However, when I restart the AP with the mode button held down, it never connects to the TFTP server. I hold the mode button until the R light is solid red, as described in the document. The TFTP server (solarwinds) is set to IP 10.0.0.2 (I've also tried 10.0.0.10 without effect). I've tried both directly connecting the AP to the laptop via Cat5 and using a switch between them.
At no point does the TFTP server register a connection and the activity monitor for the Local Area Connection Status on the laptop shows 0 received packets. Eventually the AP shows the E light as green with occasional flashes off and the R light is flashing red in a 1 flash-pause-2 flash-pause pattern.
Any suggestions for getting this LAP into autonomous mode would be greatly appreciated.