Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cisco Screwdriver

Cisco network equipment, being American, use Phillips cross-point screws for the case and bracket mounting screws. The NM and WIC modules, however, are slightly different, using a slotted-Phillips, or Borneo® screwdriver. These are available in the US from, amongst other places, Menards (SKU: 2377751). In the UK there is a comprehensive Facom range available from Machine Mart, you will need Item No: 040211109.

Use the wrong one and you risk damaging the screws or your screwdriver!

IOS backup and Upgrade for Cisco Aironet APs

IOS Version 1130-k9w7-mx.124-10b.JA needed Internet Explorer version 6 for web configuration.

I obtained an AP-1242AG with a later IOS version 1240-k9w7-mx.124-21a.JA1. Checking the release notes for this version revealed that Firefox browser was now supported.

I then obtained a copy of 1130-k9w7-mx.124-21A.JA1 to upgrade my 1130.
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