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521g Access Point - Initial Configuration Help

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521g Access Point - Initial Configuration Help

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:16 pm

Hello all,

 

Im in need of some help, with what I hope is an easy problem. 

 

We recently purchased an Aironet 521G Access Point.  I cannot connect to this thing to configure it at all.  Ive tried the browser, Ive tried the Configuration Assistant ver 2.2, and everything says it cannot connect.

 

I have consoled into it, and can see it has an IP Address via DHCP.  I can even ping that, but that is all.  Unfortunately from what Ive read for the past two days, I cannot program the AP via the CLI.  Ive tried a bunch of things from other posts, but no joy.

 

Can someone please throw me a few hints here?  Could it be a faulty AP?

 

Im very well versed in Cisco and feel like a fool for not being able to access a simple AP.

 

Thanks in advance!

-Nik

Guest
 

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Re:521g Access Point - Initial Configuration Help

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:43 pm

Hi Nik,

 

If the unit is a  LAP521 you will need a WLC526 for this AP to work (see label on the back for Model number).

 

If the unit is a AP521 and you don have access to the GUI, sure sounds like a dud.

 

If the unit is under smatnet coverage or Warranty (90 days) coverage call traditional Cisco TAC via the following URL;

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/tsd_cisco_worldwide_contacts.html#numbers

 

 

You might try the following;

 

Step 0. Plug console cable in.

 

Step 1. Power cycle the device

 

Step 2. Send a "break" command to the device within the first 60 seconds after power cycle. Hit "Control /Break"

 

Step 3. From the ROM monitor prompt, set the configuration register value to 0x142. This causes the device to bypass the configuration contents stored in NVRAM upon next bootup. To do this, type:

 

> confreg 0x142

 

Step 4. Once the configuration register has been changed, initialize and reboot the device by typing the following:

 

> reset

 

The device will reboot itself.

 

Step 5. After the device boots up, you will be prompted if you want to enter the initial configuration dialog. Type: "y" for yes.

 

follow the prompts and see where this gets you the default userid and password should be "Cisco"

 

regards Dave

Guest
 

Re:521g Access Point - Initial Configuration Help

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:48 pm

Thank you very much for the response, Dave.

 

We did in fact order the wrong model number...RMAing it and just ordered the AP521G this morning.  Makes me feel better that it wasn me, just the wrong equipment.

 

Thank you again.

 

-Nik

Guest
 



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