Re: 2wire 3801hgv with airport extreme in bridge mode wireless dropping
11-09-2012 10:46:16 AM
In the AEBS are you connected using DHCP and have you manually selected a channel instead of auto also check and see if the MTU is set at 1500.
The AEBS is in bridge mode and getting DHCP from the RG. Yes, I have manually selected a channel. Thinking about it more, this issue happens when I'm browsing. After about 15-30 minutes on my iPad, there goes my Internet connection. And it takes another 15-60 minutes to get back on the Internet and showing that I have wifi in the status bar. The AEBS doesn't have a spot to set MTU, at least I can't find it.
How have you got your set top box connected (do not connect it to the AEBS it is not 802.1p compliant) is it run to the RG via coax or ethernet ?
Sorry no MTU setting in the AEBS but there is in your computer need make and OS and in the RG which is default to 1500 but nevermind you seem to have this problem only in wireless mode.
Also it will cause issues if you run the AEBS off the STB ethernet port.
If this is the only ethernet port in the room you need something like a Netgear switch that is 802.1p compliant then split it off to the STB and AEBS.
The STB is connected to the AEBS through 2 gigabit switches. But the AEBS is in bridge mode. So it is not routing. The RG is doing the routing. In essence, the AEBS is acting as a switch and wireless access point. All devices eventually connect to the AEBS which then connects to the RG. I have not issue with TV or with wired connections. The only issue is wireless. I just downgraded to AEBS firmware 7.6, so we'll see if that does anything.