Migration from autonomous access point mode to lightweight mode
The 1530 should have the image k9w8 alreadyin flash:
Autonomous Mode Configuration
The 1530 Series allows the Unified (controller-based) and Autonomous mode software to be loaded at the factory on the same hardware part number. This eliminates the need for separate part numbers for controller-based units and autonomous mode units.
At boot-up, the default mode is controller-based. The 1530 will power up and begin searching for a controller. Once it joins the controller, it will download the active Unified image from the controller. This is the same operation as other Cisco controller-based APs.
For Autonomous mode, the user should take the following steps:
Step 1 Power the AP and connect to the console.
Step 2 From the Command Line, enter:
AP # capwap ap autonomous (# means privileged EXEC mode)
Step 3 The system will respond with "Convert to Autonomous image. Proceed? (yes/[No]):"
Step 4 Type "yes" to confirm.
Step 5 The AP will then re-boot and load the Autonomous image. The unified image is erased.
Step 6 Once the 1530 has booted in autonomous mode, configuration of the AP can done by following the procedure outlined here: