access point issue - not forwardiing arps etc

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Sep 15th, 2009

Hi all

I dont know if anyone on here can help, I have an AP setup to connect to a workgroup bridge, the wgb then plugs into a pc. Now whats happens is for some reason the pc is sometimes unpingable, but when I jump on the ap that is plugged into and run a ping, it pings ok, This then brings back to life the ping from the lan.

Anyone got any ideas what this could be ?

I have this problem too.
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iyde Thu, 09/17/2009 - 12:32

Hi Carl.

Is the AP an autonomous (Aironet) AP or a lightweight AP (Airespace; LWAPP)?

If it is the latter, a colleague of mine has just ahd a case where the WGB lost the ARP entries for the client on the ethernet port, if the client did not periodically initiate data transmission by itself.

HTH.

carl_townshend Fri, 09/18/2009 - 00:17

Hi There

how come this would affect it? as the ap shouldnt need arp entries, just a mac entry?? it sounds like the same thing, was there a workaround to this ?

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