* *Please note the process defined below is to move an RBT-4102 from Trapeze thin mode to HiPath thin mode. If the RBT-4102 is in stand alone mode\legacy mode, follow the code upgrade steps documented in the RBT-4102 user manualshttps://extranet.enterasys.com/downloads/Pages/WirelessAccess.aspx
using the HiPath image. Once the unit has been converted to the HiPath image it cannot be converted back to support Trapeze or stand alone mode\legacy mode.**
The RBT-4102 access point conversion process is divided into four steps:
1. Completing the prerequisites.
2. Downloading the RBT-4102 HiPath image.
3. Installing the RBT-4102 HiPath image on the RBT-4102 access point.
4. Deploying the RBT-4102 HiPath access point to a HiPath Wireless Controller.
Note: You must ensure the following prerequisites are satisfied before attempting to complete this conversion process.
You need to know the IP address or have physical access to the deployed RBT-4102 access point that you want to convert.
You need access to a network, which includes the following:
DHCP server for IP assignment
TFTP server to save your RBT-4102 HiPath image
**HiPath Wireless Controller must be deployed and available for RBT-4102 access point discovery.**
To download the RBT-4102 HiPath image, do the following:
1. Take the access point down off the wall and power down the unit.
2. Attach a console cable that is connected to a laptop to the comm port of the RBT-4102 access point and open any comm program. For example, use Hyperterm or Putty.
3. Hold the reset button down for approximately 20-30 seconds.The reset button is located next to the network port.
Eventually you will see the following message displayed in the comm session.
CPU: Motorola MPC82xx ADS - HIP7
BSP version: 1.2/1
Bootcode version: 1.0.5
Creation date: Oct 13 2005, 22:48:22
Press any key to stop auto-boot...
boot device : fs
unit number : 0
processor number : 0
host name : host
file name : /fl/ets-img.bin
flags (f) : 0x0
fsLoad: Found boot image /fl/ets-img.bin!
fsLoad: Size of boot image is 168371
fsLoad: Successfully inflated image.
Starting at 0x10000...
GO 0 entry_addr 10C00000 ....
AP Boot Loader version 29
Stage 1 boot code build 126.96.36.199.0_042007_1727_
access point startup
created thread for boot code code delete
entered boot code code delete
AP Reset: Reverting boot code
4. Once you see the above message AP Reset: Reverting boot code, release the RBT-4102 access point reset button.
The RBT-4102 access point reboots and is assigned an IP address by the network DHCP server. If a DHCP server is not available, the RBT-4102 access point reboots to its default IP address, 192.168.1.1/24.
5. Open your Web browser and go to:
and download the RBT-4102 HiPath image. An upgraded RBT-4102 AP is expected to be sufficiently compatible with a controller running firmware as high as 8.x, so that the controller can then push its latest thin image to the AP (explained in more detail below).
6. Unzip the file, and save it to a TFTP server.
7. You can install the RBT-4102 HiPath image using the RBT-4102 access point Web GUI or CLI commands.
Using the RBT-4102 Access Point Web GUI (Thick Stand Alone mode)
1. Connect the RBT-4102 access point to your network.
2. Open your Web browser and type the RBT-4102 access point’s IP address in the address bar. For example, http://192.168.1.1
3. Log on to the RBT-4102 access point with the credentials admin and password.
4. Navigate to the local upgrade option via the Administration option, and browse to the RBT-4102 HiPath image you downloaded.
5. Upgrade the RBT-4102 access point with the RBT-4102 HiPath image.The RBT-4102 access point reboots once it has completed.
**If the discovery process initially fails to the HiPath controller, the RBT-4102 access point continues to run its discovery process. If after 5 minutes the RBT-4102 access point continues to fail in its discovery process, the RBT-4102 access point returns back to its stand alone mode. If this occurs, you must start the conversion process from the beginning.**