I have setup a hotspot at my local harbor. I have encountered a problem with my setup. The accespoint that creates the hotspot connection is a out door long range antenna from UBNT. The distance from the nearest router, to the optimal position of the antenna is 1km. And it's not in straight open air :/
I have managed to get it to work with AirMax from UBNT. My setup looks like this:
- 192.168.1.1 - My Router
- 192.168.1.30 - My first AirMax antenna (in bridge mode). Creates a network called CARRIERONE
- 192.168.1.31 - A wireless station, that connects to CARRIERONE.
- 192.168.1.40 - My second AirMax Antenna (Bridge mode from point 3). Creates CARRIERTWO.
- 192.168.1.41 - A wireless station, that connects to CARRIERTWO.
- 192.168.1.50 - My access point that creates the hotspot (Bridge mode. Network from point 5)
This works like a charm, except that computers connected to the hotspot don't get dynamic IP's. The users have to assign static IP's.
I have tried the same setup, with only two links (Though with extremely poor link quality bc of buildings blocking the sight), and then the clients get assigned dynamical IP's.
I have managed to do a workaround by setting the access point up as a router. But we have plans to extend the network, and would really like to have everything in bridge mode.
Why does this work when we use 3 links, and not when we use 5 links? The setup is EXACTLY the same, except from the IP.
Is this a normal problem? Do I need special equipment, or is it maybe the router that is incapable of managing IP's when there are too many bridges?