[Date Firmware release] NWA5123AC-HD Support Tunnel Mode

Zyxel_RichardZyxel_Richard Zyxel Official Agent Posts: 10  mod
edited May 20, 2020 2:22PM in News and Release

Scenario

Due to the uprising Work-From-Home requirement, a date firmware is released for allowing Tunnel mode to be supported by NWA5123AC-HD. This way remote worker can have the same working experience as in the office. No additional training, and least IT support needed.

(For detail scenarios and configurations steps on both AP and Controller, please check this forum post:

https://businessforum.zyxel.com/discussion/4419/how-to-utilize-ap-tunnel-mode-to-access-office-network-from-home)


Below are three scenarios for users to upgrade the AP:


Upgrade AP firmware through USG/ATP

1.    Use putty to access your Gateway through SSH connection

2.    Type the command “configure terminal capwap firmware-update source 6.00(.6)-DF-2020-05-08”

3.    Type the command “write”


4.    Go to the GUI of USG and access directory “Configuration > Wireless > AP Management >Firmware”, click “check” and “apply”


5.    After firmware finish downloading, you can check if AP is automatically upgraded under directory “Configuration > Wireless > AP Management > Mgmt. AP List”, if AP remains in previous firmware, select an AP and click “Unpgrade FW”.



Upgrade AP firmware through USG/ATP

1.    Directly upgrade the Firmware on NXC (Download link is put in the bottom of this article)

2.    After firmware upgrade successfully, you can check if AP is automatically upgraded under directory “Configuration > Wireless > AP Management > Mgmt. AP List”, if AP remains in previous firmware, select an AP and click “Upgrade firmware now”.



Directly upgrade AP firmware

1.    Set the firmware updating mode of your Controller “Manual” before updating AP’s firmware. (If “auto” is set, the date firmware in AP will be recovered to official version by NXC)

2.    Use ZON or FTP to access AP and upgrade firmware (Related download link is put in the bottom of this article.)

Note: Here is a KB for how to upgrade AP firmware through FTP: https://kb.zyxel.com/KB/searchArticle!viewDetail.action?articleOid=012518&lang=EN


Firmware download link:

NXC2500 Firmware: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sEN5vZM454IpPozfS8wCDGqbyZrGQ6yv

NXC5500 Firmware: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q67BPLJkJ2z7ySmYQNLIge7LiFllv5YM

NWA5123AC-HD Firmware: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-7Zvk4HQwzfI_Apj41q5dJ0M5LuHZ6zg

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  • s_ks_k Member Posts: 7
    Hello,
    this is very gratifying.

    Would it be possible to retrofit this feature to the WAC5302D-S model? This would be interesting because of the LAN ports in the homeoffice.

    Regards,
    sk

  • Zyxel_RichardZyxel_Richard Zyxel Official Agent Posts: 10  mod
    @s_k

    In current stage only WAC5123AC-HD support tunnel mode by date firmware, so far there is no plan for tunnel mode support on WAC5302D-S.

    However, a good news is, there will be some "enhanced" 802.11ac APs launched in the near future, I think they will support tunnel mode once they can be managed by Controller.

    Best Regards,
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