DAP-1522 is making me crazy!

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misterdna:
Quote from: Lycan on January 29, 2009, 11:15:01 AM

1) NETBIOS resolution can be tricky. I wouldn't worry about it not working too much as long as you can reach the AP by it's IP. Do you have other AP's or devices that resolve NETBIOS names?

2) How many AP's do you have in your house? Are they all DAP-1522? how many are running at the same time?

Unless we understand everything about your network we can't help you fix it. Getting frustrated and asking that we give you some magic answer is not realistic.
How are we supposed to know what the problem is if we don't ask you questions?

Do you go to the doctors and say "I hurt" then when the doctor says "where?" you just demand an answer?

Questions are the only tool we have to help you, short of going to your house and viewing the issues for ourselves. 



The thing is all I did was answer question for the first page of this thread. I didn't get frustrated for awhile, when I just kept getting questions, but was getting zero answers. So you're way off base saying I expected a magic answer without answering questions. Also frustrated with how much time I've spent messing with this device, and now feeling like I'm repeating myself many times in the same thread when I'm asked questions I had answered before (even your question about APs on my network was specifically answered in one of my previous posts).

Aren't all networking issues thrown out the window regarding the URL not working when I explain the URL didn't work from day one, with the device connected straight to a laptop with an ethernet cord (completely isolated from any other device or network)?

This is my only 1522 that I have ever owned. It's my only D-Link wireless device (I do have a gigabit switch by D-Link). Right now I have a router with wireless, an Airport Express in AP mode, and trying to get the 1522 working smoothly. But I've tried the 1522 with many networking configurations, and as I mentioned, totally away from the network too.

At this point, I don't want you guys to help me troubleshoot my network -- I could be wrong, but for many reasons, I feel confident in my network and network troubleshooting abilities. I just want help from people who know this device to help me with this device. Please just humor me, and pretend this isn't a networking issue. My network works great in every respect, with my Rovio and IP camera, and multiple computers -- everything works as expected, and is accounted for correctly in the router. In the past year I have spent hours learning about my network in order to set-up many IP devices, and don't want to start back to square-one network troubleshooting just to get a lowely WAP to work (when I don't believe that is my issue).

Again, my reasoning for focusing on this issue: it is a non-network issue I've had since day one, and I figure if it is proven the device isn't working properly with this URL issue, it could serve as evidence my unit is defective, and I should replace it. At some point awhile ago, the cost of the hours spent troubleshooting this device has eclipsed the cost of tossing it. And now I keep allowing myself to feel the need to respond to posts. I think my idea of changing firmware, hard reset, try from windows machine makes complete sense as a final step to test if the URL works, and I'm going with this idea. No one else has said they have problems with the URL, so I am going to assume that the unit is bad if the URL doesn't work as it is supposed to.  Please, help others in need in the meantime, no need to try to help me any more.

mig:
Quote from: misterdna on January 29, 2009, 10:25:09 AM

I feel like you are missing much of what I've said (several times) in this thread...

Well, I feel you seem to be missing is the fact that networks (both local and wide area - internet) run on numbers or IP addresses like "192.168.0.50" not names line "dlinkap".   (and I'm surprised at this since you state you are an experienced network administrator)  You will NEVER be successful with http://dlinkap until you have a correctly configured service (such as a DNS) <NetBIOS name resolution> to translate the "dlinkap" to the IP address "192.168.0.50" [or what ever IP address you have assigned to your DAP-1522]

When you connect your mac laptop directly to the DAP-1522, do you know what service, on that single cable, point to point network, which is responsible to translate names to IP addresses?  I don't believe there a service to fulfill that requirement, and that is the reason that typing http://dlinkap in your browser does not work (and the additional possibility that the DAP-1552 may not be named "dlinkap")

When you connect your DAP-1522 to your router, the router <NetBIOS name resolution> is responsible for translating names to IP addresses.  If the router's DNS <NetBIOS name resolution> is not configured correctly, there will be no resolution for "dlinkap" and the router will ask your ISPs DNS servers if there is any domain name "dlinkap.com" that can be translated to and IP address (your web browser is trying to 'help you out' in this failure situation by adding the .com to the end of your original request name of 'dlinkap').  Your IPSs DNS servers will find there is a domain "dlinkap.com" that can be translated to an IP address of 208.73.210.121 registered by Jan Svoboda (who has registered about 40K domain, definitely a squatter) and your web browser show you that page.  [by the way, my employer has blocked my access to that site, claiming Filter Category: Viral_Content_Sites;Advertisements;Productivity - so be careful)

In each situation http://IPaddress does work, so this means the http://dlinkap issue is a result of name to IP address translation failure, not a failure with the DAP-1522.

If you can get past this issue, you may be able to get help for you other DAP-1522 issues.  However, if you are frustrated with the setup and performance of the DAP-1522, perhaps it is not the best device for you.  Stop driving yourself crazy, declare your unit defective, cut your losses (in money and time), chalk it up to experience, and go purchase another access point which may work better in your particular network situation.


 :-[ EDITED: to replace incorrect DNS with NetBIOS name resolution

Lycan:
Quote from: mig on January 29, 2009, 01:19:44 PM

Well, I feel you seem to be missing is the fact that networks (both local and wide area - internet) run on numbers or IP addresses like "192.168.0.50" not names line "dlinkap".   (and I'm surprised at this since you state you are an experienced network administrator)  You will NEVER be successful with http://dlinkap until you have a correctly configured service (such as a DNS) to translate the "dlinkap" to the IP address "192.168.0.50" [or what ever IP address you have assigned to your DAP-1522]

W


Its a NETBIOS name, not DNS.

mig:
Quote from: Lycan on January 29, 2009, 02:07:29 PM

Its a NETBIOS name, not DNS.

So what device (process?) handles the NETBIOS Name Service (NBNS) on a Macs only (no Windows machines) network?  In this situation, wouldn't the Name Resolution fall back to the router's DNS?

Lycan:
1) A router doesn't have DNS. It' has DNS servers. On the WAN and they're not going to know what your Ip=DNS name res is.
2) It's NETbios, I have no clue. I don't really work with Mac.

Lets see if I can get someone that knows more then me about it.

oh Eddie.....?

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