We are excited to announce that the Aruba Instant On 2.4.0 is now available! This release goes perfectly with our new 1960 Switch Series.
With the new 1960 Switches joining Instant On, we are introducing the new cloud-managed stacking feature in the 2.4.0 release. The new release also includes new ease-of-use features such as PoE Device Power Cycle for remote troubleshooting and Easy Device Replacement. In addition, we also enhanced the AP Uplink VLAN option, Wi-Fi 6 OFDMA Configuration option and improved the type of error messages you receive.
We're looking forward to sharing all the features and enhancements that come with the Aruba Instant On 2.4.0 release in tomorrow's blog release – so check back tomorrow for a link to the blog. If you have any questions or thoughts about the 2.4.0 release, please leave them below.
Links to check out!
User Guide: https://community.arubainstanton.com/blogs/gregory-weaver1/2020/07/06/aruba-instant-on-user-guide-mobile-and-web-version
Aruba Instant On 1960 Product Page: https://www.arubainstanton.com/products/switches/1960-series/
Instant On portal: https://portal.arubainstanton.com/
Note: For current Instant On users, you should receive a notification about the update.
Could you elaborate of this:"Wi-Fi 6 OFDMA Configuration Option allows enabling and disabling the feature per network. OFDMA helps solve congestion issues and improves Wi-Fi performance with reduced latency, and increased efficiency. "
does this just mean we can turn off wi-fi 6 by disabling OFDMA?I logged into a system and it seems OFDMA optimization is off by default but wi-fi 6 itself is on. Why is the default wi-fi 6 on but OFDMA off? What is 6 without OFDMA?
Looking at other manufacturers it appears they all leave it off by default so it seems wifi 6 is being deployed by most companies with its main technological advancement defeated and the installers no good way of knowing when it would be appropriate to enable this key feature or the fact that these are being supplied with the key feature defeated. We could enable it and then wait for the customers to complain that some of their clients aren't connecting properly which is a great way to not impress the customers.
when you say select clients with older drivers are you talking wifi 4 or 5 or wifi 6 clients with early drivers?I guess the logical thing to do would be to create two wifi networks, one optimized and one OFDMA disabled and then tell customers to use the optimized wifi but if they experience problems use the other.
really seem like this wifi 6 deployment by everyone is premature and there's really crappy guidance listing pros, cons and best practice deployments examples and ideas.
From what my simple brain can comprehend it seems like OFDMA is the main feature or selling point of wi-fi 6 so why is it off by default in 2.4 and maybe it was also in 2.3?
WiFi 6 OFDMA