Release Notes 15
Beginning with Fireware v11.12.4, AP firmware is no longer bundled with Fireware OS. All AP device firmware
is managed by the Gateway Wireless Controller on your Firebox. The Gateway Wireless Controller
automatically checks for new AP firmware updates and enables you to download the firmware directly from
Important Upgrade Steps
If you have not previously upgraded to Fireware 12.0.1 or higher and the latest APfirmware, you must perform
1. Make sure all your APs are online. You can check APstatus from Fireware Web UI in Dashboard
>Gateway Wireless Controller on the Access Points tab, or from Firebox System Manager, select
the Gateway Wireless Controller tab.
2. Make sure you are not using insecure default APpassphrases such as wgwap or watchguard. Your
current APpassphrase must be secure and at least 8 characters in length. You can change your AP
passphrase in Network >Gateway Wireless Controller >Settings.
If you do not have a secure passphrase correctly configured before the upgrade, you will lose
the management connection with your deployed APs. If this occurs, you must physically
reset the APs to factory default settings to be able to manage the APs from Gateway
Depending on the version of Fireware you are upgrading from, you may need to mark APs as trusted after the
upgrade to Fireware v12.0.1 or higher. You can mark APs as trusted from Fireware Web UI in Dashboard
>Gateway Wireless Controller on the Access Points tab, or from Firebox System Manager, select the
Gateway Wireless Controller tab.