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AP to LWAP conversion 1242AG

Hi Guys,

I know this is a repeated query but this is for my peace of mind i am raising this query.

I have an activity to convert AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9*5 to LWAP , all this AP's are in production so i have loaded the c1240-rcvk9w8-tar.124-25e.JAO5.tar image in to flash to save some time while performing turnup

Image in AP now: c1240-k9w7-mx.123-7.JA3

Do i need to still depend on Upgrade tool here?

i am thinking of issuing the command

archive download-sw /force-reload /overwrite flash:c1240-rcvk9w8-tar.124-25e.JAO5.tar

after this write erase



I have the dhcp scopes updated with WLC ip.


Am i missing something here?

Any help response is much appreciated.

Controller: 5508

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Cisco Employee

Preparing for the UpgradeYou

Preparing for the Upgrade

You must complete these tasks before beginning the upgrade from autonomous to lightweight mode:

1. Prepare the infrastructure so that the upgraded lightweight access point discovers a controller.

2. The autonomous access points must be running Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)JA or later to perform the lightweight mode conversion. If necessary, upgrade the access point to Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)JA or later. For C3201WMIC, upgrade to 12.3(8)JK or later.

3. Prepare the controller for the upgrade process.

4. Download the Autonomous to Lightweight Mode Upgrade Tool and the upgrade image file from (see the "Obtaining the Upgrade Tool and Upgrade Image" section).


Community Member

 1. DHCP Scopes are updated


1. DHCP Scopes are updated with option 43

2. c1240-k9w7-mx.123-7.JA3 running presently so good to go ahead with conversion

3. I am not clear what you meant by prepare WLC

4. So are you telling me that even though i have copied the rcv file to flash

still i need to go with upgrade tool? Any specific reason i will fail if i just go ahead and perform archive download?

VIP Purple

Hi Mathew,If you want to

Hi Mathew,

If you want to convert AAP to LAP, then follow these steps:



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