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Cisco WLC 8.3.111 Released

The first major maintenance release for WLC 8.3, 8.3.111, aka 8.3MR1, is now available. Release notes are here. Notable updates include:

  • Adaptive 802.11r FT support on 1800/2800/3800 series APs *
  • QoS Fastlane support on 1800/2800/3800 series APs *
  • Location tag support for 1800/2800/3800 series APs
  • Support for the 1560 and 1815i APs
  • FIPS compliance features
  • Massive list of bug fixes

*  Cisco and Apple have published several documents on Adaptive 802.11r FT and QoS Fastlane:

Enterprise Best Practices for iOS Devices on Cisco Wirless LAN (PDF)

iOS Compatibility with QoS Fastlane and Adaptive 802.11r 

Optimizing WiFi Connectivity and Prioritized Business Apps (PDF)

In addition to bug fixes, I’m always curious to see what devices and software versions Cisco is using to test their newest releases. Notable OS versions mentioned in the release notes include:

  • Mac OS X 10.11.5, 10.11.6, 10.12
  • Windows 8.1, 10 (and possibly others, lots of driver versions mentioned)
  • Android 4.0.4 – 7.1.1
  • ChromeOS Release 55

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