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1231G AP Config T issue

This is probably a newb question, but I have 10 new Cisco Aironet 1231g AP's all running IOS 12.3(11)JX. The problem I am having is this: I just want to configure the IP and get to the GUI express setup to quickly deploy these and for some reason, even after I enable <password> I still can't config t. Any thoughts? Any insight would be great! Thanks.

Mike

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Re: 1231G AP Config T issue

Hi Mike,

These AP's were shipped to you with an LWAPP recovery image 12.3(11)JX instead of the image for autonomus AP's 12.3(11)JA.I am pretty sure that you will have to downgrade them all to a true IOS image for them to work the way you want;

All Cisco Aironet Access Points receiving Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX will only function in conjunction with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. They will no longer be able to function as Cisco Aironet Autonomous Access Points.

OVERVIEW

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX provides the capability for selected Cisco Aironet autonomous access points to become Cisco Aironet lightweight access points. Access points running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX partially implement LWAPP, allowing them to communicate with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller to receive the full LWAPP software image from the controller. All Cisco Aironet access points receiving Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX will only function in conjunction with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. They will no longer be able to function as Cisco Aironet autonomous access points.

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX is an LWAPP Recovery image;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5861/prod_bulletin0900aecd804b1a72.html

Reverting the Access Point Back to Autonomous Mode

It is possible to revert an LWAPP-enabled Cisco Aironet access point back to autonomous mode. Please refer to Upgrading Autonomous Cisco Aironet Access Points to Lightweight Mode for detailed instructions on reverting to autonomous mode. Use this URL

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/prod_technical_reference09186a00804fc3dc.html#wp161272

Converting a Lightweight Access Point Back to Autonomous Mode

You can convert an access point from lightweight mode back to autonomous mode by loading a Cisco IOS Release that supports autonomous mode (Cisco IOS release 12.3(7)JA or earlier). If the access point is associated to a controller, you can use the controller to load the Cisco IOS release. If the access point is not associated to a controller, you can load the Cisco IOS release using TFTP.

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release

Follow these steps to revert from LWAPP mode to autonomous mode by loading a Cisco IOS release using a TFTP server:

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Step 1 The static IP address of the PC on which your TFTP server software runs should be between 10.0.0.2 and 10.0.0.30.

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1200-k9w7-tar.122-15.JA.tar for a 1200 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated.

Step 3 Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point, c1130-k9w7-tar.default for an 1130 series access point, and c1240-k9w7-tar.default for a 1240 series access point.

Step 4 Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.

Step 5 Disconnect power from the access point.

Step 6 Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 7 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds) and then release.

Step 8 Wait until the access point reboots, as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 9 After the access point reboots, reconfigure it using the GUI or the CLI.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/prod_technical_reference09186a00804fc3dc.html#wp161272

Hope this helps! Sorry about that, it sounds like you are in a hurry to boot :(

Rob

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Re: 1231G AP Config T issue

Rob,

Thanks for your reply. That's exactly what the problem was. We did purchase a 4400 wlan controller, but I need these ap's deployed yesterday. :) Again, thanks for your insight and help! * gave you 5*'s.

Mike

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: 1231G AP Config T issue

Hi Mike,

You are most welcome.....sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Hopefully you don't have long to wait for your WLC. If worse comes to worse you could probably get a loaner from Cisco's "demo depot". We got a WLC early through our SE for testing purposes.

Take care!

Rob

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