Computers on different APs can't see each other

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Anthony R. Gold, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. I have two wireless Access Points (one Orinoco, one Linksys) connected to
    each other and both to an ADSL router via an ethernet hub (Netgear DS104).

    The computers connected to one AP can see each other and also see hosts on
    the Internet, and those connected to the other AP can see the hosts also
    connected to their AP and can see hosts on the Internet, however none of
    the folks connected to one AP can connect (either by IP or by Microsoft
    networking) to the hosts which have wireless connections to the other AP.

    BTW, all the computers use real static IP addresses manually assigned from
    an allocated /27 netblock, so no NAT or DHCP anywhere.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Tony
     
    Anthony R. Gold, Dec 4, 2003
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  2. Anthony R. Gold

    News Account Guest

    Do all the subnet masks match?

    Don Woodward
     
    News Account, Dec 5, 2003
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  3. Anthony R. Gold

    f/fgeorge Guest

    Or workgroups?

     
    f/fgeorge, Dec 5, 2003
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  4. Yes. If I move a client from one AP to the other it loses its previous
    neighbours and discovers the ones attached to the other AP and all the
    clients see the router which has its config screen on the local network.

    It's as if packets are not passing between the two APs through the hub
    while it is passing through that same hub between APs and the router.

    Tony
     
    Anthony R. Gold, Dec 5, 2003
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  5. Anthony R. Gold

    News Account Guest

    What happens if you do a "tracert xxx" from a client on one AP to a client
    IP on the other AP?

    Could be a routing issue - you can do a "netstat -r" to see the router
    tables on the PC's.

    Don Woodward
     
    News Account, Dec 5, 2003
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  6. I believe it was stars and request timeouts. But I'll check again when I
    get back to the site at the end of the weekend.
    I'll try that too, but not sure they will mean much to me.

    Tony
     
    Anthony R. Gold, Dec 5, 2003
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