I am making progress, but I don’t know why.
First attempt at putting the AP on the wired VLAN it picked up 10.10.50.17 from the router. I could ping it. I could bring up the web console. Made a couple of configuration changes: 1) changed management user name and password. 2) Changed the password on the default SSID. 3) Changed the DHCP to relay. 4) Rebooted.
Then I could not access via network ping or the webconsole. I set it back to factory defaults by pushing a pin in the hole, lights turned red and eventually green. I rebooted my SOHO router and power off/on the AP for good measure. Was never able to ping or bring up the console again. Did several factory resets.
I also registered the device with inControl. But, other than registration, I couldn’t find any instructions for configuring the device.
Tonight, looking at the SOHO console client list, I noticed the AP had two IP addresses assigned to it. I also changed the wired VLAN to “Trunk” from Access. I attached to the guest2 SSID and was able to ping the second one and bring up the web console.
First attempts to login to the console or attach to the default SSID failed. For some reason, I tried the username and password I’d set on the first attempt at configuring it and it logged in. I attempted to connect to the default SSID using the new password I set (not the one on the bottom of the AP) and I was able to connect. Even access the internet from a browser.
I was able to connect my SmartV to the default SSID and stream Netflix.
Now it starts going bad:
- I can not find the DHCP screen where I changed the DHCP settings from on to relay.
- I replicated my two existing SSID networks I want the Roomba to roam on, Guest2 and Guest5. Assigned each to just one radio. Nothing I’m doing requires bonding the two. Used the exact SSIDs and passwords. Had my wife who’s a DevOps engineer double check.
I can connect my laptop to Guest2 and Guest5 and have full internet access. I’m not sure if I’m connecting to the AP or to the SOHO since my desk is in between. But… the I am closer to the AP and the signal strength, especially the 5Ghz SSID, is much stronger than its ever been.
But, I cannot connect my SmartV to either Guest2 or Guest5. I can still connect it to the default SSID. I also was not able to upgrade firmware automatically. Had to do it manually. That’s not important.
- Could InControl be managing any part of the AP?
- What happened to the DHCP menu?
- Why didn’t setting factory resets wipe away the username and passwords I’d set?
- What’s the next thing I need to try to get the new SSIDs working?