R700 dropping Bonjour mDNS packets but 7982 is not
I've got a standalone R700 running the 188.8.131.52.373 GA, and have been having issues with unreliable Bonjour discovery on the 5GHz radio. The network is a pretty simple topology, all under the same subnet, with two wired Time Capsules and 3 Apple TV's on the wireless segment.
The problem is after a few hours, associated 5GHz clients can no longer see the Apple TV's in the Airplay list, and Time Machine backups also fail on desktops due to the Time Capsule's Bonjour service no longer being discoverable.
If I take a packet dump on the machine originating the query, I see a multicast DNS query go out, looking like:
jdrmbp.mdns > 184.108.40.206.mdns: [udp sum ok] 0 PTR (QU)? _ssh._tcp.local. (33)
08:39:22.641080 IP6 (flowlabel 0xaa868, hlim 255, next-header UDP (17) payload length: 41) jdrmbp.local.mdns > ff02::fb.mdns: [udp sum ok] 0 PTR (QU)? _ssh._tcp.local. (33)
But no response. And if I tcpdump on the wired segment of the network, I simply see nothing. It's as if the R700 itself is discarding the multicast query.
If I lock all clients to a 2.4GHz wlan, then wired and wireless Bonjour discovery works. I've gone through several suggestions from support (case 00189250), but none of them are helping, including:
- Setting directed-thr to 0 for all wlans
- Setting qos directed multicast disable for all wlans
- Playing with encryption settings (using WPA+WPA2 mixed instead of WPA2 AES)
As another data point, I set up a Zoneflex 7982 with the exact same configuration (the first two items on this list, I left encryption as WPA2-AES) and Bonjour works perfectly fine even after 48 hours, even on 5GHz.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!