All Cisco Aironet wireless access points and bridges were shipped in general with an IOS Software.
The only exception is the OEAP602.
Note:Some older Cisco access points did not run IOS, such as the Aironet 340 which ran only VxWorks, and the 1000 series lightweight APs.
Access Point IOS is distributed as a tar file. These tar files can be downloaded from cisco.com SDS; lightweight IOS images (k9w8) are also bundled in
the WLC software images (.aes). The IOS image names include the following components. Continue Reading →