Support Alert - Basic WiFi changes with 12.5.1 update

13 Sep 2019

Now Available: Fireware 12.5.1

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12 Sep 2019 By Stephen Helm
Categories: Wi–Fi


Fireware 12.5.1
WatchGuard has posted Fireware 12.5.1 at the Software Download Center. There is no corresponding update to WSM. This maintenance update provides as changes to the ways WatchGuard access points are supported and managed, as well as resolution to issues that have been reported by customers.

Does this release pertain to me?
If you manage WatchGuard Access Points (APs) with the Gateway Wireless Controller (GWC), note that WatchGuard is introducing changes that affect how your APs are managed and supported after their Basic Wi-Fi subscriptions expire. Beginning with the Fireware v12.5.1 release, each WatchGuard AP managed by a GWC on a Firebox must have a valid Basic Wi-Fi subscription. WatchGuard APs activated with Basic Wi-Fi subscriptions before 1 September 2018 are not affected by these changes.

For additional information about Basic Wi-Fi expiration changes, see WatchGuard AP License Enforcement for Basic
Wi-Fi Subscriptions

Software Download Center
Firebox appliance owners with active support subscriptions can obtain the Fireware 12.5.1 without additional charge by downloading the applicable packages from the WatchGuard Software Download Center.  

For Sales or Support questions, you can find phone numbers for your region online. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.