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Asus Blue Cave (AC2600) 2.4GHz wifi crash

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by SmetcH, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. SmetcH

    SmetcH New Around Here

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    Dear all,

    I am asking for help.
    Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box keeps crashing my 2.4GHz wifi network. I tried to change the Authentication Method and control channel but no luck. Anyone had similar problem with clients crashing their 2.4GHz wifi?

    TNX.
     
  2. Klueless

    Klueless Very Senior Member

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    That would have been my guess. (I don't know anything about smart bulbs but I assume they use bluetooth?) Did you try all three (1, 6 & 11) channels? How far is your toy from your router? (Can you separate them even more?)

    (I saw your review on the Phillips site ; -)
     
  3. SmetcH

    SmetcH New Around Here

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    I didn’t try channel 1 but I’m not sure that will help.
    I can separate Sync Box and router max 1.5m.
    Do you think factory reseting and seting up the router from scratch will help?
     
  4. Klueless

    Klueless Very Senior Member

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    Bluetooth rotates through the 2.4 GHz frequencies. You might just get plain lucky using one channel versus another. You might even try setting the router to "auto"? (It'll either "help" or ... make it even worse : -)

    Normally a smart bulb is "single shot"; set it and leave it. You're using a machine gun : -)
    Bluetooth signals are (purposefully) on the weak side but, being that close to the router, they are more likely to compete with each other. Can you do a temporary test setup with a TV in a different room?

    EDIT: So, as a consequence of our national/state shutdown, my adult supervision (wife) has me cleaning out the garage and ... I stumble upon an old router setup manual. As I skim it over, before tossing it, I see, "... keep away from Bluetooth devices!"
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2020
  5. SmetcH

    SmetcH New Around Here

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    I have solved the problem. Factory reseted Blue Cave and built the network from scratch. Hue Sync Box working, 2.4GHz wifi network working.
     
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  6. Klueless

    Klueless Very Senior Member

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    Well I'll be darned, I wasn't even close. Glad things are workin'

    (Do me a favor? Look at what factory reset set wireless 2.4 to, e.g., control channel, bandwidth?)
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020