Really getting frustrated that I can’t find any obvious similar posts to mine on here! For months now I have had issues with intermittent access to other computers within my network; all on wi-fi and 802.11n (both 5G and 2.4G). Eventually I turned off DHCP and used static IPs and all was great. Only problem now is that some of my mobile devices do not support static IPs and expect DHCP to exist on the network. Once I got my new HTC 8x I turned on DCHP as I couldn’t live without it any longer, and now I’m back to my original connectivity issues.
It also seems that occasionaly it will just drop DNS entirely as well (no Google, etc. unless I’ve already been there recently). Other times, just internal connections aren’t possible but external ones are. When it’s just the internal connections, referencing other devices by IP instead of host name does not work either.
What are my options to address this? I just upgraded to the latest (Feb. 20-something release) firmware and still have the issues. I was told over a support request a few months back to restore my router. My fear in doing so is that I may lose my files on the wdrouter share and I simply do not have the time to back them up onto the original computer again given the sheer number of files transferred. As you can guess, I won’t be getting another hybrid device anytime soon! Otherwise I would have tried the suggestion already.