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Upgrading Older 340 Access Points

I have 7 AP in my organization, one is a Aironet 4800, one is a Cisco 350, and the rest are Cisco 340s. I'm a bit puzzled because the outside of each 340 is the same, basically. But the OS is different, 3 of them show as Aironet BR500E V8.24 and the other two show as Cisco AP340 11.23T. I'm getting both of these numbers from the top left of the browser when I access them from IP address. I'm imaging the BR500E is the older Aironet OS where as the AP340 is the new Cisco one. Well my question is this, can I change the BR500Es to be the same as the Cisco AP340s through a firmware upgrade or some other means? I'm wanting to setup Cisco ACS product so I can use LEAP and Dynamic WEP. But I don't think these BR500Es will work with Cisco LEAP, or will it??



Re: Upgrading Older 340 Access Points

Unfortunately you do not have 7 AP's. The ones that have BR500E are actual wireless bridges. These bridges are going to have the basic same shape as the AP's but they are a little bit bigger in size. If you look on top of these devices you should see the label stating that it is a bridge and if you flip the device over, you should see the tag with the serial number and part number under it that says AIR-BR340, AIR-BR341, or AIR-BR342There is no way to upgrade them to an Access Point or to the 11.23T code. These bridges do not do Leap.

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