ExtremeWireless (WiNG)

  • 1.  Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-27-2017 05:47
    Hi all,

    One of my customers has been using NX5500 (WiNG5.6) for 2 years, recently due to some AP models are EOL already, we have to introduce some new AP models to their new sites. My question is: Is it the only way to upgrade the firmware, or I cannot make the NX to support newer models? Any chance I can just add/upload the "profile type" (for example, "AP7622") instead? My customer is quite hesitate to perform the firmware upgrade, it's somehow a risk to their existing operations globally...

    Thank you~


  • 2.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-27-2017 05:50
    Hello Andy,

    The hardware itself does not have any issues adopting various AP platforms.
    What does matter is the software being aware of the platform type.

    There is unfortunately no way of adding unsupported AP into the system as this needs quite a lot integration.

    Long story short - as you said, the only way is to upgrade firmware to version, which supports newly added AP platform.

    Regards,
    Ondrej


  • 3.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-27-2017 06:00
    Dear Ondrej,

    Thank you for your prompt reply~! Will discuss with my customer on this. Have a nice day~!


  • 4.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-27-2017 06:00
    Hi Andy,

    rule of thumb - always check release notes to confirm compatibility.

    Regards,
    Ondrej


  • 5.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-27-2017 06:00
    Dear Ondrej,

    I finally managed to upgrade the firmware of NX5500 to the latest version (5.9.0) however still cannot find an appropriate profile type for Extreme Networks "AP7622" from the drop list, any idea/suggestion please?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Andy


  • 6.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-27-2017 06:00
    Righty - blind me... I didn't notice we are speaking about AP76xx

    This is in deed NOT present in 5.9.0 and support comes with 5.9.1 (yet in developer hands)

    As AP76xx is not recognized you won't be able to use anyAP profile
    This is still under proprietary code 5.8.4.21 and first standalone firmware for AP76xx family will come with version 5.9.1 as mentioned above.

    Sorry for this misunderstanding.

    Regards,
    Ondrej


  • 7.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 07-28-2017 04:36
    I'm not an expert on WiNG ... OK I've seen one once 🙂 but the release notes don't list that AP model which normaly means that it's not supported.

    http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/release_notes/WiNG/9035120_WiNG_v5_9_0_Release_Notes.pdf



  • 8.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500

    Posted 11-14-2017 04:23
    Firmware 5.9.1.1 has been released, here is the download link for NX55xx . NX5500_WiNG_v5.9.1.1.zip https://extremeportal.force.com/ExtrDownloadDetail?id=a41340000005HP4AAM


  • 9.  RE: Adding new AP Model (Profile Type) into NX5500