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Interrupting the boot process on an aironet 1242AG AP?

Does anyone know if there's a trick to this?

According to the documentation, I'm supposed to be hitting the Esc key when I see the Loading "flash:/[imagename]" ####### ... line, but this doesn't seem to be working.  I've tried hitting the Esc key a lot during those lines, holding it down, hitting it early, hitting it late, hitting it in the middle, and still no joy.  I'm wanting to hit it with something very heavy and hard about now, but I doubt that'll do anything but cause more problems.  Anyone know what I could be doing wrong here?

I'm trying to break into a handful of malfunctioning 1242AG APs to see if I can get them working, or if they're faulting hardware that's beyond repair.  (So far they're all coming back with: no "IP_ADDR" variable set, so if anyone knows how to set that without breaking out of the boot cycle, that would be helpful too.)

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Re: Interrupting the boot process on an aironet 1242AG AP?

Matt,

Press and hold MODE. Apply power and continue to hold for about 30 sec. The AP will try to find a TFTP server, but after failing, you should have a rommon-like prompt (if I am recalling correctly).

Justin

... typd on tny kybrd.

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Re: Interrupting the boot process on an aironet 1242AG AP?

Matt,

Press and hold MODE. Apply power and continue to hold for about 30 sec. The AP will try to find a TFTP server, but after failing, you should have a rommon-like prompt (if I am recalling correctly).

Justin

... typd on tny kybrd.

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Interrupting the boot process on an aironet 1242AG AP?

Beautiful!

button is pressed, wait for button to be released...

button pressed for 44 seconds

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Re: Interrupting the boot process on an aironet 1242AG AP?

Matt,

Let us know if you are able to recover the units. Would be good info to have. Thanks for the *’s

Justin

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Re: Interrupting the boot process on an aironet 1242AG AP?

One of them seems to have a hardware fault on the Ethernet port, but the other two look fine.  Not bad for a couple minutes of holding down the mode button.

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