05-24-2017 05:53 AM
hope you can help.
My goal: Bring 3 wired network devices (TV, MediaPlayer, AirPlay-Adapter) to my existing network via wireless bridge (no cable possible)
My existing network setup: Inet -> DSL Router (DHCP-Server) -> WiFi Network (2 aruba IAP)
I am bought an aiRouter (some research and postings found via google). First Setup was no problem.
My test setup: Laptop (Windows 10) ethernet connection -> airRouter LAN-Port1 -> WLAN to my aruba AP
- configured airRouter network as bridge (static IP settings (outside of my DHCP range) -> working
- configured WLAN in station mode (without WDS) and connected to my SSID -> working
- the airRouter itself can go to the inet (NTP, ping, DNS)
- configured Laptop with static IP Settings (outside of DHCP range) -> inet is working
- changed LAN settings to DHCP -> not working, no DHCP server is reachable
- the windows Laptop uses the autoconfig IP (i see this IP also on the aruba dashboard)
Why does DHCP not work? There is no firewall in the path and when i connect the Laptop via WLAN, DHCP is working fine. I have rebooted the Laptop and also the airRouter sometimes.
Without LAN connection on the airRouter i see the bridge IP on the aruba dashboard. With Laptop and static IP, i see the static IP from Laptop in the dashboard, with DHCP i see the autoconfig IP (169.x.x.x).
What happens when i connect a second LAN device on the airRouter?
On the MediaPlayer and TV i can use static IP, but on the airplay-Adapter i need DHCP.
05-30-2017 08:51 AM
My test results:
- Network set to router, DHCP-Server on LAN, no NAT -> works as expected but airPlay-Adapter was not seen on the existing network
- configured NAT, Multicast forwarding -> no success, no airPlay
- switched back to Bridge-Mode -> always no DHCP server reachable