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WLC Upgrade problems (disable unit)

Hello.

I am complete rookie in the wireless area. I have to implement a mesh wireless network and a WLC 4404 was given to me.

I started the WLC, configured a few IPs, country, etc, and then I rebooted the unit.

When rebooting I got this error, when services are starting:

- Starting LOCP: LOCP Key not found (error).    (after this the WLC stops and I can´t do anything more)

I then decided to upgrade the image via CLI, while pressing the ESC button on startup (from 5.1.151.0 to K9-6-0-182-0.aes) and getting the following menu:

    Boot Options

Please choose an option from below:

1. Run primary image (version 5.1.151.0) (active)
2. Run backup image (version 5.1.151.0)
3. Manually update images
4. Change active boot image
5. Clear Configuration

Please enter your choice: 

I chose option 3, put some IPs and before upgrading it stated the following:

You have entered:
IP address     : 192.168.1.1
Netmask        : 255.255.255.0
Gateway        : 192.168.1.10
Server IP Addr : 192.168.1.10

Is this Correct (Y/n)? y


!!! WARNING updating using .aes or unapproved files will disable this unit !!!

So the WLC doens´t boot and I can not upgrade to an .aes image, but all images are .aes.

Any ideias on how to upgrade the RTOS of the WLC to 6-0-182-0.aes, or on how to boot it normally with the original image?

Thanks in advanced,

Joao Ribau   

P.S. - does anyone know of a good doc on mesh networks?

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Re: WLC Upgrade problems (disable unit)

I think (emphasis on the word "think") I may know where the problem lies.


You said "implement a mesh wireless network and a WLC 4404" but the firmware you are using is 5.1.151.0.  This version is for standard LWAPP/CAPWAP and not a valid Mesh firmware.


Hope this helps.

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