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ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

My AP 1200 cannot find the bootable file. It only gives me "ap:". Very little option to work with.

When I do "dir flash:", I only have env_vars, private-config and private-multiple-fs three files in my flash. Does anybody know how to rebuild config or load the boot file? I did "version" and it gives me version: 12.3(2)JA4.

thanks,

Gene

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Re: ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

Hi Gene,

Have a look at the method outlined below:

Using the MODE button

You can use the MODE button on 1100 and 1200 series access points to reload the access point image file from an active Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on your network or on a PC connected to the access point Ethernet port.

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Note If your access point experiences a firmware failure or a corrupt firmware image, indicated by three red LED indicators, you must reload the image from a connected TFTP server.

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Note This process resets all configuration settings to factory defaults, including passwords, WEP keys, the access point IP address, and SSIDs.

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Follow these steps to reload the access point image file:

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Step 1 The PC you intend to use must be configured with a static IP address in the range of 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.30.

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1100-k9w7-tar.122-15.JA.tar for an 1100 series access point or 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 c1100-k9w7-tar.default for an 1100 series access point or c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point.

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

Step 5 Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the access point.

Step 6 Press and hold the MODE button 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 release the MODE button.

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, you must reconfigure the access point by using the Web-browser interface or the CLI.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080209250.html#wp1040300

Hope this helps!

Rob

Please remember to rate helpful posts.....

Re: ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

Go into Tools> Folder Options> View, scroll down to where "Hide extensions for known file types" is located, and uncheck the box. Sounds like your OS is hiding the known file type.

HTH, Steve ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please remember to rate useful posts, and mark questions as answered
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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

Hi Gene,

Have a look at the method outlined below:

Using the MODE button

You can use the MODE button on 1100 and 1200 series access points to reload the access point image file from an active Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on your network or on a PC connected to the access point Ethernet port.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note If your access point experiences a firmware failure or a corrupt firmware image, indicated by three red LED indicators, you must reload the image from a connected TFTP server.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Note This process resets all configuration settings to factory defaults, including passwords, WEP keys, the access point IP address, and SSIDs.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Follow these steps to reload the access point image file:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Step 1 The PC you intend to use must be configured with a static IP address in the range of 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.30.

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1100-k9w7-tar.122-15.JA.tar for an 1100 series access point or 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 c1100-k9w7-tar.default for an 1100 series access point or c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point.

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

Step 5 Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the access point.

Step 6 Press and hold the MODE button 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 release the MODE button.

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, you must reconfigure the access point by using the Web-browser interface or the CLI.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080209250.html#wp1040300

Hope this helps!

Rob

Please remember to rate helpful posts.....

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Re: ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

Thanks Rob, looks like this is the way to reconfig the AP. However I had problems with tftp server. Everytime it adds .tar extension to c1200-k9w7-tar.default, which cause the AP cannot regenize the file. I could not find a way to get rid of additional .tar extension. (I downloaded and tried both solarwind and tftpd32.) Does any one experience the same problem?

thanks,

Gene

Re: ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

Go into Tools> Folder Options> View, scroll down to where "Hide extensions for known file types" is located, and uncheck the box. Sounds like your OS is hiding the known file type.

HTH, Steve ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Please remember to rate useful posts, and mark questions as answered
New Member

Re: ap 1200 cannot find bootable file

Thank you very much for your help! It fixed the problem.

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