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Cisco 891w - accidentally erased AP801 flash

Thought I'd get a cisco 891w to learn on. Turns out the AP801 wireless module can't be flashed like the router itself can be from rommon. I logged into the AP801 by using service-module wlan-ap0  session

I then issued format flash and wiped the AP801's flash, then reboot the router.

Now I can't configure anything on the AP801.

I've got the file I need to reload to the AP801,  ap801-k9w7-tar.124-10b.JDA3.tar

I know there's an update to that file, but I'll stick with that one for now to get it back up.

The only prompt I get from the AP801, is: ap:

I can't use sh run

If I type help, my options are:

? -- Present list of available commands

         arp -- Show arp table or arp-resolve an address

        boot -- Load and boot an executable image

         cat -- Concatenate (type) file(s)

clear_ether -- clear ethernet port statistics

        copy -- Copy a file

      delete -- Delete file(s)

         dir -- List files in directories

   dump_regs -- dump reset registers

       etest -- test emac driver code

  ether_init -- initialize ethernet port

  flash_init -- Initialize flash filesystem(s)

      format -- Format a filesystem

        fsck -- Check filesystem consistency

        help -- Present list of available commands

load_helper -- Load and initialize a helper image

      memory -- Present memory heap utilization information

       mkdir -- Create dir(s)

        more -- Concatenate (display) file(s)

        read -- read at address

      rename -- Rename a file

       reset -- Reset the system

       rmdir -- Delete empty dir(s)

         set -- Set or display environment variables

    set_baud -- set baud rates

   set_sleep -- Pause (sleep) for a specified number of seconds

  show_ether -- show ethernet port statistics

switch_status -- report push button switch status

         tar -- extract or listing a tar file

   tftp_init -- Initialize tftp file system

        type -- Concatenate (type) file(s)

       unset -- Unset one or more environment variables

     version -- Display boot loader version

       write -- write at address

My question is, how do I get ap801-k9w7-tar.124-10b.JDA3.tar to the AP801's flash? I've tried several methods, but none of them seem to work.

Thank you.


Cisco 891w - accidentally erased AP801 flash

Take a look at the below link for getting an AP out of rommon mode.


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