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LAP1131AG conversion

Hey! I bought this AP AIR-LAP1131AG-E-K9

Is it possible to convert it to a normal IOS?

I bought by accident.

New Member

Re: LAP1131AG conversion

Yes, that is no problem at all, but you need to be able to download the Autonomous IOS from the Cisco download page. I dont know if you need a service contract for AP's to do that.

Connect the AP to the network, use DHCP to assign an IP address to it.

Start your tftp client on your pc.

Issue an "erase flash"

"archive tar /xtract tftp://clientip/c1131-*****.tar flash:"

and you are ready to go.

New Member

Re: LAP1131AG conversion

That's just nice! Could you direct me to that download section for the Autonomous IOS you mentioned? I'm not very familiar with the Cisco site structure.

Thanks in advance!

New Member

Re: LAP1131AG conversion - Support - Option 2: Download software - Wireless - Login using your CCO, create an account if you have to.

Expand "Access Points" and navigate to the right AP.

Click on IOS software.

Download the version of your choice. Most likely the latest JY.

Good luck!

Cisco Employee

Re: LAP1131AG conversion

Cisco Employee

Re: LAP1131AG conversion

>> The Console cable will not be shipped with the device and we need to
order it sepeartely.

>> The part number of the Console cable is AIR-CONCAB1200= the  detailed
information can be found using the below link..

>> 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 (Which is already done)

2. Go to the saved location, where you saved the TFTP server, and run

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"

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

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

Eg - archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://

>> The AP reloads and after the AP comes back up, then we can access the
WEB interface..
New Member

Re: LAP1131AG conversion

Thank you all for your thorough support!

I flashed it with the same image as used in my other AP.

Mission completed!