Hi , being a complete doughnut , I typed erase flash instead of erase startup config , on my AP , so now I have wiped it.
If I try the proceedure of holding the button for 30 seconds while reseting , to get the image from a tftp server is dous not work as it looks for a ios image I do not have , with a .default extension ??
Have you tried this step by step ?? It is vital that the ip adress and files names are exact
Using the MODE button
You can use the MODE button on the access point to reload the access point image file from an active Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on your network or on a PC connected to the access point Ethernet port.
Step 1 The PC you intend to use must be configured with a static IP address in the range of 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.30.
Step 2 Make sure the PC contains the access point image file (c1100-k9w7-tar.default) in the TFTP server folder and the TFTP server is activated. For additional information, refer to the "Obtaining the Access Point Image File" and "Obtaining TFTP Server Software" sections.
Step 3 Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.
Step 4 Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the access point.
Step 5 Press and hold the MODE button while you reconnect power to the access point.
Step 6 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds), and release the MODE button.
Step 7 Wait until the access point reboots as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.
Step 8 After the access point reboots, you must reconfigure the access point by using the Web interface, the Telnet interface, or IOS commands.
The problem with this method is that when the AP attempts to get the image ( stored in tftp root).It is configured to look for a specific image file , which I do not have, I know this as I watched the progress from the console .
the image it looks for c1200-k9w7-tar.default If it cannot find this image the process fails ,
I cannot find this image anywhere , in fact the instructions youlinked it references c1100-k9w7-tar.default which is an 1100 ap image file . If I could get hold of the required image I would be ok.
note that both have an .default extension ? I have yet to see a ios image file with a default extention anywhere , or is that an instruction to set to defualt ?
If I can aquire the specified image I would be ok.