NWA130BE multiple SSIDs on one radio - no connection to clients on the same SSID

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PeterK4711
PeterK4711 Posts: 2
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Hi,

I’ve recently installed two NWA130BE in WDS mode. But my issue is independent from the WDS.

As soon as I configure more than one SSID on a radio the clients within the same SSID are not able to see or connect anymore.

Each SSID has a dedicated VLAN set and authentication is set to WPA3. No Layer-2 Isolation and MAC filtering is configured. Enable Intra-BSS Traffic blocking is not enabled, too. No idea what is causing this.

Does any one have an idea or could help.

Thanks.

Peter

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  • Zyxel_Judy
    Zyxel_Judy Posts: 1,085  Zyxel Employee
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    edited June 11
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    Hi @PeterK4711 ,

    To better support you, could you share the following details with us:

    As soon as I configure more than one SSID on a radio the clients within the same SSID are not able to see or connect anymore.

    • Are you configuring the SSIDs on the 2.4GHz radio, the 5GHz radio, 6GHz or all?
    • Does the issue occur when clients connect to the Root NWA130BE (with a wired connection as uplink) or the Repeater NWA130BE (with a wireless connection as uplink), or both?
    • How did you determine that clients within the same SSID are unable to see or connect to each other?
    • Which firmware version is your NWA130BE using?

    Share yours now! https://bit.ly/4aO0BMF

    Judy

  • PeterK4711
    PeterK4711 Posts: 2
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    Hi Zyxel_Judy,

    thanks for your reply.

    • Are you configuring the SSIDs on the 2.4GHz radio, the 5GHz radio, or both?

    The SSIDs are configured at both radios, communications between clients on the same SSID but different radios 2.4GHz and 5GHz are working. Just clients on the same radio (i.e. two clients at 2.4GHz) are not able to communicate / reach each other.

    • Does the issue occur when clients connect to the Root NWA130BE (with a wired connection as uplink) or the Repeater NWA130BE (with a wireless connection as uplink), or both?

    Both, tried it also with just one AP. As long as the clients are connected to the same AP the issue appears. As soon as the clients are connected to different APs and /or radios communication is working fine.

    • How did you determine that clients within the same SSID are unable to see or connect to each other?

    Using application protocols like HTTP and Ping

    • Which firmware version is your NWA130BE using?

    Latest firmware version is installed V6.75(0) / 2024-03-21 00:35:15.

    Tried also standalone and Nebula configuration, both having the same behavior.

  • Zyxel_Judy
    Zyxel_Judy Posts: 1,085  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @PeterK4711 ,

    Thank you for your detailed information.

    Based on your description, we tried to reproduce your issue but were unable to. To better support you, we hope you can provide the following files and information:

    Step 1:

    • Ensure there is only one SSID (e.g., SSID1) in your network.
    • Let 2 clients connect to the same AP on the same band (2.4GHz or 5GHz).
    • Perform a ping test between the 2 clients and then collect the diagnostic file of the AP.

    Step 2:

    • Add one more SSID (e.g., SSID2).
    • Let 2 clients connect to the same AP on the same band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) of SSID1.
    • Perform a ping test between the 2 clients and then collect the diagnostic file of the AP.

    After that, share the SSID1 name, the 2 clients' MAC addresses, and the 2 diagnostic files via private message. To do that, you can click on my account > Message.

    Share yours now! https://bit.ly/4aO0BMF

    Judy