Hello edugeek, my names rob im a network engineer in need of advice from a higher power!
i'm currently in a primary school in kent that is running a CC4 network, the school has a 24-port belden wireless switch with 12 aerials, its a very nice bit of kit...
however they are also trying to run 150 laptops on an 802.11G network,
the laptops will not pickup an ip address from the DHCP when they are switched on (1 in 10 will, sometimes) yes before i switch them on i have checked the wireless cards are on and that im within close proximity to a wireless aerial.
i feel that the problem could be with the schools dhcp but my knoledge ends there, i only have enough brain power to configure the wireless switch and expect it to work, can anyone suggest a solution as to why the laptops are not picking up an ip address and a connection,
ps. hardwired i can log in as any user and manual connect to the wireless.
any information or guesswork will be greatly appreciated