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10.6: Avoid a DHCP issue with Dual Band Airport Extreme
Authored by: digs0 on Mar 18, '10 10:44:45AM

Interesting observation. I haven't been able to test yet, but I wonder if this is my problem as well. I don't have the extra router in my case, though, and I'm all Apple. My setup is a dual-band Time Capsule with separate network names (as required, I think?) for the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band. I also occasionally have a guest network active as well. There's an Airport Express extending the network. I find that often my MBP loses its internet connection (even though it claims to be connected to the 5GHz network and my hardwired iMac still accesses the net fine), and the iPhones will also often drop their connections. In my case, I'm wondering if somehow the laptop is accessing the network via the Express, but the Express has lost the connection to the Time Capsule, and that's causing the problem. It's all very confusing to me, but the issue has become all too frequent. I've also mainly noticed it since having the motherboard replaced on the MBP-- but I think that's just a coincidence.

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DJR



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