Doing just a simple SSID and security change on an AP, I was using the web GUI. But then I was not able to successfully enable WPA, so I resorted to the CLI, only to find that I couldn’t even get into global config mode!
-----ES-AP>en Password: -----ES-AP#config t ^ % Invalid input detected at '^' marker. -----ES-AP#? Exec commands: <1-99> Session number to resume access-enable Create a temporary Access-List entry access-template Create a temporary Access-List entry archive manage archive files cd Change current directory clear Reset functions clock Manage the system clock connect Open a terminal connection copy Copy from one file to another crypto Encryption related commands. debug Debugging functions (see also 'undebug') delete Delete a file dir List files on a filesystem disable Turn off privileged commands disconnect Disconnect an existing network connection dot11 IEEE 802.11 commands dot1x IEEE 802.1X Exec Commands enable Turn on privileged commands erase Erase a filesystem exit Exit from the EXEC format Format a filesystem
Where’s the configure command?? This one had me confused for a while…but then I did a show version:
cisco AIR-LAP521G-A-K9 (PowerPCElvis) processor (revision A0) with 24566K/8192K bytes of memory. Processor board ID ############# PowerPCElvis CPU at 262Mhz, revision number 0x0950 Last reset from power-on 1 FastEthernet interface 1 802.11 Radio(s)
And there in the unit model number AIR-LAP512G – this is a lightweight AP!! And there’s not even a controller at this site?!?!