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Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

Hi,

I have a couple of 1040N autonomous APs want to convert to light weight APs.

Please help me to acheive this.

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Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

Nsonythomas,

     You should only need to pull the LWAPP/CAPWAP recovery image from cisco.com.  Then you can either use the upgrade tool or the  archive download command to pull and load the software onto the AP.

the below guide goes over the steps needed.

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

please note, that if you are running windows 7, you can not use the upgrade tool at this time

HTH,
Steve

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Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

Hi Steve,

Its working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thnx buddy

Sony

Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

Hy Steve.

Is it also possible to somehow "add" any already existing autonomus APs to a new WLC I'd set up in that specific Network?

Would I be able to feed the lightweight image to the autonomous AP from the WLC?

Kind regards,

Flavio.

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Re: Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

The WLC doesn't accept autonomous AP's. WCS/NCS/Prime Infrastructure allows you to manage autonomous AP's though. These management tools will also allow you to convert added autonomous APs to lightweight if you want. It doesn't push out configuration templates but it can monitor and keep config inventory of your autonomous AP's.

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Re: Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

Hy Scott.

So how would I need to proceed to get that autonomous AP into the WLC? Do I need to get console cable access to that device to be able to put the lightweight image on it? I'm asking, because this autonomous AP is at almost 8 m height and not easily reachable.

Regards,

Flavio.

Hall of Fame Master

Re: Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

I typically use the archive command

ap#archive download-sw /overwrite tftp:///

Follow this link as it show the archive command

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-18268

Here are some links on various ways though.

Using a TFTP Server to Return to a Previous Release

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guide/lwapnote.html#wp160918

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_NuxdRhQ4

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-14960

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Re: Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

OK, cool. So I don't need any other cables than the Ethernet one (which is connected to a PoE switchport), right?

Thanks,

F.

Hall of Fame Master

Re: Converting 1040N autonomous AP to LWAPP

No... You basically telnet or ssh to the autonomous AP and you issue the archive command. This will upload firmware to the AP and that is it. Pretty easy once you get the first one done. Make sure you have option 43 or DNS so the new converted APs can find the WLC or else you can put the APs on the same subnet as the WLC.

Hope this helps

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-Scott
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