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Aironet 1200 Autonomous Ios Download


I have bought a Cisco Aironet 1200 AP.

I need to change it from lightweight the autonomous.

Can someone please help me to download the ios as when i try to it sayes i cannot download the ios using my account.

Thank you for your help. :-)

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Using a Wireless LAN

Using a Wireless LAN Controller to Return to a Previous Release

Follow these steps to revert from LWAPP mode to autonomous mode using a wireless LAN controller:

Step 1 Log into the CLI on the controller to which the access point is associated.

Step 2 Enter this command:

config ap tftp-downgrade tftp-server-ip-address filename access-point-name

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release

Note This section does not apply to Cisco C3201WMIC and Cisco C3201LAP.

Follow these steps to revert from LWAPP mode to autonomous mode by loading a Cisco IOS release using a TFTP server:

Step 1 The static IP address of the PC on which your TFTP server software runs should be between and

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1200-k9w7-tar.122-15.JA.tar for a 1200 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated.

Step 3 Set the timeout value on the TFTP server to 30 seconds.

Step 4 On the PC where the TFTP server is located, perform these steps:

a. Disable any software firewall products, such as Windows firewall, ZoneAlarm firewall, McAffee firewall, or others.

b. Ensure all Windows files are visible. From Windows Explorer, clickTools > Folder Options > View; then uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types check box.

Step 5 Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point, c1130-k9w7-tar.default for an 1130 series access point, c1240-k9w7-tar.default for a 1240 series access point, and c1250-k9w7-tar.default for a 1250 series access point.

Step 6 Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.

Step 7 Disconnect power from the access point.

Step 8 Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 9 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds) and then release.

Step 10 Wait until the access point reboots, as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 11 After the access point reboots, reconfigure it using the GUI or the CLI.



Hope this helps!!!!

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Hi there.Thanks for the help

Hi there.

Thanks for the help.

Can you please help me to find were to download the ios image so i can load it onto the AP.

Kind Regards

New Member

Here u go..Please find below

Here u go..

Please find below the link and login with ur CCO ID and password..


New Member

Hello again.Thanks for the

Hello again.

Thanks for the link.

however this is the error message i get when i try to download the file.


To Download this software, you must have  valid service contract associated to your profile.
 If you do not have a service contract you can get one through:



  • Your Cisco Account Team if you have a direct purchase agreement with Cisco
  • Your Cisco Partner or Reseller
 Once you have the service contract you must associate your service contract to your user ID with Profile Manager


Thanks again.

You can download this from

You can download this from Downloads - Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point Firmware and Utilities (VxWorks Software) (registered customers only) .

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