Failing to transfer image to Cisco CAP

When trying to load an image from tftp on your computer, the lightweight AP reverts its interfaces to DHCP because it is not able to find a controller.
This happen when either archive download-sw or ordinary copy tftp flash
It gives off the following error CAPWAP-3-STATIC_TO_DHCP_IP: Could not discover WLC using static IP. Forcing AP to use DHCP

This can be remedied by the following commands

capwap ap ip address
capwap ap ip default-gateway (Your TFTP server/PC)

What you will find then, is the CAP will still search for a controller, but will be more or less stuck on Translating “CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER”…domain server ( providing you with sufficient time to transfer your autonomous image.

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