Firmware update for the access point - do I need a SmartNet?

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Mar 26th, 2008
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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.

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Scott Fella Sat, 03/29/2008 - 17:15
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If you can get the firmware, then you can apply it to any device. SmartNet is to cover your butt just in case it dies.


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