Canopy firmware I may seem silly when i ask this.
Some of you may remember i recently was given 50x 5700sm's and 6x 5750ap's
Two questions - I am about to setup a solar site.
Do i need the GPS sync if two 5750ap's are colocated within close proximity of each other, on different channels?
I think they are all 5.7ghz so there would be 1 metre of physical seperation between the two 5750ap's on the pole , and at least 50mhz of channel separation.
If i dont need it, I would rather not use the GPS timing unit because of the extra power required which i dont have readily avaliable at a solar powered site.
Also how do i find out what firmware to use?
I logged into the canopy support site an saw i have different versions of the firmware to download
- OFDM w/ AES
- OFDM w/ DES
And does anyone have a upgrade path required version list? The radios havent been powered up for about 5 years so i am not sure what firmware each would be running, but to save time, it would be good if i could skip versions. I have been told there is a required upgrade path so if i only have to load on 3 firmware upgrades rather than the 8 versions shown (before i click show archive at the bottom)
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You should sync. It's best to. Especially if you or anyone else in the area is running canopy.
I'd suggest a Packetflux Syncpipe system, they are low cost and very effective. They also are not too power crazy. If you have direct questions or application questions I suggest either emailing or trying to call them. The owner is a busy guy, but he's very sharp and uses the products on his own network and I seem to recall he runs solar setups as well.
If not, at least run a sync cable between them and make one a master and the other a slave. This will keep them timed together.
You said 5750 AP so you need the DES release for the FSK line.
You need to power them up and see where they are at today before you just go blowing in firmware. There is a step process but its not terrible. They should be at least in 7.3.6, hopefully. Once they are at that level it shouldn't be too bad. I seem to recall to get them to 10 it was maybe four or five steps, but with CNUT it's pretty simple. The release notes will have all of the version stepping info for you, so do some research or maybe someone can chime in and tell you exactly. I don't recall the exact order as I just had it in Cnut in sort of a template if you will. Didn't pay time to memorize it once I figured it out the first time.
It's really a painless process but it just takes time.
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