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Cisco Access Point LED Status

Cisco Access Point LED Status

 

Checking the Lightweight Access Point LEDs

If your lightweight access point is not working proberly, you can check the Status, Ehternet, and Radio LEDs.
To see quickly the LED status and there meanings, use the following table to get a brief overview.

1240 series lightweight access point

 
Table – LED Signals (1240 series)

Message type Ethernet LED Radio LED Status LED Meaning
Boot loader status Green Green Green DRAM memory test ok.
Off Blinking green Blue-green Initialize Flash file system
Off Green Pink Flash memory test ok.
Green Off Dark blue Ethernet test ok.
Green Green Green Starting Cisco IOS.
Association status Light green Normal operating condition, but no wireless client devices are
associated with the unit.
Blue Normal operating condition, at least one wireless client device
is associated with the unit.
Operating status Green Ethernet link is operational.
Blinking green Transmitting or receiving Ethernet packets.
Blinking green Transmitting or receiving radio packets.
Blinking
dark blue
Software upgrade in progress
Slow blinking green Hybrid-REAP standalone mode
Boot loader warnings Off Off Yellow Ethernet link not operational.
Red Off Yellow Ethernet failure.
Amber Off Yellow Configuration recovery in progress
(Mode button pressed for 2 to 3 seconds).
Off Red Pink Image recovery
(Mode button pressed for 20 to 30 seconds)
Blinking green Blinking red Blinking pink Image recovery in progress and Mode button is released.
Boot loader errors Red Red Red DRAM memory test failure.
Off Red Blinking red and blue Flash file system failure.
Off Amber Blinking red and blue-green Environment variable (ENVAR) failure.
Amber Off Blinking red and yellow Bad MAC address.
Red Off Blinking red and off Ethernet failure during image recovery.
Amber Amber Blinking red and off Boot environment error.
Red Amber Blinking red and off No Cisco IOS image file.
Amber Amber Blinking red and off Boot failure.
Cisco IOS errors Blinking amber Transmit or receive Ethernet errors
Blinking amber Maximum retries or buffer full occurred on the radio.
Red Red Amber Software failure; try disconnecting and reconnecting unit power.
Amber General warning, insufficient inline power (see the Low Power Condition for Lightweight Access Points section).
Controller status Alternating green, red , and amber1 Connecting to the controller.

Note: If the access point remains in this mode for more than five minutes, the access point is unable to find the controller. Ensure a DHCP server is available  or that controller information is configured on the access point.

Green Green Blinking dark blue Loading the access point image file.

1This status indication has the highest priority and overrides other status indications.

3600 series lightweight access point

 
Table – LED Signals (3600 series)

Message type Ethernet LED Meaning
Boot loader status sequence Blinking green DRAM memory test in progress
DRAM memory test OK
Board initialization in progress
Initializing FLASH file system
FLASH memory test OK
Initializing Ethernet
Ethernet OK
Starting Cisco IOS
Initialization successful
Association status Green Normal operating condition, but no wireless client associated
Blue Normal operating condition, at least one wireless client association
Operating status Blinking blue Software upgrade in progress
Cycling through green, red, and off Discovery/join process in progress
Rapidly cycling through blue, green, and red Access point location command invoked
Blinking red Ethernet link not operational in FlexConnect mode
Boot loader warnings Blinking blue Configuration recovery in progress (MODE button pushed for 2 to 3 seconds)
Red Ethernet failure or image recovery (MODE button pushed for 20 to 30 seconds)
Blinking green Image recovery in progress (MODE button released)
Boot loader errors Red DRAM memory test failure
Blinking red and blue FLASH file system failure
Blinking red and off Environment variable failure
Bad MAC address
Ethernet failure during image recovery
Boot environment failure
No Cisco image file
Boot failure
Cisco IOS errors Red Software failure; try disconnecting and reconnecting unit power
Cycling through blue, green, red, and off General warning; insufficient inline power
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