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Joining AP802 to 2125 WLC


I'm having problem joining a AP802 access-point in a Cisco 887VAM-W router to a WLC2125 running I get the following messages pasted below from the AP console. The AP connects to the WLC over a EZVpn tunnel with a ASA on the other end, and can't see any error messages there.

Any ideas?

%Error opening flash:/ap802-rcvk9w8-mx/info (File not found)cisco AP802GN-E-K9         (revision A0) with 98304K/32768K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCZ1546C6N5
Last reset from reload
LWAPP image version
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 64:00:F1:71:BA:BA
Part Number                          : 74-7519-02
PCA Assembly Number                  : 800-34495-01
PCA Revision Number                  : A0
PCB Serial Number                    : FOC15353ZJ1
Top Assembly Part Number             : 800-34363-01
Top Assembly Serial Number           : FCZ1546C6N5
Top Revision Number                  : A0
Product/Model Number                 : AP802GN-E-K9
% Please define a domain-name first.

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logging facility kern
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

*Mar  1 00:00:03.115: %LWAPP-3-CLIENTEVENTLOG: Read and initialized AP event log (contains, 169 messages)

*Mar  1 00:00:04.147: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:03:06.139: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco IOS Software, AP802 Software (AP802-RCVK9W8-M), Version 12.4(23c)JA2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2011 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Wed 13-Apr-11 12:32 by prod_rel_team
*Mar  1 00:03:06.155: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DISCOVERY
*Mar  1 00:03:06.991: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEthernet0, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:03:18.235: %DHCP-6-ADDRESS_ASSIGN: Interface GigabitEthernet0 assigned DHCP address, mask, hostname AP6400.f171.baba

Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.xxxx.local"...domain server (

Translating "CISCO-LWAPP-CONTROLLER.xxxxx.local"...domain server ( [OK]

*Dec  5 02:29:20.000: %CAPWAP-5-DTLSREQSEND: DTLS connection request sent peer_ip: peer_port: 5246
*Dec  5 02:29:20.000: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to
*Dec  5 02:29:20.995: %CAPWAP-5-DTLSREQSUCC: DTLS connection created sucessfully peer_ip: peer_port: 5246
*Dec  5 02:29:20.995: %CAPWAP-5-SENDJOIN: sending Join Request to
*Dec  5 02:29:20.995: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to JOIN
examining image...
*Dec  5 02:29:25.995: %CAPWAP-5-SENDJOIN: sending Join Request to archive download capwap:/ap802 tar file
*Dec  5 02:29:26.011: %CAPWAP-5-AP_IMG_DWNLD: Required image not found on AP. Downloading image from Controller.
*Dec  5 02:29:26.307: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to IMAGE
logging facility kern
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

*Dec  5 02:30:16.115: %DTLS-5-SEND_ALERT: Send FATAL : Close notify Alert to
*Dec  5 02:30:16.115: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DISCOVERY
*Dec  5 02:30:16.115: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DISCOVERY
*Dec  5 02:30:16.115: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: capwap ifs:  read error or timeout
%Error opening flash:/update/info (File not found)
ERROR: Image is not a valid IOS image archive.
archive download: takes 52 seconds

*Dec  5 02:30:18.083: capwap_image_proc: problem extracting tar file

/Johan Christensson

  • WAN Routing and Switching
Hall of Fame Super Gold

Joining AP802 to 2125 WLC

Can you please provide the output of "dir"?

Joining AP802 to 2125 WLC

Wow! That was quick!

Here is the dir of the AP flash:

    1  -rw-     3256320   Dec 4 2011 22:16:10 +01:00  ap802-rcvk9w8-tar.124-23c.JA2.tar

    2  -rw-     6645760   Dec 4 2011 22:16:54 +01:00  ap802-k9w7-tar.124-25d.JAX.tar

  163  drw-           0   Dec 5 2011 03:44:08 +01:00  update

    3  drw-           0   Dec 4 2011 22:17:18 +01:00  ap802-k9w7-mx.124-25d.JAX

  153  drw-           0   Dec 4 2011 22:21:34 +01:00  ap802-rcvk9w8-mx.124-23c.JA2

  159  -rw-         131   Dec 5 2011 03:42:12 +01:00  env_vars

  160  -rw-           5   Dec 4 2011 22:38:04 +01:00  private-config

  164  -rw-        6168   Dec 5 2011 03:43:52 +01:00  private-multiple-fs

  162  -rw-       14500   Dec 5 2011 03:28:12 +01:00  event.log

/Johan Christensson

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Joining AP802 to 2125 WLC

Wow.  You've got some "junk" files.

1.  delete /f /r flash:ap802-rcvk9w8-tar.124-23c.JA2.tar

2.   delete /f /r flash:ap802-k9w7-tar.124-25d.JAX.tar

3.  delete /f /r flash:ap802-k9w7-tar.124-25d.JAX.tar

Reboot WLC

4.  clear capwap ap controller ip address

5.  capwap ap controller ip address

Joining AP802 to 2125 WLC

Thanks for your reply.

I deleted the files/folders that you suggested and rebooted the controller and issued the commands, but the result seems to be the same.

In the controller I see the access-point from time to time, where it has status Downloading. The Primary SW version is where all the other access-points hve version Don't know if that makes any difference...

/Johan Christensson

Joining AP802 to 2125 WLC

I think that I found the reason. In the release notes for the software it says:

"The Cisco 2100 Series Controllers do not support AP801 and AP802 access points"

That seems realy strange that a WLC that I understand is targetet for the same customers/company size that bye the 880-series routers......

/Johan Christensson

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