A root access-point ap1, model AIR-AP1231G-E-K9 with IOS 12.3(8)JEE, is configured with one SSID on VLAN 1 (native) and working fine.
Now I would like to add a 2nd access-point ap2 of the same model with the same IOS version as a repeater to extend the WLAN coverage of the overall network.
I managed to configure the 2nd access-point successfully as repeater (same SSID settings, infrastructure ssid set, parent 1 mac-address set) and it associates successfully with the main root access-point.
Now I observe following effect: As soon I leave the coverage area of the first AP and enter the area of the repeater, the client (iPhone, Laptop or any other WLAN device) associates successfully to the repeater (confirmed with "show dot11 ass" and due to the log entries of the repeater) but the data packets are not forwarded to the main access-point. There is no IP connectivity to the root AP or internet anymore.
Another example which might lead to the solution is following observation:
I have my laptop connected to the wireless network with two console sessions open. In one I run a ping to the first AP, ap1 (10.200.3.5) and in the other console I run a ping to the repeater ap2 (10.200.3.6). Both access-points reply.
Now if I enter the coverage area of the repeater, my laptop gets associated to it and the ping to the first AP ap1 times out.
Again, it looks like that the repeater denies to forward traffic to the main root AP.
I have no clue why this happens, nor are there any log messages available which might explain this issue.
I hope someone can help me finding the problem.
The configuration of the working root access-point ap1 as the repeater ap2 is attached.
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