R7000P + Meraki MR33 + iOS = Issues
While I have seen tons of posts about odd connectivity issues with iOS devices, my situation is a bit unique. A bit of background:
- I initially purchased an R7000P to be used exclusively in AP mode in conjunction with my ISP supplied router that is in the basement of a 3 story house. It worked well in this function. No issues.
- Given its ability to support VLANs, I decided to switch out the ISP supplied router in favor of the R7000P acting purely as a router, directly connected to a Cisco Meraki MR33 that I installed in the perfect location in the middle of my house to serve all 3 floors.
- Note: I initially deployed the MR33 with my ISP supplied router and everything worked perfectly.
So, what issues am I seeing? Only on iOS devices (2 iPhones, 1 iPad):
- Twitter will not play embedded video content at all. We just get the spinning circle on said content. This is super annoying as my wife and I are avid Twitter users.
- Certain apps and services just won't work. OneDrive Photo Upload for instance. It will not upload photos from our iOS devices anymore.
- Wired clients = fine.
- Wireless Macbook Air = fine.
- Wireless Android phone = fine.
Just iOS devices. I've tried so many things:
- Obviously I reset the Network Settings on the devices and reconnected to Wi-Fi following the router swap.
- I've toggled virtually every setting on the R7000P to no avail. Things like:
1. IPV6 off by default - turned it on.
2. UPNP on by default - turned it off.
3. NAT Filtering - changed it from "Secured" to "Open"
4. Disable SIP ALG - changed it from on to disabled.
5. Disable Port Scan and DoS Protection - changed it from on to off.
6. Disable IGMP Proxying - changed it from disabled to on.
7. QOS - disabled by default, turned it on.
So needless to say I'm frustrated.
This morning, after resetting factory defaults on the R7000P again, I tried to just connect my iPhone to the default SSID on the router itself... and everything works fine.
So the issue is in some way related to the router configuration and in how it interacts with the separate AP.
Any thoughts? Obviously from a vendor support perspective this is tough because both Netgear and Cisco would just want to point the finger at each other.