So I have a Balance 305 and 8 AP One’s (APO-AGN2-IW) I’m doing the initial setup before deploying.
The 305 had firmware 5.4.9 2573, and then I found out that 6.1.2 3071 included VLAN support so I upgraded to that, only to find out that 6.1.2 doesn’t have the internal authentication server for the captive portal that 5.4.9 does (I hear it’ll be included in the firmware coming out Q1 2015). The deployment criteria requires authentication on the Captive portal page, but running a LDAP or RADIUS is not an option.
So when I boot the Balance 305 in 5.4.9 the AP’s don’t see it, I’ve another brand new out of the box. It just boots and run default config, where as when the Balance is running 6.1.2 the AP’s boot in default config, see the Balance, then reboot with the settings from the 305 AP controller.
another thing I’ve noticed is incontrol2 won’t register that the Balance 305 is online unless it’s running 6.1.2 (I prefer to do all my config in the Balance 305, not from incontrol2)
The AP’s are running FW 3.4.0s15 1368.
Any idea why I can’t seem to control them from the Balance 305 running 5.4.9?