Cisco Accesspoints and Cisco WLAN in general isn't best the market can offer anymore. Anyway they are in widely use so these informations can be very handy
LED status indications
- Blinking green - Bootloader
- Blinking green slowly - normal operation with no client
- Green - Clients connected
- Blinking amber - Software upgrade or config recovery if Mode-Button was pressed 2 sec
- Blinking red - Ethernet link not working
- Red - Software, Ethernet or DRAM failure or image recovery if Mode-Button was pressed 20 sec
- Blinking red and amber - Flash failure
- Blinking red and off - Enviroment variable, MAC, Boot enviroment or image file failure
- Cycling all colors - Discovery/Join process
- Fast cycling all colors - Locate AP
- Cycling all colors and off - Insufficent power
Change Mesh to local WLAN controller AP
If you want a mesh configured AP to join your WLC and work as local AP follow these steps
- Attach antenna and network cables
- Allow joining your WLAN via MAC and add the MAC address to "Security > Mac Filtering" on the WLC
- The AP will now join your WLC
- Now select the AP from "Wireless" and change AP Mode to "local"
Flash a AP (to lightweight)
Restart the AP and if it starts with "#########" press the ESC-key to enter ROMMON mode (ap: promt) and use the following commands
ap: format flash: Are you sure you want to format "flash:" (all data will be lost) (y/n)? y flashfs: 0 files, 1 directories flashfs: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories flashfs: Total bytes: 31936000 flashfs: Bytes used: 1024 flashfs: Bytes available: 31934976 flashfs: flashfs fsck took 13 seconds. Filesystem "flash:" formatted ap: set IP_ADDR 10.10.0.3 ap: set NETMASK 255.255.255.0 ap: set DEFAULT_ROUTER 10.10.0.1 ap: tftp_init ap: tar -xtract tftp://10.10.0.2/flash.JF9 flash: extracting info (288 bytes)... ap: dir flash: Directory of flash:/ 2 -rwx 152
env_vars 3 -rwx 288 info 4 drwx 896 ap1g2-k9w8-mx.153-3.JF9 44 -rwx 288 info.ver 17998848 bytes available (13937152 bytes used) ap: set BOOT flash:/ap1g2-k9w8-mx.153-3.JF9/ap1g2-k9w8-mx.153-3.JF9 ap: boot Loading "flash:/ap1g2-k9w8-mx.153-3.JF9/ap1g2-k9w8-mx.153-3.JF9"...############## Press RETURN to get started!
Now check your WLAN controller. The AP should appear after some time.