After storms we had to replace several 900Mhz PMP100 APs this weekend and as it was done in a hurry the radios were configured but not updated at first. So at first the APs firmware was 13.1.something while all the other APs in the area and customer radios were 13.4.1 and at that time all the replaced radios exhibited the problem I am posting here about. However we had seen this before when not all APs had the same version of firmware. When we updated the APs to 13.4.1 the problem went away on all the APs except one.
In the pics I attached you see most of the radios show with only a LUID/MAC and it says they are "Out of Session" however they are in fact in session, we can access the radios via their management IP and though the AP shows hundreds of session counts the radios are not actually dropping connection. In fact we would not have known there was a problem other than the fact that the affected radios will not initiate a PPPoE connection so the customer has no Internet. Even rebooting the customer radio or AP the customer radio will not attempt to make a PPPoE connection. But if we log into the radio and manually press the "Connect" button on the PPPoE Tab then PPPoE connects and the customer has internet until the radio reboots or drops the connection or whatever.
All APs are v13.4.1 and all customer radios (with only a couple of exceptions) are v13.4.1 .
This problem did not appear until we replaced an AP.
As you can see in the Pic there 5 radios that work as expected.
The lwaters.220 radio works while the radio 2 above it on the list is a few hundred feet away , has the same signal strength, same firmware, same everything but lwaters works and the neighbor's radio one of the radios showing as not connected/dropping etc..
You can also see leon4tgh.211 on there, look at that crap signal strength, if anyone was going to have problems I would expect it to be that one but it's chugging right along working fine (we are very rural and have a very low noise floor but this radio is pushing the limits even for our area).
There appears to be no rhyme or reason to why those 5 radios work while the rest do not.
Any ideas ? Is our new AP faulty ?
Edit: forgot to mention I have double checked all the AP settings to make sure ALL the AP's are receiving GPS sync and all are set to the correct distance/ratio/control slots and all are using the same channels they were using originally.