We have a town house with three floors with reinforced concrete between the floors. This attenuates WiFi so we have multiple routers (in bridging mode), each on a separate channel (1, 6 and 12) but with the same (hidden) Essid and WPA2 password. One device is providing IP addresses to all.
We can take Windows notebooks anywhere in the house and everything works as it should. Even an iPhone with iOS 5 works as it should. A Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 4 with first stock 4.2.1 and now 4.2.2 (in the case of the G Nexus since 4.1.1) have issues reconnecting to the WiFi. Flipping the WiFi on and off generally fixes the problem. The same problem occurs after the device wakes.
Hi, I've got a couple Aruba IAP-305's I'm using in a residential setting. They're all hardlined back to a central switch, and the network has a mix of wired and wireless devices. There's only 1 Network setup on all bands, the AP's are on opposite sides of the house, and they're running version 18.104.22.168
I thought I had everything configured well and good, but I'm certainly doing something wrong somewhere. Something of not is that any device in the house that can be wired, is wired. So the majority of the things on the wifi are smart devices that don't have an ethernet port, and mobile devices. (Excluding 2 TV's that are in the middle of the house on a floating wall that you can't get to from the attic so I have no way of running a line to them sadly :/)
I've noticed for a while that certain services and websites just don't work right when on the network, and the only common factor at the center of these issues seems to be the IPA-305's.
Example 1: Google Hangouts, I can send messages just fine but from a mobile device (samsung, android) on the wifi and wired computer. But if I try to send any photos through Hangouts on the mobile device while on wifi, it will stall indefinitely. When I'm disconnected from the wifi there is no issue (aside from the usual problems Hangouts tends to have). When I'm connected to a different network (public wifi, friends house, the nighthawk I decommissioned) this is not an issue.
Example 2: Google Android Messenger, messages.google.com
lets your send and receive your text messages from the browser. (Even though my phone is right next to me, typing on a keyboard is always better. ) When I'm on the wifi, it consistently fails to connect, but the moment I turn wifi off on my phone, there is no issue.
Example 3: Casting devices, there are a lot of chromecast, smartcast, airplay, smart view, etc devices in the house. Originally had a lot of difficulty with their broadcast's in general, but I got it fixed so now all the casting/castable devices on the wireless network will USUALLY show up, regardless of which AP you're connected to. This is as expected except for the key word "USUALLY", there are a number of times where one user will be trying to cast, but the one device they want to cast to isn't showing in their list of options, while myself or someone else can see it. I have to assume in part that this is less the IAP's fault, and a combination of just broadcast timing and device finickiness though...
Example 4: Printers... But they're printers, so it's hard to blame the IAP's when I know in my IT soul that printers are the worst. There are 2 printers in the house, both same make & model (HP OfficeJet Pro 8710), both work fine wired, but wireless devices often have trouble connecting to them. The printers are wired.
Example 5: Sticky clients. I have a lot of cases of sticky clients. In particular, I have a smart garage door opener that always connects to the main IAP, despite the second one being closer to it, and having a better signal, kicking it off and forcing it to reconnect, rebooting the device, both result in it reconnecting to the IAP with the weak signal. Other devices will for whatever reason fail to roam from one IAP to the other and end up with slow performance until you turn that devices wifi off and on again.
Example 6: Mobility Trail in the virtual controller dashboard only ever seems to show the AP the device is currently connected to
Example 7: Client Match always shows "No Data" despite the RF settings for Client Match, Client Aware, Scanning, and Background spectrum monitoring are all enabled. I had this working the other week after tweaking some settings for to try and fix all these issues, and then suddenly it went back to showing "No Data"
Here's my configuration for context: I use to have Wide channel Bands enabled, but I turned it off to to see if it would fix any of these issues, but so far there's been no positive result.
version 22.214.171.124-8.5.0 virtual-controller-country US virtual-controller-key [REDACTED] name [REDACTED] virtual-controller-ip 192.168.0.30 terminal-access clock timezone none 00 00 rf-band all allow-new-aps allowed-ap 9c:8c:d8:c0:[REDACTED - southwest (master)] allowed-ap 9c:8c:d8:c0:[REDACTED - northeast] allowed-ap 9c:8c:d8:c0:[REDACTED - central scanner] arm wide-bands none a-channels 36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,100,104,108,112,116,120,124,128,132,136,140,144,149,153,157,161,165,36+,44+,52+,60+,100+,108+,116+,124+,132+,140+,149+,157+,36E,52E,100E,116E,132E,149E,36S,100S g-channels 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,1+,2+,3+,4+,5+,6+,7+ min-tx-power 3 max-tx-power 127 band-steering-mode prefer-5ghz air-time-fairness-mode preferred-access client-aware scanning client-match client-match slb-mode 3 rf dot11g-radio-profile spectrum-monitor max-tx-power 21 min-tx-power 3 smart-antenna rf dot11a-radio-profile spectrum-monitor interference-immunity 1 max-tx-power 30 min-tx-power 3 smart-antenna syslog-level warn ap-debug syslog-level warn network syslog-level warn security syslog-level warn system syslog-level warn user syslog-level warn user-debug syslog-level warn wireless extended-ssid hash-mgmt-password hash-mgmt-user admin password hash [REDACTED] wlan access-rule default_wired_port_profile index 0 rule any any match any any any permit wlan access-rule wired-SetMeUp index 1 rule masterip 0.0.0.0 match tcp 80 80 permit rule masterip 0.0.0.0 match tcp 4343 4343 permit rule any any match udp 67 68 permit rule any any match udp 53 53 permit wlan access-rule [REDACTED - main network] index 2 rule any any match any any any permit wlan access-rule [REDACTED - disabled and not used] index 3 rule any any match any any any permit wlan access-rule [REDACTED - disabled and not used] index 4 rule any any match any any any permit wlan ssid-profile [REDACTED - main network] enable index 0 type employee essid [REDACTED - same as SSID] wpa-passphrase [REDACTED] opmode wpa2-psk-aes max-authentication-failures 0 rf-band all captive-portal disable dtim-period 1 inactivity-timeout 60000 broadcast-filter none openflow-enable dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90 local-probe-req-thresh 0 max-clients-threshold 128 dot11r dot11k dot11v wlan ssid-profile [REDACTED - disabled and not used] disable index 1 type employee essid [REDACTED - same as SSID] wpa-passphrase [REDACTED] opmode wpa2-psk-aes max-authentication-failures 0 rf-band all captive-portal disable dtim-period 1 broadcast-filter none openflow-enable dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90 local-probe-req-thresh 30 auth-req-thresh 30 max-clients-threshold 64 dot11r dot11k dot11v auth-survivability cache-time-out 24 wlan external-captive-portal server localhost port 80 url "/" auth-text "Authenticated" auto-whitelist-disable https blacklist-time 3600 auth-failure-blacklist-time 3600 ids wireless-containment none wired-port-profile wired-SetMeUp switchport-mode access allowed-vlan all native-vlan guest no shutdown access-rule-name wired-SetMeUp speed auto duplex auto no poe type guest captive-portal disable no dot1x wired-port-profile default_wired_port_profile switchport-mode access allowed-vlan all native-vlan 1 trusted shutdown access-rule-name default_wired_port_profile speed auto duplex full no poe type employee auth-server InternalServer captive-portal disable no dot1x wired-port-profile [REDACTED - mine] switchport-mode access allowed-vlan all native-vlan 1 trusted shutdown access-rule-name [REDACTED] speed auto duplex full no poe type employee auth-server InternalServer captive-portal disable no dot1x enet0-port-profile [REDACTED - mine] enet1-port-profile [REDACTED - mine] enet2-port-profile [REDACTED - mine] enet3-port-profile [REDACTED - mine] enet4-port-profile [REDACTED - mine] uplink preemption enforce none failover-internet-pkt-lost-cnt 10 failover-internet-pkt-send-freq 30 failover-vpn-timeout 180 airgroup enable multi-swarm airgroupservice airplay enable description AirPlay airgroupservice airprint enable description AirPrint airgroupservice itunes enable airgroupservice remotemgmt enable airgroupservice sharing enable airgroupservice chat disable airgroupservice googlecast enable airgroupservice AmazonTV enable airgroupservice DIAL enable airgroupservice "DLNA Media" enable airgroupservice "DLNA Print" enable airgroupservice allowall enable cluster-security allow-low-assurance-devices
Edits: Learning how to format that config for reddit...