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Product Bulletin No. 3823

Warning: All Cisco Aironet Access Points receiving Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX will only function in conjunction with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. They will no longer be able to function as Cisco Aironet Autonomous Access Points.

This product bulletin describes the content and delivery information for Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.3(11)JX. This is a Cisco® Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) upgrade and recovery support software image supporting Cisco Aironet® 1100, Aironet 1130, Aironet 1200, Aironet 1230 AG, Aironet 1240 AG, and Aironet 1300 Series Access Points.

OVERVIEW

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX provides the capability for selected Cisco Aironet autonomous access points to become Cisco Aironet lightweight access points. Access points running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX partially implement LWAPP, allowing them to communicate with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller to receive the full LWAPP software image from the controller. All Cisco Aironet access points receiving Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX will only function in conjunction with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. They will no longer be able to function as Cisco Aironet autonomous access points.
This Cisco IOS Software release is available as a free software upgrade for Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Points that contain 802.11g radios (AIR-AP1121G-x-K9) and Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Access Point/Bridges (AIR-BR1310G-x-K9 AIR-BR1310G-x-K9-R).

Note: The Cisco Aironet 1300 Series supports LWAPP when operating as an access point-bridge mode does not support the LWAPP protocol. The Cisco Aironet 1130AG, Aironet 1230AG, and certain versions of the Cisco Aironet 1200 Series received LWAPP Upgrade and Recovery Support in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(7)JX. For more information, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps430/prod_bulletin0900aecd8031b58a.html

Figure 1 displays the release train and recommended migration path for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX.

Figure 1. Release Train and Recommended Migration Path for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX

NEW FEATURES IN CISCO IOS SOFTWARE RELEASE 12.3(11)JX

Table 1 lists the new features delivered in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX. The features are supported in this release for the platforms noted.

Table 1. New Features in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX

New Features

Cisco Aironet 1100 Series

Cisco Aironet
1130 AG Series1

Cisco Aironet 1200 Series1

Cisco Aironet 1230 AG Series1

Cisco Aironet 1240 AG Series1

Cisco Aironet 1300 Series

LWAPP Upgrade and Recovery Support

X

_

_

_

_

X

Pre-stage Configuration
for LWAPP Access Points

X

X

X

X

X

X

1. LWAPP upgrade and recovery support was first provided for these platforms in Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)JX. Cisco IOS Release 12.3(11)JX also provides upgrade and recovery support for these platforms.

LWAPP Upgrade and Recovery Support

This feature allows a Cisco autonomous access point to communicate with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller in order to receive a full LWAPP image. Access points shipping with LWAPP or selected autonomous access points upgraded from autonomous to lightweight mode use the LWAPP Upgrade and Recovery Support feature to receive their full LWAPP image from the controller. The LWAPP Upgrade and Recovery Support feature is also used as a recovery image if the full LWAPP image becomes corrupted. Access points
using this feature have limited functionality and their radios are disabled until the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller sends them the full
LWAPP image.

Pre-stage Configuration for LWAPP Access Points

This feature simplifies the deployment of LWAPP access points in remote locations by adding a new set of CLI's to the Recovery IOS image. The static IP address, Netmask, Default gateway, and Primary Controller IP address may now be configured on the access point. Configuring the Primary Controller IP address will help the access point discover and register a specific Controller over the WAN links.
In a deployment scenario where a DHCP server is not available in remote locations the CLIs may be used to configure the static IP address and the initial LWAPP controller information.

Special Notes

The following are special notes about Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX upgrade and recovery software image:

• Autonomous access points that have already been upgraded to lightweight mode may update to the 12.3(11)JX image using standard procedure.

• Use the "Autonomous To Lightweight Mode" upgrade tool to load this image onto Cisco Aironet autonomous access points currently running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JA or later. Once the image has been updated, the access point will use LWAPP to communicate with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller.

• This release only contains a partial LWAPP image. The full LWAPP software image must be downloaded from the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller to the access point after it has been converted in order for it to operate as a Cisco Aironet lightweight access point. A connection between the access point and Cisco Wireless LAN Controller is required to download the full LWAPP image.

• This image is also shipping with orderable Cisco Aironet lightweight access points.

Release Notes

For more information about the platforms and features delivered in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX, release notes are available at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/index.html

Support

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX follows the standard Cisco support policy. For more information, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html

PRODUCT FEATURES AND MODEL NUMBERS

Table 2 lists Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX feature sets, images, and memory recommendations.

Table 2. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX Feature Sets, Images, and Memory Recommendations

Platform

Software Feature Set

Product Code

Image

Flash

DRAM

Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Point

Wireless LAN

S11RK9W-12311JX

c1100-rcvk9w8-tar

8 MB

16 MB

Cisco Aironet 1130AG Series Access Point

Wireless LAN

S113RK9W-12311JX

c1130-rcvk9w8-tar

16 MB

32 MB

Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point

Wireless LAN

S12RK9W-12311JX

C1200-rcvk9w8-tar

8 MB

16 MB

Cisco Aironet 1230 AG Series Access Point

Wireless LAN

S12RK9W-12311JX

C1200-rcvk9w8-tar

8 MB

16 MB

Cisco Aironet 1240 AG Series Access Point

Wireless LAN

S124RK9W-12311JX

c1240-rcvk9w8-tar

16 MB

32 MB

Cisco Aironet 1300 Series
Access Point/Bridge

Wireless LAN

S131RK9W-12311JX

c1310- rcvk9w8-tar

16 MB

32 MB

Table 3 lists the products supported by this release.

Table 3. Products Supported by Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX

Platform

Model Number

Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Point

AP1121G

Cisco Aironet 1130 AG Series Access Points

AP1131AG

Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points

AP1210, AP1230A, AP1230B, AP1231G

Cisco Aironet 1230 AG Series Access Point

AP1232AG

Cisco Aironet 1240 AG Series Access Point

AP1242AG

Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Access Point/Bridge

BR1310G

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION

Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(11)JX can be downloaded from the following Cisco.com locations:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-ios.shtml