I have to confess that I am by no means a network engineer I am a software engineer with a reasonable grasp of networking.
Here is my dilemma...
I have 20 iPads that I want to put onto a wireless network that has no internet connection. These iPads are connected to a Macbook Pro using Bonjour and they have data pushed/broadcast to them from said Macbook.
If I create a network with a home based wireless router/switch the devices all communicate flawlessly and the data is pushed to the iPads with ease and with an almost instant response time.
But... If I create a wireless mesh with 3 UniFi Access points which are connected to a Pro Curve switch. I can get all the iPads to connect to the network with static IPs but when I broadcast data to them the response is very slow. Some of the iPads randomly drop connection and ping times between devices can range from 100ms to 600ms.
I assume I possibly need something on the network to possibly help route the traffic but this is where my knowledge runs short.
Could anyone point me in the right direction? What am I doing wrong?
Thanks a lot in advance.