To manage AP firmware and download the latest AP firmware to your Firebox:
nFrom Fireware Web UI, select Dashboard >Gateway Wireless Controller. From the Summary tab,
click Manage Firmware.
nFrom Firebox System Manager, select the Gateway Wireless Controller tab, then click Manage
If you have enabled automatic AP firmware updates in Gateway Wireless Controller, your APs are
automatically updated between midnight and 4:00am local time.
To manually update firmware on your APs:
1. On the Access Points tab, select one or more APs.
2. From the Actions drop-down list, click Upgrade.
3. Click Yes to confirm that you want to upgrade the AP.
About AP Firmware and Fireware Versions
You must upgrade your APs to firmware version 8.6.0 or higher before you upgrade to Fireware v12.5.4 or
higher to remain compatible with the latest versions of Fireware.
Important Steps for Upgrades from Fireware v12.0 or Lower
If you have not previously upgraded to Fireware v12.0.1 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 before you can manage the APs from Gateway
Depending on the version of Fireware you upgrade 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.
Update Access Points
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