Bricked aironet 1232 Autonomous Access Point HELP!!!!!

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I tried to reload the firmware on a 1232 WAP and now the WAP will not boot correctly. When it boots it does shows the following from a CLI:

ap: Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 4 files, 1 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 5085184

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 2656256

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 15 seconds.

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 15 seconds.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:19:2f:ae:bf:f3

Initializing ethernet port 0...

Reset ethernet port 0...

Reset done!

ethernet link up, 100 mbps, full-duplex

Ethernet port 0 initialized: link is up

button is pressed, wait for button to be released...

button pressed for 32 seconds

process_config_recovery: set IP address and config to default 10.0.0.1

process_config_recovery: image recovery

image_recovery: Download default IOS tar image tftp://255.255.255.255/c1200-k9w7

-tar.default

examining image...tftp://255.255.255.255/c1200-k9w7-tar.default: permission deni

ed

ERROR: Failed to open archive file tftp://255.255.255.255/c1200-k9w7-tar.default

The system is unable to boot automatically because there

are no bootable files to boot.

ap:

When I try to type information in the CLI it shows nothing and is unresponsive. I have the TFPT server up and running like the directions say and all firewalls turned off. Here is teh log from the TFTP server:

Nov 22, 2008 22:01:27 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 TFTP Server session started

Nov 22, 2008 22:01:27 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 Client requests GET of file C:\Documents and Settings\Grant S. Adams\My Documents\TFTP\c1200-k9w7-tar.default.

Nov 22, 2008 22:01:27 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 22, 2008 22:01:27 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

I can ping the unit on 10.0.0.1, but I cannot telnet of web access the unit. Please help!!!

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scottmac Sun, 11/23/2008 - 06:46

Depending on which TFTP server you're using, you may or may not ("probably not") need teh entire path to the file.

In some servers, you define the path to the files in the server's configuration. IF you've done that, then you do NOT need to include the path to the files in your TFTP request, i.e.,

(for a server with no path defined)

C:\Some\Directory\SomeFile.bin

(for a server where you've defined the path in the server setup)

SomeFile.bin

When you give a path in teh server setup, all files appear in the root directory to the TFTP client.

Good Luck

Scott

Scott,

First of all, thanks for your reply and your willingness to help me out. That is really cool of you!

I have changed the directories that the TFTP server uses and it still presents a problem. Here is the TFTP log and you can see that I have changed the directories:

Nov 23, 2008 11:17:31 Session 1, Peer 10.0.0.1 TFTP Server session started

Nov 23, 2008 11:17:31 Session 1, Peer 10.0.0.1 Client requests GET of file C:\Documents and Settings\Grant S. Adams\My Documents\c1200-k9w7-tar.default.

Nov 23, 2008 11:17:31 Session 1, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:17:31 Session 1, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:18:38 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 TFTP Server session started

Nov 23, 2008 11:18:38 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 Client requests GET of file C:\Documents and Settings\Grant S. Adams\My Documents\c1200-k9w7-tar.default.

Nov 23, 2008 11:18:38 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:18:38 Session 2, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:24:29 Session 3, Peer 10.0.0.1 TFTP Server session started

Nov 23, 2008 11:24:29 Session 3, Peer 10.0.0.1 Client requests GET of file C:\TFTP Folder\c1200-k9w7-tar.default.

Nov 23, 2008 11:24:30 Session 3, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:24:30 Session 3, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:25:23 Session 4, Peer 10.0.0.1 TFTP Server session started

Nov 23, 2008 11:25:23 Session 4, Peer 10.0.0.1 Client requests GET of file C:\c1200-k9w7-tar.default.

Nov 23, 2008 11:25:23 Session 4, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Nov 23, 2008 11:25:23 Session 4, Peer 10.0.0.1 Could not open requested file for reading

Each time I use the mode button reset option I get this from the WAP CLI:

Initializing ethernet port 0...

Reset ethernet port 0...

Reset done!

ethernet link up, 100 mbps, full-duplex

Ethernet port 0 initialized: link is up

button is pressed, wait for button to be released...

button pressed for 22 seconds

process_config_recovery: set IP address and config to default 10.0.0.1

process_config_recovery: image recovery

image_recovery: Download default IOS tar image tftp://255.255.255.255/c1200-k9w7

-tar.default

examining image...tftp://255.255.255.255/c1200-k9w7-tar.default: permission deni

ed

ERROR: Failed to open archive file tftp://255.255.255.255/c1200-k9w7-tar.default

The system is unable to boot automatically because there

are no bootable files to boot.

I see that the unit is sending the request to the TFTP server (I am using 3cDaemon) because it puts a note on the status page of the TFTP server saying "Could not open requested file for reading".

I have tried this on two seperate computers and tried it with the TFTP server that Cisco recomends and then went back to my 3cDaemon TFTP server. I have used the 3cDaemon server with success in upgrading switches before.

I would like to format the flash and start all over, but I cannot get the unit to recieve any input from the CLI after it reboots and try's to load the TAR file. It says the following:

The system is unable to boot automatically because there

are no bootable files to boot.

ap:

When I try to type in commands at the "ap:" prompt it does nothing. Not even text is displayed. Is there any other way to reset the AP to the boot loader so that I can format the flash? If you notice in the CLI display that it shows there is bytes used:

ap: Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 4 files, 1 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 5085184

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 2656256

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 15 seconds.

Reading cookie from flash parameter block...done.

I appreciate anyone's help with this.

Grant

I don't know if this helps out but when I ping the AP with the AP connected to my computer's NIC I get no reply:

C:\Documents and Settings\Grant S. Adams>ping 10.0.0.1

Pinging 10.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 10.0.0.1:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

When I disconnect the ethernet cable from the AP I get a reply from the WAP wirelessly when pinged at 10.0.0.1, see below for the readout:

C:\Documents and Settings\Grant S. Adams>ping 10.0.0.1

Pinging 10.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Hardware error.

Reply from 10.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=252

Reply from 10.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=41ms TTL=252

Reply from 10.0.0.1: bytes=32 time=42ms TTL=252

Ping statistics for 10.0.0.1:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 41ms, Maximum = 42ms, Average = 41ms

Just for Grins I reset the WAP with the mode button and had no ethernet cable hooked up to see if it would talk to the TFTP server but it didn't. Here is teh readout from teh CLI when reset without the ethernet cable installed between the computer and WAP:

ap: Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 4 files, 1 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 5085184

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 2656256

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 15 seconds.

Reading cookie from flash parameter block...done.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:19:2f:ae:bf:f3

Initializing ethernet port 0...

Reset ethernet port 0...

Reset done!

link auto-negotiating....

auto-negotiation takes 10000 milli-seconds to complete

ERROR: timeout waiting for auto-negotiation to complete

ERROR: fail to bring ethernet link up

The system has been encountered an error initializing

ethernet port. You may need to check hardware

The system is ignoring the error and continuing boot.

If you interrupt the system boot process, the following

commands will reinitialize ethernet, tftp, and finish

loading the operating system software:

ether_init

tftp_init

boot

button is pressed, wait for button to be released...

button pressed for 30 seconds

process_config_recovery: set IP address and config to default 10.0.0.1

process_config_recovery: image recovery

ap:

I can ping it on 10.0.0.1 after this though.

Thanks again, and I don't know if this means anything to you or helps out in any way.

Grant

justin_miller Tue, 11/25/2008 - 12:06

Open a command window and show the directory. Windows on occasion will like to attach an extra .tar to the end which doesnt show up in the gui and botchs things up.

Justin, Thanks for your reply.

I took this WAP into work and used a different computer and I was able to get it to upgrade through the TFTP server there.

I put the TFTP folder on the root and that helped. Additionally I was using the same hyperterminal settings for my switches and routers. The waps want none for flow control. I believe the switches and routers didn't care. This is why I was not able to type in the ROMON prompts of the WAP.

I have learned a lot with this little debacle. Thanks to Scott and Justin for your help. You guys are the HEAT!!!

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