I have two HP Procurve Wireless Access Point 420, model number J8130B. One of them works great, and the other isn't able to have its wireless configured. I have tried a factory reset of configuration.
It was handed to me by a coworker who said that over the console port on boot, he can see that the wireless card isn't found. When I go into the web interface, I can't configure an SSID because most of the drop downs are blank. The dropdown for setting the wireless channel is also blank.
In the top left corner of the web interface, it says it is a J8130A. The sticker on the AP definitely says J8130B. The working access point I have also says J8130B in its web interface.
I tried a firmware upgrade, and downgrade, even using the exact same firmware that I flashed the working access point with, and still no luck. I have reasoned that there must be something outside of the firmware that has been flashed in the past the wrong version of something, causing it not to work now. (The person that was working on it before flashed the bootloader as well.)
Any thoughts on how I can get the access point to think it is a J8130B again, and maybe recognize its wireless card?
Edit: I have found out that it does recognize the correct model on firmware 2.2.5. The version that is incorrectly recognized (on the trouble AP) is 2.1.7. We need the older firmware due to a bug in 2.2.5 causing other troubles on our network.