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IOS upgradation to wireless access point

Posted on 2013-12-10
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Hi,

we are planning to deploy cisco virtual wireless controller 7.4 version

we have LWAP cisco 1600i series AP's of 40..


As per docs, we understood that to make join a access point to the controller, we need to upgrade a AP to 7.4 image.Is the only way or is there other route to workout ?

1. is there any procedure or video demo for how to upgrade

2. Is there any free tool can we get to upgrade at a time 40 Aps should we do individually

Regards
Ramu
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The 1600 AP runs 7.4 code, so you don't need to do anything with that.

You do need to configure the APs in FlexConnect mode before they'll work though if you're using a virtual controller.
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Means, No need to change the IOS ?

we had experienced that  2600i series AP has been upgraded to 7.3 through 7.3 verson
controller, is that not applies to 7.4 Acess points?

Is any difference btn 7.3 and 7.4 version..

I have configured VWLC and Access point got IP and from AP to controller is pinging but
not joining, but it is in local mode.

Should we change to flex mode before join AP ?


Regards
Ramu
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If an AP has a newer version of code than the WLC, the AP can be downgraded to the same version of code as the WLC, but only if the WLC code supports that AP.

For example, the 2600 needs version 7.2 code.  If the WLC has v6.0.188 it won't work with the 2600 AP so you'd need to upgrade the WLC to 7.2

The vWLC uses code 7.4 which is fine for the 1600AP.  Usually the issue with APs not joining the WLC is that you must set the time and date correctly on the vWLC.

Once the APs join you can't push SSIDs to them until you put the AP in FlexConnect mode, but do to that the AP must have joined first.
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