I have a lightweight access point (AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9). I'd like to use it as an autonomous access point (AIR-AP1131AG-A-K9). Is this possible? Are there any configuration changes that need to occur to make this happen? Do I need to use different OS?
Do connect the AP directly to your PC not the Router.
The best way to do this is to console into the AP and then make sure the
AP can reach the laptop either through a switch or a crossover cable
directly attaching the laptop and AP.
With your console cable, you will be able to see if you have pressed the
button for 20 seconds.
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 10.0.0.2 and 10.0.0.30.
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. Monitor the
TFTP program to see the code transfer to the AP.
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. This needs to be a crossover cable if directly connected
to the AP. Or normal ethernet cable if the AP and laptop are connected
to a switch.
Step 5 Disconnect power from the access point.
Step 6 Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access
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
If the image doesnt download from your pc's tftp server, you may need to delete the previous tar image on the AP from the console:
Just hold the mode button until the LED is red.
Then, using the console port, make sure the prompt is AP: and do a "show
flash:" on the device and make sure that there is no image that starts
"c1130-rcvk9w8-tar...". If there is an image that starts with that then
delete it with "delete flash: