Ok guys - I have an annoying and serious problem here.
I am having a hell of a time making the A.P. units register all clients, consistently. Clients are Engenius EOC-3220 or 2611 (CB5 format).
I am using a RB532, with an R52 radio.
I also have this same problem when using the SR2 radio, although to a much more extreme degree.
When using the RB532 with the R52... I have the Routerboard setup in bridge mode. Ether1 and Wlan1 are bridged together.
Not using hotspot mode, just a clean and simple bridge. The RB 532 is not doing any addressing, or routing to speak of.
When I do something to cause the clients to re-register, all hell breaks loose. I see perhaps 3 to five of the twenty two clients on the A.P. re-register...
This is very annoying to say the least.
These people are ostensibly offline, as well.
Now, if the A.P. only serves fewer than ten clients, then it doesn't seem to have this problem. I have verified that with SR2, and SR6 radios as well.
I have noticed something helpful about this problem:
If i disable the wlan1 component of the bridge, and then disable the wlan device, followed by a re-enable of the wlan1, many clients re-register about half of the time. As soon as I see everyone pop up, then I re-enable the wlan1 component of the bridge, and everyone is happily on again.
Please, can someone suggest what I am doing wrong with my A.P.?
This is really annoying... and clients get all hot when they call up and ask what the problem is.
So... I was wondering if one of two things were happening:
A. Too many ARP requests at once for the Routerboard to handle
B. Too much bridging of traffic to handle at once??
.....but these are just thoughts that are really grabbing at straws.
Thanks in advance guys,