Wireless not issuing DHCP addresses
Posted on 2012-03-28
I have an ongoing problem with a customer who rins a small hotel with three floors. We orignally had a Linksys wireless router (running DHCP) with three range expanders one on each floor, but this was constantly going down where guests could see the network but could not get an IP address and therefore not get on the internet. This is configured as an open network with no security as per the customers request.
In order to get this working again we had to reboot the router and once this was done everything worked again. This was obviously a problem as the staff wouldn't know it wasn't working until they recieved a compaint from a guest.
So we swapped out that system and put in a Netgear wireless modem/router (running DHCP) and replaced the range expanders with two new Netgear wireless access points. This worked fine for a couple of months but now the same thing is happening again. After a few days of resetting the router guests can see the network but will not get an IP address. Once we reboot the router it works fine again for a few days. This is still an open network with no security.
What am I missing?