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Autonomous mode 1242AG

We do not wish to use a controller and simply wish to plug our APs into a network switch. I understand that I need to revert the APs back to Autonomous mode, as LWAPP always looks for a controller? ...

I have obtained c1240-k9w7-tar.default, and attempted to upload to the AP via solarwinds TFTP, the server can see the AP (both and but it keeps timing out on the upload, I have tried a straight-through and a cross-over cable but to no avail ...

Any help would be appreciated, thanks


Re: Autonomous mode 1242AG

TFTP usually fails because of file name mismatches or path mismatch.

The filename you request must *exactly* match, spelling and case "abcde" and Abcde" and ABcde" are three different files as far as TFTP are concerned; the pathname must also be exact, including case.

Also make sure you set up Solarwinds to point to the directory containing the file, then reference it as a "root" directory in your TFTP request (i.e., even though the file is in C:\Temp\Cisco, you reference it from TFTP as tftp///)

Also note that Solarwinds has a file size limitation (as do most TFTP servers) of ~32Meg. 3COM's 3Cdaemon VERSION 2.x does NOT have the 32 Meg limitation.

If you search the forums, Rob Huffman has described a condensed version of the instructions for recovering an AP and / or switching it back to Automomous mode.

Good Luck



Re: Autonomous mode 1242AG

I have found that sometimes when I have the .default file in my TFTP root that the Computer tends to pace a .tar AFTER the .default

I have had to physically rename this file again (removing the extra ".tar") and then she work just fine.

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