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scottmac Tue, 03/06/2007 - 10:23
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Verify that you have no handshake enabled (no hardware, no software).

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Thanks for your answer Scott,

but my console configuration is working fine in another Cisco devices, I have the console problem only with brand new AP?s, in fact, I have installed some of them, and all they have the same problem, I thing it is a new condition in them but...I do not know.

Can somebody help me ???


spanlink Wed, 06/27/2007 - 13:00
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I have the same problem here. We have some 1231Gs and console doesn't work. If I'm consoled into it while I turn it on I can see it boot up, but it doesn't seem to respond to any commands I send it.

It's very frustrating.

Rob Huffman Thu, 06/28/2007 - 11:25
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Hi Nick,

It sounds like you might have ended up with a Lightweight AP (LAP1231 Part#) instead of an IOS AP. This can be fixed;

Reverting the Access Point Back to Autonomous Mode


You can convert an access point from lightweight mode back to autonomous mode by loading a Cisco IOS Release that supports autonomous mode (Cisco IOS release 12.3(7)JA or earlier). If the access point is associated to a controller, you can use the controller to load the Cisco IOS release. If the access point is not associated to a controller, you can load the Cisco IOS release using TFTP.

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release

Follow these steps to revert from LWAPP mode to autonomous mode by loading a Cisco IOS release using a TFTP server:


Step 1 The static IP address of the PC on which your TFTP server software runs should be between and

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1200-k9w7-tar.122-15.JA.tar for a 1200 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated.

Step 3 Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point, c1130-k9w7-tar.default for an 1130 series access point, and c1240-k9w7-tar.default for a 1240 series access point.

Step 4 Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.

Step 5 Disconnect power from the access point.

Step 6 Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 7 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds) and then release.

Step 8 Wait until the access point reboots, as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 9 After the access point reboots, reconfigure it using the GUI or the CLI.

From this doc;


Hope this helps!


spanlink Thu, 06/28/2007 - 12:51
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Eh... Make sure that Flow control is set to "none", not "hardware". It was working on all other Cisco devices I tried, but I'm still quite embarrassed.

Thanks for your help. : )


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