EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)

EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
2020-07-20 15:01:55
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.6.1 Build 20191224 Rel. 53067

Hello, 

 

I have a EAP225-Outdoor (canadian version). Before it was using the same firmware as the US version but few weeks ago there was a a new firmware available with CA mention it and only on the canadian TP-Link Website :

https://www.tp-link.com/ca/support/download/eap225-outdoor/#Firmware

EAP225-Outdoor_CA_1.6.1 Build 20191224

 

So now it seems they have forked firmware for US and CA version of the AP. The problem is that this firmware does not support SDN and it block me from installing new US firmware or even goes back to previous US firmware that are listed on the firmware page. So now I will have to wait everytime for a canadian version of the firmware that probably take forever to be out because Canadian specific things always trails behind... At this point I am like, just buy a new AP with US firmware and never install the canadian one. Other EAP shares the same firmware, but i understand it's probably related to frequencies and db levels available that are a little bit different between US and CA but man this suck...

 

Do you think there is any way to go back to US firmware?

 

Thank You

 

Etienne

 

 

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Re:EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
2020-07-22 20:54:01 - last edited 2020-07-22 20:56:43

I have a similar situation. I inadvertantly flashed my EAP225 devices with the Canadian firmware and now I have a mix of EAP245(US) and EAP225(CAN) that is causing problems. I'm unable to flash back to the US version as the controller is blocking it. I need a way to restore the US firmware as well.

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Re:EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
2020-07-23 13:51:10

@Blaine How did you get firmware 1.20.0, latest canadian version is 1.6.1. 1.20.0 is the latests US version (which is SDN compliant)

 

I suspect you did not flashed 1.6.1, which is good for you. It's normal for the model #, canadian version is a little bit different since some c5Ghz channel can't be used oustside in Canada as oppose to the US. 

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Re:EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
2020-07-23 14:50:18

EtRod_ wrote

@Blaine How did you get firmware 1.20.0, latest canadian version is 1.6.1. 1.20.0 is the latests US version (which is SDN compliant)

 

I suspect you did not flashed 1.6.1, which is good for you. It's normal for the model #, canadian version is a little bit different since some c5Ghz channel can't be used oustside in Canada as oppose to the US. 

I promise I didn't do anything crazy. Just downloaded from the TP Link site and updated the firmware. The bin file clearly says CAN on it which is obviously my fault for not noticing. With that said, I'm experiencing WiFi dropouts now where all devices disconnect and reconnect at random. Thinking it's the mix of US and CAN firmwares that's causing it. Hopeing TP-Link has a simple solution here to move past what looks to be an arbitrary block.

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Re:EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
2020-07-31 13:08:01

@Blaine 

 

I received this link from TP-Link Support

 

https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202007/20200714/EAP225-Outdoor(CA)_V1_V1.20.0 Build 20200604.zip

 

If you use Omada Controlle you need 4.1.5 or latest (SDN)

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Re:EAP225-Outdoor(Canada)
2020-08-01 10:19:47

@EtRod_ I am in the same situation and nobody answered me, english is not my native language and flashed my EAP225 v1 Outdoor by mistake with an "CA" firm... I also have EAP245v3 US, latest firmware, so I'm using it with Omada 4.1.5, and the EAP225 Outdoor standalone.

 

I presume there must be a chance to return to US firm, maybe we'll have to wait new US firm or hope someone at TP-LINK ask or petition with a real solution and not the "cliché" answer "is not possible", becausewe know it's not true.

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