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Wed, Dec 2, 2020 2:45 PM

ZF7982 from a SZ 3.6 back to Standalone Firmware

i am unable to Flash the old ZF7982s that ive replaced in my network back to the standalone firmware they are currently on

3.6.1.0.354 and i want to use them as standalone elsewhere ive tried to put these firmwares on zf7982_9.7.1.0.17.BL7 and zf7982_9.6.1.0.15.BL7 but they dont work either via web interface or via CLI & TFTP the error i get is

net_get_flash: **Err:Upgrade/Downgrade from FSI to UI is not allowed.**
AIS cleanup : Completed
** AP Image Signing : Upgrade/Downgrade from FSI to UI is not allowed.**
**fw(15364) : Unknown

from reading around it looks like i may first have to get them onto a SmartZone 3.4 or 3.5 Firmware before i can flash them with the Standalone Firmware would this be correct and if so where could i get a 3.4 /3.5 AP SZ Firmware?

I just quite like to use one or two of these at home as they are still pretty good APs seems a shame just to have them as paperweights.

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70 Points

2 months ago

Hey Gordon, you can typically find the firmware at support.ruckuswireless.com by searching the firmware # you're after.  You seem to be clued in anyways, but just be sure to grab the version for your AP model is all.

Eg:

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/529-zf7982-firmware-9-7-1-0-17

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/529-zf7982-firmware-9-6-1-0-15

I can't recall if there is a required downgrade path, or if you need to factory default and then apply the updates once you come off SZ firmware.

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5K Points

2 months ago

Hi Gordon,

Correct you have a full signed image on the AP and you try to upload a non signed image.

I would suggest you use version 104.0.0.1347 that you can download from support site.

It can be used for stand alone also.

Regards

Martin

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346 Points

Thankyou thats worked :-) now i can reuse them yeah! - strange that that download doesnt appear when you look at the AP i wouldnt have thought to serch for that and the AP isnt mentioned in the list but the firmware is in the zip :-)

https://support.ruckuswireless.com/software/1017-zoneflex-solo-access-point-104-0-0-0-1347-ga-software-release