There are two phases to WiFi connections:
1. Client device connects to WiFi access point
2. Client requests IP address from whatever will supply it
BREWBOY’s experience suggests to me phase 1 is happening, whatever supplies IP addresses isn’t ready in time, so the B-Hyve is giving up on phase 2, possibly? In which case I can see dropping the MAC layer connection would cause the B-hyve to start all over again from scratch–much like unplugging and re-plugging an Ethernet cable might.
BREWBOY: Is the Nanostation M2 actually set up as a router, or as an access point? As an AP it doesn’t serve addresses, in which case something else on your network is supplying them.