Cisco 3802i CAPWAP AP Conversion to MOBILITY EXPRESS ACCESS POINT and configuration.

Notes*

Require a minimum of 802.3at POE to power 3802 series AP’s. (they will turn on but radios will not work if not  receiving 25.5W)

Require network connectivity with a DHCP server configured, as the Lightweight access point will send out DHCP request for an IP address (saves doing it manually)  can use Tftpd64 as DHCP server and TFTP server.

When trying to convert to Mobility Express Image the Access point must not join and existing WLC in your network

Download Mobility Express image from www.cisco.com. You will need a Cisco account to download this image.

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Suggest downloading the lightweight image  as well in case you want restore the AP

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Connect Console and Ethernet cables into their correct interface ports, Ethernet will also be used to power through the use of a Power injector

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Plug Ethernet cable from network switch into data port of POE power injector unit and apply power to POE injector

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Below log messages are showing that the Lightweight Access point (LAP) is trying to look for a WLC via DHCP request broadcast packet.

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Log on to LAP with default username and password of Cisco.

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Check that the LAP has been assigned a IP address from the DHCP server on your network. Identify that an IP address has been assigned to the LAP

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Setup your TFTP server, (for this I will using Tftpd64) and browse to the folder that contains the Mobility Express image.

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In the Command line of the LAP enter the following to download and change the configuration to Mobility Express.

AP#ap-type mobility-express tftp://<TFTP Server IP>/<path to tar>/file

Example:

AP#ap-type mobility-express tftp://10.18.22.34/AIR-AP3800-K9-ME-8.4.100.0.tar

 

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When entered correctly the transfer will start

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Once image has completed download the file will write to flash and LAP will reboot

enter “yes” to terminate the auto install.

Enter your required configuration items in the config wizard.

Below is a step by step of the WLC wizard configuration process.

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Do a ping -t to show you when the AP comes online with the management IP address you assigned.

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open HTTPS://IP address of WLC

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and there you go.

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