R7900P acts as though it is running out of Internet connections?
Greetings, and thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions.
I have an R7900P (firmware current) with 12 devices attached - a mixture of PCs, smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and a printer. It is connected to a Uverse gateway (which is doing nothing else ... its WiFi is turned off, and nothing other than the R7900P is connected directly to it).
Each device works fine. The problem arises when I start using a device that's been inactive for hours (e.g., turn on a TV, switch from using my phone to my tablet, etc.). When I do that, some of the time the device sits and spins for a few seconds then works or, in some cases, sits and spins and says "no Internet connection." Inevitably, hitting "retry" then works.
So I'm not losing WiFi connectivity. Rather, I'm losing connectivity to the Internet after long idle periods. And it's not happening all the time ... more like 35% of the time.
Is there a router setting that I should have changed but didn't? Some limit that I didn't take into account? Or some other explanation that would account for this behavior? It's not debilitating, but it's definitely annoying.
Re: R7900P acts as though it is running out of Internet connections?
> I have an R7900P (firmware current) [...]
As always, an actual version number would be more useful than your
opinion of what's "current" today.
> [...] It is connected to a Uverse gateway [...]
Does your "a Uverse gateway" have a maker and model number?
> [...] (which is doing nothing else ... its WiFi is turned off, [...]
You might believe that, but disabling its wireless-network radio(s)
does not stop a router from being a router.
> [...] Is there a router setting that I should have changed but didn't?
Generally, cascading multiple routers can cause multiple problems,
possibly including ones like this. The usual configuration
recommentations are: 1) Configure the inner router ( R7900P) as a
wireless access point, or 2) Configure the outer router ("a Uverse
gateway") as a non-router (modem-only, "bridge"). Knowing nothing about
your "a Uverse gateway" makes specific recommendations difficult.