Hello Guys and Gals,
Ok, so as you can see in the subject I have no idea what I am dealing with here, but let me try to explain.
I have 2 PC's connected to a CPE (CompA and CompB) and obtain IP address from the CPE via DHCP
CPE - RB133/C with lvl 3 License
Ether1 IP - 192.168.0.1/24
WLan1 IP - 10.5.0.253/16
I connect to AP...
AP - RB133 with lvl 4 License
AP IP - 10.5.0.254/16
The access point does not authenticate by default, nor does it forward by default.
CPE WLan1 is on the AP access list with authenticating and forwarding enabled.
I scan the AP from the CPE and can see the AP at -86 Signal strength and get a connection without failure, and log reports having established a connection.
On the registration tab in winbox GUI I can see the AP at -84 Signal strength.
When double clicking on the AP item, on the "general" tab it says - "last IP" 10.5.0.254
I run a ping to IP 10.5.0.254 (Which is the AP) and get 0 timeouts.
I set a ping to sony.com and get 0 timeouts
ok, so I am all set for doing my internet stuff, and here the problems start.
I do not know how else to test it, but I have had this problem before when I have a constant connection to an IP address.
My Girlfriend on CompB connects to our favourite game "World of Warcraft", I connect on CompA to the same game... we both connect to the same server... IP address is 188.8.131.52 (I know this from the torch) and we play for about ten minutes then the latency starts to climb and we eventually get disconnected.
During this time, I am still running a ping to 10.5.0.254(AP) but I am getting timeouts, not net unreachable or anything other than timeouts, am still connected to AP, with the same signal strength as before. The only thing that changes is the "last IP" field on the "General" tab and it changes to 184.108.40.206(World of warcraft server). It is as if 10.5.0.254 no longer exists.
Another test I have done is if my Girlfriend pings 10.254.0.254 (Another router on the network) using a windows comand prompt, the "Last IP" Field also changes (to 10.254.0.254) and I get timeouts in winbox. Another thing that I notice, is that if CompA or CompB goes to another website, like facebook, or whatever, the "Last IP" field also changes, but I get 0 timeouts, because the connection to facebook, or another website is not as constant as something like World of warcraft. The "Last IP" field changes back too quickly for the reply to timeout.
Is there anybody else finding this problem?
Another thing to mention is that it only started doing this a while ago. We have had a geat internet connection for almost a year. It has happened on other CPE's on the network before, but it stopped doing it. Now it is starting to do it again.
Any input as to this problem would be greatly appreciated.
I can give anybody nearly any info as I am also the company's network administrator.