Posted by: Yasir Irfan
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In my previous post I was talking about how to fix the corrupted IOS in Cisco 1250 Series Wireless Access Point. Now in this series let’s see how to fix the solution to fix the corrupted IOS in Cisco 1250 Series Wireless Access Point.
In the previous post we know that whenever an IOS is missing in the Cisco Wireless Access Point you will get the following error
The system is unable to boot automatically because there are no bootable files.
Followed by the promt
There are two ways to fix this problem, in this post I will show you how to fix the problem by transferring the IOS file to the Cisco Access Point using a TFTP server.
Whenever you boot you IOS corrupted Cisco Access Point and when you get following error at the command prompt
Connect the corrupted access point to any Cisco Catalyst Switch and also connect your PC with a solar winds TFTP server installed to the same switch with the same subnet. In the following example we are configuring the IP address for the PC with Solar winds TFTP server and corrupted access point as follows
Follow the below mentioned steps
Assign the ip address, netmask and default gateway to the IOS corrupted access point by using set command as shown below.
ap:set IP_ADDR 10.0.0.10
ap:set NETMASK 255.255.248.0
ap:set DEFAULT_ROUTER 10.0.0.10
Initialized the TFTP server in the Cisco Access point by entering “tftp_init” command
Download the IOS image file for Cisco 1250 Series Access Point from Cisco Web Site (CCO id is required) and remove the file extension (.tar) as shown and copy the file to solar winds TFTP server directory.
Make sure that the solar winds TFTF server is started and the downloaded the IOS image file is placed in the TFTP server directory.
Extract the IOS file downloaded into the Cisco Access Point by using “tar -xtract” command to inflate the image file from your TFTP Server.
ap: tar –xtract tftp://10.0.0.8/c1250-k9w7-tar.124-10b.JDA3 flash:
Once the whole IOS file is extracted the set the boot path in your IOS corrupted Cisco Access Point as shown below
ap: set BOOT flash: c1250-k9w7-mx.124-10b.JDA3/ c1250-k9w7-mx.124-10b.JDA3
Then you boot your Cisco Wireless Access Point by using a “boot’ command.
Once the Cisco Wireless Access Point is booted you will see no errors and its working fine. I have also uploaded the video as well which might help you to recover the IOS in a Cisco 1250 Access Point. Same procedure can be applied on other Cisco Access Points as well with proper IOS files.
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