LWAPP migration question

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Jan 23rd, 2008
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We have migrated some 1242 APs to LWAPP.

They work fine, but when using the Aironet Site survey tool, the AP name & IP Address is not displayed. This is different to the autonomous APs that have not yet been converted. This is not a serious issue, but we would like to know if this can be configured via the WLC or not.



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irisrios Tue, 01/29/2008 - 07:01
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Name and IP address of an AP is configurable via Controller. On controller GUI go to Wireless . You would get the list of access point that are joined to that controller. Click on Detail section of an access point. Name and IP addresses are configurable there.

Manjunatha Jayaram Thu, 01/31/2008 - 09:24
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hi, i want to convert the Product/Model Number: AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9 into standalone Access Point as it is working as LWAPP,so can u help me out .

Rob Huffman Thu, 01/31/2008 - 10:30
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Hi RN,

Here is the method :)

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!



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