We are pleased and proud to announce that HiveOS 8.0r1 is now (28 April 2017) available for HiveManager On-premises and HiveManager Online (HMOL) customers. HiveManager 8.0r1 for on-premises customers is being released at the same time. HiveManager customers should upgrade to version 8.0r1 of the management platform, first, before upgrading their HiveOS devices. HiveManager NG support for this version of HiveOS comes with the monthly HiveManager NG update (version 11.20) planned to release at the same time.
HiveOS 8.0r1 images are available for AP122, AP130, AP130, AP1130, AP245X, AP250, and AP550. This is the first combined release for all BRCM-based access points.
HiveOS 8.0r1 was previously planned to be version 7.1r2. The version number was incremented to get back into syncrony with HiveManager Classic versioning. After this release you only need to remember “in order to manage version X and/or earlier of HiveOS all you need is version X or later of HiveManager Classic”. HM Classic version 8.0r1 provides a refreshed look and feel to enhance user experience.
There are a LOT of new features and enhancements in this release.
ACSP (Automatic Channel Selection Protocol) and SDR (Software Defined Radio) Improvements:
- Access points now store the last-used channel and power settings across a reboot, speeding up the restoration of the previous radio environment.
- With this release, SDR (Software-Defined Radio) disables redundant 2.4 GHz radios are when it detects sufficient coverage from neighboring 2.4 GHz radios
- For APs capable of running as dual 5GHz systems, the admin can choose to allow SDR to decide to run it as 2.4GHz+5GHz or dual 5 GHz
Enhancements applicable to all supported platforms:
- This release improves the fairness of multi-client bandwidth distribution, building on the single-client performance improvements in previous releases, resulting in both improved fairness and increased aggregate performance.
- The Aerohive WIPS mitigation process has been enhanced to ensure that WIPs behavior is consistent for all client types. The interval between de-authentication packets sent to all clients has been decreased.
- In this release AP radios can automatically adjust bandwidth based on the OBSS (overlapping BSS) threshold by expanding or shrinking the channel width. (Exception: AP122)
- This release adds support for non-ASCII characters in SSID strings.
- This release adds the ability to create individualized success pages with redirect URLs for logins on external captive web portals.
- This release lets you control whether an Apple Captive Network Assistant displays a log-in window when using IP firewall redirect.
- This release adds the ability for Client Monitor 2.0 to send realtime data through TLV parameters to HiveManager.
- The channel width for the default radio profile radio_ac0 has been reduced to 20MHz for better out of box experience in production environments.
- This release adds the ability to automatically switch the wifi0 radio's band on Dual-5G APs, whenever RF is significantly redundant for the current band.
- The limit for concurrent associated clients on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios has been increased from 100 to 200+ for the AP130, AP1130, AP230, AP250, AP245X, and AP550. The default remains at 100. AP122 remains at a 100 client limit.
- This release introduces support for Hotspot 2.0 in AP245X, AP250, and AP550 to provides secure and automatic Wi-Fi connectivity to carrier or subscriber networks.
- This release adds voice enterprise support for the AP250, AP245X, and AP550. Yes, we even have official certification too!!
- WMM-AC is supported in this release on AP250, AP245X, and AP550.
- This release adds support for smart antennas for the AP550 and AP250.
- This release adds support for 4 spatial streams for MU-MIMO capable clients per radio for the AP550.
- Zero-wait DFS handling is available in AP250, AP245X, and AP550.
- This release adds FCC DFS (dynamic frequency selection) support for the AP122, AP245X, and AP550.
- This release adds the ability for APs to restore last used DFS static channel after the NOL (non-occupancy-list) timeout.
- Sector antennas (in addition to omnidirectional) are supported in the AP1130
- This release now prevents users from making channel and power changes that do not meet the new CE regulatory compliance requirements. This applies to the AP122, AP130, AP230, AP245X, AP250, AP550, and AP1130, and only to purchasers of SKUs ending in “-CE”.
Release Notes are located at