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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

I was trying to  do a password recovery on a 1142 AP  but  enable password did not reset  and I am stuck 

AP model is   AIR-AP1142N-A-K9

Running IOS  c1140-k9w7-mx.124-21a.JA1

Its autonomous so there is no controller.  Any direction would be appreciated I renamed the config.txt file  but that did not help  I am unable to rename or delete the  private-config file. I get the message that file or directory cannot be found when i try to rename and permission denied when I try to  delete it.

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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Do an erase /all nvram:

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Have you tried to hold the mode button down for 15 seconds while powering up the ap?

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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Thanks for your response Scott but I did  that with no luck I just formatted the flash (overkill I think)and  I am tftping  a new image to see if that helps 

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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

That will do it too, just didn't want to get you in that situation of having an ap with no image:)

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Funny that didn't seem to work  its not recognizing the default enable which i understand to be cisco.  I am consoled in if that makes any difference.

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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Do an erase /all nvram:

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Device will not respond to esc or mode button  for me to do that  now. This is weird

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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

What shows up in the console output.

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Scott Fella

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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

ddr init done

Running Normal Memtest...
Passed.
IOS Bootloader - Starting system.
FLASH CHIP:  Numonyx P33
Checking for Over Erased blocks
................................................................................                                              ................................................................................                                              ................................................................................                                              ......
Xmodem file system is available.

DDR values used from system serial eeprom.
WRDTR,CLKTR: 0x87000800, 0x40000000
RQDC, RFDC : 0x80000037, 0x0000020d

PCIE0: link is up.
PCIE0: VC0 is active
PCIE1: link is up.
PCIE1: VC0 is active
PCIEx: initialization done
flashfs[0]: 143 files, 7 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 32385024
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 5543936
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 26841088
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 19 seconds.
Reading cookie from system serial eeprom...Done
Base Ethernet MAC address: 64:9e:f3:b3:5c:84
Ethernet speed is 1000 Mb - FULL duplex
Loading "flash:/c1140-k9w7-mx.124-21a.JA1/c1140-k9w7-mx.124-21a.JA1"...##############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

File "flash:/c1140-k9w7-mx.124-21a.JA1/c1140-k9w7-mx.124-21a.JA1" uncompressed and installed, entry poi;wçGN¸¸vW7WGçwçÎ99áÃenet halted

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Cisco IOS Software, C1140 Software (C1140-K9W7-M), Version 12.4(21a)JA1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
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Compiled Wed 16-Sep-09 18:09 by prod_rel_team


Proceeding with system init

Proceeding to unmask interrupts
Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[1]: 143 files, 7 directories
flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 32385024
flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 5543936
flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 26841088
flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 5 seconds.
flashfs[1]: Initialization complete....done Initializing flashfs.

Radio0  present A600 8000 90020000 0 90030000 B
Radio1  present A600 8000 98020000 0 98030000 0
Ethernet speed is 1000 Mb - FULL duplex

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cisco AIR-AP1142N-A-K9     (PowerPC405ex) processor (revision A0) with 98294K/32768K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FTX1547E8D8
PowerPC405ex CPU at 586Mhz, revision number 0x147E
Last reset from watchdog timer expired
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface
2 802.11 Radio(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 64:9E:F3:B3:5C:84
Part Number                          : 73-12836-03
PCA Assembly Number                  : 800-33767-03
PCA Revision Number                  : A0
PCB Serial Number                    : FOC15441UUL
Top Assembly Part Number             : 800-33775-02
Top Assembly Serial Number           : FTX1547E8D8
Top Revision Number                  : A0
Product/Model Number                 : AIR-AP1142N-A-K9

Press RETURN to get started!


*Mar  1 00:00:0
               *Mar  1 00:00:11.925: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEthernet0, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:57.018: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio1, changed state to administratively down
*Mar  1 00:00:57.019: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to administratively down
*Mar  1 00:00:57.020: %CDP_PD-4-POWER_OK: Full power - AC_ADAPTOR inline power source
*Mar  1 00:00:57.038: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco IOS Software, C1140 Software (C1140-K9W7-M), Version 12.4(21a)JA1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 16-Sep-09 18:09 by prod_rel_team
*Mar  1 00:00:57.038: %SNMP-5-COLDSTART: SNMP agent on host ap is undergoing a cold start
*Mar  1 00:00:58.008: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BVI1, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:58.018: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Dot11Radio1, changed state to down
*Mar  1 00:00:58.018: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to down
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At any rate I managed to get in I used  Cisco with  capital  C  which I swear I had done  a couple of times  before  and it worked.

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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Haha. At least you figured it out

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

Thanks for your help I like it when i have someone to bounce ideas off  it gives me a focus and helps  troubleshoot better.

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Re: Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

No problem. That's what's nice about this forum:)

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Reset AP to factory default enable password not reset

I just did this for a customer. He had 1142 AP with autonomous image but password was lost.

I pressed the mode key for 5 sec and released. The ap rebooted with factory defaults, it kept the ip address

like they have usually done before.

By pressing the key for 9 seconds or more you go for a software-recovery. So be sure you need that.

You see clearly the console reports. "Mode button pressed for mor than 9 secons, waiting to be released"

then the AP takes a 10.0.0.x IP by default and broadcasts for x.tar.default image.

By having a TFTP server with 10.0.0.10 for example and the image ready, the software can be changed

from lwap to ios (autonomous) for example.

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