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cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 cannot access Global mode

Dear Sir,

I am using cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 wireless access point by console port, i can login to AP in user and previllige mode. but when every i try to access global mode its says % Invalid input detected at '^' marker. i cannt access any fastthernet or BVI interface.

mentioned below is the copy paste of screen and show version.

AP001e.be26.a7e2#config t


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker


AP001e.be26.a7e2#configure terminal


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker

show version

Cisco IOS Software, C1240 Software (C1240-RCVK9W8-M), Version 12.3(11)JX1, RELEA


Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 17-Jul-06 11:44 by alnguyen

ROM: Bootstrap program is C1240 boot loader

BOOTLDR: C1240 Boot Loader (C1240-BOOT-M) Version 12.4(13d)JA, RELEASE SOFTWARE


AP001e.be26.a7e2 uptime is 20 hours, 54 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload

System image file is "flash:/c1240-rcvk9w8-mx/c1240-rcvk9w8-mx"

cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 (PowerPCElvis) processor (revision A0) with 24566K/81

92K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FTX1218B4RL

PowerPCElvis CPU at 266Mhz, revision number 0x0950

Last reset from reload

LWAPP image version

1 FastEthernet interface

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Please advice what needs to be done.

i will really appreciate your assistance.

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Re: cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 cannot access Global mode

Based on whats listed above, you have an LWAPP image on the AP. This means that the AP runs in lightweight mode and registers to a controller. I know a lot of the commands are disabled in this mode. If you don't use a Wireless Lan Controller then you need to do the TFTP recovery to Autonomous mode on the AP. Once that is done you will be able to issue standard commands to configure the ethernet and radio interfaces.

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Re: cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 cannot access Global mode

Here is a link to guide you in converting lwapp to autonomous.

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Re: cisco AIR-LAP1242G-A-K9 cannot access Global mode

Not sure if you are using a Wireless LAN Controller, but if you are it is possible to change the default username and password for your LWAPs from Cisco cisco by using the following command on the controller

config ap username password

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