I recently purchase my first Cisco products for a network for our church. I have a RV180W router, WAP 121 Access Point and a SR2016T switch for our network, which is just pier-to-pier at this point. We have 5 computers connected with ethernet through the switch and all see the Internet and work fine. The wireless connection through the router is working fine with our wireless devices (laptops and iPads). Where I am having issues is with the AP. It is in different area away from the router being powered through POE instead of the regular power connection.
My problem is this: it takes FOREVER to connect to the AP and to the Internet, even when sitting directly under the AP with full signal. Once connected, it appears to allow Internet connection just fine, but getting to that point takes 15-20 minutes sometimes. Also, when I come back the next day, I have NO signal at all, as it seems the AP has "timed out" due to inactivity or something. I have to reboot the AP and the router to get it all back up and running again. I need for the signal to stay up all the time or at least come on when someone connects.
So, what am I doing wrong here? I have recognized and authorized the AP through the router config, security is set up fine and I can see it once it comes up. I have the AP set up as a completely different SSID, although I would prefer to have the AP as merely an extension of the router's wireless network if possible.
Again, this is my first time using Cisco products, so I am not very familiar with the setup, so if I am missing something I would appreciate some help.
It seems to be, but I am not sure. It sees the network, shows full signal, but won't connect to the Internet. On the iPad, it shows I am connected, but no Internet connection. I am here now and will try a different laptop to see what happens.
For additional information, I set the AP to have a static IP address, so I assume the slowdown is with devices connecting through the AP and getting IP addresses from the router, which is why they can't connect to the Internet.
The AP connection would be strictly for Internet access, as the wired devices are on a separate network and would not be seen by devices connecting through either the wireless connection on the router or the AP.
It seems to be an issue with the AP making connection to the router, thus the slow dowm.
Last night I reset it back to the default settings, went through the setup and got the SSID and security like I wanted. I changed it to a static IP address and then restarted everything, including the router and switch. Once it was back up, everything seemed to work great. We were able to connect multiple devices to the AP and reach the Internet, speed was great and all seemed to work really well. Perhaps that fixed it.
This was happening before, however, so I am cautiously optimistic. If I go back today and it isn't "on", then I don't know what else to do. Before it would work after restarts, but seemed to "time out" when no one was on the AP for extended periods. If that isn't happening now, then we are all set. If that still happens, then I may need some further help. I will check on it later today to see if it is still up and running.
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