Access point only able to carry 2 devices at once?
I'm sorry to ask such a stupid question. I have absolutely no tech knowledge and don't understand a lot about the router, access point etc. business.
Short version: I can only ever successfully get a connection on two of my 3 devices, doesn't matter which of the two. Does this have to do with what type of product (aka an access point or router or whichever this counts as) I'm using?
In my university dormitory there is only an Ethernet access. So my father bought me this travel router/access point thing to connect all my devices (one laptop, one iPhone and one iPad) to the internet. It might be worth noting that I have to login via a lock-and-key website each time before I can really access the university net, so I've already had tons of trouble trying to make sure I always have the right type of IP-address (something about how it has to belong to the network provider of this uni net or something?).
But just now I noticed that I can only ever get access on two devices at once? When I'm connected on my laptop and my phone, then my iPad will always get an IP-address that makes absolutely zero sense, so nothing works on there. And this morning I was able to connect on my phone and my iPad, but my laptop wasn't able to connect anymore. And I wasn't even able to open the tplinkwifi.net, as if I wasn't even recognized to be accessing from a tplink product anymore.
Is this because it's an access point or something? Can it only provide a connection to a limited amount of devices at once? I just don't know what I'm doing wrong...