How to convert my Cisco 1240AG from lightweight to autonomous mode?

I recently bought a Cisco Aironet 1240AG access point off Newegg to replace a failed Netgear unit. I read the reviews and someone said it could be configured from a web interface. I haven't had any luck with http or https to the IP address this device is pulling down from our DHCP server. I read the description of the product again and I bought one in the lightweight mode, which looks to me like it needs to talk to some other piece of hardware to operate correctly. Can I "downgrade" this AP to autonomous mode so that I can configure and use it?
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