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restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been erased

Gday all,

made a blunder and happend to delete the flash. Now the access point is hung is "ap:". All the IOS is .tar and there was a command to load and extract a the .tar IOS. it starts somethin like tar -xtract ..................... . have forgotten the rest of it and cant seem to find any resouce any where. can someone please help

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been er

Hey there,

You can use one of these two methods

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/1255262#1255262

Or

Using the MODE button

You can use the MODE button on 1100 and 1200 series access points to reload the access point image file from an active Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on your network or on a PC connected to the access point Ethernet port.

This process resets all configuration settings to factory defaults, including passwords, WEP keys, the access point IP address, and SSIDs.

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Follow these steps to reload the access point image file:

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Step 1 The PC you intend to use must be configured with a static IP address in the range of 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.30.

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1100-k9w7-tar.122-13.JA.tar for an 1100 series access point or c1200-k9w7-tar.122-13.JA.tar for a 1200 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated. For additional information, refer to the "Obtaining the Access Point Image File" and "Obtaining TFTP Server Software" sections.

Step 3 Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1100-k9w7-tar.default for an 1100 series access point or c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point.

Step 4 Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.

Step 5 Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the access point.

Step 6 Press and hold the MODE button while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 7 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds), and release the MODE button.

Step 8 Wait until the access point reboots as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 9 After the access point reboots, you must reconfigure the access point by using the Web-browser interface or the CLI.

Cheers!

Rob

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been er

Hey there,

You can use one of these two methods

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/1255262#1255262

Or

Using the MODE button

You can use the MODE button on 1100 and 1200 series access points to reload the access point image file from an active Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on your network or on a PC connected to the access point Ethernet port.

This process resets all configuration settings to factory defaults, including passwords, WEP keys, the access point IP address, and SSIDs.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Follow these steps to reload the access point image file:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Step 1 The PC you intend to use must be configured with a static IP address in the range of 10.0.0.2 to 10.0.0.30.

Step 2 Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1100-k9w7-tar.122-13.JA.tar for an 1100 series access point or c1200-k9w7-tar.122-13.JA.tar for a 1200 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated. For additional information, refer to the "Obtaining the Access Point Image File" and "Obtaining TFTP Server Software" sections.

Step 3 Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1100-k9w7-tar.default for an 1100 series access point or c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point.

Step 4 Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.

Step 5 Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the access point.

Step 6 Press and hold the MODE button while you reconnect power to the access point.

Step 7 Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds), and release the MODE button.

Step 8 Wait until the access point reboots as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.

Step 9 After the access point reboots, you must reconfigure the access point by using the Web-browser interface or the CLI.

Cheers!

Rob

New Member

Re: restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been er

Rob,

am trying to use tftp method to upload the IOS into 1131AG-N AP. Following are my settings

computer settings IP 10.1.1.2

                           SM 255.0.0.0

                            Default Gateway 10.1.1.1

Access point set IP_ADDR 10.1.1.5

                    set NETMASK 255.0.0.0

                    set DEFAULT_ROUTER 10.1.1.2

when I try to ping the access point it returns desitnation host unreachable. reply comes from 10.1.1.2. What am I missing here? My firewall/ AV is all turned off and still it cant ping the AP.

New Member

Re: restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been er

More Info if it helps

ap: format flash:                
Are you sure you want to format "flash:" (all data will be lost) (y/n)?y                                                                       
flashfs[0]: 0 files, 1 directories                                 
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories                                                   
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 15998976                                
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1024                           
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 15997952                                    
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 22 seconds.                                        
Filesystem "flash:" formatted                           

ap: reset        
Are you sure you want to reset the system (y/n)?y                                                
System resetting...                  
                   Xmodem file system is available.                                                  
flashfs[0]: 0 files, 1 directories                                 
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories                                                   
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 15998976                                
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1024                           
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 15997952                                    
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 23 seconds.                                        
Base ethernet MAC Address:                                            
Initializing ethernet port 0...                              
Reset ethernet port 0...                       
Reset done!          
ethernet link up, 100 mbps, full-duplex                                      
Ethernet port 0 initialized: link is up                                      
Unable to get our ip address: no "IP_ADDR" variable set

The system has been encountered and error initializing
tftp file system. The system is ignoring the error and
continuing boot. If you interrupt the system boot process,
the following commands will set IP_ADDR, DEFAULT_ROUTER
and NETMASK environment variables, initializing tftp file
system, and finish loading the operating system software:

    set IP_ADDR
    set DEFAULT_ROUTER
    set NETMASK
    tftp_init
    boot


The system is unable to boot automatically because there
are no bootable files to boot.

C1130 Boot Loader (C1130-BOOT-M) Version 12.3(7)JA1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Compiled Thu 06-Oct-05 09:40 by evmiller

ap: set IP_ADDR 10.0.0.2

ap: set DEFAULT_ROUTER 10.0.0.1

ap: set NETMASK 255.0.0.0

ap: tftp_init
tftp_init success: You can now use tftp file system!
          
ap: arp      
     255.255.255.255  ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff  0  676


I turned off the power for the AP, held the Mode button and then turned the power back again. When R led turned Red, I released the mode button and after that followings the result.                                           

ap: €Xmodem file sys                  
flashfs[0]: 1 files, 1 directories                                 
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories                                                   
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 15998976                                
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1536                           
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 15997440                                    
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 25 seconds.
Base ethernet MAC Address:
Initializing ethernet port 0...
Reset ethernet port 0...
Reset done!
ethernet link up, 100 mbps, full-duplex
Ethernet port 0 initialized: link is up
button pressed for 20 seconds
process_config_recovery: set IP address and config to default 10.0.0.1
process_config_recovery: image recovery
image_recovery: Download default IOS tar image tftp://255.255.255.255/c1130-k9w7
-tar.default

examining image...tftp://255.255.255.255/c1130-k9w7-tar.default: connection timed out

ERROR: Failed to open archive file tftp://255.255.255.255/c1130-k9w7-tar.default


The system is unable to boot automatically because there
are no bootable files to boot.


ap:

I do have c1130-k9w7-tar.123-4.JA2-tar.default IOS in the TFTP Folder.

Bronze

Re: restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been er

you need rename c1130-k9w7-tar.123-4.JA2-tar.default to c1130-k9w7-tar.default under tftp directory

New Member

Re: restoring an 1131ag access point after the flash has been er

Yes, that was the mistake. Found out I had not been renaming it properly. Its fine Now. One more thing, has anyone found any issues using any TFTPs in windows 7 (in reference to uploading IOS onto APs.)

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