New Cisco 1252 - Continual Restart

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Mar 20th, 2009

When I console into a brand new Cisco 1252 I receive the following message:

IOS Bootloader - Starting system.

Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 147 files, 7 directories

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

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 31868928

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 6372352

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 25496576

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 17 seconds.

Reading cookie from flash parameter block...done.

Base Ethernet MAC address: 00:24:14:4f:70:06

This repeats over and over again.

Thanks in advance for any responses.


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Scott Fella Sat, 03/21/2009 - 07:38

You might have to tftp the image back onto the ap.

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 1250 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 c1250-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point, c1130-k9w7-tar.default for an 1130 series access point, and c1250-k9w7-tar.default for a 1240 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.

If you need the 1252 to be lwaap then after you put it back to IOS follow the following steps:

1. Install an external TFTP tool such as tftpd32 tool from

2. Assign IP address in the range - .254 ( Ex : to the tftp server (your laptop or pc).

3. Download the IOS to lwapp image onto the tftp's root directory. Use or

4. Rename c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3 to c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.default

5. Make sure you set the IP address on the BVI interface of the AP if not set. Set it in the 10.0.0.x range. Default is

6. Connect the Ethernet port on AP to your TFTP Server ( Laptop )

7. Hold the mode button and power off the AP.

8. Power back the AP while continually holding the mode button for 20-30



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