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cisco Aironet 1200 AG Series

I have new Cisco Aironet 1200 AG Series.

(S/N: FTX1244B5CG and M/C 0022901B8436)

Cisco IOS 12.3 (11)

I have /24 networks

By default AP into lightweight mode

Pl tell me step by step how to convert my access point from lightweight mode to

autonomous mode (I don't have any wireless controller and DHCP server)

And how to access to my access point using web interface or GUI into only autonomous mode

Pl tell me how to web access of AP into by factory defualt setting

And how change from lightweight mode to autonomous mode

If I used console ,configure terminal command not working and also copy command not working so I am unable to copy tftp to flash or copy flash to tftp activity because into pdf installation guide change ios 12.3(11) to 12.3(7)

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Re: cisco Aironet 1200 AG Series

Hi Dinesh,

This is a very common problem that should be quite fixable :)

Here is the related info :)

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release


Note This section does not apply to Cisco C3201WMIC and Cisco C3201LAP.


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


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

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 On the PC where the TFTP server is located, perform these steps:

a. Disable any software firewall products, such as Windows firewall, ZoneAlarm firewall, McAffee firewall, or others.

b. Ensure all Windows files are visible. From Windows Explorer, click Tools > Folder Options > View > Show hidden files and folders.

Step 4 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, c1240-k9w7-tar.default for a 1240 series access point, and c1250-k9w7-tar.default for a 1250 series access point.

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

Step 6 Disconnect power from the access point.

Step 7 Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 8 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds) and then release.

Step 9 Wait until the access point reboots, as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 10 After the access point reboots, reconfigure it using the GUI or the CLI.

Hope this helps!


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Re: cisco Aironet 1200 AG Series


i am having sort of the same .. i needed to reload and newer version of base software, so i do the recovery like you described, but the first time it found my tftp and started and failed stating that not enough space and to init the flash of which it did and now it does go further than than assigning the ip.. as shown below.. ANY thoughts??


ap:Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 6 files, 3 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 528896

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 7212544

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 10 seconds.

Reading cookie from flash parameter block...done.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0f:f7:37:a3:b3

Initializing ethernet port 0...

Reset ethernet port 0...

Reset done!

ethernet link up, 100 mbs, full-duplex

Ethernet port 0 initialized: link is up

button is pressed, wait for button to be released...

button pressed for 14 seconds

process_config_recovery: set IP address and config to default

The system is unable to boot automatically because there

are no bootable files to boot.

C1200 Boot Loader (C1200-BOOT-M) Version 12.2(8)JA, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Support:

Compiled Wed 12-Feb-03 15:23 by hqluong