Convert Cisco 2600 Series Access Point

Some time ago I had to convert a 2600 Series AP from Controller-based to a Standalone Acess Point. I'm doing this in the following way: Restart the Access Point, press ESC in console to enter ROMMON.


ap: set IP_ADDR 10.0.0.1
ap: set NETMASK 255.255.255.0
Set up in ROMMON IP address and netmask

ap: tftp_init
ap: ether_init
Initialize TFTP and Ethernet

After I set up the network and initialized it, I am always checking the ROMMON variables.


ap: set
DEFAULT_ROUTER=10.0.0.1
ENABLE_BREAK=yes
IP_ADDR=10.0.0.1
MANUAL_BOOT=no
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
ROM_PERSISTENT_UTC=1367418162
TERMLINES=0
Verify ROMMON variables

Then I'm doing a simple TFTP copy. As TFTP server for windows I am using Tftpd32 - Tftpd64, which are released under the EUPL V1.1. It might be possible to make some space on the flash memory before copying the image. Also it's worth to verify the flash memory if the TFTP copy was successful.


tar -xtract tftp://10.0.0.2/ap3g2-k9w7-tar.153-3.JE.tar flash:
Copy IOS from TFTP server (my laptop) to AP flash

ap: dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

2    -rwx  1048                     private-multiple-fs
3    -rwx  279                      info
5    drwx  2496                     ap3g2-k9w7-mx.153-3.JE
248  -rwx  279                      info.ver
249  -rwx  286                      env_vars
13   drwx  192                      ap3g2-rcvk9w8-mx
Verify flash: memory

Before i reboot the Access Point with the new image I set the BOOT variable to the new Image and verify the ROMMON variables again.


ap: set BOOT flash:/ap3g2-k9w7-mx.153-3.JE/ap3g2-k9w7-mx.153-3.JE
Set new BOOT path and file

ap: set
BOOT=flash:ap3g2-k9w7-mx.153-3.JE/ap3g2-k9w7-mx.153-3.JE
DEFAULT_ROUTER=10.0.0.1
ENABLE_BREAK=yes
IP_ADDR=10.0.0.1
MANUAL_BOOT=no
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
ROM_PERSISTENT_UTC=1367418162
TERMLINES=0
Check ROMMON variables again

ap: boot
Boot the AP with new IOS

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