stevecinhou wrote:We've been having the exact same problem in our stake center: stake presidency + 3 overlapping wards + family history center... we've been running out of IP addresses every Sunday. Just upgraded to one of the new firewalls this week and increased our DHCP range. I'm also going to assign static IPs to all of the clerk computers and family history computers. So hopefully that helps the problem and at least all of those systems always have connectivity. Seems this is going to be a growing problem everywhere with an increasing percentage of people in the building having some type of wifi device.
on your comments....I am still back to one of my original observations and comment here. IMHO...just calling support and getting more assigned IP's are not the answer to any our problems. At some point, this practice just has to stop. The service to your buildings only have "X" amount of bandwidth. And will only support X amount of users.
With this "new to come system" of members logging in using their LDS username and password, will admittedly help....for a time. The new system with supposedly 3 levels of permissions granted by our leadsrship...I still have to wonder...how does someone's phone or device know that I am a youth and not allowed to connect to the building system? What if I, as a youth have Dad's old smartphone? I wish things were all blue skys and green lights....but at some point our global support people are going to have to deal with the much bigger issue. I have an answer but nobody likes mine.... Granted, it does not fix the problem but it sure limits the number of allowed users. again..IMHO, not everyone in our buildings needs to be connected the whole time they are there.....good luck to any of us who think they can control that.