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Setting up Multiple Access Points and its creating a loopback

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Currently I have a 2 floor building and I'm just trying to setup wirelss access points on the 1st floor.

I have one access point on one side of the building and the other on the opposite side of the building but all on the 1st floor.

I have configured them to be disabled dhcp and gave them a static ip address not in the dhcp scope, I did this on both of them.

I named them different SSID's with the same password on just WPA- AES

They are opporating at a 20mhz and one of them is on channel 9 and the other is on 11

Now what happens is everything works fine for a little while but then just randomly it will start freaking out my network almost causing a loopback like symptom. I go upstairs to my network room and all my switches are freaking out, massive lights blinking and some users start losing connectivity and cannot access shared drives or internet or exchange server, etc.. So I have to unplug one of the wifi access points and everything goes back to normal.

At first I had named them almost something similar like CEI and CEI1 and the techsupport rep at the manufacturer said do not do that, it will cause a loop back.

So Now there completely different names and its still happening.

What am I doing wrong here?????
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