03-09-2017 02:40 PM
A quick question....if I have two devices, both connected via ethernet to the same child node, does that traffic ever traverse back to the parent node? Or does that traffic stay completely local to the child node?
Sorry if this doesn't make sense....I'm crosseyed from trying to troubleshoot an issue with a device on this child node.
Many thanks in advance.
03-09-2017 06:06 PM
03-10-2017 09:40 AM
Thanks for the response.
No, I don't have any other switches in my architecture...just three Velop nodes.
1: Office: Master node on one side of the main floor, located where cable modem service is.
2: Living Room: Child node on other side of house (still in range of Office node), for TV, XBox, etc.
3: Basement: Child node in basement, centrally located. NAS Device connected via ethernet.
All LEDs show solid Blue, indicating good connection.
The issue I'm having is that I have a NAS device, connected via eithernet to the Basement node. I see packet loss (anywhere from 5-20%) from time to time to/from the NAS. I'm trying to figure out if it's the NAS itself, or whether the basement node is poorly connected.
To troubleshoot, I connected a laptop to the Basement node via ethernet, and started pinging the NAS. I still saw the packet loss, which prompted my initial question. (My point being, if the packets stayed local to the Velop and I stil saw the packet loss, perhaps it meant my NAS was the issue...if the packets always go back to the root node, then my test is invalid, and perhpas my basement node is poorly conneced).
If it helps, here's my bh_report, but it doesn't mean much to me. 192.168.1.31 is my basement node.
Node (MAC) NODE IP PARENT IP Chan. RSSI(AP/STA) Speed State
------------ --------------- --------------- ----- ------------ --------- -----
14918282254C 192.168.1.31 192.168.1.1 149 -60/-48 142.81600 up
14918282255E 192.168.1.49 192.168.1.1 44 -63/-60 120.37400 up
03-10-2017 10:02 AM
03-10-2017 10:18 AM
I believe that the Ethernet ports are separate adapters not switch ports which could account for this.
I will test and report back.
03-10-2017 12:18 PM
Well, I think I found the source of the issue....seems like Plex, running on my NAS, has some issues with UPnP. Once I stopped Plex, the dropped packets to my NAS device stopped. Weird problem, but apparently several other folks have had this issue as well. I guess my old router must've had UPnP disabled, and Velop has it on by default.
Thanks for everyone's help.