AP250 DFS Channel Support?

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Hi,

My company is looking to purchase some new APs, and the AP250s look quite attractive, but I can't seem to get a definitive answer on their current support for DFS channels (UNII-2 and UNII-2-Extended, in the US.)

I know that other Aerohive APs support these channels with the proper radio profile, but since each AP model has to get approved for DFS by the FCC, I wanted to get some solid confirmation before pulling the trigger.
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Brian Powers, Champ

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The AP250 that I have running HiveOS 7.0r1 currently does not support any UNII-2/2e channels as I cannot manually assign the AP to those channels.  

No mention of DFS in the release notes for that HiveOS either - https://support.aerohive.com/secur/download_file?id=1157
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Hey Brian, thanks for the comment!

Just as a quick 100% confirmation, are your AP250s set to use a radio profile that has DFS enabled? It's disabled in the default profiles, which then doesn't show the channels as available, manual choices.
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ap.ap250#radio profile AP-250-Test-Profile dfs 

Enable DFS of radio profile (AP-250-Test-Profile) failed because we haven't support DFS in current country code.

Button is greyed out in HM, and CLI returns the above error. 


ap.ap250#show boot-param 

boot parameters:

Device IP:          0.0.0.0

Netmask:            0.0.0.0

TFTP Server IP:     0.0.0.0

Gateway IP:         0.0.0.0

VLAN ID:            0

Native-VLAN ID:     0

Netboot:            Disabled

Boot File:          

Netdump:            Disabled

Netdump File:       02501601260102.netdump

Region Code:        FCC

Country Code:       840

ap.ap250.4845.grassmere.tn# 

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US country code here btw.

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Well that's pretty definitive. Thanks Brian!