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SonicWall Notice Concerning DFS regulatory changes for North America

Dell SonicWALL Notice Concerning DFS regulatory changes for North America

Dear Customer,

The Dell SonicPoint ACe, ACi and N2 will be affected by an upcoming regulatory change from the FCC related to Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) new rule (U-NII band 2). For SonicPoint deployments completed after June 2, 2016 we highly recommend upgrading the firmware on the SonicPoints to the latest 9.0.1.0-2 version which is certified to support the newer DFS (U- NII band 2) regulatory requirements. During initial deployment the managing Dell SonicWALL firewall running the latest SonicOS version (6.2.5.1 or 5.9.1.6) will automatically update the SonicPoint firmware to the 9.0.1.0-2 version.

Customers with SonicPoints that were deployed prior to June 2, 2016 are exempt, however Dell SonicWALL strongly recommends upgrading the SonicPoints to the latest firmware to support the newer DFS regulatory requirements.

All SonicPoint ACe, ACi and N2 models regardless of when deployed, comply with FCC U-NII new rules for band 1 and band 3.

Dell SonicWALL Firmware

SonicPoint Version

SonicPoint firmware 8.8.8.8_13

Recommended Action

Upgrade the SonicPoint firmware to 9.0.1.0-2

Upgrade the managing firewall (TZ, NSA, SuperMassive) to SonicOS 6.2.5.1 which includes the 9.0.1.0-2 version of SonicPoint firmware

Upgrade the managing firewall (TZ, NSA, E-Class NSA) to SonicOS 5.9.1.6 which includes the 9.0.1.0-2 version of SonicPoint firmware

Additional Information

The latest SonicOS firmware versions are available for download on www.mysonicwall.com. Please contact Dell SonicWALL Technical Support for any issues in applying this security update.