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Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 pm

I have problems setting up my network...

My basic setup: I have an Archer C7 router and bought a Mikrotik Wap Ac for having better wifi in the back of the garden. My system is set up like I want it: I can access all my devices from the Mikrotik wap, including my network printers. But I'm not able to add multiroom speakers... When I'm in the garden, I can't access the ones in our home and vice versa.

I'm a total network noob and did not find a solution. I have two theories:

1) The DHCP server of the wap is messing up the visibility of the multiroom speakers. The ones in the house have 192.168.0.X, the ones in the garden have 192.168.88.Y as IP address. My intuition says they all have to be 192.168.0.X or 192.168.88.Y. This means disabling one DHCP server. When I do that by clicking on "D" in Webfig --> IP --> DHCP, I can't connect anymore to te wap because my devices got no IP address. How have I to make my Archer C7 giving an IP address to any device connecting to the Mikrotik wap ac?

2) There's a problem with my UPNP settings. I tried to make ether1 "internal", but this was not the solution.

Can someone help me out? Thanks in advance...
 
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Re: Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Wed May 09, 2018 10:28 pm

Setup your wap ac as an AP not a router, you can probably accomplish this from quickset but I've never used it. Add ether1 and WLANs to a bridge, add a DHCP client to the bridge for management and you're done, same L2 network as your archer
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Re: Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Thu May 10, 2018 8:10 am

How do I do that?

I read this tutorial:
https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:M ... ireless_AP

But the most important part is not covered. :(

Setting up a DHCP client is the key here. I think...
 
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Re: Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Thu May 10, 2018 9:00 am

The ap does not need ip address to be able to work in bridge ap mode. So the dhcp client is not essential at all.
 
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Re: Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Thu May 10, 2018 9:20 am

I have a similar setup like the author. You have to configure your wAP ac as per networkfudge except not enabling the DHCP server otherwise there are two DHCP servers in the same network segment. If you want to manage your wAP ac with IP address using winbox, then you may assign a static IP to your wAP ac. You may also able to configure your wAP ac device via MAC address detected by the winbox.

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Re: Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Thu May 10, 2018 7:14 pm

I don't get it... It suddenly works... The speakers got an 192.168.0.X address, but I do not know what did the trick... That's also frustrating, feels like I was lucky, not smart... :-(

But I'm not complaining...
 
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Re: Can't find multiroom speakers on Mikrotik network

Thu May 10, 2018 11:07 pm

It could be the following: if there are two unrelated DHCP servers serving same physical network, then both react to DHCP requests. Then it's up to server speed and pure luck as to which DHCP reply is selected by DHCP client. You could be unlucky next time ...
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