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Topic # 83616 19-May-2011 10:59
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Hi everyone, I'm running an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.33.

We have a large house, so we have two wireless access points. One is the Thomson TG585v8 that we got when cabinetised, the other is an older Linksys router that is simply in bridging mode and connects via an Ethernet over Power Adapter.

The access points share the same SSID, and when connected to either, the iPhone picks up the same IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server. Every other thing I want to use works flawlessly irrespective of the AP I'm connected to.

I installed Shairport4w on our Windows 7 box we use for all our media content, and want to use Airplay to stream content from my iPhone to it. If I am upstairs, and the Media Center and iPhone are sharing the same AP, it all works flawlessly. If I am not on the same AP, it doesn't.

Is this just how it is? And given that all the credentials of the two APs are absolutely identical, what breaks it?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Jonathan Mosen


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  Reply # 471019 19-May-2011 11:50
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I had a PoS Belkin that had the same problem. Near as I can tell, the wired Ethernet and Wireless Ethernet broadcast domains were separate. The issue solved itself when the 4 month old device decided to disable WLAN permanently. I only shed a tear when I realised I couldn't find the receipt to go get a refund.

So - I suspect that might be the answer to your question; one or the other APs might not forward ether broadcasts between fixed & wireless.

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  Reply # 471046 19-May-2011 12:22
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Cheers, that would make sense. If I could isolate which one it is, I'd replace it, but unless there's some way of knowing, I guess it's a lottery.

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