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1260 AP Question

Hi,

I'm ordering two standalone 1260 APs. Will I be able to convert them to capwap at a later date?

Thanks, Pat.

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1260 AP Question

Will I be able to convert them to capwap at a later date?

Yes.  Just copy the "RCV" file and boot from it.

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1260 AP Question

Hi,

I'm also interesting about the upgrade of standalone 1260 AP into capwap mode. I don't know the RCV file.

Where can I upload it ?

Where this file should be copied ?

Thanks, Jonas.

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1260 AP Question

Where can I upload it ?

Download the RCV file from the Cisco DownloadSoftware site.

Use this guide to copy the IOS to your WAP:  Software Upgrade Procedure

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Do u have WCS? You can do it very easily using WCS.

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Thanks for the info.

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Thank you all for the information.

Correct me if it's wrong.

When we have an access point in standalone mode, it's possible to upgrade it in lightweight mode with a LWAPP image.

In our case, because we use the CAPWAP, we have blocked in the firewall the ports for the LWAPP and authorize the ports fro the CAPWAP.

So, I'm wondering if an CAPWAP image exists as well ?

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1260 AP Question

When we have an access point in standalone mode, it's possible to upgrade it in lightweight mode with a LWAPP image.

Yes.

In our case, because we use the CAPWAP, we have blocked in the firewall the ports for the LWAPP and authorize the ports fro the CAPWAP.

So, I'm wondering if an CAPWAP image exists as well ?

Depends.  You can check the flash of your WAP if an "RCV" image exist.

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1260 AP Question

Ok but the RCV image should be a CAPWAP type or LWAPP type? I'm wondering if an image exists for each type ?

If it's mandatory to convert a standalone to a lightweight (LWAPP) I will update my firewall to authorize the LWAPP and CAPWAP ports.

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Re: 1260 AP Question

If it's mandatory to convert a standalone to a lightweight (LWAPP) I will update my firewall to authorize the LWAPP and CAPWAP ports.

I don't understand.  If you want to convert your WAPs from autonomous to CAPWAP, then yes, you need your firewall to let the WAP talk to the WLC.

Otherwise, if you are happy using autonomous IOS then it's not "mandatory" to convert to CAPWAP/LWAP when you don't need to.

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Sorry, it's difficult to explain.

In all the case, we use the lightweight mode access point. In our infrastructure we use CAPWAP.

Because we are using CAPWAP we have opened only in the firewall, the following ports used for the CAPWAP tunnel:

UDP 5246 & 5247

So, when I convert my access points ordered from standalone to lightweight, I have to use a CAPWAP image to have association with my WLC and matches with my UDP 5246 & 5247.

If I use an LWAPP image, I can't have association because LWAPP use the following ports:

UDP 12223 & 12222

Maybe, I have wrong and there is not difference between CAPWAP and LWAPP image and just standalone or lightweight image ?

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Re: 1260 AP Question

The 1260 uses capwap not lwapp since 5.2 is the minimum code requirement on the wlc.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1260/quick/guide/ap1260getstart.html#wp41694

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Scott Fella

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Thank you. Of course I will use CAPWAP.

But my question was also for example for the 1240 series with LWAPP and CAPWAP possible ...

Re: 1260 AP Question

if the 1240 has a rcv image that is above 12.4.24 it should be capwap. Anything below would be LWAPP. It's possible that there is not a capwap 1240 image.

Steve

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Well the 1240 is a different story. It joins first using lwapp then if your wlc is 5.x then it will change to capwap. Like Steve mentioned, look at the code version in CCO. You could always open the FW ports for lwapp until the AP's have joined then close it back up.

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Scott Fella

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Yes if needed, I will open the rules in the firewall but the goal was to access only capwap and not lwapp anymore. Because we have ordedred a lot of access points in standalone mode, we have to upgrade each one so the most simple for me was to convert AP in CAPWAP mode and not LWAPP mode with association to the WLC to have the CAPWAP mode.

Re: 1260 AP Question

Jonas,

     I just checked, the 'latest' rcv image for the 1240 is 12.4.21a  So you'll need to support LWAPP until all of the AP's have joined the WLC and upgrade themselves to CAPWAP code.

Once all the AP are joined, you should be able to block off the LWAPP again.

Steve

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Re: 1260 AP Question

Console into one of the AP's and look at the output in the log. It will show you what it's using.

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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