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Can you turn off controller discovery?


We purchased 1262 Lightweight APs with the intention of turning them into Autonomous IOS and using them that way for a year or so until we go vocollect and get a controller. So using this article https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-18268 I was trying to load the autonomous firmware to replace the current lightweight.

Everything is working well and extracting until up pops a message concerning our AP trying to find a controller CISCO>CAPWAP>CONTROLLER and at that point the extracion has been interupted and I receive a premature end of tar error.

I tried

line con 0
logging synchronous

but that didn't help, messages still popped up

even tried

no logging console

that didn't help either

Does anybody know how to either disable this or increase the time between on it? Currrently happens at roughly 60 second intervals. Or if I'm approaching this wrong and barking up the wrong tree, how do I get around this?

Thanks in advance.

Mark

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Can you turn off controller discovery?

Personally I like this method better:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guide/lwapnote.html#wp160918

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 10.0.0.2 and 10.0.0.30.

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, click Tools > 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.


Steve

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Can you turn off controller discovery?

Personally I like this method better:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guide/lwapnote.html#wp160918

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 10.0.0.2 and 10.0.0.30.

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, click Tools > 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.


Steve

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Can you turn off controller discovery?

Thanks Stephen, not sure how we'd pull this one off since we are poe. Steps 6 and 7 don't look to play nice with poe.  Maybe the answer is to get the external power supply though.

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Can you turn off controller discovery?

Sorry but in case this helps, here is a partial console...

extracting ap3g1-k9w7-mx.124-25d.JA1/html/level/15/ap_contextmgr_scm.shtml.gz (5 793 bytes)
extracting ap3g1-k9w7-mx.124-25d.JA1/html/level/15/ap_contextmgr_scm-groups.shtm l.gz (8003 bytes)
extracting ap3g1-k9w7-mx.124-25d.JA1/html/level/15/ap_contextmgr_scm_summary.sht ml.gz (5559 bytes)
extracting ap3g1-k9w7-mx.124-25d.JA1/ap3g1-k9w7-mx.124-25d.JA1 (4792868 bytes)!!
Not in Bound state...
Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.andu.network"...domain server (172.20.0.151 )
. [timed out]

Premature end of tar file
ERROR: Problem extracting files from archive.
archive download: takes 55 seconds

APc464.13cb.9f3e#
APc464.13cb.9f3e#

Can you turn off controller discovery?

on the switchport do a no power inline, then a power inline auto.  that will cycle the power for you.

Steve

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Re: Can you turn off controller discovery?

Thanks, Ill give that a shot.

for my lap1262 would i use

c1262-k9w7-tar.default

or

c1260-k9w7-tar.default

guessing the latter.

edited to add in case this helps somebody in the future: ended up being ap3g1-k9w7-tar.default

being as this method requires you to be physically at the wap to push the mode button, simply unlugging the cable worked fine for removing poe.

Thank You!

Can you turn off controller discovery?

You can try the following also

debug capwap con cli

conf t

boot manaul

do wr

do reload

after reloading AP will go to ROM_MON mode

set IP_ADDR

set DEFAULT_ROUTER

set NETMASK

type set

you can verify if all the entries are correct

tftp_init

ether_init

flash_init

tar -xtract tftp:///  flash:/

boot

Thanks

NikhiL

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Re: Can you turn off controller discovery?

Thank you for contributing NikhiL, being as Stephen's answer worked I had no experience trying yours to see if it did as well. Thank you none-the less.

Re: Can you turn off controller discovery?

any time

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