Specific questions are the best kind of questions
We’ve been using Unifi APs for over 18 months and we’ve not experienced problems like that. If you’ve not already posted to the Ubiquiti forums I’d encourage you to post there as well.
From what you’ve described it sounds most likely that the problem is with your Sonic Wall - could it have run out of IP addresses, be restarting at that time or upgrading it’s firmware? The only time I can think of our APs behaving anything like that is during a firmware upgrade but I think that’s only possible when they are connected to a controller.
We’ve had a controller almost the entire time we’ve had the APs, initially on a local MacMini and now on a super cheap Amazon EC2 micro instance. While it’s great that the APs don’t depend on the controller being available (I failed to notice when the Mac Mini was turned off for a week) they do perform better when it is. That’s even clearer now that more recent firmware supports seamless roaming between APs as people move around the space.
So, while I’m not sure it will directly solve your problem, I would recommend getting a controller set up and making sure the firmware is up to date on all your APs.
Hope this is some help.
On 20 May 2015 at 22:56, Bryan Boyer [email protected] wrote:
Apologies for the hyper specific question, but I know a lot (some?) people here also use Ubiquiti Unifi access points like the ones we run at Makeshift Society Brooklyn. I’m hoping a similar installation at another co working space may lend clues.
We have a simple network with four APs providing wireless service. A Sonic Wall creates the network and hands out IPs.
We’ve had issues every so often, but seems more frequent now, where the APs go offline for a few minutes. Eventually the APs come back and are adopted again. During the outages there’s no drop in Wifi signal but the connectivity to the internet disappears.
We don’t have a permanent controller and don’t use any of the features that require one. Could the lack of controller be the problem? Other ideas?
I’ve been searching the Ubiquiti forums until my fingers bleed and have yet to find any good answers, so I appreciate any insights.
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