Can I setup ap330 manually to use at home?

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I got a brand new AP-330, is it possible to configure without hive manager. And how?
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Satheeq M Hassan

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Hemang

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You will need HiveManager for sure... 
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mr bee

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it is possible by connecting to the access point and using cli commands. 
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Luke Harris

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All you need is a console connection and a knowledge of the HiveOS CLI. 
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Satheeq M Hassan

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could configure using cli commands. Is the backhaul connection required for always?
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Muhammad Waqas Awan

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Any luck finding CLI commands
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Carsten Buchenau, Champ

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CLI reference: http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/documentation/cli_guide_ap330-350_6-4r1.htm?_ga=1....

See also this thread: https://community.aerohive.com/aerohive/topics/aero-hive-ap330-standalone-mode

Consider using the new Aerohive Connect service, at least for the  initial configuration.
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I don't believe you could use Connect with an AP 330, the documentation for Connect states that it only supports AP 122 and AP 130.
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Carsten Buchenau, Champ

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Its market target is to be used with AP122 and AP130, which are now sold at lower price (the price for AP130 has just been cut in half). But technically Connect is an NG platform with some configuration and monitoring options disabled.

I have successfully connected an AP370 to Connect, so any AP that is supported by NG should work.

Switches however might be a different story, as I assume that even the basic configuration options are disabled here, but I haven't tested this yet.
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I have demo'd Aerohive Connect using an AP330 so it definitely works.  The reason I like using AP330s for demos is that they have a very large LED that indicates what the AP330 is doing:

  • Blue - Powering up.   The AP does not have an IP address.
  • Green - The AP has an IP address but is not fully connected to the HiveManager.
  • White - The AP has an IP address and is fully connected to the HiveManager.
  • Purple - The AP is undertaking a firmware upgrade.
  • Yellow - The AP is initiating a mesh connection.
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I would suggest that you load the AP330 with an early version of the firmware - v3.5r4  which has a web based administration tool.  The later versions offer little if anything in the way of anything that is necessary to run the AP for normal stuff at home. I think you can use v5 of the software - but the web interface is not enabled by default - so you have to use the Command Line Interface to enable it. The firmware is available off the support site.
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FWIW, if I recall correctly, we shipped the AP330 starting with HiveOS 4
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Is it possible to get a copy of such a firmware without a support agreement? I have an AP330 I'd like to play with (whilst leaving my AP230 as-is controlled via HM-NG).
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Connect the AP using console cable and use the wizard and CLI mode if it is not there Reset the AP and 
start the wizard and you can do the basic configuration. 
Here is what I did after reseting the AP.
Welcome to Aerohive Product
AH-6d3e40 login: admin
Password:
Aerohive Networks Inc.
Copyright (C) 2006-2013

Use the Aerohive Initial Configuration Wizard? <yes|no>:yes
-------- Welcome to the HiveAP Initial CLI Configuration Wizard ----------

To exit this dialog without saving any changes, enter <ctrl-C> at any time.
You can restart the wizard by entering the following from the CLI command prompt: wizard startup.

(Note: If you enter ctrl-c, there should be a confirmation window to proceed or quit without saving changes.)

Help:
<ctrl-b> - Go back to previous configuration entry
<ctrl-n> - Go to next configuration entry
<ctrl-r> - Restart Initial CLI Configuration Wizard from the beginning
<ctrl-c> - Exit without saving

Values in brackets [ ] are default values
Type <enter> to accept the entered or default value

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Press <enter> to continue...


Ready to use the Aerohive HiveManager to manage this HiveAP? <[yes]|no>:no

Enter the hostname for the HiveAP [AH-00-11-1D]:Down-R4

Enter the location for the HiveAP, 1-127 chars [change_me]:HiveAP

The HiveAP uses its management interface <mgt0> for all IP communications such as SSH, SNMP, SYSLOG, RADIUS, etc... The IP address of the mgt0 interface can be learned dynamically via DHCP or configured statically.
Configure the mgt0 interface using:
1. DHCP
2. Static IP Assignment
Enter option <[1] or 2>:1

The root admin has full management privileges for the HiveAP. Therefore, it is important that the name and password remain a secret.
Enter the root admin name, 3-20 chars [admin]:admin
Enter the root admin password, 5-32 chars []:
Confirm the root admin password []:

DNS
1. Obtain DNS server addresses via DHCP
2. Configure DNS server addresses manually
Enter option <[1] or 2>:1

Set the date and time for the HiveAP using the Network Time Protocol (NTP) or configure statically from the command line after the wizard is complete.
Use NTP to set the date and time? <yes|[no]>:yes

1. Obtain NTP server addresses via DHCP
2. Configure NTP server addresses manually
Enter option <[1] or 2>:1

If you have multiple HiveAPs that are within the same subnet or VLAN, you create a Hive by configuring the HiveAPs with the same Hive name and shared secret. HiveAPs within a Hive can communicate with each other using the Aerohive collective control protocols to allow fast roaming, coordinated radio frequency management, best path routing, enhanced QoS, and security policies.
Enter the name for the Hive, 1-32 chars [myHive]:myHive

In order for devices in the Hive to communicate with each other, they must use the same shared secret.
Enter 8-63 ASCII characters for the shared secret []:
Confirm the shared secret []:
The length is 8-63 characters!
Confirm the shared secret []:

The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name that wireless clients associate with to connect to the wireless LAN.
Enter and SSID name, 1-32 chars [ssid0]:Azizi

In order to establish communications between the HiveAP and wireless clients, you must select the keying, authentication and encryption methods.
If you require an option that is not displayed, you can configure the SSID through the CLI or Aerohive.
Wireless LAN Security Protocols for the SSID:
1. open                    -Set security to open, no encryption or authentication
2. wpa-auto-8021x          -Set the key management and authentication protocol to allow WPA or WPA2 with 802.1X (EAP) and allow the encryption protocol to be TKIP or AES
3. wpa-auto-psk            -Set the key management and authentication protocol to allow WPA or WPA2 with a preshared key and allow the encryption protocol to be TKIP or AES
Enter the number of the security protocol suite to use for this SSID [1]:1

Display a summary of the CLI commands that will be configured <[yes]|no>:yes

**********************************************************************************
hostname Down-R4
snmp location HiveAP
admin root-admin admin password CsoERg7oynjYLrsj2j4eglJ34a.
Hive myHive
interface mgt0 Hive myHive
Hive myHive password J5FkqMszwMpPoWS34Xrk22NVeomXBvaNwVcd4
ssid Azizi
interface wifi0 ssid Azizi
ssid Azizi security protocol-suite open

**********************************************************************************
Do you want to apply these changes and reboot the HiveAP <[yes]|no>:yes
Please confirm to apply these changes and reboot the HiveAP <[yes]|no>:yes
AH-6d3e40#1970-01-01 00:05:57 alert   ah_scd: System is rebooting ...
Restarting system.


Down-R4 login: admin
Password:
Aerohive Networks Inc.
Copyright (C) 2006-2013
Down-R4#hiveui enable
Down-R4#save con
Down-R4#save config
Down-R4#exit
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You should always set the Hive shared secret, so that any communication between Access Points is always encrypted. Even if you have only one.