The future of the AP7522


Hello,

has anyone some information about the future of the AP7522?
Is there already a EoS or EoL announcement?
I am asking because me was told that the AP7632 should/would be the successor of the AP7522.

Regards,
Stefan

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Userlevel 5
Hello Stefan,

Theoretically 7632 is a successor, but 7522 is quite popular and so far I couldn't find any announcement like this. You could find them here: https://www.extremenetworks.com/support/end-of-sale-and-end-of-support-products/, or at the partner portal.

Hope that helps,
Tomasz
Hi Stefan,

I was also looking for the answer on the same question. According to the information regarding the end of sale information, AP7522 would be end of life (EOL) on 30-03-2022. See http://bit.ly/2klBhab

Although the product EOL date is due to 30 March 2022, the End Of Software Maintenance (EOSM) has a different basis and should be considered. According to the EOSM policy, the support for the most of the software components will be ended 12-24 months after the End of Sale date (see http://bit.ly/2BQEGbD). Since AP7522 is end of sale on 15-02-2018, the maintenance for many software components will be ended on 15-03-2020.

Best regards,

Ali
Userlevel 5
Hi Ali,

What part numbers did you look at?
In October 2018 it was still in the pricebook (I don't have a more recent one currently):
  • AP-7522-67030-US
  • AP-7522-67040-US
  • AP-7522-67030-1-WR
  • AP-7522-67040-1-WR
Those EOSes are obsolete regulatory regions I suppose (like -WR or -EU).

Kind regards,
Tomasz
Hi Thomas,

We are using the EU parts (AP-7522-67030-EU)

Best regards,

Ali
Userlevel 5
Hi Ali,

I see.
EU part numbers are indeed EOS and they are replaced with -1-WR due to rebranding, ETSI certification or some EU directive (probably all of them at once 😉 ).
WiNG 5.8.6.5 introduced support for -1-WR part numbers to configure EU countries on them: https://documentation.extremenetworks.com/release_notes/WiNG/9035159_WiNG%205_8_6_5%20Release%20Notes.pdf
Of course it's a different thing if we are talking about 7522 lifecycle or -EU lifecycle. ;)

Hope that helps,
Tomasz
Userlevel 3
AP7632 is great now!
Hello Richard, we haven`t good experience yet with the AP7632 and WING 5.9.1.5 but we will update soon to the WING 5.9.4.x

@all
I´ve got some information that the AP7632 not the same as the AP7522. It seems so that even Extreme is recommending the AP7522 instead of the AP7522.
Basically the whole information process from Extreme isn`t good.
And currenlty no one can tell me anything about the future of the AP7522-WR,
I don´t want to buy new AP7522 and next year Extreme is telling me that the AP7522 will be EoS and EoL

Regards,
Stefan
Userlevel 5
Hi Stefan,

AP 7632 had some issue with 5.9.something when it could loose its wired interface configuration what could cause issues. I've met such issue, it was there for one of the very first versions that were released for 7632. Besides it seems to be pretty nice performance/price ratio 11ac 2x2 access point.
Not sure what you are referring two regarding Extreme's recommendation (two times AP7522;) ).

Hope that helps,
Tomasz
Hello Tomasz,

does it really makes sense to use the AP7632 when next year the new AP300 will be released?
I don`t want to bet on the wrong horse.
I´ve heard that the AP7632 are not really recommended via Extreme. They shouldn`t be used instead of the 7522.
We have currently 1500x AP7522 in use and i would like to know what is recommendation espacially when it comes to buy new access points.

Regards,
Stefan
Userlevel 5
Hi Stefan,

Well, that would be a question to some sales people or SEs...
I still see 7522 in the pricefile so I bet they will go EoS much sooner. 7632 should be on sale for at least next several years, entire 76xx is kind of a flagship model family right now since not that long.
Extreme seems to be aware that 11ax is not that must-have-asap as the market seems to consider it. Many years will pass before you will benefit 11ax, but yeah, new chipsets and features though.
I'd leave it up to you. It would be needed to check if with WiNG 7.x a 75xx family is going to be supported. If yes, you're good to go with buying 7522 to enhance your impressive 1.5k collection. 🙂 If not, having only 7522s would put you in need to migrate bigger amount of APs (if you are really interested in moving to WiNG 7.x and AP300s)...
Personally I didn't hear Extreme staff discouraging from buying 7632s.

Hope that helps,
Tomasz
Hello Tomasz,

thank you for the answer.
The 75xx will be supported in the WING 7. Should be possible at the end of this year.
Do you know which chipset are used for the AP75xx and AP7632? I can`t find it in the technical spects.


Regards,
Stefan
Userlevel 5
Hello Stefan,

Unfortunately I don't know exact chipsets being used. I believe Extreme rep's would help with this, either here or you could try with your local SE/sales to figure that out for you.

Kind regards,
Tomasz
Userlevel 3
AP7532/7522 uses dual core Broadcom ARM Cortex A9 for processing. Two radios are Broadcom..

https://www.broadcom.com/products/embedded-and-networking-processors/communications/bcm5301x

AP7522 Radio Module: BCM43460IMLG
AP7532 Radio Module: BCM43460KMLG

AP7632 uses Qualcomm IPQ4029 (Dakota Family) SoC (All-in-One) chipset with quad core processor and more RAM.
Userlevel 3
Hello Richard, we haven`t good experience yet with the AP7632 and WING 5.9.1.5 but we will update soon to the WING 5.9.4.x
@Ali Alhashemi

Friend, I was quite angry with this AP right at the beginning and it was just version 5.9.1.3/4/5 the worst releases of all. Ap7632 in version 5.9.3.3 and 5.9.4.X has a completely different behavior. It looks like Extreme made another model. It is very stable with this version. For you to get an idea, with this version you are talking about, if you mix ap75xx / 65XX with 7632 there are constant problems of disconnections. It has been fixed in the latest versions and is perfect. Our customers and employees are demanding with stability. Only our Guest network receives 21 million monthly auths.

For the software support from line 7532/22, I expect Extreme to take out 7632 family at the same time. This makes it easy to justify to the manager. Only now I will make the purchase of a 70 7532.

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