Using TFTP to upgrade Cisco AP1200

Posted on 2005-05-03
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I've been trying to upgrade the firmware on my Cisco Wireless AP1200.  Unfortunately with this release I can't upgrade it through the web interface (so says Cisco)... I have to use TFTP.  I downloaded a TFTP program on my PC called TFTP desktop and installed it on my Windows XP pro workstation.  I have tried the following syntax when I telnet into the access point.

archive download-sw /overwrite /reload tftp:[[//ipaddress]/directory]/filename.ext

My TFTP folder's default directory is c:\temp
After this I receive the error "<no such file or directory>" and
ERROR - failed to open archive file tftp:[[//ipaddress]/temp]/filename.ext

Has anyone ever done this?  Am I going about this the wrong way?
A few notes.  My access point and workstation/TFTP server are on the same subnet and I can ping the the workstation/TFTP server from the access point when I telnet in.  

Thanks for any help you can give me
Question by:themac2000
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    I believe the command should be like this:

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

    filename.whatever = the file name you're trying to upload. = the ip address of your TFTP server

    NOTE:  You must configure your TFTP server to serve files from the location where the file you want to upload is.  So, if it is the root of C, then you must tell your TFTP server to serve the files from c:\

    Author Comment

    Got it.  Silly me taking Cisco's upgrade instructions literally with the brackets.  Thanks for the help pseudocyber.
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    Expert Comment

    No prob.  I just happend to have used that command a few minutes earlier ... ;)

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