End-of-Life AP Series Indoor Access Points

I have received a notification of End-of-Life Support. I'm worried about this paragraph. 

 

31-MARCH-2023

The affected AP models will no longer work in Sophos Central, XG Firewall (SFOS) or in SG UTM

 

So that means the hardware will be un-usable? 

 

Best regards.

  • Hi  

    Yes, those listed AP hardwares will not work with Sophos Central, XG Firewall and Sophos UTM. It will in-short, become unusable.

  • In reply to Jaydeep:

    Hi Jaydeep,

    oomph that is rigorous.

    Because they are based on OpenWrt (OpenSource), do Sophos offer the source-code of the AP-system anywhere?

    BusyBox v1.23.2 (2019-11-18 09:44:34 UTC) built-in shell (ash)

      _______                     ________        __
     |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
     |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
     |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
              |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
     -----------------------------------------------------
     CHAOS CALMER (Bleeding Edge, unknown)
     -----------------------------------------------------
      * 1 1/2 oz Gin            Shake with a glassful
      * 1/4 oz Triple Sec       of broken ice and pour
      * 3/4 oz Lime Juice       unstrained into a goblet.
      * 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
      * 1 tsp. Grenadine Syrup
     -----------------------------------------------------
    root@OpenWrt:~# cat /etc/devinfo 
    DEVICE_TYPE=AP55
    FIRMWARE_VERSION=9500-wifi-0c67c7fe-...
    QCA_VERSION=c3496dd

  • In reply to JosefBergmann:

    Hi  

    If you know your way around playing with the firmware of an AP, you can still use it. But Sophos does not provide the source-code of the AP firmware.

  • In reply to JosefBergmann:

    I don't like that either. Why? The AP's are / were expensive and are well embedded in UTM 9.7. Now I'm private and I still have some Bintec Statefull Inspection ROuters with built-in WLAN antenna. I just tested it. You simply integrate the Bintec router (e.g. Bintec / Funkwerk R232bw or R232aw) into the internal LAN of the UTM (EThernetport's) and use the WLAN antenna to bridge the Bintec. Bintec passes this on to UTM. Finished! Greetings from Germany, Rainer
  • In reply to Jaydeep:

    For any questions regarding the AP Series End-of-Sale announcement, please refer to this communication

    https://partnernews.sophos.com/en-us/2020/02/products/lifecycle-announcement-end-of-sale-ap-series-indoor-access-points/ 

    Alternatively, please reach out to your local Sophos contact or partner.

  • In reply to BarbaraH:

    Release the firmware for the AP-series as OpenSource!