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Can't obtain IP address from Wireless Access Point after a few days of uptime.

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  1. CTBC

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    My set up is a 2wire router that connects to the internet, with an ethernet power plug connected to it. Over the other side of the house, I have the other ethernet power plug connected, with a Netgear router in access point mode.

    The main router is on 192.168.1.1, and the access point is on 192.168.1.3. The DCHP server is enabled on the main router with range 192.168.64 to 192.168.1.253. The access point has the DCHP server turned off. The routers have the same APN and security (WPA2-PSK). Also, the wireless channels don't overlap, channel 1 and 11.

    Now to my problem:
    The internet always works fine for a few days when the routers are turned on. But at some point between 1 to 3 days later, every computer can't obtain an IP address while connected to the access point. But all computers can connect to the main router (i.e. when closer to the main router than the access point), and then go near the access point and it keeps the connection. If I reboot the access point, then everything works again for a few days.

    I have tried replacing the main router, and replacing the ethernet plug with a version that has a wireless access point built in. But I get exactly the same problem.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. CTBC

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    Any help?
     
  3. srhoades

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    Make sure the firmware on the access point is up to date.
     
  4. CTBC

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, just checked, the firmware is up to date on both routers.
     
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