WIFI connections through AP
I have a DLINK AP (DAP-1650) attached to PFS. I often have to tell devices to forget or disconnect/reconnect WIFI to get any kind of internet out. As soon as I do, everything works fine. Not sure if this is related to the AP or PFS. Any ideas?
With that much information, no.
Appreciate the link. I looked through my AP settings and firewall logs again last night and didn't notice anything. I ended up changing my Xbox to wired as a test and couldn't connect to Netflix, even though the Xbox showed a good IP, subnet, and gateway info. I then disconnected it from the network and it switched back to WIFI connection and I still could not get a connection until I removed the WIFI settings and re-added.
So, I don't believe it is specifically a wireless issue at this point, but I'm not sure where to even start on the PFS side. I've had PFS running for all of 5 days. DHCP leases are set to default, I can see the devices, and they can all get out the WAN, just not always right away. It happens while other devices are connected and actively working. I've had this happen just going to basic webpages like Google, MSN, Yahoo.
Well I would start be troubleshooting using something with reasonable tools on it, not an Xbox.
I probably should have explained how my network is laid out a little first, as it may be helpful to those trying to help. I have a cable modem wired to the PFS WAN (onboard NIC) in the same room. I have LAN and OPT1 (add-on NIC) bridged. The OPT1 is wired to the AP and the LAN is connected to a 5port switch in a media panel that feeds drops in various rooms around the house. The only rules I have are bridging the LAN/OPT1 ports and allowing all traffic from either.
This weekend I did change which wall jack LAN was connected to (different cat6 run to the switch in the media panel) and the problems did not go away. I may put another switch between the existing switch and the PFS to connect my AP to and unbridge OPT1 to see if that helps any. My other thought is a bad NIC so I am thinking about changing which ports I am using too.
If screenshots help, let me know and I will grab some tonight.
"I have LAN and OPT1 (add-on NIC) bridged."
Pointless and rife with possible issues there.. Just connect your AP to your switch if you want your wifi on the same network as your lan. Or get a real ap and smart switch and vlan your different wifi networks if you don't want them on your lan network, etc.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will unbridge and give that a try to see if things improve.