Aruba AP to IAP

pnam2kx

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How do I know which one is it when buying it used for homelab?
As far as I know, there's no mention of that in the specsheet.
The best way is asking for apboot cli screenshot.
Otherwise try to avoid the DOM 2016 as these are first batch with lots of mixed up issue with ram and apboot(315 & 335 cannot upgrade to OS8) limitation.
 

fishwok

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I'm new to Aruba but we have some an extra AP-335 that I can mess with. I'm trying to get it to work independent (like an IAP model) of our controller for a remote site that won't always be connected.

I just went through these steps with 8.7.1.0 and it worked (at least I think). I found that my router was having an issue with dhcp so that fixed the first problem i had as the device was not getting a DHCP address.

When I log into the SSID, it prompts me to select a country code. US is not in the list. I tried setting it from the command line and it says that it is invalid for this AP. Is this because it was originally an AP-335 instead of an IAP-335?
 
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pnam2kx

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Do you know if this is also true for the AP-315?
AP315 was released later after 324/325 so all of them have 512mb ram.
Just be careful with the apboot version of batch that manufactured 2016 as it could not able to upgrade to os8 due to image size was limited to 14mb. Otherwise it can run on os6 perfectly fine.
 
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Nicram

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Hello everyone. I'm completely new to Aruba AP's. I get one from a friend. Just the device without anything at all. What i learned it is AP 325 model. I learned that it can use some kind of controller (i'm familiar with ubiquiti unifi controller), or work as standalone device (this is called instant mode right?). As far as i understand, there are two AP versions out there - one that need controller, and second that can be standalone or controller by choice. I try to reset the device but wifi signal didn't appeared. I was sure it's just broken but i give it a try with serial cable and putty, and it loading, and then rebooting "Running ADP...cat: /tmp/master: No such file or directory, Done. Master is" and few lines more till "Please stand by while rebooting the system."
So if i understand it correctly i got version without instant mode. This is how i found this forum, that helped me to understand all those things.
The question is, is there any place where i can download firmware for this device (i've got one from 2015 with 256MB memory:
APBoot 1.5.5.5 (build 55373), Built: 2016-06-09 at 11:36:40, Model: AP-32x, DRAM: 235 MB, SF: Detected MX25U3235F with page size 64 kB, total 4 MB, Flash: 4 MB, NAND: 132 MiB)? On the Aruba Support Site there was some error when i tried to login. Are there any other places? Or can anyone help me with that? So i could try to upload instant firmware? I've got no access to controller or any kind of Aruba/HPE software/controller/anything.
 

mimino

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@Nicram You got the main points right. According to the post above, yours has only 256mb of RAM and cannot run OS 8. That means it cannot be converted to instant and must be run with a controller.
 

rootpeer

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Any comparisons with AP-315, AP-325 and Unifi AC Lite, AC LR?

Also, do these support Macsec or at least 802.1x? I can't find any mentions in the documentation. I think the AP-200 series supported Macsec but I might be wrong.
 

pnam2kx

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Update for the hashcode, if you would like to change between US-RW do the following:

Using SHA1 encode the string "US-AP S/N" or "RW-AP S/N" respectively (for exp: US-ABC12345)

After that replace the hashcode accordingly from the converting command.
 
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