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1231AG wireless access point wont console or respond

Hi all

I have 2 x 1231AG wireless access points which I think have been made into Lightweight access points... I want to convert them back but cannot console onto either of them.

I have reset both of them by holding in the button and watching the light turn red but still no console interaction or response from any ping response


I put wireshark on the interface and its sending out loops


how do I get them responsive to change the image to Automomus 

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Using the MODE ButtonFollow

Using the MODE Button

Follow these steps to delete the current configuration and return all access point settings to the factory defaults using the MODE button:

Step 1 Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the access point.

Step 2 Press and hold the MODE button while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 3 Hold the MODE button until the Status LED turns 'amber' (approximately 2 to 3 seconds), and release the button.

Step 4 After the access point reboots, you must reconfigure the access point by using the Web browser interface, the Telnet interface, or Cisco IOS commands.

Hope that helps.

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Hi Moin,Thanks for the reply

Hi Moin,

Thanks for the reply,

I have tried that but to no avail. the docs say that the default address should revert back to but i dont get anything on this.

the console port still wont work either.... ive tried waiting till the light turns amber and also waiting to the light turns red but both doesnt make the AP respond to


I think the device may have been made into a lightweight but the console should still be active right? even just for debugs


both of these AP's have the same issue




Default IP Address

Default IP Address Behavior

When you connect a 1200 series access point running Cisco IOS Release 12.3(2)JA or later software with a default configuration to your LAN, the access point requests an IP address from your DHCP server and, if it does not receive an IP address, continues to send requests indefinitely.

When you connect a 1200 series access point running Cisco IOS Release 12.2(15)JA or earlier software with a default configuration to your LAN, the access point requests an IP address from your DHCP server and, if it does not receive an IP address, the access point assigns a default IP address of

Hope that helps.

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ok thanks Moin I think there

ok thanks Moin


I think there both different versions because one just sat there requesting dhcp ( i know this via wireshark) and the other made a tftp request from to for a image file..... problem is when I try to download a file from the website displays an error when i try to download the automonus image ..... all other files work is there anywhere else i could get a copy of the image file?

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sorry... just to be more

sorry... just to be more clear

when I try to download the ios image from for the 1231AG image.... its the only one i could see that does not work



Cisco announces the end-of

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Aironet 1230 AG Series Access Point.

That might be the reason you are unable to find the required IOS Release.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 1230 AG Series Access Point






End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

December 19, 2008

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

June 19, 2009

Last Ship Date:

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

September 17, 2009

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

June 19, 2011

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

June 19, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date:

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

June 30, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

September 30, 2013

Last Date of Support:

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

June 30, 2014


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