Upgrading Cisco 1142N lightweight wireless access point
Posted on 2016-11-21
I am looking for some guidance on updating my lightweight wireless access points, which are AIR-LAP1142N models. I have 63 of them and they are all controlled by Cisco 5508 Wireless Controllers running version 8. I also have Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.1 if that matters. Anyway, the access points all report that they are on Software version 22.214.171.124 and Boot image version 126.96.36.199.
I was able to download the latest software but the boot image tells me that I require additional entitlement to download it. I am not sure what the difference is exactly so I was wondering if someone can enlighten me on:
1) What is the difference between the two and can I just install the software?
2) What is the best method of updating the 63 access points? I don't see an easy way to do it in Prime. I do have a tftp server.
I have an access point in my office to test with to be safe.