The company I work for is having failing equipment, and we are looking to replace with Catalyst APs. However, our existing controller is not supportive of the Catalyst APs. So, we are looking into buying one Catalyst C9115AXI-EWC-B, or similar AP. However, the lead time on that is out into march, and I am wondering if there are hardware differences between the Catalyst AP and the EWC variants, otherwise, would there be an option to purchase a C9115AXI-B and purchase a firmware update to add the EWC functionality. It is not in our budget at the moment to upgrade our WLC.
Any help or advice that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
That is what I'm attempting to do, the Catalyst C9115AXI-EWC-B is the embedded 9800 controller on AP variant, however, as stated, it is not in the budget to upgrade our controller.
@Leo Laohoo wrote:
You're better off purchasing the new Catalyst 9K APs and the 9800 controllers as this will be the new "norm".