1142 LAP-to-Autonomous Conversion

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Dec 22nd, 2008

Guys -

Ordered an AIR-AP1142N-A-K9, but they shipped the LWAPP version. I know with a 1252 I can convert to IOS using the archive command, which is available by issuing "debug lwapp console cli" to enable full IOS command set. This does not work on the new 1142. Anyone know what the new command is?



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Scott Fella Mon, 12/22/2008 - 10:42

Have you tried this way.... but you would need an IOS code. If you are consoled and you hold the reset for 20 seconds and let go, does it look for an image? I'm wondering if you can or not convert.... though I heard someone say that you can't.... might be wrong though.

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 for a 1142 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated.

Step 3 On the PC where the TFTP server is located, perform these steps:

a. Disable any software firewall products, such as Windows firewall, ZoneAlarm firewall, McAffee firewall, or others.

b. Ensure all Windows files are visible. From Windows Explorer, click Tools > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files and folders.

Step 4 Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1140-k9w7-tar.default for a 11400 series access point, c1130-k9w7-tar.default for an 1130 series access point, and c1250-k9w7-tar.default for a 1250 series access point.

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

Step 6 Disconnect power from the access point.

Step 7 Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 8 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds) and then release.

Step 9 Wait until the access point reboots, as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 10 After the access point reboots, reconfigure it using the GUI or the CLI.

Scott Pickles Mon, 12/22/2008 - 10:45

Nevermind, figured it out. Since adopting the CAPWAP standard, the new command is:

debug capwap console cli


Scott Pickles Mon, 12/22/2008 - 11:44

Just checked Cisco.com - no IOS image [yet]. I'm a registered user. Does anyone have an autonomous AP they can copy the IOS off the flash and send it to me - or is that a violation of Cisco's policy(ies)?

Michael Ciulei Wed, 01/28/2009 - 06:54

Hi Scott,

I'm in the same situation like you are. Have you succeded to get an autonomous AP image??

Thanks in advance

Scott Pickles Wed, 01/28/2009 - 07:00

Mike -

It's not that we can't find it, it's the fact that Cisco isn't shipping it yet. The code should be available late March/early April.



Scott Pickles Mon, 12/22/2008 - 12:09

Just got word from my Sales Rep - IOS not available until later this year. Looks like I'm stuck surveying with a 2106...

Rob Huffman Tue, 12/23/2008 - 06:01

Hey Scott,

Happy Holidays! I was wondering if you might have a link or pdf for the new 1142. I can't find any info about this AP and I'm very curious about the specs and look of this puppy.

Thanks so much!


Rob Huffman Tue, 12/23/2008 - 08:58

Hi Scott,

Thanks very much for sending this link!! Much appreciated my friend. +5 points for this kind gesture.




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