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AP-to-LWAPP-Upgrade-Tool won't install

I have downloaded 3 versions, 3.0, 3.2 and 3.4.... all of them hang after extracting the files and launching setup.exe....

I have tried on several different Win XP machines... same result

Don't know if it matters at this point, but the intended WAP is an AIR-AP1252G-A-K9...

any ideas?

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: AP-to-LWAPP-Upgrade-Tool won't install

You can't use the tool for that:

Here is direction from a member on this forum:

It took me a while to get this information, so thought I'd share. Here it is:

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You cannot use the upgrade tool to do the IOS to LWAPP for the 1250 APs.

Here is a method to do the conversion.

*Method 1 : ( Mode Button )*

1. Install an external TFTP tool such as tftpd32 tool from http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

2. Assign IP address in the range 10.0.0.2 - .254 ( Ex : 10.0.0.3) to the tftp server (your laptop or pc).

3. Download the IOS to lwapp image onto the tftp's root directory. Use http://www.cisco.com or

http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/IPCheck.x?defAdv=N&sftAdv=Nℑ=c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3&filepath=/swc/esd/02/crypto/3DES/281235915/guest&filename=c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3&advUrl=null&isk=Y&defInd=N&mdfid=281235915&sftType=Autonomo...(10b)JA3&fileId=271159&treeMdfId=278875243&treeName=Wireless

4. Rename c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3 to c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.default

5. Make sure you set the IP address on the BVI interface of the AP if not set. Set it in the 10.0.0.x range. Default is 10.0.0.1.

6. Connect the Ethernet port on AP to your TFTP Server ( Laptop )

7. Hold the mode button and power off the AP.

8. Power back the AP while continually holding the mode button for 20-30

seconds.

*Method 2 : ( Archive Command )*

1. Install an external TFTP tool such as tftpd32 tool from http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

2. Assign IP address in the range 10.0.0.2 - .254 ( Ex : 10.0.0.3) to the tftp server (your laptop or pc).

3. Download the IOS to lwapp image onto the tftp's root directory. Use http://www.cisco.com or

http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/go/IPCheck.x?defAdv=N&sftAdv=Nℑ=c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3&filepath=/swc/esd/02/crypto/3DES/281235915/guest&filename=c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3&advUrl=null&isk=Y&defInd=N&mdfid=281235915&sftType=Autonomo...(10b)JA3&fileId=271159&treeMdfId=278875243&treeName=Wireless

4. Make sure you set the IP address on the BVI interface of the AP if not set. Set it in the 10.0.0.x range. Default is 10.0.0.1.

5. Connect the Ethernet port on AP to your TFTP Server ( Laptop )

6. On AP, type archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp:///c1250-rcvk9w8-tar.124-10b.JA3

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Going the other way (lwapp to autonomous)

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

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If you need to manually "prime" the LWAPP:

AP#lwapp ap ip address

AP#lwapp ap ip default-gateway

AP#lwapp ap controller ip address

AP#lwapp ap hostname

(optional)

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Hope someone finds this useful!

-Scott
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Re: AP-to-LWAPP-Upgrade-Tool won't install

** Thanks for the tip, but the Tool works just fine on the 1250's... just did it yesterday with no problems. **

I realize it isn't listed under downloads for the 1250 series and that the documentation sometimes omits 1250s from the list of access points, but hey, it worked like a charm.

However, I had to use our office manger's laptop to do it, as I still can't get the tool installed on mine (and several others).

Am I the only one who's had this problem? My next step is probably to create a new, fresh VM to get the tool running on my laptop, but what a pain.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: AP-to-LWAPP-Upgrade-Tool won't install

Interesting, because the tool does not support the upgrade of the 1252 access points. After the upgrade, did the 1252 join the wlc with no issues?

-Scott
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Re: AP-to-LWAPP-Upgrade-Tool won't install

Yes, all I had to do was reboot the 1252 and it joined up no problem.

I never found anything that specifically said 1250s can't be upgraded with the tool... the upgrade doc lists 1250's on page 2 under solution requirements. On page 9 it says the tool *must* be used with 1100,1130,1200,1240 and 1310 series but it doesn't say you *can't* use it with 1250 series.

So, I tried it and it worked like a charm.

Still wondering if anyone knows what the issue is with installation of the Upgrade Tool. I'm assuming there is some piece of software we like to run that is causing a conflict. The only laptop I could install it on belongs to a non-technical person.

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