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Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Releases

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Introduction

 

 

This document summarizes all the software releases that were out on Cisco.com for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers. Each branch is expanded into maintenance releases and a note about hardware support is made.

 

This document also gives insights whether a certain branch will still continue to have a maintenance release or not.

 

 

Branch 3.0

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 3.0.100.0

New hardware: 1000 Series AP, 2700 series location appliance, 4400 WLC, 4100 WLC, 2000 WLC.

 

Branch 3.1

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 3.1.59.24

New hardware: 1130 series AP, 1200 series AP, 1240 series AP, 1500 Mesh series AP

 

Branch 3.2

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 3.2.78.4

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.116.21

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.150.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.171.5

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.171.6

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.193.5

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.195.10

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.195.13

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.202.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.210.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 3.2.215.0

New hardware: None

 

Branch 4.0

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 4.0.155.5

New hardware: 3750 switch integrated WLC

 

Release 4.0.179.8

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.0.179.11

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.0.206.0

New hardware: 2100 WLC, 3201 WMIC card, 1300 Wireless Bridges

 

Release 4.0.217.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.0.217.204

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.0.219.0

New hardware: None

 

Branch 4.1

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 4.1.171.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.1.181.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.1.185.0

New hardware: 1100 series AP.

 

Release 4.1.185.10

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.1.190.5 Mesh release only

Supported APs: 1505,1510 mesh APs. 1520 supported in US only.

Non supported APs: 1000 series, 1100 series, 1130 series, 1200 series, 1230 series, 1240 series and 1300 series

 

Release 4.1.191.24 Mesh release only

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1500 (1505 and 1510) series and 1520 (1522) series outdoor access points

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1130AG and 1240 AG series indoor access point

Supported APs: 1000 series, 1100 series, 1130 series, 1200 series, 1230 series, 1240 series and 1300 series.

Non Supported APs: 1250 series access points are not supported on this release.

 

Release 4.1.192.22 Mesh release only

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1520 (1522, 1524) series and 1500 (1505 and 1510) series outdoor access points

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1130AG and 1240 AG series indoor access point

Supported APs: 1000 series, 1100 series, 1130 series, 1200 series, 1230 series, 1240 series and 1300 series.

Non Supported APs: 1250 series access points are not supported on this release.

 

Release 4.1.192.35 Mesh release only

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1520 (1522, 1524) series and 1500 (1505 and 1510) series outdoor access points

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1130AG and 1240 AG series indoor access point

Supported APs: 1000 series, 1100 series, 1130 series, 1200 series, 1230 series, 1240 series and 1300 series.

Non Supported APs: 1250 series access points are not supported on this release.

 

Branch 4.2

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 4.2.61.0

New hardware: 1250 series AP

 

Release 4.2.99.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.112.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.130.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.112.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.173.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.176.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.176.51 Mesh release only

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1500 (1505 and 1510) series outdoor mesh access points

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1000, 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240, 1250, and 1310 indoor access points.

None Supported APs: Release  4.2.176.51M does not support Cisco 1520 (1522, 1524) series mesh access  points. Cisco 1520 series mesh access points are supported in release  5.2 (and later) of the controller mainline release.

 

Here is a visual aid I found on the 4.2.176.51 Mesh release notes showing AP support

 

 

 

Release 4.2.207.54 Mesh release only

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1500 (1505 and 1510) series outdoor mesh access points

Supported APs: Cisco Aironet 1000, 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240, 1250, and 1310 indoor access points.

None  Supported APs: Release  4.2.176.51M does not support Cisco 1520 (1522,  1524) series mesh access  points. Cisco 1520 series mesh access points  are supported in release  5.2 (and later) of the controller mainline  release.

 

Release 4.2.205.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.206.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.207.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 4.2.209.0

New hardware: None

 

Branch 5.0

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 5.0.148.0

New hardware: None

No longer supported hardware: NM-AIR-WLC6 platform

No longer supported hardware: Cisco Aironet 1000 series access  points are not supported for use with controller software release  5.0.148.0 or later.

 

Release 5.0.148.2

New hardware: None

 

Branch 5.1

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 5.1.151.0

New hardware:  MSE3350, AP801

 

Release 5.1.163.0

New hardware: None

 

 

Branch 5.2

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 5.2.157.0

New hardware: 1522, and 1524 Mesh Access Points (This release does not support Cisco Aironet 1505 and 1510 access points)

 

Release 5.2.178.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 5.2.193.0

New hardware: 1524PS Mesh Access Points (This release does not support Cisco Aironet 1505, 1510 and 1524SB access points)

 

 

Branch 6.0

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases. This is a Maintenance Deployment release.

 

Release 6.0.182.0

New hardware: Cisco 5500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers

 

Release 6.0.188.0

New hardware:  None

 

Release 6.0.196.0

New hardware:  None

 

Release 6.0.199.0

New hardware:  None

 

Release 6.0.199.4

New hardware:  None

 

Release 6.0.220.0

New hardware:  None

 

Branch 7.0

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 7.0.98.0

New hardware:  3310 MSE, 1260 AP, 1040 AP,

 

Release 7.0.116.0

New hardware: 7500 HREAP Flex WLC, 600 Office Extend AP, AP 802, 1550 Mesh AP, SRE based WLCM, 3500 AP, WiSM2

 

Release 7.0.220.0

New hardware: None.

 

Release 7.0.230.0

New hardware: None.

 

Release 7.0.235.0

New hardware: None.

 

Release 7.0.235.3

New hardware: None.

This release is fixing bug CSCua29504

 

Release 7.0.240.0

New hardware: None.

 

Release 7.0.250.0

New hardware: None.

Branch 7.1

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 7.1.91.0

New hardware: 3600.

 

For Cisco  2500, 5500, WiSM2, WLCM2, and Cisco Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN  Controllers. 7.1.91.0 is a special release to introduce the Cisco  Aironet 3600 Access Points. Ongoing support for this release will not be  provided and is not supported in any other 7.0 maintenance release.

The release 7.1.91.0 for the AP-3600 is a restricted lifetime release,  with no planned maintenance images. For future fix and feature  development, customers are encouraged to migrate to next major release for ongoing support and improvements.

 

This is the last release to support: WiSM, 4400 and WLCM

 

 

Branch 7.2

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Caution: This release NO LONGER supports:

Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controller

Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series/7600 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM)

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module

Cisco Wireless Controller on Cisco Services-Ready Engine (SRE) (WLCM2) running on ISM 300, SM 700, SM 710, SM 900, and SM 910

 

Release 7.2.103.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 7.2.110.0

New hardware:

The Cisco Wireless  Controller on Service Ready Engine (WLCM2 on SRE) platform running on  ISM 300, SM 700, SM 710, SM 900, and SM 910 is supported in this  release.

 

Release 7.2.111.13

New hardware: None

This release is having two bug fixed CSCty68030 and CSCua29504

 

Release 7.2.115.1

New hardware: New revision of 7500 WLC

 

Branch 7.3

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 7.3.101.0

New hardware:

- The virtual wireless LAN controller

- Cisco 8500 Series Controllers are introduced with support for local mode, FlexConnect, and mesh modes

- The Cisco Aironet 2600 Series Access Points are supported

 

Release 7.3.102.0

New hardware: AP 1600 [Update: this release later got removed from cisco.com, 7.3.112.0 doesn't support 1600 AP you need to move to 7.4 to get support for 1600 Series AP].

 

Release 7.3.112.0

New hardware: Hierarchical Mobility (New Mobility)

 

 

Branch 7.4

 

Note: This release still has maintenance releases planned

 

Release 7.4.100.0

New hardware:

- AP 1600

- Read new features on release notes

 

Release 7.4.100.60

New hardware: None

 

Release 7.4.110.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 7.4.121.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 7.4.130.0

New hardware: None

 

Branch 7.5

 

Note: This release currently doesn't have any upcoming maintenance releases

 

Release 7.5.102.0

New hardware:

- The 802.11ac radio module for the Cisco Aironet 3600  Series access points (Cisco AP3600).

- New -Z Product IDs are introduced for Cisco 3600  Series access points. The -Z PIDs provide enhanced 5-GHz spectrum  coverage for Australia and New Zealand

- Cisco Aironet 700 Series access points

- Read other new feature on release notes.

 

Branch 7.6

 

Note: This release still has maintenance releases planned

 

Release 7.6.100.0

New hardware:

- Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Points

- Cisco Aironet 1530 Series Outdoor Access Points

- Cisco Universal Small Cell 5310 module for modular Cisco Aironet 3600 Series

- Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channels are enabled on Cisco Aironet 700 Series Access Points.

- China –H domain support

- The 802.11ac configuration is supported in a High Availability environment.

- - Read other new feature on release notes.

 

Release 7.6.110.0

New hardware: None

 

Release 7.6.120.0

New hardware:

- Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Points

- Cisco Aironet 700W Series Access Point

- Cisco WLAN Express Setup for Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller

 

Release 7.6.130.0

New hardware: None

 

Branch 8.0

 

Note: This release still has maintenance releases planned

 

Release 8.0.100.0

New hardware:

- Cisco Aironet 1700 Series Access Points

- AIR-CAP1552WU-x-K9

 

Release 8.0.110.0

New hardware:

- Cisco Aironet 1570 Series Access Points

- Cisco Aironet Universal AP Priming and Cisco AirProvision

 

Release 8.0.115.0

New hardware: None

 

Reference

 

Information on FUS Image: refer to this link

Information on LDPE Image: refer to this link

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