Convert Netgear WNDAP360 to standalone from Managed

A WNDAP360 can be in Standalone mode , or it can be managed by a Wireless Controller. 

If you want to change the type ( Managed to Standalone mode ) you need to flash the device firmware. Performing a Factory Reset ( Holding down Reset Button ) just resets the WebGui Login password.

 Firmware upgrade sequence for WNDAP360 from 2.x:
  V2.1.11 -> V2.1.12 -> V3.5.20.0 – Correct sequence.

Download the Firmwares from here : 

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/WNDAP360.aspx#download

See – View Previous Versions

Once Download . UnZip the .tar files !

Login to the webportal of the managed WNDAP360 and upload the first  V2.1.11 Firmware (.tar )  ( I used Chrome ) 

What you will see in the console serial cable connection , is the device restart straight away then wait on the below , Leave the webbrowser open

######################### Start SysMon Entity [30] #########################
# Name=RFID Mgr, Path=/ft/bin/rfid_mgr, Type=0
######################### Start SysMon Entity [31] #########################
# Name=RFID Serial Comm, Path=/ft/bin/rfid_serial_comm, Type=0
Executing file /FT_CONF/prepare_upgrade
********* Waiting for Upgrade file *********

Wait on this screen for a few minutes 

Netgear mips #1 Tue Dec 6 11:52:49 IST 2016 (none)
Netgear login:
FACDEF_DRV: Disabling watchdog
TERM

You should then see it formating the file system and rebooting again

Once ready you can go upload V2.1.12 ( takes a while as it has to encrypt the filesystem ) 

Then V3.5.20.0 and whatever’s the latest!

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