migrate WiNG Express AP to WiNG Enterprise AP

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How can i migrate a AP6522-E to a WiNG Enterprise AP? Inside the release notes of 5.9.2 firmware this is what they say:

WiNG Express Portfolio Migration WiNG 5.9.2 adds ability to migrate WiNG Express AP to WiNG Enterprise AP. Once upgraded to WiNG 5.9.2, WiNG Express AP will become functionally equivalent of WiNG Enterprise AP.  Following WiNG Express APs can be migrated by upgrading to WiNG 5.9.2: AP 6522E, AP 6562E, AP 7502E, AP 7522E.  WiNG Express controllers are not supported with WiNG 5.9.2.  WiNG Enterprise controllers running WiNG 5.9.2 can be used to upgrade and manage supported Express APs as well as Enterprise APs on the same network.  AP 6511E, AP 6521E are out of support and can’t be upgraded to WiNG 5.9.2.
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Darrel Rhodes, Employee

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Hi Matthijs, as per the release notes, just upgrade the AP6522E to firmware 5.9.2. and it will be converted to an Enterprise AP.
However as also noted in the release notes; once the AP is using 5.9.2. you won't be able to connect the AP to a WiNG Express controller.

Thanks,
Darrel.
Hello, i already upgraded the AP to 5.9.2 but the GUI is still Express. I cannot change this anywhere. When i login to the GUI I still see Express AP.

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Hi Matthijs,

Thanks for the clarification and screenshot.

You simply need to convert the UI to Enterprise mode:  https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-change-SwiftUI-to-Enterprise
Let me know how you get on.
Thanks,
Darrel.
When i do this i will get this error message:

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OK thanks, let me investigate and I'll get back to you.
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Hi Matthijs,

I've had clarification from a senior colleague of the following:  The 5.9.2. Enterprise 'upgrade' for WiNG Express APs does not change the AP's UI feature-set. It can still only run Swift UI. I understand this is due to hardware restrictions within the AP.

What the 5.9.2. upgrade enables within the AP is the facility to be adopted by a WiNG Enterprise controller.  When the AP is adopted to a controller the web-based UI is normally disabled.
I trust this clarifies the situation.

Regards,
Darrel.
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Hello All,
      Only the AP75xx Express SKUs allow the admin to modify from Swift UI to Enterprise UI after v5.9.2 upgrade. This feature was not included in the other Express AP models, including the AP65xx Express Series, due to hardware limitations.
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By coverting to enterprise - we open full access to CLI. GUi is not changed but now you are able to do anything you need in CLI - before it was blocked. You also can now connect this AP to Enterprise level controller and expand the deployemement to new APs more easily. Changing the GUI is not part of this feature.
Thank you all for the support