Since Christmas (idea: several new devices on wifi?) our network had been behaving oddly. It's an Arcadyan with four boosts. Also of note, the router and discs are all on timers to reboot at 4am - this seemed to help in the early days, years ago.
My first connection of the day (iPad) usually can only connect to Google sites. I learned this was because the IPv4 DHCP address wasn't assigned, and only IPv6 traffic was getting through. I can usually nudge this by editing and saving (no changes) any of the DHCP allotted addresses on the router. (Oh yeah - the setting of DHCP addresses to manual has helped a bit, but there's a max of ten.)
So now, when the other devices aren't connecting, usually due to no IPv4 address, the DHCP nudge seems to work most of the time, but I can't do it from the app, and without the IPv4 address I can't browse to the router from any mobile device; I have to use a wired connection.
So some questions:
- anyone else solve their IPv4 inconsistencies somehow?
- any ideas on how to simplify the DHCP "nudge"?
- it running 60-70 devices too much on this setup? (5 teenage kids, tech geek dad)
I hate the idea of splitting my network, but I'm considering moving to a 3rd party prosumer mesh next.
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