Can not Access Access Point Global Mode

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Dec 29th, 2008

Dear Sir,

I am using cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 wireless access point by console port, i can login to AP in user and previllige mode. but when every i try to access global mode its says % Invalid input detected at '^' marker. i cannt access any fastthernet or BVI interface.

mentioned below is the copy paste of screen and show version.

AP001e.be26.a7e2#config t


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker


AP001e.be26.a7e2#configure terminal


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker

show version

Cisco IOS Software, C1240 Software (C1240-RCVK9W8-M), Version 12.3(11)JX1, RELEA


Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 17-Jul-06 11:44 by alnguyen

ROM: Bootstrap program is C1240 boot loader

BOOTLDR: C1240 Boot Loader (C1240-BOOT-M) Version 12.4(13d)JA, RELEASE SOFTWARE


AP001e.be26.a7e2 uptime is 20 hours, 54 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload

System image file is "flash:/c1240-rcvk9w8-mx/c1240-rcvk9w8-mx"

cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 (PowerPCElvis) processor (revision A0) with 24566K/81

92K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FTX1218B4RL

PowerPCElvis CPU at 266Mhz, revision number 0x0950

Last reset from reload

LWAPP image version

1 FastEthernet interface

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Please advice what needs to be done.

i will really appreciate your assistance.

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Rob Huffman Tue, 12/30/2008 - 07:17

Hi Zeeshan,

The problem here is that the model you are using ( AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 )

is a Lightweight or LWAPP AP not an Autonomous AP that can be configured using the method you are trying. This is a very common problem that should be quite fixable :)

Here is the related info :)

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:

Hope this helps!



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