a quicky upgrade tutorial for the AP1220 series aironet wireless access-point.

Cisco makes it relatively easy to upgrade from vxworks to ios after that you’ll want to upgrade to some later version (than 12.2(11)JA3 ) GD code like 12.3(8)JEB1 which you can download from ftp.cisco.com and follow the instructions which are essentially:

  • make software .tar available via tftp
  • login to AP
  • enable
  • archive download-sw /overwrite tftp://tftpboot-server/c1200-k9w7-tar.123-8.JEB1.tar
  • copy run start
  • reboot
  • rejoice

Hopefully that all works out well, of course you may want to copy your config elsewhere just in case…