I was unaware that the r710 unleashed was a stand alone AP until after i tried to join it to a ZoneDirector 1200. Before sending it back i just wanted to confirm that i won't be able to join it to the ZD1200
The part number for Unleashed AP models begins with 9U1-xxxx and for standard Solo AP code with 901-xxxx. The Solo AP code will connect to a ZoneDirector, SmartZone or Cloud controller, or run in Standalone state. The Unleashed AP firmware is designed not to look for or connect to a ZD or SZ, but would join the Cloud.
You can swap firmware on your Unleashed R710 and use it on your ZD, but if you needed an RMA, you would get another Unleashed version, that you would have to convert code on again. We recommend that you return the 9U1 ordering part number AP for a 901 ordering part number AP.
If you want to, you can download Solo AP code to your laptop, directly connect to the AP (no network with DHCP or ZD), so you can talk to 192.168.0.1 after a factory default and connecting to the default SSID. The first screen will have Show AP Info with Upgrade option (if I remember off the top of my head), to switch code to Solo 18.104.22.168.1347 from this .zip.
well you can still make your current R710 work with controller just by upgrading it to suitable and relevent firmware version... that will save the time n effort of doing the same thing again after you get the normal r710...