>> The step by step procedure which we need to follow at the time we have the console cable is..
1. Download the software from the Cisco.com (Which is already done)
2. Go to the saved location, where you saved the TFTP server, and run it.
3. Click on the Browse button, and set the "Current Directory" to the directory where you saved the IOS image from the Internet as in STEP 0.
4. You will see the IP Address of your laptop in the "Server Interfaces" box.
5. If you will click on the button Show Dir, then the IOS image file name will appear in the window, titled "Tftpd32 directory".
6 Connect your laptop/desktop to the Access Point, directly with an Ethernet and console cable.
8. Click on Start->Programs->Accessories->Communications->HyperTerminal->
9.Under the Connection Description Box, type any name.
10.Under the Connect To, Box, set Connect Using to COM1.
11. Under COM1 Properties Box, click on Restore Defaults.
12 Under the same Box, set Flow Control to Xon / Xoff.
13 Clicks Apply. Click O.K.
Loading the IOS From the TFTP
1. On the PC where the TFTP server is located, perform these steps:
a. Disable any software firewall products, such as Windows firewall, Zone Alarm firewall, MacAfee firewall, or others.
- Initially console in to the LAP and issue the Command ' debug lwap console cli' from the AP# prompt . (This give us capability enter the config mode of AP and use it like Autonomous )
- Now assign an IP address to Fast Ethernet interface of the AP which can be reach from the LAPTOP/DESKTOP . (Basically in the same range or able to ping and telnet)
- Open the TFTP server (We used TFTP D32 ) (make sure that the TAR file's name is shown as in the web site, because sometimes it gets renamed to "Download .tar" and if that happens you need to rename). Browse the TAR file and select it and click ok.
- Go to enable mode of AP and enter the command:
- archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://ip address of TFTP/image for download