What are the steps required to set the device back to its default state?

Posted on 2008-10-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Can someone walk me through or point me to a step by step how to on how to set my Cisco Aironet 1200 back to it's default settings?  

Presently, the device is in an infinite looping state with the following readouts:

*Mar  1 00:00:04.498: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco IOS Software, C1200 Software (C1200-RCVK9W8-M), Version 12.3(11)JX1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 17-Jul-06 11:41 by alnguyen
*Mar  1 00:00:05.440: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0, changed state to up
*Mar  1 00:00:06.440: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthernet0, changed state to down
*Mar  1 00:00:23.507: %LWAPP-5-CHANGED: LWAPP changed state to DISCOVERY
*Mar  1 00:00:23.534: LWAPP_CLIENT_ERROR_DEBUG: lwapp_crypto_init_ssc_keys_and_certs no certs in the SSC Private File
*Mar  1 00:00:23.534: LWAPP_CLIENT_ERROR_DEBUG:
*Mar  1 00:00:23.534: lwapp_crypto_init: PKI_StartSession failed
*Mar  1 00:00:23.700: %SYS-5-RELOAD: Reload requested by LWAPP CLIENT. Reload Reason: FAILED CRYPTO INIT.
*Mar  1 00:00:23.700: %LWAPP-5-CHANGED: LWAPP changed state to DOWNXmodem file system is available.
flashfs[0]: 4 files, 2 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 7741440
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1862656
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 5878784
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 10 seconds.
Reading cookie from flash parameter block...done.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0e:d7:27:45:9d
Initializing ethernet port 0...
Reset ethernet port 0...
Reset done!
link auto-negotiating....
auto-negotiation takes 10000 milli-seconds to complete
ERROR: timeout waiting for auto-negotiation to complete
ERROR: fail to bring ethernet link up

The system has been encountered an error initializing
ethernet port. You may need to check hardware
The system is ignoring the error and continuint boot.
If you interrupt the system boot process, the following
commands will reinitialize ethernet, tftp, and finish
loading the operating system software:

Cisco IOS Software, C1200 Software (C1200-RCVK9W8-M), Version 12.3(11)JX1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 17-Jul-06 11:41 by alnguyen
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00359FC0

Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[1]: 4 files, 2 directories
flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 7741440
flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 1862656
flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 5878784
flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 2 seconds.
flashfs[1]: Initialization complete....done Initializing flashfs.
cisco AIR-AP1230B-A-K9     (PowerPC405GP) processor (revision A0) with 15038K/1336K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FHK0801J0VM
PowerPC405GP CPU at 196Mhz, revision number 0x00C4
Last reset from reload
LWAPP image version
1 FastEthernet interface

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:0E:D7:27:45:9D
Part Number                          : 73-8704-06
PCA Assembly Number                  : 800-23211-07
PCA Revision Number                  : A0
PCB Serial Number                    : FOC07520Q8D
Top Assembly Part Number             : 800-23209-03
Top Assembly Serial Number           : FHK0801J0VM
Top Revision Number                  : A0
Product/Model Number                 : AIR-AP1230B-A-K9  
Question by:rotarypwr
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GrimReeper earned 500 total points
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Have a look here for step by step instructions on how to go back to the default state.

Expert Comment

ID: 22773671
Sorry in my rush to give you a answer I gave you instructions for a Cisco router not the Aironet Access Points.

Here is the correct link:

Author Comment

ID: 22788784
Still no luck here.... same infinite loop.  with the above message.  the device doesn't seem to be able to talk on the network to my tftp server.  

have the Cisco Aironet set to :   would assume the default subnet mask is

my laptop on the same lan is set to:


Author Comment

ID: 22788795
type o in the above subnet mask.  obviously there's no 5th octet in the Aironet's subnet mask.  

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31508599
This was not the solution.  STill have the problem.

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