Change a few things on several hundred radios without UNMS?  So you’re planning 
to log into several hundred radios by hand, hit upload, hit apply and verify it 
came back?

How about just write a quick Python script to SSH into the radio, sed the 
config file with the changes you want to make, and save. 

You’ll then have a script to make mass changes in the future. Not hard at all. 

> On Apr 12, 2018, at 21:46, George Skorup <> wrote:
> Yeah... except it doesn't work, at least on 6.1.6. Pull out the stuff I don't 
> want to overwrite, upload the file and... SSID, WPA2 key, traffic shaping, 
> device name, etc. all gone. They just go to factory default values. Except 
> for what's in the config file, VLANs, bridges, etc. Not very helpful. This is 
> friggin stupid.
>> On 4/12/2018 7:57 PM, Steve Jones       wrote:
>> Thata why you pull everything youre not changing
>>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 5:09 PM George Skorup <> 
>>> wrote:
>>> Ugh. This is what was tripping me up:
>>> radio.1.status=enabled
>>> radio.status=enabled
>>> has to be in the config file or the very vague "invalid" crap comes up.
>>> Lame.
>>>> On 4/12/2018 4:14 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
>>>> I want in on that
>>>>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 4:12 PM George Skorup <> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> The config file definitely has unix formatting, which is why I'm editing 
>>>>> it with vi.
>>>>> I don't want this to end up changing the SSIDs, WPA keys, device names, 
>>>>> etc. So I strip out those elements, save, upload and I get.... Invalid 
>>>>> configuration file structure.
>>>>> And yes, I'm using the upload configuration button right below the 
>>>>> download configuration button.
>>>>> I'm bout to get my .308 out and shoot these things off the towers.
>>>>>> On 4/11/2018 10:58 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
>>>>>> Did you use regular notepad? That fiddles with text configs sometimes, 
>>>>>> notepad++ does not
>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 10:56 PM                           George Skorup 
>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>> Yeah that's exactly what I'm trying to do. Management and data VLANs. 
>>>>>>> Management address from static to DHCP. I was thinking this would 
>>>>>>> qualify as some pretty basic changes. Apparently not.
>>>>>>> We upgraded everything to 6.1.6. I set up an NSM5, downloaded the 
>>>>>>> backup and stripped the device-specific stuff. Go import it and it says 
>>>>>>> invalid. WTF. I don't know. I'll screw with it more tomorrow.
>>>>>>>> On 4/11/2018 10:37 PM, Josh Reynolds wrote:
>>>>>>>> For those with simple configs it's probably fine.
>>>>>>>> If you have several interfaces and vlans per CPE with a few bridges, 
>>>>>>>> it's more of a pain (from experience).
>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 10:29 PM Steve Jones 
>>>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> All the config file does is populate the listed fields. Anything not 
>>>>>>>>> listed it doesnt change. Thats why you have to apply it but you can 
>>>>>>>>> edit it still after loading it. Id pull a fresh config file from one 
>>>>>>>>> of the units and edit it, removing anything you dont want changed. It 
>>>>>>>>> could just be a change in a field name
>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 10:26 PM Mathew Howard <> 
>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> I'm not sure how you would use a partial config... I think that it 
>>>>>>>>>> would just use defaults for anything that was missing. 
>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 9:56 PM Josh Reynolds <> 
>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> A partial config? Never tried it. Dunno what some defaults are, and 
>>>>>>>>>>> there are things hidden in the config file that aren't in the webui.
>>>>>>>>>>> Config also seems to change things from time to time.
>>>>>>>>>>> Also config order is sometimes important depending on what you are 
>>>>>>>>>>> doing.
>>>>>>>>>>> (This is just what I remember from 5.2.1-5.8.x days)
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 9:21 PM Steve Jones 
>>>>>>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> It should
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 9:10 PM George Skorup 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> ePMP has spoiled me. Am I                                         
>>>>>>>>>>>>>           stupid, or will airOS 6.1.x not take a partial 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> config? I just want to change a couple things on several hundred 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> radios. 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> And no, I'm not interested in AirControl or UNMS.

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