HELP 881w AP801 problems

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So first I did a dumb thing and I know this. I was upgrading the images on the router to the latest and greatest and also wanted to upgrade the AP inside it. I wasn't paying attention to the fact that the new AP image was LWWAP rather than autonomous which is was before. well long story short the AP is now nonfunctional and I can't even seem to get into anymore.


at first I was able to get into the unit using the "service-module wlan-ap 0 reset bootloader" command then doing "service-module wlan-ap 0 session". I wanted to wipe the flash and start over from scratch so I erased the flash and set the environment variables to my network and was able to tftp the autonomous image ( ap801-k9w7-tar.124-10b.JDA3.tar ) back to the flash. After doing that though the ap will no longer let me connect to it.


router1#service-module wlan-ap 0 session

Trying 192.168.10.99, 2002 ...

% Connection refused by remote host


I tried issuing the "service-module wlan-ap 0 reset bootloader" command again with no luck I get the same connection refused.


At this point I am at a loss on how to restore service on this thing without having a true console to it.


If anybody has any suggestions on how to fix this I would be grateful.

Correct Answer by Aaron Leonard about 7 years 4 months ago

router#service-module wlan-ap 0 session


is equivalent to


router#telnet 2002


which in other words is just a reverse telnet to the 881's internal IP address, and out its (internal) line 2.


So if you get "% Connection refused by remote host" when you try it - then this almost surely just means that line 2 is left in some busy state.


So ...


router#clear line 2


Should fix the problem for now.


As to why you got into this state ... I assume that there was a previous session left lying around.


Hth,


Aaron

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Aaron Leonard Thu, 03/04/2010 - 17:14
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router#service-module wlan-ap 0 session


is equivalent to


router#telnet 2002


which in other words is just a reverse telnet to the 881's internal IP address, and out its (internal) line 2.


So if you get "% Connection refused by remote host" when you try it - then this almost surely just means that line 2 is left in some busy state.


So ...


router#clear line 2


Should fix the problem for now.


As to why you got into this state ... I assume that there was a previous session left lying around.


Hth,


Aaron

Aaron where were you 5 months ago

that is the right answer after fighting with the AP for a couple hours after I posted this message I did the clear line 2 and after some syntax issues finally got the original ap image up there and everything has been working fine ever since. I used this link to help with the syntax since most don't play in the bootloader very often




Jason P. Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:51
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I just found myself in the same situation. The clear line 2 command didn't help in my case. There was another statement in the running config on the router that was blocking access to the embedded AP.

login block-for 300 attempts 5 within 300

Once I removed this entry (no login block-for 300 attempts 5 within 300), I was able to get the login prompt for the AP.

~Jason

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