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Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

I recently upgraded this unit to IOS from VxWorks. I then tried to upgrade the IOS to the latest 12.3(8)JEC and something went wrong. Now all I can do is connect to the AP via the console. On restart I get the following:

The system is unable to boot automatically because there

are no bootable files to boot.

I end up at an ap: prompt and I have two red lights on the AP. How do I recover from this?

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

Hi Brad,

Can you try this method?

Reloading the Access Point/Bridge Image (Edited to fit)

Using the CLI

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5861/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00804ed72c.html#wp1071147

Step 1 Open the CLI using a Telnet session or a connection to the access point console port.

Step 2 Reboot the access point by removing power and reapplying power.

Step 3 Let the access point boot until it begins to inflate the image. When you see these lines on the CLI, press Esc:

Loading "flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.v122_13_ja.20031010/c1310-k9w7-mx.v122_13_ja.20031010"

...###########################################

Note Depending on the terminal emulation software you are using, you may have to press Esc twice to access the boot loader.

Step 4 When the bridge: command prompt appears, enter the set command to assign an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway to the access point.

Note You must use upper-case characters when you enter the IP-ADDR, NETMASK, and DEFAULT_ROUTER options with the set command.

Your entries might look like this example:

ap: set IP_ADDR 192.168.133.160

ap: set NETMASK 255.255.255.0

ap: set DEFAULT_ROUTER 192.168.133.1

Step 5 Enter the tftp_init command to prepare the access point for TFTP.

ap: tftp_init

Step 6 Enter the tar command to load and inflate the new image from your TFTP server. The command must include this information:

the -xtract option, which inflates the image when it is loaded

the IP address of your TFTP server

the directory on the TFTP server that contains the image

the name of the image

the destination for the image (the access point Flash)

Your entry might look like this example:

ap: tar -xtract tftp://192.168.130.222/images/c1310-k9w7-tar.122_15.JA1 flash:

Step 7 When the display becomes full the CLI pauses and displays --MORE--. Press the spacebar to continue.

extracting info (229 bytes)

c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/ (directory) 0 (bytes)

c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/ (directory) 0 (bytes)

c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/level1/ (directory) 0 (bytes)

extracting c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/level1/appsui.js (558 bytes)

-- MORE --

if you do not press the spacebar to continue, the process eventually times out and the access point stops inflating the image.

Step 8 Enter the set BOOT command to designate the new image as the image that the access point uses when it reboots. The access point creates a directory for the image that has the same name as the image, and you must include the directory in the command. Your entry might look like this example:

ap: set BOOT flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1

Step 9 Enter the set command to check your bootloader entries.

ap: set

BOOT=flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1

DEFAULT_ROUTER=192.168.133.1

IP_ADDR=192.168.133.160

NETMASK=255.255.255.0

Step 10 Enter the boot command to reboot the access point. When the access point reboots, it loads the new image.

ap: boot

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Re: Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

basically you killed it. if you are familiar with 'copy tftp flash' and enjoy a certain amount of excruciating pain then there are docs out there that deal with this.

If not, just get a new one..save whatever hair and sanity you have left. Like your knees, your gonna miss those when they are gone.

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Re: Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

The copy at the bootloader is source and destination only. There is no mention of TFTP or Flash. I can see the flash file system but I don't know how to get a bootable image copied there. Buying a new one is not an option. I have upgraded everything to 1242 APs and I wanted to try to reuse these in other areas.

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

Hi Brad,

Can you try this method?

Reloading the Access Point/Bridge Image (Edited to fit)

Using the CLI

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5861/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00804ed72c.html#wp1071147

Step 1 Open the CLI using a Telnet session or a connection to the access point console port.

Step 2 Reboot the access point by removing power and reapplying power.

Step 3 Let the access point boot until it begins to inflate the image. When you see these lines on the CLI, press Esc:

Loading "flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.v122_13_ja.20031010/c1310-k9w7-mx.v122_13_ja.20031010"

...###########################################

Note Depending on the terminal emulation software you are using, you may have to press Esc twice to access the boot loader.

Step 4 When the bridge: command prompt appears, enter the set command to assign an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway to the access point.

Note You must use upper-case characters when you enter the IP-ADDR, NETMASK, and DEFAULT_ROUTER options with the set command.

Your entries might look like this example:

ap: set IP_ADDR 192.168.133.160

ap: set NETMASK 255.255.255.0

ap: set DEFAULT_ROUTER 192.168.133.1

Step 5 Enter the tftp_init command to prepare the access point for TFTP.

ap: tftp_init

Step 6 Enter the tar command to load and inflate the new image from your TFTP server. The command must include this information:

the -xtract option, which inflates the image when it is loaded

the IP address of your TFTP server

the directory on the TFTP server that contains the image

the name of the image

the destination for the image (the access point Flash)

Your entry might look like this example:

ap: tar -xtract tftp://192.168.130.222/images/c1310-k9w7-tar.122_15.JA1 flash:

Step 7 When the display becomes full the CLI pauses and displays --MORE--. Press the spacebar to continue.

extracting info (229 bytes)

c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/ (directory) 0 (bytes)

c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/ (directory) 0 (bytes)

c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/level1/ (directory) 0 (bytes)

extracting c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/html/level1/appsui.js (558 bytes)

-- MORE --

if you do not press the spacebar to continue, the process eventually times out and the access point stops inflating the image.

Step 8 Enter the set BOOT command to designate the new image as the image that the access point uses when it reboots. The access point creates a directory for the image that has the same name as the image, and you must include the directory in the command. Your entry might look like this example:

ap: set BOOT flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1

Step 9 Enter the set command to check your bootloader entries.

ap: set

BOOT=flash:/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1/c1310-k9w7-mx.122-15.JA1

DEFAULT_ROUTER=192.168.133.1

IP_ADDR=192.168.133.160

NETMASK=255.255.255.0

Step 10 Enter the boot command to reboot the access point. When the access point reboots, it loads the new image.

ap: boot

Hope this helps!

Rob

Community Member

Re: Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

Rob,

Thank you for the help. That worked like a charm.

Brad

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Failed IOS Upgrade 1220 AP

Hi Brad,

You are most welcome :) Glad to be of some small help!

Take care,

Rob

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