861/81/91W Accessing the GUI Displays "ENTER" Button
Just assume its a Friday evening and you are all set to configure your home router for wireless connection so that you can roam around your house and access the Internet!!
You have configured the WLAN-AP 0 interface and assigned the DHCP pool and mapped the VLAN and all set to access the AP module to set up the wireless...
You open up the browser and issue the Ip address of the BVI interface!!!! all you can see if the "ENTER" button popping up on the screen Any one on earth will think of clicking that ENTER button at least once thinking something will happen.. but even after 1000 clicks nothing happens and this is when the frustration begins
Let me help you out in overcoming this issue!!!
Its a software bug...CSCtc94776 ap801 upgraded to 12.4(21a)JA01 breaks the ap801 GUI interface
>> The AP GUI breaks when the AP module is running the IOS 12.4(21A)JA1..
So we need to either Upgrade the IOS of the AP to latest or to 12.4(10b)JDA3..
Now how to Upgrade or Downgrade will be our next question..
>> Get the console access to the Router.. and session into the AP Service module..
You should be in
AP> or AP# mode
- Now assign an IP address to your FA port of the laptop which can be reached from the BVI. (Basically in the same subnet or able to ping and telnet)
- Download the latest IOS image: www.cisco.com downloads for AP801 series.
Cisco.com --- Click on the Support tab in top--- Then click Download software------ Choose Wireless --- Then select "Integrated routers and switches section" from product list-Then choose the router model - choose IOS image..
- Open the TFTP server (We used TFTP D32 ) (make sure that the TAR file's name is shown as in the web site, because sometimes it gets renamed to "Download .tar" and if that happens you need to rename). Browse the TAR file and select it and click ok.
- Go to enable mode of AP and enter the command:
- archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://<ip address of TFTP>/<image for download>
If the laptop Ethernet interface is assigned the ip addess 10.0.0.4 with the mask of 255.255.255.0 and the AP BVI is assigned the ip address 10.0.0.1 255.255.255.0 and if we are running TFTPd32 on the local laptop.. the server ip address will be 10.0.0.4.. finally the command will be..
AP# archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://10.0.0.4/ap801-k9w7-tar.124-21a.JY.tar
The AP module reloads and the interface comes up.. Now try accessing the BVI interface IP in the browser..
You can see the GUI and the issue resolved!!!