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AiMesh shows offline in GUI, but it's actually connected

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by AlpineMan, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. AlpineMan

    AlpineMan Occasional Visitor

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    I have an AC88U as my main router, AC3100, and a couple of AC68U's as my AiMesh nodes. All were in the official Asus 20648 -> 20942 and now all on the 384_21045. In all versions of these firmwares, I noticed that the AC88U AiMesh UI shows that my nodes go offline after a day or 2...and remain that way unless I reboot the nodes. But in reality, the nodes are still connected even if the UI indicates that they're offline. I can ping the nodes, SSH to them, and also ping all the devices that are connected to them via CAT5.

    Does this mean that it's more of a cosmetic issue as far as the AiMesh offline indicator shows?
     
  2. Ronald Schwerer

    Ronald Schwerer Senior Member

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    The switch side (wired) is not affected by AiMesh. Are you sure the wireless devices you are pinging are connected to the missing nodes? Also, are you using a wired back-haul?
     
  3. AlpineMan

    AlpineMan Occasional Visitor

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    My AiMesh network is connected wirelessly. I can ping the nodes...and also devices connected to the nodes themselves. The devices are connected to the nodes via CAT5.

    Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC 8000X using Tapatalk
     
  4. arthurlien

    arthurlien Very Senior Member

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    Could you send feedback with system log, wifi log (checked) by WebUI Feedback function ?
     
  5. AlpineMan

    AlpineMan Occasional Visitor

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    Will do.

    1) One other thing I discovered tonight from an offline AC68U AiMesh node (uptime = 4 days)... I was able to SSH into it via WiFi and found a bunch of cfg_client processes:
    [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# ps | grep -c cfg_client
    990

    I went ahead and rebooted this node, after coming up, the node showed online in the GUI and the number of cfg_client showed only 5.

    2) Went to another AC68U AiMesh node that's showing online (uptime = 5 minutes, this node was just rebooted) and there were only a few of these processes:
    [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# ps |grep -c cfg_client
    5

    3) From an online AC3100 AiMesh node (uptime = 4 days):
    [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# ps |grep -c cfg_client
    656

    4) From the main AC88U AiMesh router (uptime = 4 days)
    [email protected]:/tmp/home/root# ps |grep -c cfg_client
    1
     
  6. AlpineMan

    AlpineMan Occasional Visitor

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    Hmmm...just checked this morning...2 offline nodes (all of which I can ping and SSH into) and 1 online node (I can't ping or SSH into, but I can ping the clients attached to this node)