384.15 AC86U 5Ghz Dropping/Disconnecting

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terahertz

New Around Here
Hi, is anybody else experiencing random dropping of their wifi on 384.15 AC86U? I was on 384.12 before and had no issues until I updated last night.

Laptops and phones would have to disconnect and reconnect, or would disconnect on their own. I haven't really tested 2.4ghz since I mainly use 5ghz. Rebooting the router fixed it temporarily last night, and twice today.

I saw a ton of auth and deauth messages in the syslog, but I did find a thread saying that was normal in the later versions.

I will try downgrading to see if anything changes.
 
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DarkKnight75

Senior Member
Hi, is anybody else experiencing random dropping of their wifi on 384.15 AC86U? I was on 384.12 before and had no issues until I updated last night. Laptops and phones would have to disconnect and reconnect, or would disconnect on their own. I haven't really tested 2.4ghz since I mainly use 5ghz. Rebooting the router fixed it temporarily last night, and twice today.

I saw a ton of auth and deauth messages in the syslog, but I did find a thread saying that was normal in the later versions.

I will try downgrading to see if anything changes.
Yep...had same issues with 384.14, 384.15 and 384.16...your solution is 384.12 which is what i rolled back to.
 

Neil62

Senior Member
See my signature below for my current setup and I am not having this issue. Are you using fixed channels for both the 2 and 5 GHZ bands? What bandwidth are you using on the 5GHZ band? I have attached my current settings for 5 GHZ professional and general tabs for you, if it helps at all.
 

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terahertz

New Around Here
See my signature below for my current setup and I am not having this issue. Are you using fixed channels for both the 2 and 5 GHZ bands? What bandwidth are you using on the 5GHZ band?
Yes, fixed channels. Max bandwidth on both.
 

Mark Korpela

New Around Here
I am having the same issue. 384.15 appears to have botched my 5Ghz band. Devices being dropped and can not reconnect. Getting authentication errors when trying to reconnect. After multiple reboots I could get it working again, only to have the issue crop up eventually. I downgraded to the last release. So far it’s been back to normal.
 

terahertz

New Around Here
OP here. I downgraded to .12, and everything is back to normal. Not a single drop today. On .15 I experienced about 3 drops that needed reboots and about 7 or 8 that required manual reconnects, all within 24 hours.
 

Alex Tiedemann

Occasional Visitor
Hi,

Using Firmware Version: 384.15 on my RT-AC86U as well.

Had issues with an iPhone connecting and disconnecting all the time, on 5 GHz.
The phone connected every couple of minutes and only for 10-20 seconds at the time.

Remember something about bandwidth should be set to 40 MHz and all Beamforming settings should be disabled.

All other devices are fine with any bandwidth and Beamforming enabled, even other iPhones.

RT-AC86U_WiFi_5GHz_1.jpg RT-AC86U_WiFi_5GHz_2.jpg

Kind regards,
Alex T.
 

davidangel64

New Around Here
This is what I get immediately after the 5 ghz channel turns off (had to plug into the ethernet port in order to get the router logs):
Code:
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069570.595 wl1: wlc_ampdu_tx_recv_delba: AMPDU OFF: tid 1 initiator 0 reason 39
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069571.549 wl1.0: wlc_send_bar: seq 0x1d tid 1
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069571.730 wl1.0: wlc_send_bar: seq 0x1 tid 3
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069579.914 wl1: wlc_ampdu_tx_recv_delba: AMPDU OFF: tid 0 initiator 0 reason 39
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069579.915 wl1: wlc_ampdu_tx_recv_delba: AMPDU OFF: tid 3 initiator 0 reason 39
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069586.162 flow_create : bitmap_size=512  maxitems=2048
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069586.169 wl1.0: wlc_send_bar: seq 0x1 tid 0
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069586.406 flow_create : bitmap_size=512  maxitems=512
Mar 11 17:42:00 kernel: DUMP CONSOLE: 069586.408 wl1.0: wlc_send_bar: seq 0x1 tid 6
Anyone have any clue what all of it means?
 

bbunge

Very Senior Member
New AC86U with 384.16 alpha2, 5 GHZ ch 36 20/40/80, 2.4 GHZ ch 11 20. Running AiProtection and QOS. SMB turned off. USB 2 drive with 512MB swap partition. No issues!
 

hervon

Regular Contributor
AC86U here 384.15 merlin with manual channel selection no issue @ 2.4 & 5 for many months!
 

terahertz

New Around Here
OP here again. I tried 384.16 beta 1, and the 5ghz hasn't dropped out in 2 days, but now my 5ghz guest network is broken! My nintendo switch can't get online unless connected to the non-guest network. I guess back to 384.12.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Instead of flipping back and forth between firmwares, see if a new SSID for your Nintendo Switch helps instead.

Fire up another Guest Network as a test, with eight alphanumeric characters (no punctuation, no special characters, no smiley faces) and a sixteen character password with the same attributes.

(Or, if you can 'forget' the network and re-associate to your router again after a reboot of all related equipment, do that to/instead). :)
 

terahertz

New Around Here
Instead of flipping back and forth between firmwares, see if a new SSID for your Nintendo Switch helps instead.

Fire up another Guest Network as a test, with eight alphanumeric characters (no punctuation, no special characters, no smiley faces) and a sixteen character password with the same attributes.

(Or, if you can 'forget' the network and re-associate to your router again after a reboot of all related equipment, do that to/instead). :)
The nintendo switch worked on the guest network no problem on 384.12. I'm not sure why changing the SSID would matter in this case? The only difference is the firmware.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Yes, the difference is the firmware, correct. :)

I don't know what changed in it either, but using new SSID's, while not guaranteed, has helped before. ;)
 

xulian

Regular Contributor
Hi, in my case I have a wifi drop from 2.4Ghz, all devices lost connection to the node repeater. At first I thought it was related to the antenna position as putting them in a different configuration (||| instead of \|/) worked for a while, but later they got disconnected equally. I tried with latest stock firmware and it happens also. As said above, installed Merlin's 12 and now it looks like working properly. Something changed since that one that is causing this behavior (also at 2.4)
 

eastavin

Senior Member
Woke up this morning to find the 5 GHz on my rt-ac68u (running 384.15) not working. No indication of any RF problem in logs. Reboot resolved it.
 

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