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How do I convert AIR-LAP512G-A-K9 to autonomous?

Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: How do I convert AIR-LAP512G-A-K9 to autonomous?

Don't know too much about these, but if they are like the other LAP's then take a look at this documentation. Look for this:

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guide/lwapnote.html#wp161272

-Scott
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Re: How do I convert AIR-LAP512G-A-K9 to autonomous?

Don't know too much about these, but if they are like the other LAP's then take a look at this documentation. Look for this:

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guide/lwapnote.html#wp161272

-Scott
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Re: How do I convert AIR-LAP512G-A-K9 to autonomous?

Hi,

Even I have not dealt with this AP earlier. but looks like the Lightweight AP can not be converted to Autonomous afer doing a search on cisco.com.

Although there is no document which explicitely states this but this is what release notes states -

Converting an Autonomous AP521 Using the CCA -

When an autonomous AP521 access point is converted to controller-mode operation using the CCA, the access point properties screen continues to indicate that the access point is an AIR-AP521G-A-K9 after the conversion. This is in agreement with the product label on the access point. However, the CCA displays a small triangle icon next to the converted access point to indicate that the access point is now operating as a controller-mode access point.

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Note The CCA conversion process is one-way. Once the conversion takes place, you cannot restore the access point to autonmous operation.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/521/release/notes/iosap521rn1234jx1.html#wp243837

Another link which talks about the conversion of Autonomous to Lightweight with the same restriction. It does not talks about LWAP to Auto conversion -

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/526/1.5/configuration/guide/A2_aap.html#wp1013636

-> Sushil

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Re: How do I convert AIR-LAP512G-A-K9 to autonomous?

I'm no expert with this model. Can the AP join the WLC? If so, I would like to ask if you can invoke the following CLI command on the WLC:

config ap tftp-downgrade

Hope this helps.

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Re: How do I convert AIR-LAP512G-A-K9 to autonomous?

Thanks for your response.

I was able to get the conversion done as follows:

tftp with correct image name modified to "c521-k9w7-tar.default". tftp server ip 10.0.0.2/27

repower the 521 holding the mode button until LED's go red (30 seconds). AP will broadcast for tftp service and load the image if it's name as above - make sure you dont have firewill services up!

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