We have several Aironet 1231 access points. The firmware was not updated for 3-4 years. We don't have a SmartNet support contract on any of the access points. I can download the new firmware from Cisco website, since it is available to download to anyone with the TAC account. Do I need a valid SmartNet contract to apply the updated firmware to our access points? I'm a little confused. Usually the firmware updates are available for free, unless it works differently with Cisco. Please help. Thanks.