I am using a Netgear GS308P switch in one room and I connected a MR33 to it because it puported to have PoE of up to 15W per port (there are 4 POE ports). I am only using one PoE port. This seemed to be working from July till last week. All of the sudden, this one AP is showing that it does not have an i.p. and that it's a repeater. And its gateway is one of a couple nearby wifi APs. I don't know what's going on here. I did add a new Meraki MS120 further past this point in the network and reset the network and it took a while for everything to stop acting weird (MS 120 was not showing up as present on the network for about 12 hours for reasons unknown.) I can't be sure that was related, but this one AP is definitely much slower as a repeater. 1. So is this Netgear just too underpowered to deliver both power and a solid LAN connection to the MR33? 2. Could a cable with one loose wire do this? 3. IS the length of cable a problem? It's 35 feet or a little more. 4. Is there a better way to diagnose this from the Meraki dashboard? I don't see an option to just tell it to stop being a repeater. (I know the Netgear switch is getting a live internet connection because I just plugged into it and it feeds two more wifi APs further down the line of this school.) Thanks in advance.
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