Strange wireless connectivity issue
Posted on 2012-09-21
I have a 2003 server. we have a wing of a large building that uses wireless to connect their laptops. suddenly a week ago, they started having trouble connecting to it. The machines that are wired have no issue. The laptops will all suddenly just connect and as long as we don't shut them down, they stay connected. once they are shut down, the problem starts up all over again when they boot back up.
We have two WAP in the wing. AP 1 and AP2. At first it seemed like AP1 was the issue so I replaced it with a new one. Still having the same issue. AP2 had the issue only once but that was it.
What else should I look at for the cause of this? Could there be something on the server? I use it for DHCP but we have plenty of available addresses for lease. Could there be a licensing issue on the server since we only have 15 available and people are connecting to the wireless with their phone, and that is taking an address from the server?
If that were the case, wouldn't i be having problems with wires machine connecting as well?