The Cisco Access Point Default Password is – Cisco / Cisco
You could probably have guessed that, but if you are configuring a cisco wireless access point out of the box for the first time you are going to want to know the default password and if you are reading this then you haven’t been able to guess it!
This post is going to cover some configuration tasks and common questions related to configuring cisco enterprise access points.
Cisco Access Point Default Password
We have already covered the most common question relating to configuring a cisco access point out of the box and that is what is the default password?
Cisco / Cisco – This is case sensitive so make sure you put in capital C’s
Note: this will be different if the access point has already associated to a controller.
It will then use the configured AP password on the controller. This can be found under
WirelessAccess PointsGlobal Configuration Login Credentials
In this case the username has been configured to ap-admin so anyone connecting a console to or using SSH or Telnet to connect to the AP will have to enter ap-admin as the username and the configured password.
I am referring here to enterprise access points like the 1530, 1700, 2700, 3700 series and not Linksys products.
The rest of this post will cover some of most common support questions relating to configuring and administering cisco wireless access points.
Cisco Access Point LED Status
When configuring a cisco access point for the first time or if you are troubleshooting an access point on a live network if you can see the LED it will give you a very good indication of what the access point is doing. The cisco access point led status is your window to the AP.
Blue LED – This means the access point has associated to a controller and clients are connected to the AP.
Green LED – This means the access point has associated to a controller and no clients are connected the AP.
Flashing Green LED – This means the access point is loading.
Blinking Blue LED – This means the AP is performing a software upgrade.
Red LED – Software failure
Cycling through Blue, Green, Red and off – Insufficient inline power.