I've been using the CBN CH7466CE router provided by Vodafone for more than 2 years now. The router normally serves 2 phones (iOS and Android), 3 laptops (2x macOS, 1x Windows), and a smart-tv. Since I got the router, there were no problems with connection whatsoever.
Now, for the past several weeks I'm having problems connecting to the WIFI on the iOS phone and the 2 macOS laptops, and rarely on the smart-tv. Specifics:
- The problem occurs after a long inactivity, e.g. the laptop or the phone is shut down or not used overnight - and then tries to connect with the home WIFI.
- Sometimes, it's enough to deactivate and activate the WIFI connection on the phone or laptop, but...
- ...Usually, the only thing that helps is restarting the router itself. Often, I can see that I'm connected to the network, but there's no internet access.
- After the router restart, the devices have no problem reinitializing the connection, as if the lack of Internet access happened only once each time and then "clicked" back into place.
The Android phone and the Windows laptop do not seem to have a problem with connecting to the Internet at all.
Where do I start to look for the issue?