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About to pull my hair out - RT-AX88U Pro 2.4 Wireless clients dropping

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Well, so far so good.

Broadcom is always adjusting things. It was the same with the previous generation radios. When I purchased my Asus router a new firmware was released on the same day. It had really bad Wi-Fi and I was thinking the router is defective. They somewhat fixed it later, but it was similarly to your experience disappointing. With a new model router you have to be patient. It may start working properly and with 3.0.0.6 (or perhaps then 3.0.0.8?) firmware somewhere in 2026. 🙃
 
Broadcom is always adjusting things. It was the same with the previous generation radios. When I purchased my Asus router a new firmware was released on the same day. It had really bad Wi-Fi and I was thinking the router is defective. They somewhat fixed it later, but it was similarly to your experience disappointing. With a new model router you have to be patient. It may start working properly and with 3.0.0.6 (or perhaps then 3.0.0.8?) firmware somewhere in 2026. 🙃

I'd love to see Merlin migrate to the new firmware platform, but I understand that's a lot of work and leaves a lot of legacy routers behind.

It still amazes me that a fairly mature network standard can be this buggy with new models, though. Thanks for the help!
 
Honestly? All I did was switch to Merlin from the stock firmware, and it has been flawless. I also disabled Wifi 6 on 2.4 as I don't have any Wifi 6 devices and Wifi 6 gives my Recteq grill problems.

Edit: I'm at 27.5 hours of uptime on the problematic devices and no issues.
 
Honestly? All I did was switch to Merlin from the stock firmware, and it has been flawless. I also disabled Wifi 6 on 2.4 as I don't have any Wifi 6 devices and Wifi 6 gives my Recteq grill problems.

Edit: I'm at 27.5 hours of uptime on the problematic devices and no issues.
I think Merlin is still on the 3.0.0.4 firmware and if you were using the latest stock it would have been the 3.0.0.6 firmware.
 
Disable also the above.
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