Windows Server 2003 - Wireless and Wired Login problems
Posted on 2010-11-30
We have 2 labs with 30 Pcs in each lab networked to a Windows Server 2003 Standard DC.
Users login to acces their files, browse the web, print etc. There is no TS involved.
Until recenlty we had no problem with users logging onto the network until we introduced an additional 24 laptops onto the system.
Let me give you some background...
The laptops are stored on a laptop trolly and connect to the network via 2 wireless (11g) access points (12 per AP ) that are mounted on the trolly.
Both APs are connected to a switch that is also mounted on the trolly. A single Cat5 Cable runs from the switch to a CAT5 socket on the wall thus enabling students to log onto the network wirelessly.
The problems we are experiencing are:-
1. Some users cannot login when all laptops are being used together.
2. Some users in the wired PC laps also cannot log on.
3. Some users connect successfully and may randomly be "dropped" off the network (wired or wireless) from time to time.
4. we are constantly getting License usage reminders thus leading us to believe that this might be a licensing issue.
I believe that it might be an infrastructure problem. CAT5 Cabling and 10/100 switches are used throughout the school. There appears to be bottlenecks somewhere in the system
Your ideas would be welcome.