Recently, on firmware v6.10 of our NWA1123-AC-PRO access-points, customer have asked us why the Wireless Bridging feature (wireless Bridging via WDS) has been disabled/taken off the device's functions. This was because the wireless bridging was not meant to be implemented in the first place on the NWA1123-AC-PRO, but has unintentionally been implemented. This decision has been reversed and things were put back in their respective order back by firmware version v6.10.
Due to the high request and the seeking to offer the upmost best product to our customer, we decided to integrate the wireless bridge functionality in the upcoming firmware, v6.20, which is due to be released during Q1 2021, most likely by the end of March.
However, for customers who have formerly used the WDS feature and are now star-struck with a system not capable of delivering to do so since the latest firmware update, we recommend downgrading the device.
Following our development team and in close discussion with our market development manager, we are confident that such a downgrade should not affect the performance by any means.
Note: Wireless Bridging never was and will not be compatible for NWA1123-ACv2, NWA1123-AC-HD and other devices from the NWA11XX-Series, but the NWA1123-AC-PRO alone!
Step-By-Step guide to downgrade the Access Point:
1. Make sure to download the correct v6.00 firmware for your device by navigating in your web browser to https://download.zyxel.com.
2. Search for the NWA1123-AC-Pro and download the 6.00 firmware.
Make sure to unzip the .zip-file. The .bin-file contained in the ZIP-archive is the actual firmware file.
3. Navigate to the Access Points' WebGUI and navigate to
Maintenance > File Manager > Configuration file
and make sure to download the most recent configuration file for fallback measurements locally to your PC (mostly, the one called "startup-config.conf")
4. Navigate to
Maintenance > File Manager > Firmware
browse for the .bin file and apply the firmware upgrade.
While we do deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused by any means, we are excited to offer this sought-after feature officially to the staple of features coming with our NWA1123AC-PRO Access-points and thus, making a better product!