Cisco wireless Access-point from Autonomous AP to Lightweight AP ( quick change via CLI )

Yesterday and today I was working on a Cisco Wireless Controller and 13 AP’s which were standalone. I tried to use the convert tool of Cisco to change the AP’s, as this didn’t work on windows 7 x64. I had to look for an other solution.. And came up with the following idea to do.

I logged on to the AP with Telnet or Console cable and I used the following Command in the enable mode:

archive download-sw /force-reload /overwrite tftp://<ip address>/c1240-rcvk9w8-tar.124-21a.JA2.tar

With the Console cable you see the output like below:

examining image...
 Loading c1240-rcvk9w8-tar.124-21a.JA2.tar from <tftp ip address> (via BVI1): !
 extracting info (273 bytes)
 Image info:
 Version Suffix: rcvk9w8-
 Image Name: c1240-rcvk9w8-mx
 Version Directory: c1240-rcvk9w8-mx
 Ios Image Size: 2632192
 Total Image Size: 2632192
 Image Family: C1240
 Wireless Switch Management Version:
 Extracting files...
 c1240-rcvk9w8-mx/ (directory) 0 (bytes)O
 extracting c1240-rcvk9w8-mx/c1240-rcvk9w8-mx (2622783 bytes)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 extracting c1240-rcvk9w8-mx/info (273 bytes)
 extracting info.ver (273 bytes)!!
 [OK - 2631680 bytes]
Deleting current version...
 Deleting flash:/c1240-k9w7-mx.123-8.JEA...done.
 New software image installed in flash:/c1240-rcvk9w8-mx
 Configuring system to use new image...done.
 Requested system reload in progress...archive download: takes 28 seconds

After this the AP will look for an Wireless LAN Controller (if you enter the correct names in the DNS the AP’s will find the WLAN Controller)


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