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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Conversion Upgrade Image for Cisco IOS Software

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Conversion Upgrade Image for Cisco IOS Software

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Finding the Software Version

Obtaining the Conversion Upgrade Image

Using the Conversion Upgrade Image

Using the Upgrade Image with the Conversion Tool

Using the Upgrade Image Without the Conversion Tool

Important Notes

Radio MAC Address Appears in ACU

Radio MAC Address Appears in Access Point Event Log

Repeater Access Points Running IOS Software Cannot Associate to Parent Access Points not Running IOS Software

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Platform-Specific Documents

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Conversion Upgrade Image for Cisco IOS Software


June 2, 2003

These release notes describe features and caveats for the Cisco Aironet Conversion Upgrade Image for Cisco IOS software for Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points.

Contents

These release notes contain the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Obtaining the Conversion Upgrade Image

Using the Conversion Upgrade Image

Important Notes

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

The Cisco IOS Conversion Upgrade Image for Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points converts a 1200 series access point system from non-IOS to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)JA.

When you use the upgrade image with the Cisco Aironet Conversion Tool for Cisco IOS Software, the upgrade image and the conversion tool maintain the access point configuration while converting the access point system to IOS operation. When you load the upgrade image onto an access point without using the conversion tool, the upgrade image converts the access point system to IOS software with all settings at factory defaults.

System Requirements

Your 1200 series access point must run non-IOS firmware version 11.54T or later to use the upgrade image.


Note Cisco Aironet 340 and 350 Series Access Points do not support IOS software. Do not attempt to load the upgrade image on 340 and 350 series access points.


Finding the Software Version

On 1200 series access points that do not run IOS software, the software version appears in red at the top left of most pages in the web-browser interface. The home page on access points not running IOS software looks like the page in Figure 1.

Figure 1 Home Page on Access Points not Running Cisco IOS Software

Obtaining the Conversion Upgrade Image

Follow these steps to download a copy of the upgrade image:


Step 1 Click this link to browse to the Cisco IOS Software Center on Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html

Step 2 In the menu on the left, click Wireless Software to go to the Wireless LAN Software page.

Step 3 On the Wireless LAN Software page, click Option #2: Aironet Wireless Software Display Tables.

Step 4 Under Cisco Aironet Access Point Firmware and Utilities, click Cisco Aironet 1200 Series (VxWorks).

Step 5 Select the most recent release of the upgrade image, such as AP1200-Cisco-IOS-Upgrade-v1.img.

Step 6 On the Encryption Authorization Form, enter the requested information, read the encryption information, and check the boxes that apply.

Step 7 Click Submit.

Step 8 Read and accept the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement.

Step 9 Select the upgrade image again to download it.

Step 10 Save the upgrade image on your computer or on a local drive on your network.


Using the Conversion Upgrade Image

If your 1200 series access point does not run IOS software, you can use the conversion tool and the upgrade image or the upgrade image alone to convert the access point system to IOS operation.

Using the Upgrade Image with the Conversion Tool

Use the upgrade image with the conversion tool to maintain the current access point configuration after the conversion. Refer to the Cisco Aironet Conversion Tool for Cisco IOS Software for complete instructions on using the upgrade image with the conversion tool.

Using the Upgrade Image Without the Conversion Tool

To convert to IOS operation without maintaining the current access point configuration, load the upgrade image on the access point just as you would when performing a firmware upgrade.

Follow these steps to convert your access point system to IOS operation and reset the configuration to factory defaults:


Step 1 Type the access point's IP address in your browser's address line to browse to the access point web-browser interface.

Step 2 Click Setup on the Summary Setup screen.

Step 3 Under Services, click Cisco Services.

Step 4 Under Fully Update Firmware, click Through Browser.

Step 5 Click Browse to browse to the upgrade image file and select it.

Step 6 Click Browser Update Now. The upgrade process begins.

When the upgrade completes, a message appears that asks you to wait 30 seconds for the access point to reboot. After it reboots, the access point runs IOS software. To access your IOS access point, browse to the access point and enter Cisco as the administrator username and Cisco as the password.


Important Notes

This section describes important information about access points running IOS software. For more information on Cisco IOS releases for access points, refer to the release notes for specific releases.

Radio MAC Address Appears in ACU

When a Cisco Aironet client device associates to a 1200 series access point running IOS software, the access point MAC address that appears on the Status page in the Aironet Client Utility (ACU) is the MAC address for the access point radio. The MAC address for the access point Ethernet port is printed on the label on the back of the access point.

Radio MAC Address Appears in Access Point Event Log

When a client device roams from an access point (such as access point alpha) to another access point (access point bravo), a message appears in the event log on access point alpha stating that the client roamed to access point bravo. The MAC address that appears in the event message is the MAC address for the radio in access point bravo instead of the Ethernet port in access point bravo.

Repeater Access Points Running IOS Software Cannot Associate to Parent Access Points not Running IOS Software

Access points that do not run IOS software (340 and 350 series access points) cannot serve as parents for repeater access points that run IOS software.

Troubleshooting

For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, refer to the Cisco TAC website at http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html. Click Technology Support, select Wireless from the menu on the left, and click WLAN (Wireless, LAN).

Related Documentation

This section lists documents related to Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)JA and to 1100 series access points.

Platform-Specific Documents

These documents describe installation and configuration of 1200 series access points:

Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points

Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points

Cisco IOS Command Reference for Cisco Aironet Access Points and Bridges

Installation Instructions for Cisco Aironet Power Injectors

Cisco IOS Software Documentation Set

Table 1 lists the contents of the Cisco IOS Release 12.2 software documentation set. These documents are available in electronic form, and you can order them in printed form.

You can find the most current Cisco IOS documentation on Cisco.com. Follow this link path to find the documentation for Cisco IOS Release 12.2:

Technical Documents: Documentation Home Page: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.2

Table 1 Cisco IOS Release 12.2 Documentation Set  

Books
Major Topics

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference

Cisco IOS User Interfaces
File Management
System Management

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Command Reference, Volume 1 of 2

Cisco IOS Bridging and IBM Networking Command Reference, Volume 2 of 2

Transparent Bridging
SRB
Token Ring Inter-Switch Link
Token Ring Route Switch Module
RSRB
DLSW+
Serial Tunnel and Block Serial Tunnel
LLC2 and SDLC
IBM Network Media Translation
SNA Frame Relay Access
NCIA Client/Server
Airline Product Set
DSPU and SNA Service Point
SNA Switching Services
Cisco Transaction Connection
Cisco Mainframe Channel Connection
CLAW and TCP/IP Offload
CSNA, CMPC, and CMPC+
TN3270 Server

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Configuration Guide: Dial Access

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Configuration Guide: Large-Scale Dial Applications

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Command Reference, Volume 1 of 2

Cisco IOS Dial Technologies Command Reference, Volume 2 of 2

Dial Access
Modem and Dial Shelf Configuration and Management
ISDN Configuration
Signaling Configuration
Point-to-Point Protocols
Dial-on-Demand Routing
Dial Backup
Dial Related Addressing Service
Network Access Solutions
Large-Scale Dial Solutions
Cost-Control Solutions
Internetworking Dial Access Scenarios

Cisco IOS Interface Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Interface Command Reference

LAN Interfaces
Serial Interfaces
Logical Interfaces

Cisco IOS IP Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 1 of 3: Addressing and Services

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 2 of 3: Routing Protocols

Cisco IOS IP Command Reference, Volume 3 of 3: Multicast

IP Addressing
IP Services
IP Routing Protocols
IP Multicast

Cisco IOS AppleTalk and Novell IPX Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS AppleTalk and Novell IPX Command Reference

AppleTalk
Novell IPX

Cisco IOS Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Apollo Domain, Banyan VINES, DECnet, ISO CLNS, and XNS Command Reference

Apollo Domain
Banyan VINES
DECnet
ISO CLNS
XNS

Cisco IOS Voice, Video, and Fax Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Voice, Video, and Fax Command Reference

Voice over IP
Call Control Signaling
Voice over Frame Relay
Voice over ATM
Telephony Applications
Trunk Management
Fax, Video, and Modem Support

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference

Packet Classification
Congestion Management
Congestion Avoidance
Policing and Shaping
Signaling
Link Efficiency Mechanisms

Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Security Command Reference

AAA Security Services
Security Server Protocols
Traffic Filtering and Firewalls
IP Security and Encryption
Passwords and Privileges
Neighbor Router Authentication
IP Security Options
Supported AV Pairs

Cisco IOS Switching Services Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Switching Services Command Reference

Cisco IOS Switching Paths
NetFlow Switching
Multiprotocol Label Switching
Multilayer Switching
Multicast Distributed Switching
Virtual LANs
LAN Emulation

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Wide-Area Networking Command Reference

ATM
Frame Relay
SMDS
X.25 and LAPB

Cisco IOS Mobile Wireless Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Mobile Wireless Command Reference

General Packet Radio Service

Cisco IOS Terminal Services Configuration Guide

Cisco IOS Terminal Services Command Reference

ARA
LAT
NASI
Telnet
TN3270
XRemote
X.28 PAD
Protocol Translation

Cisco IOS Configuration Guide Master Index

Cisco IOS Command Reference Master Index

Cisco IOS Debug Command Reference

Cisco IOS Software System Error Messages

New Features in 12.2-Based Limited Lifetime Releases

New Features in Release 12.2 T

Release Notes (Release note and caveat documentation for 12.2-based releases and various platforms)

 

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