How do I reset an AP-41 back to the factory default?

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Question:  How do I reset an AP-41 back to the factory default?


Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba APs and ArubaOS 2.5 and later.


AP-41 needs ArubaOS 2.5 or newer to run. If you load a code older than version 2.5 by mistake, the AP may not work and you might have to recover the AP.


To recover an AP with bootimage 1.5.5, follow these steps:

1) Press and hold the reset button and power cycle the AP while keeping the reset button pressed down.

2) After the power cycle, count 15 seconds, then release the reset button. The AP purges its boot information to factory default.

By default, the "bootcmd" environmental variable is set to tftpboot. The AP comes up and acquires a new image from the switch using TFTP.

After you reprovision the AP from the switch, the "bootcmd" will be restored back to "boot ap".

Note: If reset button does not help, you might need to RMA the AP.

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