I've been experiencing loss of communication or extremely delayed communication now for the last couple months and I don't know what is causing it, nor did I change anything in my network topology. I'm using a retina iPad Mini 2 for my control on the latest 8.1.2 release, and it affects every device regardless of comm type... I'm using IP to my Pioneer receiver, ITach IR to a couple cable boxes, and iTach RS232 units for my projector (Sony HW50) and Oppo 103. When it occurs, which is more often that not... the network indicator will either show green in which case it either works or commands will be delayed 20+ seconds. The other thing that occurs is when I reopen the app, the network indicator goes red and of course nothing goes through.
I was worried it may have been due to setting up an Irule config for my dads phone when he was it town many months ago (logic being that the app was still active on his Android phone with feedback enabled), so I re-IP'd every device and updated my irule config but I still have the issue. My iPad has no problems accessing the Internet while the issue is occurring, often times I will perform a speedtest as its occuring and get the usual 40-50+ Mbps. My network consists of a Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 modem, latest gen AirPort Extreme hardwired to a rack mounted 24 port unmanaged small business class router, everything CAT6 cabled. I've hardwired a laptop to the switch and see no communication drops.
Every entertainment minded device on my network has reserved DHCP IP's. I've run network sniffing to get a complete list of every device on my network. I've verified that I not only know every device, but that none of my devices are walking on each other.
At this point I'm at a loss because I haven't changed my iRule configuration in like a year, and then out of nowhere I'm having these issues and it's very frustrating. With the troubleshooting I've done I can't help but think it's something with the iRule app itself, either with iOS 8.1.2 compatibility or an iRule change that maybe doesn't like some of my feedback or what, I have no clue really. All I know is that I'm frustrated and if I can't figure it out soon I'll need to jump ship to a different control solution.
Home Theater Build in Progress (Contemporary living room, Klipsch RF-7 II 5.2 audio, Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector, Da-Lite 16:9 159" HP, recessed Mid Atlantic rack, etc)