Remote update of a 1000 series LWAP

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Sep 29th, 2007
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My company recently went from an old airspace 4024 with firmware 3-2-195-13 to a new 4402-50 running 4-1-185-0. Using Option 43 in DHCP allowed the new 4402 to see the AP's on different VLan's and Subnet's and issue IP addresses to the AP's and clients. It appears several of the AP's have not pulled down the new firmware and are stuck at 3.2. I have rebooted the AP's and tried multiple other tricks. Is there a Cisco utility that will allow me to update these LWAP's via mac or IP? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm sure I could go around, collect these AP's bring them back to the 4402's location throw it in layer 2, reboot and they would take the update but that is too time consuming of a process.

Correct Answer by pmccubbin about 9 years 10 months ago

I know from experience that the 1131 and 1230 APs can't be upgraded from 3.2 to 4.1 because a 440x controller can't be upgraded from 3.2 to 4.1.


Check the release notes on the 4-1-185 software.

They state:


"Important Note: If you are running any lower version than 4.0.206.0 in 4.0 stream or if you are running lower version than 3.2.195.10 image in 3.0 stream , please upgrade the controller to 4.0.206.0 or higher for 4.0 stream and 3.2.195.10 or higher for 3.0 stream before loading 4.1.171.0 image."


They are suggesting that if you want your APs to upgrade from their current 3.2 software you must upgrade them to 4.0.x software first. Then you can upgrade to 4-1-185.


I would downgrade the controller software and see if the 1000 series APs will run the lower version. Then I would upgrade the controller to the latest software and verify that these APs are running 4-1-185 software.


Hope this helps.

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ankbhasi Sun, 09/30/2007 - 08:48
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Hi Thomas,


As of now there is no such utility but I believe if you try upgrading your controller again with same image and then reload it, it should resolve the issue. If still no luck that you alreday know the long procedure.


HTH


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pmccubbin Mon, 10/01/2007 - 02:20
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I know from experience that the 1131 and 1230 APs can't be upgraded from 3.2 to 4.1 because a 440x controller can't be upgraded from 3.2 to 4.1.


Check the release notes on the 4-1-185 software.

They state:


"Important Note: If you are running any lower version than 4.0.206.0 in 4.0 stream or if you are running lower version than 3.2.195.10 image in 3.0 stream , please upgrade the controller to 4.0.206.0 or higher for 4.0 stream and 3.2.195.10 or higher for 3.0 stream before loading 4.1.171.0 image."


They are suggesting that if you want your APs to upgrade from their current 3.2 software you must upgrade them to 4.0.x software first. Then you can upgrade to 4-1-185.


I would downgrade the controller software and see if the 1000 series APs will run the lower version. Then I would upgrade the controller to the latest software and verify that these APs are running 4-1-185 software.


Hope this helps.

thomasacook Mon, 10/01/2007 - 17:46
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You are a PhD of wireless Cisc'ology. Worked like a charm.


Rolled back to 4.0.x controller software, quick reboot and Bam! (as Emerald would say), the LWAPP's started updating. Thank you for all the assistance...

Rob Huffman Tue, 10/02/2007 - 04:55
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Hey Paul,


Great answer here! Never even crossed my mind that this was the issue. 5 points for this excellent work :)


Take care,

Rob

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