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WLAN V200R008C10 Typical Configuration Examples

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Example for Switching a Fit AP to the Fat Mode Using FTP

Example for Switching a Fit AP to the Fat Mode Using FTP

Applicable Scope

Applicable version: V200R007, V200R008, V200R009 and V200R010

Applicable models: AP5030DN, AP5130DN, AP5030DN-S, AP3030DN, AP3010DN-V2, AP4030DN, AP4130DN, AP4030DN-E

This example is also applicable to switching a Fit AP to the Fat mode using TFTP. Note the following differences:

  • Configure the TFTP client software on the PC, which is not mentioned here.
  • Different parameters are used in the command for switching the AP mode and are described in the procedure.

Networking Scenario

To use a new AP independently provide Wi-Fi coverage, you need to switch the AP to the Fat mode and deploy services through the web platform or other way.

Connect the AP to a PC through an Ethernet cable in a proper mode, as shown in Figure 4-13.

When the AP supports DC power supply and works with a power adapter, connect the AP to the AC directly through an Ethernet cable. If the AP does not support DC power supply or no adapter is available, supply PoE power to the AP. In this case, connect the AP to the PC through a PoE device.

When the PC serves as an FTP server, prepare the Fat AP software package for the AP to obtain through FTP.

Figure 4-13 AP-PC connection diagram

Quick Configuration

This section helps you quickly configure an AP, without the need to read the entire document. If you are not familiar with the product or operation, read the detailed guidance in the following sections.




Prepare the environment: Configure the IP address, STelnet client, and FTP server software on the PC. Download the Fat AP software package of the target version to the FTP server. Check network connectivity and the indicator states of the AP.


Check AP information: On the PC, log in to the AP through STelnet to check the version and working mode of the AP.


Start the switching: Execute commands sequentially in system view.

ap-mode-switch prepare //The AP may need to be restarted depending on the AP status.

ap-mode-switch check

ap-mode-switch ftp filename server-ip-address user-name password [ port ] //The AP will restart.

If TFTP is used, run ap-mode-switch tftp filename server-ip-address


Verify the switching: Log in to the AP again and check the working mode of the AP.

Configuration Procedure

  1. Prepare the environment.

    The following is used as an example. Prepare your environment based on site requirements.




    Operating system: Windows 7

    STelnet client: PuTTY (third-party software)

    FTP server: WFTPD (third-party software)

    IP address:


    Model: AP5030DN

    Version: V200R007C20

    Default information:

    • IP address:
    • User name: admin
    • Password:
    • STelnet login port number: 22

    # Power on the AP. The indicator is on for around 2 minutes during the startup. When the indicator blinks, the AP is started successfully.

    # Set the IP address of the PC to and mask to so that the PC and AP are located on the same network segment.

    # Set FTP server parameters
    • Open WFTPD on the PC, set the Users and rights.

    • Add a user to verify identity information entered by the client to ensure access security.

    • Set the User's password.

    • Select a local directory to provide file services for the client.

    # Log in to Huawei enterprise technical support website (, download the Fat AP software package, and store the package on the FTP directory.

  2. Check AP information.

    # Open PuTTY on the PC, enter the IP address and port number of the AP, select the SSH mode, and click Open. If a key pair information prompt is displayed, click Yes.

    # When the following information is displayed, the AP is connected successfully. Enter the user name and password to log in to the AP.

    login as: admin
    Further authentication required
    admin@'s  //For information security, characters you entered are invisible.
    Info: Current mode: Fit (managed by the AC).  //The current mode is Fit.
    Info: You are advised to change the password to ensure security.

    # Check AP information.

    <Huawei> display  version
    Huawei Versatile Routing Platform Software
    VRP (R) software, Version 5.170 (AP5030DN FIT V200R007C20SPCa00)  //Model, working mode, and version

  3. Start the switching.

    # Prepare the switching.

    [Huawei] ap-mode-switch prepare
    Info: Prepare is ok, Use ap-mode-switch command to switch to fat ap. 

    # Verify before the switching.

    [Huawei] ap-mode-switch check
    Info: Ap-mode-switch check ok.

    # Switch the AP mode to Fat. Set the file name (including the extension) of the target software package, IP address, user name, and password of the FTP server. The AP will restart and the restart takes around 2 minutes.

    [Huawei] ap-mode-switch ftp FatAP5X30XN_V200R007C20SPCa00.bin huawei huawei123
    Warning: Do Not Power-off.........
    Info: Upgrade upgrade-assistant-package successfully!
    Warning: System will reboot, if you want to switch to upgrade-assistant-package.
     Are you sure to execute these operations ? [Y/N]: y

    If TFTP is used, specify the following parameters in the switching command (as an example).

    ap-mode-switch tftp FatAP5X30XN_V200R007C20SPCa00.bin

  4. Verify the switching.

    # Log in to the AP to view AP information. The AP is working in Fat mode.

    login as: admin
    Further authentication required
    Info: Current mode: Fat (working independently).
    Warning: The default country code is CN. Ensure that AP radio attributes comply 
    with laws and regulations in different countries. Do you want to change the 
    country code? [Y/N]:n
    Info: You are advised to change the password to ensure security.
    <Huawei> system-view
    [Huawei] display version
    Huawei Versatile Routing Platform Software
    VRP (R) software, Version 5.170 (AP5030DN FAT V200R007C20SPCa00)

Updated: 2019-03-30

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