at 21:26:34

Model: AP-9x
CPU:   AR7242 revision: 1
Clock: 390 MHz, DDR rate: 390 MHz, Bus clock: 195 MHz
DRAM:  64 MB
POST1: passed
Copy:  done
Flash: 16 MB
PCI:   scanning bus 0 ...
       dev fn venID devID class  rev    MBAR0    MBAR1    MBAR2    MBAR3
       00  00  168c  002a 00002   01 10000004 00000000 00000000 00000000
Net:   eth0
Radio: ar9280#0

Hit <Enter> to stop autoboot:  0
Checking image @ 0xbf100000

Image is signed; verifying checksum... passed
Signer Cert OK
Policy Cert OK
RSA signature verified.
ELF file is 32 bit
Loading .text @ 0x80e00000 (3325720 bytes)
Clearing .bss @ 0x8112bf20 (16 bytes)
Loading .data @ 0x8112bf30 (32 bytes)
## Starting application at 0x80e00000 ...

Aruba Networks
ArubaOS Version (build 35054 / label #35054)
Built by p4build@corsica on 2012-08-27 at 10:31:45 PDT (gcc version 3.4.3)
CPU Rev: 1101
72x CPU
No manufacturing information available; assuming AP-92
Flash variant: 16M
Cache parity protection disabled
Using 195.000 MHz high precision timer. cycles_per_jiffy=390000
Memory: 58556k/65536k available (1640k kernel code, 6924k reserved, 720k data, 2600k init, 0k highmem)
detected lzma initramfs
initramfs: LZMA lc=3,lp=0,pb=2,dictSize=8388608,origSize=13853184
LZMA initramfs by Ming-Ching Tiew <mctiew@yahoo.com> ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Returning IRQ 48
AR7240 GPIOC major 0
wdt: registered with refresh
Enabling Watchdog
Talisker RSSI LED initialization
Creating 1 MTD partitions on "ar7240-nor0":
0x00000000-0x01000000 : "flash"
i2c /dev entries driver
i2c-talisker: using default base 0x18040000

Starting Kernel SHA1 KAT ...Completed Kernel SHA1 KAT
Starting Kernel HMAC-SHA1 KAT ...Completed Kernel HMAC-SHA1 KAT
Starting Kernel DES KAT ...Completed Kernel DES KAT
Starting Kernel AES KAT ...Completed Kernel AES KAT

Domain Name: arubanetworks.com
No panic info available
AG7240: Length per segment 1536
AG7240: Max segments per packet 1
AG7240: Max tx descriptor count    40
AG7240: Max rx descriptor count    252
AG7240: fifo cfg 3 01f00140
AG7240CHH: Mac address for unit 0
AG7240CHH: 00:0b:86:9c:13:46
ATHRSF1_PHY: Port 0, Neg Success
ATHRSF1_PHY: unit 0 phy addr 0 <6>AP xml model 42, num_radios 1 (jiffies 3118)
init_asap_mod: installation:0
radio 0: band 2 ant 1 max_ssid 16
asap_gre_init: ADDED GRE protocol c00aed60
setting bond0 as bridge child
setting gre0 as split child
USB not provisioned
Starting watchdog process...
Getting an IP address...
ag7240_ring_alloc Allocated 640 at 0x8118ac00
ag7240_ring_alloc Allocated 4032 at 0x8118c000
Virian MDC CFG Value ==> 4
Setting PHY...
ATHRSF1_PHY: Port 0, Neg Success
ATHRSF1_PHY: unit 0 phy addr 0 Not enabling interrupts in AR7242 yet...
Kernel watchdog refresh ended.
DHCP timed out. Rebooting
killall: nanny: no process killed
killall: sapd: no process killed
Sending SIGKILL to all processes.
Please stand by while rebooting the system.
Restarting system.


it looks like once arubaos launches there is no network communication. i am plugged from eth0 on the AP directly into the controller


the only thing i can think is that the AP's may have been on a higher arubaos version, the only difference i can see between the new ap93's and the existing 105's is that the APboot versions are different.


ive tried factory resetting them and a clearos.


setting the ip address and master using setenv gets to a prompt but the AP reboots with "failed to communicate with switch"


Boot Process (static)


ATHRSF1_PHY: unit 0 phy addr 0 Not enabling interrupts in AR7242 yet...
Running ADP...Done. Master is
Kernel watchdog refresh ended.
ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
ath_rate_atheros: Copyright (c) 2001-2005 Atheros Communications, Inc, All Rights Reserved
ath_rate_atheros: Aruba Networks Rate Control Algorithm
ath_dfs: Version 2.0.0
Copyright (c) 2005-2006 Atheros Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved
ath_dev: Copyright (c) 2001-2007 Atheros Communications, Inc, All Rights Reserved
ath_pci: (Atheros/multi-bss)
wifi0: Base BSSID 00:0b:86:41:34:60, 16 available BSSID(s)
wifi0: AP type AP-92, radio 0, max_bssids 16
wifi0: Atheros 9280: mem=0x10000000, irq=48 hw_base=0xb0000000
AP rebooted Fri Dec 31 16:02:37 PST 1999: DHCP timed out
shutting down watchdog process (nanny will restart it)...

        <<<<<       Welcome to the Access Point     >>>>>

~ # ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
--- ping statistics ---
81 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss

~ #


am i missing something stupid?



Kindest regards



Guru Elite

Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

What version of code is the controller on?

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Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

Hi Colin






Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

The minimum code revision for the AP-93H is (I think) 6.1.3.x. SO it won't come up, and the 800 controller you ahve won't support AOS 6.1. So you will need a new controller to run the 93H APs.

Jerrod Howard
Distinguished Technologist, TME
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Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

Hi Jerrod


according to http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controller-Based-WLANs/What-is-the-minimum-code-version-that-AP-92-and-AP-93-support/ta-p/180964


AP93's Mimimum code version is ArubaOS 5.0.1.x.



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Product and Software: This article applies to AP-92 and AP-93 and ArubaOS 5.x.

AP-92 and AP-93 are the indoor access points (APs) that support dual-band with single radio.

The minimum code that these two APs support is ArubaOS 5.0.1.x.

AP-92 and AP-93 must have ArubaOS 5.0.1.x to work as:

  • campus AP
  • remote AP
  • mesh AP
  • remote mesh
  • air monitor
  • AP and AM"
Aruba Employee

Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

AP 93 and AP 93H have different minimum code versions. I guess AP 93H has a minimum code version of

Rajaguru Vincent
New Contributor

Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

That Sucks,


which controllers (thinking second hand, cheap) would support the required arubaos version?





Guru Elite

Re: Cannot Provision AP93H

3200XMs should be pretty cheap these days.

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