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How to convert an AP 1700 / 2700 from lightweight mode to autonomous mode ?

I know that AP1700/2700 support the unified mode from version 15.3.3.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/access_point/15-3-3/configuration/guide/cg15-3-3/cg15-3-3-chap1-overview.html

But I could not change the mode because of the following error.

AP1c6a.7a92.5468#capwap ap autonomous

 Convert to Autonomous image. Proceed? (yes/[no]): yes

No Autonomous image found! Conversion failed.

Why was that error message displayed ? Please tell me how I can resolve this.

 

Thanks.

Atsushi

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VIP Purple

I think AP1700 can boot by

I think AP1700 can boot by using a lightweight image that is on the software download page for AP2700/3700.  Is this correct ?

Yes, it is correct, as per this 1700/2700/2600/3600/3700 all have same image starting with "ap3g2-xxx

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/access_point/ios/release/notes/rn-15-3-3.html#32237

Ap3g2

1700I, 2700I/2700E,2600I/2600E, 3600I/3600E, 3700I/3700E

 

HTH

Rasika

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You have to have the

You have to have the autonomous IOS file downloaded to the AP.

ap3g2-k9w7-tar.153-3.JAB.tar

is the file you need, you also need valid CCO Credentials to download the file.

 

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Charles Moreton

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Hello, Charles Thank you for

Hello, Charles
 

Thank you for comment.

O.K. I understand the file is needed.

Is the following command right to download the file to the AP ?
"(Cisco Controller) >config ap tftp-downgrade ~~~"
 

Please teach me one more point.

Is it possible to convert an AP from autonomous mode to lightweight mode by using any command ? If not , is it only re-installation that allow that conversion ?

 

Thank you for your support.

Bronze

Hello, atsushiikeda.Do you

Hello, atsushiikeda.

Do you have an existing support contract/SmartNet for these APs?

Let me know if you have additional concerns or e-mail (adawa@cisco.com) me directly. Kind regards. 

Community Member

HelloI tried to confirm

Hello

I tried to confirm unified mode operation on an AP2700i.

I found the following results through the validation.

#Conversion from Lightweight to Autonomous

1. When we use the command( "config ap tftp-download...") for conversion on the WLC version 8.0.100, the AP can't boot as autonomous mode unless the version is earlier than 15.3(3)JAB.
*This is explicitly stated in the release note.

#Conversion from Autonomous to Lightweight

1. 15.3(3)JAB autonomous image does not run a WLC discovery process. I think this is not an assumed behaviour. So once the ap boots up as  autonomous mode,  it never boot up as lightweight mode n spite of the presence or absence of a WLC.

2. So when we convert the AP to autonomous mode , we may have to use lightweight image as before.

3. There is no AP1700 lightweight image 1700 on the software download site ..!

Though I don't still try, I think AP1700 can boot by using a lightweight image that is on the software download page for AP2700/3700.  Is this correct ?

 

Thanks.

Atsushi

VIP Purple

I think AP1700 can boot by

I think AP1700 can boot by using a lightweight image that is on the software download page for AP2700/3700.  Is this correct ?

Yes, it is correct, as per this 1700/2700/2600/3600/3700 all have same image starting with "ap3g2-xxx

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/access_point/ios/release/notes/rn-15-3-3.html#32237

Ap3g2

1700I, 2700I/2700E,2600I/2600E, 3600I/3600E, 3700I/3700E

 

HTH

Rasika

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Hello Manannalage Thank you

Hello Manannalage

 

Thank you so much for your answer !

I can resolve the confusioin caused by unified mode.

 

Atsushi

 

 

VIP Purple

Hi AtsushiNot a problem, Glad

Hi Atsushi

Not a problem, Glad if that helps you

Here is another good post you should read. It is about how to decode those image filename information.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/document/77131/understanding-access-point-ios-images

 

HTH

Rasika

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