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lwapp - Command is disabled

We have some 1131 lightweight access points which were once registered with a controller which is no longer available. When we issue the command "clear lwapp private-config" The message "ERROR!!! Command is disabled."

This error message indicates that the static configuration commands are locked out because either:

This command was entered while the LAP is registered to a controller.

The LAP was previously registered to a WLC, but the username/password was not changed from the default.

OK both these things apply. The point is how do I clear the AP and start again since I cannot connect it to the controller???

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Re: lwapp - Command is disabled

If you do a show lwapp ip config and the ap is set for DHCP, then you should be able to have that ap join any controllers. If it is set, then I think the only way is to either create a subnet in which that ap will reside and use DNS to stage the ap to a master wlc or convert the ap to IOS and then back to lwapp. I don't know if there is a way with the mode button or not.

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Re: lwapp - Command is disabled

Hi Ian,

What a pain (we have all been down this road and at least we won't forget to enter a username/password again :) I was working with some folks recently who were experiencing this same issue;

Hope this helps!


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lwapp - Command is disabled

HI Guys

I am experiencing the same problem , ibrydon did the steps worked for you ?

Rob I could not locate the previous post as you mentioned above.

Could some one please advice.



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Re: lwapp - Command is disabled

Try this link.

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