Which version of firmware do you recommend for AP120?
Which version of firmware do you recommend for AP121?
Which version of firmware do you recommend for HMOL?
I have had many problems after updating in the past so I wanted to get some other opinions on the best version(s) to run.
For all of our 802.11n access points (including AP120 and AP121) the recommended version is whatever is latest in the HiveOS 6.5 branch (today, that's 6.5r5).
I took the advice of the banner at the top of our hive telling me to update. I won't do that again...
To resolve a ton of issue we were having, tech support had me downgrade to the following firmware versions. Tech Support had to enable several versions of older firmware for my Hive to see, download and install the software.
AP120 - HiveOS 6.5r4 Honolulu.128121
AP121 - HiveOS 6.4r1g.2138
AP330 - HiveOS 6.5r4 Honolulu.128121
AP350 - HiveOS 6.5r4 Honolulu.128121
AP230 - HiveOS 6.5r5 Honolulu.136354
AP250 - HiveOS 7.1r1.142326
Hope this is helpful.
If you are running WIPs the AP120 will not be happy with any 6.5x code and should be on 6.2r1c unless you are in a very quiet environment with very light load. As hotspots increase and client load increase so will the frequency of APs spiking their CPU if on the latest code up to 6.5r5.
If you are running AP121 and on HiveManager 6.8r4 or higher (until it gets fixed) at least still broke in 6.8r7 you may have issues pushing configs. In my case it took a special build to fix that but the stability with WIPs is not known yet(testing now). We were able to narrow down the issue to the AP being on a topology map and I use the topo maps to assign the management vlan. The special build is HiveOS 6.5r4 Honolulu.138395devdbg and only available from support. As the information about this build is limited I do not know when or if the fix will be moved to production. I know it is not in 6.5r5 as it was released prior to this build.
AP170 if using it as a bridge run HiveOS 6.1r2.1359 or prior code. If not running as a bridge then the latest code seems to run okay.
AP320 and 340 so far are running fine on the latest code.
If I logon onto the access point directly (we don't use the on line manager) and attempt to install this firmware it fails saying its not for this access point.
It clearly is supposed to be for the access point.
I looked through to see if there were any "inbetween" versions as an intermediate upgrade - but couldn't see any for AP120.