Guys, what can I say....break out the champange bottles.
but I must also apologize for the confusion I caused.
Yesterday I had all my new components together and did a total makeover on my server. Since I also had some strange connectivity issues with my n810 and my accesspoint, I decided to deactivate everything and start from scratch there too.
Much to my amazement the eee-box worked nicely, until I switched on my AP. I didn't take long to realize what was up. The eee-box and the AP wanted to use the same IP-address. I didn't have this kind of issue under 7.10, otherwise I would have found out much earlier. I must add, that the ability to see the dhcp-leases in the admin-website helped a lot with this issue. However, I think it would help even more, if we were able to enter static IP's into the dhcp-server, so that problems like that don't occur again. I can imagine several scenarios, where I would need to assign a static IP's, an access-point is only one of them.
The only other issue I have is, that once in a while when booting the eee-box it doesn't start the orbiter, but crashes back to the tty1.