Question about connecting a Cisco Lightweight AP to the network.

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
At the end of last year we purchased a 1040 series access point (AIR-LAP1041N-A-K9).  I unfortunately did not notice the L in the product name and just realized it while trying to install it today.  We do not have a cisco wireless controller here.  Is there any way to allow this thing to work without one?  Thanks.
Question by:cvonrabe
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    Expert Comment

    You have to downgrade it to autonomous AP.
    Here is a good link to instructions

    You will need CCO login access to download the IOS for it.

    Author Comment

    Thank you. I was able to do this and I believe it worked.  The light is now solid green and my tftp log shows a download so I assumed it updated.  I can now ping the ap at but cannot access the GUI.  Any suggestions?
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    Accepted Solution

    If you can ping I'd guess that the AP did not successfully install the IOS.
    When you install IOS the BVI interface is usually set to DHCP.

    Can you TELNET to the AP? If not, connect a console cable to the AP's console port and post what the AP displays when it boots.

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