Used Aerohive APs

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I would like to buy some used/second hand  Aerohive units with serial numbers already registered to a hive that is no longer in use.  Can I get the serial numbers added to my hive?  How do I get them unregistered?  Is this something that Aerohive is happy to do? Is there a cost?
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Alan Davies

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Posted 3 years ago

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Nick Lowe, Official Rep

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As far as I know, you still cannot do this.

See: https://community.aerohive.com/aerohi...
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Mike Kouri, Official Rep

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Nick is correct, we have not yet launched a formal program to permit/assist with these situations. 

I am not involved in those efforts, but I believe our executives have already approved the program, and our sales operations team is working on rolling it out, so hopefully very soon we'll be able to handle these situations.

Alan,
Where are you located? I can try to find the right person and have them contact you.
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Omar Vazquez

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Still nothing?
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chris

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I'm interesting in this as well any information
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Saad Satti

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still no update on this ... as I have few aerohive ap and cant add them to my portal as they are already registered  :(
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Neil Bates

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Has there been any update on this program? 
Surely it makes sense to be able to reuse the hardware...
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Jonas Dekkers

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It's possible. You can also go from the free connect version to the paid versio with just buying an entitlement key
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Mike Matticks

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Hi Alan, I can't help you with adding to your hive but my district just recently got rid of about 85 AP120 units and 12 AP340 units. They are all functional, just new ones have taken their place. I'm not sure what your plan is for purchasing or when you'd be ready for something like that but I just wanted to let you know I have them available and if you're interested we can work something out. It sounds like very soon you should be able to add them. Let me know if you're interested. michael.matticks@gmail.com Thanks!
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Mike Zygiel

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any update on this - i too am interested in adding used units to my hive.... 
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Omar Vazquez

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I would also like an update on this. I have a couple of used APs lying around that I would like to add to my HMOL.
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Jan Boje

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I just got a price, saying  "it is not normal for Aerohive to do this"
but the price was aroung 60% of the price for a new one, :(
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Jan,

I would have thought that it makes sense to wait for Aerohive to formalise the program and not jump the gun. They may well, for example, have been offering you something on a discretionary, ad-hoc basis.
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I understood via emails from Aerohive that I can now  "re-register" second user access points - and the cost (in the UK) would be around £50 per access point. I thought that was quite a lot - something nearer to £25 and I might have been tempted.

I bought a number of AP330 (now less than 2 years of life if re-registered) for £10 each...set one up as a hive manager (using CLI command "hiveui enable" with version 5 firmware...couldn't get version 6 to start the hive manager... ) and added a few AP120 units (also paid £10 for those too!).

OK, this doesn't have a flashy cloud/web interface - or do any layer 7 application filtering - but that is done by our internet filter anyhow and it seems quite sensible to monitor all activity in one place.

We have lots of buildings/rooms and to cover everything with new access points and annual licences seemed horribly expensive - with some access points just used by odd users for very limited times in the week.

Planning to buy some new "ac" kit for key area/buildings - which we will splash out on cloud management, but can't see us bringing the AP330/120 units under the same umbrella.





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Jonas Dekkers

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Is there any communication from Aerohive about this Alan?
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Omar Vazquez

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It's been 4 months. What's the status on the "new program"? 
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Mike Kouri, Official Rep

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Omar,
Please reach out to your Aerohive representative; I've been led to believe they can assist you. I'm not in sales so I don't really know any of the details.