Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200

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Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
2020-07-11 22:10:22
Model: EAP245  
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version:

The new 2.20.0 Build 20200423 firmware posted for the EAP245 states the following in the readme:

 

Your device's configuration will be lost after upgrading because some new features are not compatible with the old version. Suggest to back up your configuration before upgrading.

 

If I am using an OC200 Omada controller, will the controller reapply all the settings automatically so I won't need to do a backup as suggested?

 

Also, any news when the Omada Controller v4.1.4 (or above) software will be posted for the OC200?

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Re:Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
2020-07-12 03:58:44

@kasa_user 

 

Hi,

 

If I am using an OC200 Omada controller, will the controller reapply all the settings automatically so I won't need to do a backup as suggested? 

Also, any news when the Omada Controller v4.1.4 (or above) software will be posted for the OC200? 

 

Please NOTE that this firmware Build 20200423 is only compatible with Omada Controller V4.1.4 or above.

 

Current the Omada Controller V4.1.4 (or above) software for the OC200 is not released yet, please pay close attention to the official website for an update.

 

If you are using an OC200 Controller, it's suggested to wait for an update for the OC200 before you upgrade the EAP245 V3 to Build 20200423 firmware.

 

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Re:Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
2020-07-12 04:19:15

Thanks @Fae 

 

Apologies, I should have stated I was going to wait for the OC200 v4.1.4 upgrade to be released first before attempting to upgrade the EAP245 APs.

 

However, back to my question - once the OC200 upgrade is released will it be straight forward to upgrade the EAP245 APs to Build 20200423 without the need to backup and reapply all settings?

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Re:Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
2020-07-12 04:39:25

@kasa_user 

 

Hi, 

 

 Apologies, I should have stated I was going to wait for the OC200 v4.1.4 upgrade to be released first before attempting to upgrade the EAP245 APs.

 

However, back to my question - once the OC200 upgrade is released will it be straight forward to upgrade the EAP245 APs to Build 20200423 without the need to backup and reapply all settings?

 

I think we need to backup the configuration and data in the controller before upgrading the OC200 and EAPs, read Controller Upgrade Guide for details.

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Re:Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
2020-07-16 16:46:14

Hi @kasa_user,

 

Here was my experience the EAP225V3 -- but the EAP245V3 would be similar:

 

1) download but do not install updated EAP firmwares to your local PC.

2) log into the web UI of the OC200 (locally, not cloud) and backup your settings.  Run a second backup with data, too, if desired.

3) log into the web UI of the OC200 (locally, not cloud) and check for upgrade, and apply update -- this deletes all Omada settings.

4) After OC200 update, log in, go to devices

5) It should find your devices, but list them as "managed by others"

6) First, adopt ONE EAP

7) After it is adopted (will likely need to supply username and password), the manually apply firmware file to ONE EAP.

 

NOTE -- in my case, I have multiple EAP's. and I was doing this from a wirelessly connected PC.  If you are hardwired you could potentially adopt/update more than one at a time.

 

8) Now, once you have an EAP fully adopted and upgraded.  Now configure your Wireless settings in SDN.  This could have been done earlier, but wouldn't have relaly mattered until after step 7.

 

Now, I think some people have claimed that you could use your prior Omada backup at this point to re-configure SDN.  But, I didn't do this.  I'm always afraid of using a backup from one version of software for a current install with a different version of sofware.  But perhaps this will work, I don't know.  I just set everything up again from scratch which wasn't a big deal for me (home environment).

 

9) At this point, the SDN is configured the same (more or less) as the old Omada was re: SSID's, wireless settings.  At this point I felt safe downing my other EAP (adopt), then upgrade, without concern over losing my Wifi connection on my laption.

 

10) Finally, I adopted, and then upgraded the firmware of my wirelessly MESHed EAP225-OD.

 

This worked well for me.  Took me a little while to find the necessary settings in SDN.  I'm still getting used to the UI now a couple days on.

 

-Jonathan

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Re:Upgrading EAP245 V3 to 2.20.0 Build 20200423 Firmware with OC200
2020-07-20 16:34:20 - last edited 2020-07-20 16:34:58

@JSchnee21 

 

I jumped the gun and updated first the firmware when offered in the GUI and, after losing access from the old software controller, to version 4.1.5 but still don't have admin access.

 

The good news is that the wireless network is still working; the bad news is that the Windows shortcut to uninstall 4.1.5 isn't working 

 

Since I have a complex setup with VLANs, ACLs etc, I'm hoping to find a way to go back manually and reconfigure with my saved backup file

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