Activate CLI Commands on Lightweight AP

Table of contents

  1. IOS commands Lightweight AP
  2. Enable hidden commands

IOS commands Lightweight AP

When Cisco access points with IOS are running in Lightweight (controller-based) mode, the full IOS commands are not available.

Enable hidden commands

However the full IOS commands can activated by a hidden command. The command is depending on the installed version, either lwapp (lightweight access point protocol) or capwap (Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points) protocol.

    debug lwapp console cli
    debug capwap console cli

Based on my experience, this works for Cisco 1140, 1240, 2600 and 3600 series access points.