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nh6we
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Copying config from one Access Point to another

Is there a way of copying the config file from one autonomous access point to another? If so, will it replace the config during the copy? I have two cisco 3702 access points. I am looking for a way of getting the config from one to the other

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Leo Laohoo
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Is there a way of copying the config file from one autonomous access point to another? 
  1. Copy the config from the AP1 to a TFTP server (Command:  copy start tftp://<TFTP IP address>/filename.txt). 
  2. Edit the filename and change the IP address. 
  3. Copy the new config to AP2 using TFTP (Command:  copy tftp://<TFTP IP address>/filename.txt running-config).  
  4. Review and save the config.

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Leo Laohoo
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Leo Laohoo
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Is there a way of copying the config file from one autonomous access point to another? 
  1. Copy the config from the AP1 to a TFTP server (Command:  copy start tftp://<TFTP IP address>/filename.txt). 
  2. Edit the filename and change the IP address. 
  3. Copy the new config to AP2 using TFTP (Command:  copy tftp://<TFTP IP address>/filename.txt running-config).  
  4. Review and save the config.

Will this overwrite the config of the destination access point or just append to its conf file.

Thanks for the help

Leo Laohoo
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Over-right.

Elohim
Beginner

The best way will be to copy the config from the original 3702 to a host computer and then copy it to the 2nd 3702. You will be required to copy the running-config to a text file on the original and then carry out the process.

 

Original 3702 AP (Access CLI and enter exclusivity command mode)

3702-AP1# copy running-config flash:AP1config.txt
[Press Enter]
Destination filename [AP1config.txt]?
[Press Enter]

 

TFTP file onto host machine with TFTP server running

3702-AP1#copy flash:AP1config.txt tftp:
[Press Enter]
Address or name of remote host []? <Host Server's IP>
[Press Enter]

 

AP1config.txt will now be in the server's TFTP directory. Opening the .txt file, you can edit the hostname and IP address (and whatever else you want), then save the file with a different name, AP2config.txt

 

We can now log in to the 2nd 3702 and copy the config in. (Access CLI on 2nd 3702 and enter exclusivity command mode)

3702-AP2#copy tftp:AP2config.txt flash:
[Press Enter]
Address or name of remote host []? <Host Server's IP> 
[Press Enter]
Destination filename [AP2config.txt]?
[Press Enter]

 

At this stage the config will be saved as a text file on the 2nd 3702s flash: memory and not be used as the config or overwrite any other config. To set this as the running-config , I'd first suggest do a backup of the original running-config on the 2nd 3702 and then copy the new conig over.

3702-AP2#copy running-config flash:AP2config.old
[Press Enter] 
Destination filename [AP2config.old]?
[Press Enter] 
3702-AP2#copy flash:AP2config.txt running-config
[Press Enter] 
Destination filename [running-config]?
[Press Enter]
3702-AP2#write memory (this will copy the current running-config to the startup-config)
[Press Enter]

Only after the copy to running-config/startup-config function will anything be overwritten. Prior to this you are just moving text files around folders and directories.

 

 

 

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