I am in the process of trying to connect AP1242 to my wireless controller, I already have 14 AP1010 connected and working throughout the office.
I am not able to have the AP1242 see the WLC4402, can anyone help with the config and where I can point the AP to the WLC ?
1>> 1242 AP getting the IP address?
2>> is this AP in LWAPP mode??
3>> Are we using DHCP option 43?? do we have an entry to 1242 AP on that??
4>> Whats the WLC software version??
5>> What does the logs tell on the WLC and the AP??
1. Yes the AP has an IP from my DHCP Server.
2. How do I put the AP in LWAPP mode ?
3. How do I configure option 43 ? Is there a config setting for this option ?
4. WLC Software Version is 18.104.22.168
5. I see a lot of timeouts from unknown client in the log files.
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cisco AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 (PowerPCElvis) processor (revision A0) with 24566K/8192K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FTX1240B44Q
PowerPCElvis CPU at 262Mhz, revision number 0x0950
Last reset from power-on
1 FastEthernet interface
2 802.11 Radio(s)
32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:22:90:1A:CF:34
Part Number : 73-9925-07
PCA Assembly Number : 800-26579-06
PCA Revision Number : A0
PCB Serial Number : FOC12391VT4
Top Assembly Part Number : 800-29232-02
Top Assembly Serial Number : FTX1240B44Q
Top Revision Number : A0
Product/Model Number : AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9
Configuration register is 0xF
the image running on the 1242 AP is (C1240-K9W7-M) which is a autononmous image!! to use this with the WLC.. u need to convert the same to the Light weight..
to do that.. be low are the steps..
>> Download the image from the below link..
>> Save it on your destop or the tftp server and make sure you have the connectivity to the TFTP server to the AP.. (you must be able t oping the TFTP servre ip from the AP CLI)
>> Now issue the command..
AP# archive download-sw /force-reload /overwrite tftp://
Assuming the tftp server ip address is 10.0.0.1 and the the image is c1240-rcvk9w8-tar.123-7.JX9.tar.. then the command is..
AP# archive download-sw /force-reload /overwrite tftp://10.0.0.1/c1240-rcvk9w8-tar.123-7.JX9.tar
The AP will reload and come back up with LWAPP image and join the WLC..
Cisco IOS Software, C1240 Software (C1240-K9W7-M), Version 12.4(10b)JA, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)Thanks for the post. I too agree with Surendra. The culprit is the IOS you are running is a NON-controller-based IOS (aka autonomous IOS or aIOS).
Thanks for the info guys, I have just reflashed with the new IOS.
Does the AP have to be on the same VLAN in order to find the WLC ?
no need.. but make sure you are configuring DHCP option 43 if you want to use the AP in different vlans..
You have another option of setting up static parameters on the AP ( in case you don't have DHCP option 43 configured)
commands will be:
debug lwapp console cli
lwapp ap controller ip address
lwapp ap ip default gateway
I have tried both DHCP and Static IP.
Whats even more crazy, is if I plug in one of my original AP's into the same port it gets an IP and works right away !!
Do I need to configure any type of VLAN tagging on the new AP ? Really appreciate the help !!
So I am mad at this stage.... I grab another AP and put the new IOS on it, let it boot up and the WLC detects it right away.... BINGO
I may possibly have a defective AP..... I will try to re-flash first before I throw it out the window. Thanks for all your help !!
No need to configure tagging... the Switchport should be an Access port.. the AP should have the rechability to the WLC.. this is enough..