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C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

Hello everyone
The Access Point C9120AXI-EWC can be converted to C9120AXI and vice versa

embedded wireless controller Can it be migrated to a physical controller or to the cloud as it could be?

 

If it were possible, would it have any cost?
Thanks in advance

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Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

When you generate a quote, you can specify what firmware you want pre-loaded: EWC/ME or CAPWAP.
And here's the gotcha: You will also need a valid Service Contract to be able to download either of the firmware.
If the AP will be converted to CAPWAP, a valid Service Contract for the WLC is required. If downloading EWC, a valid Service Contract for the "controller" AP is required.

However, sometimes one can download the EWC/ME firmware without a valid Service Contract.  For example, if you read THIS and scroll down to "Customers Without Service Contract Section" ...

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Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

I think you will have to wait and see. I think maybe there is cost for license for ewc just like ios. I would believe the software is free if you have support.
-Scott
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Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

Is the term "EWC" now being using by Marketing, is it?
If EWC is Mobility Express, then yes. The AP can be converted from Mobility Express/EWC to CAPWAP (and vice versa).
NOTE: I think the terms changed because Mobility Express firmware was free.
Hall of Fame Master

Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

I guess you have to wait to see if the code comes out and the process to change the image.
-Scott
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Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

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Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/catalyst-9120ax-series-access-points/datasheet-c78-742115.html?oid=powen019216

 


Cisco Catalyst 9120I Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

●  C9120AXI-x: Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series

 

Cisco Catalyst 9120I Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas, with embedded wireless controller

●  C9120AXI-EWC-x: Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series

 

the  Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points document says:

 

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It does not indicate cost or the way to do it

 

 

 
Hall of Fame Community Legend

Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

When you generate a quote, you can specify what firmware you want pre-loaded: EWC/ME or CAPWAP.
And here's the gotcha: You will also need a valid Service Contract to be able to download either of the firmware.
If the AP will be converted to CAPWAP, a valid Service Contract for the WLC is required. If downloading EWC, a valid Service Contract for the "controller" AP is required.

However, sometimes one can download the EWC/ME firmware without a valid Service Contract.  For example, if you read THIS and scroll down to "Customers Without Service Contract Section" ...

View solution in original post

Hall of Fame Master

Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

I think you will have to wait and see. I think maybe there is cost for license for ewc just like ios. I would believe the software is free if you have support.
-Scott
*** Please rate helpful posts ***

View solution in original post

Beginner

Re: C9120AXI-EWC and C9120AXI embedded wireless controller

Thanks everyone for your help

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