What's New in Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul on Catalyst IW Access Points, Release 17.13.1

The following new features are introduced in Unified Industrial Wireless (UIW) release 17.13.1 and are applicable for the Cisco Catalyst IW9167E, IW9165E, and IW9165D Access Points:

  • Introduces GNSS location information such as GNSS state, longitude, latitude, and altitude in the URWB Telemetry Protocol and it is configured using CLI.

  • Added new supported country codes (ROW) to Catalyst IW9167E, IW9165E, and IW9167D.

  • Added new supported fixed domains for Catalyst IW9165E and IW9167D.

  • Introduces TFTP firmware upgrade feature to perform an automatic firmware upgrade or a direct firmware upgrade and it is configured using the CLI.

This Release Note primarily provides information about the URWB mode of operation. For more details about Workgroup Bridge (WGB), check the Release Notes for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller, Cisco IOS XE Dublin 17.13.x.


Cisco recommends as best practice to upgrade the latest firmware version to use the Cisco URWB software features.

Software Matrix

The following table provides software matrix information:

Unified Industrial Wireless Software Release

Access Point Image Version Number

Supported Access Points


Catalyst IW9167E Heavy Duty Access Point

Catalyst IW9165E Access Point

Catalyst IW9165D Heavy Duty Access Point


The Cisco URWB feature is part of the Unified Industrial Wireless software image.

Supported Software and Hardware

The Catalyst IW9167E and IW9165 Access Point supports following software and hardware:

Access Point Model

Unified Industrial Wireless Image

Supported Hardware

Catalyst IW9165




Catalyst IW9167E




The Cisco URWB feature is part of the Unified Industrial Wireless software image.


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