How to converting Lightweight to Autonomous AP

Option 1


  1. The static IP address of the PC on which your TFTP server software runs should be between and
  2. Make sure that the PC contains the access point image file (such as c1200-k9w7-tar.122-15.JA.tar for a 1200 series access point) in the TFTP server folder and that the TFTP server is activated.
  3. Set the timeout value on the TFTP server to 30 seconds.
  4. On the PC where the TFTP server is located, perform these steps:
    1. Disable any software firewall products, such as Windows firewall, ZoneAlarm firewall, McAffee firewall, or others.
    2. Ensure all Windows files are visible. From Windows Explorer, click Tools > Folder Options > View; then uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types check box.
  5. Rename the access point image file in the TFTP server folder to c1200-k9w7-tar.default for a 1200 series access point, c1130-k9w7-tar.default for an 1130 series access point, c1240-k9w7-tar.default for a 1240 series access point, and c1250-k9w7-tar.default for a 1250 series access point.
  6. Connect the PC to the access point using a Category 5 (CAT5) Ethernet cable.
  7. Disconnect power from the access point.
  8. Press and hold MODE while you reconnect power to the access point.
  9. Hold the MODE button until the status LED turns red (approximately 20 to 30 seconds) and then release.
  10. Wait until the access point reboots, as indicated by all LEDs turning green followed by the Status LED blinking green.
  11. After the access point reboots, reconfigure it using the GUI or the CLI.

Option 2

  1. CLI access to the unit
  2. TFTPd32
  3. Ethernet cable
  4. dhcp (not really needed)
  5. Commands
    1. debug lwapp console cli
    2. debug lwapp client no-reload
    3. archive download-sw /overwrite tftp://

Option 3 – Controller Based

  1. Log into the CLI on the controller to which the access point is associated.
  2. Enter this command: config ap tftp-downgrade tftp-server-ip-address filename access-point-name