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Can someone please tell me how to configure this access point that I have?  It's a Cisco Aironet 1130G.  I have it plugged into the serial port on my computer with a terminal emulator going, but I can't access anything.  Please see attachment for all that the emulator displays.  I can't press anything because nothing happens when I do.  I also cannot access it via internet explorer because the default ip address "10.0.0.1" gives a page not found error.  I already reset the AP back to factory settings so now I need to know how to configure it back on the network.  I can't find any useful information on how to do this anywhere and I'm going crazy trying to figure this out.  The "E" light blinks green and the "R" light blinks red and they alternate and keep blinking.  Do I have it set up correctly?  I have the console ethernet to serial on my computer and I also have the network cable from the network plug to the 8 port switch that I am using with my computer.  Please help!

asked 11/15/2011 12:27

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Sorry.  Here is the file.
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    Hyperterminal displays this when connecting to AP

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The AP 1300 should be set up to accept DHCP.  Plug the Ethernet port from your Aironet into a standard Ethernet port on a DHCP supplying router.  Then look up the DHCP table to find your APs new IP.

You can also set the IP with Ciscos IPSU utility that can be found here:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1300/12.3_7_JA/configuration/guide/b37frst.html
Or more directly: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html

I have found this method easier than trying to go TE through serial ports etc.

Then you can access your AP by typing in the IP in your Internet Explorer browser.
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answered 2011-11-15 at 08:28:51

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Bill30 - I downloaded IPSU utility, but when I put in the AP's mac address and click "get ip", it responds with "device does not answer".
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answered 2011-11-15 at 09:01:20

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Did you try the first method and just look up the DHCP table on the router?  By far the simplest way.  You can hook it up to a home router and get the ip from the dhcp table and configure it.
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answered 2011-11-15 at 10:24:49

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Can I plug this AP into a different router to configure the IP settings?  Then, when I come back to work, install it with that configuration? Reason I am asking is because I don't really know what IP address gets me into my company's router's interface.
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answered 2011-11-15 at 11:01:09

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Yes definately, but once you configure the AP, you will have to set your laptop (or whatever else you are connecting to) to a static ip that would work with your AP, since the AP does not do DHCP on its own.

Example:
You set the SSID to wirelessap, and the ap's IP to 192.168.50.200, you will need to set your laptops wireless network card ip to a static 192.168.50.5 and then connect to the SSID wirelessap.

If you need clarification let me know.
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answered 2011-11-15 at 11:26:16

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well a little bit of a problem now... both the "E" and "R" lights are solid orange and the hyperterminal shows that it did not boot successfully and a boot image needs to be installed....
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answered 2011-11-15 at 11:38:28

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This is after you changed the settings on the AP?  or you havent gotten that far yet?
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answered 2011-11-15 at 12:15:25

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bill30

Bill30- I haven't gotten that far yet.
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answered 2011-11-15 at 13:35:54

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Have you hard reset your AP settings?
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answered 2011-11-16 at 06:36:49

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bill30

Yes I have, but still this boot error persists with the two solid orange lights.
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answered 2011-11-16 at 07:12:55

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You may have held the reset buttons down for too long.  Try unplugging the router, hold down the mode/reset button down while plugging back in the power and only hold it down for 8 seconds.
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answered 2011-11-17 at 06:11:39

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Are you able to console into the device? Open up hyperterminal, give it a name when prompted, then click ok, it will ask what port you want to connect with, it should be COM1, but this can vary depending on how you're connecting, click ok, then click the button that says default settings - this will set your baud rate to 9600, 8 bit, etc... Once you click ok, then hit enter and you should be at the username and password prompt.

Default username is Cisco, password is Cisco.

Let me know if you're able to access through the console? If you're able to gain access, you move to a prompt that will probably read "ap>" this is called user mode. type "enable" and hit enter, this will move you to privilege exec mode "ap#"

From the # symbol you can configure your AP.
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answered 2011-11-17 at 08:15:26

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