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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked
    Wireless is erratic. I've got a strange intermittant DHCP problem. The laptops can get a strong signal, but can't get an IP address via DHCP. I've resorted to giving them static IP's. (Any suggestions? - I'd be very grateful).
    I had the same problem that crept up on me, it was related to having the APs attached to a managed switch with Spanning Tree Protocol enabled without configuring the APs as endpoints.

    In the end, i configured the switch to run RSTP instread of STP, and set the "fast link" option on all ports the APs reside on.

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    Thanks, E1uSiV3

    Spanning Tree Protocol? I've never come across that one. I'll have to look it up.

    Some of the APs suffer from that problem, and some don't. It could be down to the switches they're on. I'd never thought of that.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    @OcerWorked: I had one AP in my last job that did a similar thing - I had to reset the AP every so often ('twas indeed odd).

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

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    Yep, that's what I have to keep doing - reset the AP. Some need it every few days and some never need it.

    I'm looking into Spanning Tree Protocol now - it's doing my head in!

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    It works!

    Thanks E1uSiv3. I disabled spanning tree protocol at the start of the holidays and tried the wireless network again today and it still works. Previously, I was lucky if it worked for 2 hours.

    If we ever meet, I'll buy you a pint.

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    How odd. I don't see how Spanning Tree could break it unless you had WDS turned on?

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    @OverWorked: I wouldn't count on your problem being fixed - wait until the AP has been used a bit and it will probably fall over - I think that they remember the MACs of who has been collected and then they just barf.

    Problems like this are part of the reason that I intend to go for an enterprise level solution (probably Bluesocket and managed APs)

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    Re: Laptops for Pupils

    Aarrgghh!!

    It's true that even the ones that 'work' still need to be reset occassionally (every few weeks). But I've always lived with this. There's no possibility of replacing the APs, so there's probably nothing I can do about it now. :cry:

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