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    How to tell which band backhaul is using & how quick is roaming?

    UPDATE: I went in and increased the signal strength to 100% for both bands. I've had them set between 50% and 75% for a year or more. I watched the peer mesh router in the interface. Turns out my laptop DOES float between the routers frequently. It switches every few minutes. I ran a ping...
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    How to tell which band backhaul is using & how quick is roaming?

    ahh good to know. I wonder what's causing my 10-15 second breaks. It's weird because when my laptop goes into a temporary disconnect, I can pick up my ipad and it's perfectly connected.
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    How to tell which band backhaul is using & how quick is roaming?

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean by fix channels on both bands. Do you mean use a tool like inssider to clean up noise, etc? or something else?
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    How to tell which band backhaul is using & how quick is roaming?

    Ooops...yeah, I forgot to list the specs. It's a RT-AC68P and RT-AC68U. The RT-AC68P is the main one and the U is the client. just dual radios I think.
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    How to tell which band backhaul is using & how quick is roaming?

    Hi all, Was curious if there's a way to tell which band is being used by wireless backhaul for AIMesh? I find my laptop often has periods of 10-15 seconds of network connection loss. I suspect that's due to it roaming between the two stations. But I don't know how fast roaming is with...
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    Invalid IP when trying to set up passthrough

    Hi all, thanks for the concern. I was only going to manually open 3389 at small intervals to run some autohotkey scripts from home so I'm not tying up my office PC. Logmein doesn't record keystrokes as well as RDP. I'm aware of the threats on 3389 and how easy it is to hack. I don't have...
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    Invalid IP when trying to set up passthrough

    Hi all, I have an ASUS RT-AC68P. Today I went to set an inbound firewall rule which would enable port 3389 access from my office IP to my internal home PC. Every time I try it, I get an error: 192.168.1.231 is not a valid IP address! I used Logmein to verify that 192.168.1.231 is my...
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    Some AIMesh Advice needed

    OE, thanks for the help. Here is the latest. Last night I was trying to get all my living-room equipment to connect to the mesh node since it's closer than the main node. After rebooting everything, my Apple TV and my laptop ended up on the mesh node. The mesh node is mounted in ceiling in...
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    Some AIMesh Advice needed

    Thanks for the reply. I don't know how to tell if they are in the backhaul or not. At the bottom of the Stations list I see the MAC of the node with the following: RSSI: 59dBm PHY: ac PSM: No SGI: Yes STBC: Yes Tx rate 780M RX: 6.5M Does STBC indicate the backhaul? Attaching wireless log...
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    Some AIMesh Advice needed

    Ok, I’ve set my network back up to use aimesh. 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. What’s weird to me is I have an Apple TV which seems to only connect to the main router which is about 20 ft farther from the ATV than the mesh node. Is there a reason that might be happening? Also, it seems the mesh...
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    Some AIMesh Advice needed

    I am not 100% certain I know what Smart connect is. Is that a setting in the router? For the 15' backhaul. I used 15' to set up the AIMesh, but never moved the second router. :rolleyes: I was having issues in the beginning and just never got around to moving it once they were done...
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    Some AIMesh Advice needed

    Thanks guy, I am rebuilding my network now. Using the 68p as the main router. The reason I bought a secondary router for mesh is that my Ring doorbell was slightly out of range. With the 68P, it has 1 bar signal strength. Everything else looks good without mesh so far.
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    Some AIMesh Advice needed

    Hi, I have an RT-AC68P and an RT-AC68U. Currently, I have the RT-AC68U set up as the main mesh router and the RT-AC68P as the Node. They are connected via wifi. It show 2.4G under the AiMesh column under Network Map tab. Is that right? 1. Having learned the P is better hardware than the U...
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    Backhaul?

    Hi all. I see alot of posts about backhaul here and could use some clarity. As I understand it, I can go with Wired ethernet backhaul, or Wifi backhaul. At my house I cannot do an ethernet backhaul at this time. What I want to know is to what degree the wireless backhaul can be configured on...
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    Yet another AIMesh stability problem

    Thanks How do I get the report to you? Are you with ASUS?
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