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bsdaiwa

join:2004-06-04
Fullerton, CA

Wrong IP Address Assigned to Device

Can someone help me to understand what is going on here? Sometimes my router assigns the Wi-Fi on my cellular phone a completely different ip address. The phone shows being connect to the correct SSID and it shows being connected to one of my access points but the ip address that is assigned is not mine.

Example:
SSIS: beta
Assigned IP: 169.254.23.228 (correct should be 192.168.122.xxx)

After several shutdowns and restarts my phone final gets the correct ip address.

Any suggestions?



clarknova

join:2010-02-23
Grande Prairie, AB
kudos:7
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In other words, if you get a 169.254.x.x address, dhcp isn't working for some reason. Do you know if it's one specific AP or subset of APs that you are connecting to when this happens?
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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to bsdaiwa

Correction, that means your router isn't assigning an IP. Are you being impatient? Waiting a few more seconds might get you an IP. If not, what router do you have? There maybe a firmware update to address DHCP issues.


bsdaiwa

join:2004-06-04
Fullerton, CA

said by meowmeow:

Correction, that means your router isn't assigning an IP. Are you being impatient? Waiting a few more seconds might get you an IP. If not, what router do you have? There maybe a firmware update to address DHCP issues.

I don't think I am rushing it, just letting it do its normal attempt to connect to the network.
Here is what the network looks like:
Router: Linksys WRT54GS v4 Tomato Firmware v1.28.1816
AP (DHCP Off) Linksys WRT54GS v1.1 Tomato Firmware v1.28.1816
AP (DHCP Off) Linksys WRTSL54GS Tomato Firmware v1.28.7633 .3-Toastman-IPT-ND ND USB Ext
AP (DHCP Off) Linksys WRT54GL Tomato Firmware v1.28.7633 .3-Toastman-IPT-ND ND Std
AP (DHCP Off) Highgain 8186HP Highgain Firmware Version v1.3HM
AP (DHCP Off) Ubiquiti LocoM2 Ubiquiti Firmware Version XM.v5.5.3


billaustin
they call me Mr. Bill
Premium,MVM
join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5

Are your SSIDs hidden or visible?
Are the SSIDs the same or different for each AP?
Is the security key the same or different for each AP?
Is your channel plan staggered to avoid interference with each other?
How large of an area are you covering?
Are the AP's running in Mixed Mode?
Have you checked for software updates for your phone?


bsdaiwa

join:2004-06-04
Fullerton, CA

1 recommendation

said by billaustin:

Are your SSIDs hidden or visible? Yes
Are the SSIDs the same or different for each AP? Yes
Is the security key the same or different for each AP? Same
Is your channel plan staggered to avoid interference with each other? Yes
How large of an area are you covering? 4 Floors with AP's on each.
Are the AP's running in Mixed Mode? Yes
Have you checked for software updates for your phone? Yes

I believe I have found the problem, I had to replace the power transformer and although it was from a later model of a Linksys router it was a 12V .5 amp and the unit needed a 12V 1 amp. Once I applied the proper amount of power it seemed to correct the problem.
Sorry to have been a bother I hope someone learns something from this, I sure did.

meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT

1 recommendation

Interesting how much power can be cause issues. BTW, Yes isn't an answer to most of those questions (should be visible, same SSID, same security, 1-6-11 or 1-5-9-13 channel plan - but none of that should affect DHCP if you're connected ok)


bsdaiwa

join:2004-06-04
Fullerton, CA

Sorry, here are the corrections:

Are your SSIDs hidden or visible? Visable
Are the SSIDs the same or different for each AP? Same



Anav
Sarcastic Llama? Naw, Just Acerbic
Premium
join:2001-07-16
Dartmouth, NS
kudos:5
reply to bsdaiwa

Glad you resolved the issue.