I have to assign a ip address to 1600i AP statically without a controller

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Jul 5th, 2014
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I am trying to configure a Lightweight 1600i  Access point as an autonomous AP. I have downloaded the IOS & set up the TFTP server.I have taken a console CLI access to the AP. To access the tftp server i have to assign a ip address to the AP. Whenever I assign a IP address to the BVI 1 interface it starts finding the controller & when it doesnt find it, it automatically switches to dhcp. My TFTP server & access point are in same subnet & connected via a switch. How should i assign a ip to AP & find a active connectivity between AP & TFTP server

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Sandeep Choudhary Sat, 07/05/2014 - 02:41
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Hi,

If you have Autonomous image on AP then you dont need WLC.

 

If its finiding WLC menas it have Lightweight image.

How to register AP to WLC: 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless-mobility/wireless-lan...

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless/4400-series-wireless-...

https://supportforums.cisco.com/video/11929071/lightweight-access-point-...

 

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pratik_n1 Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:04
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Hello Sandeep,

Yes it is having a LIghtweight image & have to change the IOS to make it work as Autonomous & that is what i've asked for.

Sandeep Choudhary Mon, 07/07/2014 - 01:37
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Hi Pratik,

First download IOS image from Cisco.

Here si the link:http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=284366503&flowid=3...

1. Start TFTP server, Put IOS file in TFTP root directory

2. Trnasfer this ios file to AP by helping this post:

http://rscciew.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/access-point-conversion-lap-to-a...

 

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Christos Stefaneskou Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:06
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Hi,

So you are trying to convert the AP from lightweight to autonomous.

Please follow these steps:

1)console to your AP and issue the below command:

debug capwap console cli

2)Assign  an ip address to BVI interface.

3)Download the autonomous ios via tftp

archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://<<tftp ip address>>/<<image name>>

 

Hope this helps,

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pratik_n1 Sun, 07/06/2014 - 22:49
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Dear Christos,

Whenever I assign an ip address to BVI interface AP automatically starts searching for WLC through that ip & when it doesn't find one within a minute it sets ip address of BVI interface to DHCP. I'm not able to ping my TFTP server

Scott Fella Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:51
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abwahid Tue, 07/08/2014 - 03:33
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Hi,

1. If you are going the configure your AP from LWAP to Autonomous, erase the start-up config of your AP by issuing the command erase nvram, as the       erase nvram command does not erase a static IP address. 

2. make sure you are following the right step as mention in the below link. 

https://supportforums.cisco.com/document/57476/lwapp-autonomous-conversi...

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