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Topic # 111667 10-Nov-2012 18:05 Send private message

Before I reset my router, has anyone encountered this before? I suspect the router is not happy with the same MAC changing from wireless to wired and is locking the entire wired network as a result?

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  Reply # 715255 10-Nov-2012 18:19 Send private message

Ps. This only locks up the wired connections

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  Reply # 715344 10-Nov-2012 23:58 Send private message

A couple of questions for clarification.

1) Have you any port forwarding rules set up for the PS3?

2) Are you assigning the same IP address to the ethernet adapter that was used by the wireless?

The MAC address is unique to each adapter so the only reason I can think that the router may be locking up the ethernet ports would be if you are assigning the same IP to a different MAC. That said, I wouldn't have expected it to lock up the ethernet ports completely. I would have expected a router restart should clear the MAC address table though without the need to factory reset the modem.





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  Reply # 715465 11-Nov-2012 15:48 Send private message

Yes to both those questions, I'll try changing them...



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  Reply # 715480 11-Nov-2012 16:29 Send private message

Removed the port forward and change to an unused IP address. Also tried DHCP but same problem, I've checked the lease pool and its not there, but I may wait a few days to ensure it's been released as I really don't want have to reconfigure the modem again.

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  Reply # 715532 11-Nov-2012 20:38 Send private message

Just want to say mine's fine. PS3 connected to a WAP/switch (passthrough), which is connected to another switch and a modem. Never had a problem with it.




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  Reply # 722358 24-Nov-2012 17:54 Send private message

I've reset the router to factory standard and reconnected device by device. PS3 connected fine this time. Everything was looking good until I connected the AirPort Express, then everything died on the network again. So it appears to be a conflict when both AirPort Express and PS3 are connected, very very odd.



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  Reply # 725513 1-Dec-2012 14:25 Send private message

I now have the wired network operational, to an extent. I cannot run 4 (four) concurrent Gbit connections with a 100Mbit connection. So I now have 3 (three) Gbit and 2 (two) 100 Mbit connections.

My assertion is that the Apple AirPort Express 100 Mbit bridge overloads the 4 port Gbit switch build into my aDSL router somehow, although I don't the networking knowledge needed to valid/refute this.

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  Reply # 725628 2-Dec-2012 00:03 Send private message

The only thing I can think of would be if the switch fabric was being overloaded. If you are just using a standard dsl router it probably would have negligible (if any) switch fabric. It would be interesting to see if it could be replicated.

What is the setup you were using? An older Airport Express connected via the ethernet port to what router? How many devices would normally be connecting to the airport and then to the computers on the router?

You have me intrigued :-)

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  Reply # 725644 2-Dec-2012 08:11 Send private message

Are you using the airport express as a WAP?



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  Reply # 725671 2-Dec-2012 09:23 Send private message

Wired to the router I have a hyper visor (Gigabit), AirPort express (current generation with two Ethernet ports, to the second port I had the PVR connected, 10/100), Media Centre (Gigabit) and I wanted to connect the PS3 (Gigabit). I had to connect the PVR to the switch directly, then the PS3 to the AirPort Express, which drops it to 10/100 to this configuration to work.

The AirPort express is acting as a wireless access point, providing a separate SSID to that provided by the router.

Note: as one connection is to a Hyper-V hyper visor, it is therefore connecting a virtual switch to the router, which in turns has a few VM connections.

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  Reply # 725749 2-Dec-2012 14:04 Send private message

Try leaving wireshark running on one of the switchports when the lockup occurs.  It could be a network storm of some sort.  Another indication would be the tx/rx lights leds on the ports lighting up solid rather than flickering.

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