SonicWall Notice Concerning DFS regulatory changes for North America
Dell SonicWALL Notice Concerning DFS regulatory changes for North America
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 18.104.22.168-2 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 (22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199) will automatically update the SonicPoint firmware to the 188.8.131.52-2 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 firmware 184.108.40.206_13
Upgrade the SonicPoint firmware to 220.127.116.11-2
Upgrade the managing firewall (TZ, NSA, SuperMassive) to SonicOS 18.104.22.168 which includes the 22.214.171.124-2 version of SonicPoint firmware
Upgrade the managing firewall (TZ, NSA, E-Class NSA) to SonicOS 126.96.36.199 which includes the 188.8.131.52-2 version of SonicPoint firmware
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.