Apologies for the basic question. I have looked for an answer before posting...
I have just set-up a Ruckus r700 and as per usual with all new products, I checked for updates, of course reading the release notes before upgrading.
The current AP 'software' listed on the AP is version: 188.8.131.52.203
I noticed on the Ruckus site that the latest 'firmware' version is listed as R700 Firmware 184.108.40.206.203 (r700_220.127.116.11.203.Bl7). Which is the same as the 'software' version on the AP.
However, on the Ruckus support site there's a download available called 'Standalone AP Software 18.104.22.168.101 (All APs)' and inside that download a file called 'R700_22.214.171.124.101.BL7'
Q1: Is it just the Ruckus terminology / wording that is confusing?
Q2: Is the file 'R700_126.96.36.199.101.BL7' actually the latest firmware version for the R700?
Q3: If it is the latest firmware, can I upgrade to it using the local update option on the AP?
Q4: Are there any release notes anywhere?
Q5: The Auto F/W upgrade on the AP is enabled, but the FW Control Control File is fixed as 'r700_980_cntrl.rcks' Is it right that its fixed?
Sorry for the amount of questions. Its just that the wording is confusing to me and I think its important to make such things clear so as to avoid any costly mistakes.
A1: Apologies that this is somewhat confusing, we're working on it!
A2: Yes, that's the latest firmware version.
A3: Yes, you can upgrade to it using the local update option on the AP.
A4: Yes, here they are: https://support.ruckuswireless.com/do...
A5: That's a technical question I'm not sure of. Perhaps our main moderator, Michael Brado, can help answer that.
Regarding Firmware upgrade to your standalone AP, when on the Maintenance::Upgrade page, once you click "Local" as your Upgrade Method, the fields will change to a browse file selection. This is the simplest way to upgrade standalone APs.
You should manually upgrade your AP firmware, as the "auto-upgrade" server designed for EoL MediaFlex and MetroFlex product APs may no longer be in service. You can create a custom r700_XXX_cntrl.rcks control files if you wish to
use a local FTP/TFTP server, and update the file with each incremental firmware