Before flashing a Ubiquiti device that is running or has been running AirOS version 5.6, please run the AREDN U-Boot Test program below before attempting a firmware load or upgrade.
We have developed the following utility to help you determine if your device is compatible, as well as being able to take a BACKUP of your node’s critical partitions.
Download and run the AREDN U-Boot Test Setup Program. If the test results in a "GOOD/GOOD" result, then you may proceed to load the appropriate AREDN firmware onto it.
If the test results are "BAD," then you should do the following:
Backup your device partitions using the "Backup" button in the AREDN U-Boot Test program.
Use the AirOS GUI (web page) to downgrade to AirOS v5.5.x. (At the top of the SYSTEM tab. The section is labelled "Firmware Update".) AREDN DOES NOT RECOMMEND USING THE TFTP METHOD TO DO THIS DOWNGRADE.
LINKS to AirOS 5.5.x for XW and XM hardware:
Choose the appropriate file below, by checking the hardware version (XM or XW) on the AirOS GUI's (web page) MAIN tab. Look for the entry labelled: "Version".
Re-run the AREDN U-Boot Test program and look for a "GOOD/GOOD" test.
If "GOOD/GOOD", you can safely use the AirOS GUI to install the AREDN firmware.
Requires Windows 7 or higher and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
Notes for Over the Air Upgrade are below
Over the air firmware flash
Beginning with release 188.8.131.52 you can update firmware over-the-air without needing to visit each node. Use the following steps to upgrade:
From an existing AREDN 3.0.2 node: Download the Over The Air Upgrade Patch “V3.0.2.OTA Support Final” found below
From an existing BBHN 3.1.0 node: Download the Over The Air Upgrade Patch “BBHN V3.1.0 OTA Support Final” found below
Load the patch using the Upload Firmware function on the Administration screen
Give the node a few minutes to reboot
Check the “Keep Settings” box that now appears on the Administration page
Upload the appropriate 184.108.40.206 sysupgrade firmware from the table, below
Give the node 5 minutes to go through two reboot cycles
Node will come up in the new firmware with the old settings intact.
If you don’t need to perform an over-the-air upgrade, then simply load the sysupgrade firmware. Once the 220.127.116.11 release has been installed on a node, subsequent upgrades can be performed over-the-air and, when the box is checked, will preserve existing settings.