99% the above will work.. if not.. use the below manual process..
Download TFTP d32 on your laptop and install it..
- Download the latest IOS image: www.cisco.com downloads for AP801 series.
Cisco.com --- Click on the Support tab in top--- Then click Download software------ Choose Wireless --- Then select "Integrated routers and switches section" from product list-Then choose the router model - choose IOS image.. (12.4(21a)JY)
>> Now log into the AP module from the router and issue the command..
AP#debug capwap console cli OR debug lwapp console cli
AP#config t <now the config command will work>
AP(config-t)#int GIG 0 or int FA 0 <which ever is the physical interface i think its the GIG>
AP(config - int)#ip addresss <address > <mask> (make sure you have the connectivity to your laptop ip address, that is the interface ip should be able to ping the laptop ip address, that is.. both in the same subnet)
AP(config - int)#no shut
AP(config - int)#end
Now use the archive download command to upgrade the AP to Autonomous..
AP#archieve download-sw /force-reload /overwrite tftp://<TFTP ip address (laptops IP)>/<Autonomous image.tar>