Weird (wireless) connectivity issue [SOLVED]
I have been experiencing a very weird (at least imo) connectivity issue on my home network the past few weeks and I can't seem to get rid of it. Hope you guys can help out. Here it goes (pardon my lingo if it's not 100% correct).
My setup: LMDE server ('tower') and LMDE client ('thinkpad'). I use tower mainly as a music server (mpd/gmpc) and bittorrent server (rtorrent), not that it really matters. In between there's a linksys router, which is running a dhcp server (ip addresses are bound to mac-addresses). tower has 192.168.1.101, thinkpad has 192.168.1.102. The network configuration is the same on both machines. Subnetmask is 255.255.255.0, gateway (linksys router) is 192.168.1.1 and DNS ip addresses are also the same (can't remember those). There's no firewall involved, both are clean LMDE installs. So there's nothing too fancy, I think...
Now usually everyting's fine (which means I can reach and access tower from thinkpad without any problems). However, when I suspend thinkpad (for a longer time, at least an hour or so), tower becomes unreachable, which means I can't even ping tower from thinkpad (I get 'host unreachable'). ssh gives 'no route to host'. I can ping the gateway and otherwise the connection on both machines is perfectly fine (I can browse the interwebs, etc.). The curious part is though, that as soon as I ping thinkpad from tower everything is OK again (! yes, I've tried this multiple times). Now I don't want to get up every time I want to access tower to ping thinkpad first after a suspended period, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Of course, I've done my share of googling but this one's obviously out of my reach.
I honestly don't know if this issue is wireless specific. Unfortunately, I can't use cables where I live. Maybe this post should be moved to 'Networking'.
Naturally, in case more (specific) information is needed, I'd be more than willing to provide it.