Wireless laptops lose connection to 08 server
We've hit a really perplexing problem with a new 2008 server (64bit, not R2). What's happening is a small pool of 5 laptops (Win XP), which connect to the school domain wirelessly, are intermittently losing connection to this server, and only this server.
The laptops remain connected to their WAP and can always access other servers (all of which are running Server03) and get onto the internet etc, but frequently they'll drop the connection to the 08 server, dropping their mapped drive to it and are unable to even ping it. If we start a continuous ping to the server, the laptops will eventually get a response, after a few mins of ping timing out, and then we're able to restore the mapped drive. Of course, it all goes wrong again shortly after.
The problem only occurs on these wireless laptops - a large number of desktop PCs with wired connections have no problems with this server. The WAP has WPA-PSK security enabled, and nothing else out of the ordinary. The laptops previously had no problem staying connected to the old 03 server that used to perform the new 08 server's role. We've tried turning off the 08 server's firewall, but the problem persisted.
Has anyone encountered anything like this, or can think of what might be causing it? We're really at a loss with this one :confused:
Edit: Oops, I now see my fellow tech already posted a question about this yesterday - http://www.edugeek.net/forums/window...08-server.html - sorry!