[Fix] Wifi continually disconnecting and reconnecting with smart connect

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ryannathans

Regular Contributor
Hi all

When running on 384.13 I had great success with my network, everything was nice and stable. Since then, I've had some horrific instability on portable devices and only in some locations - ironically locations with strong signal.

I think I've finally found the cause - the Smart Connect seems to work differently now.

All I've done to fix it is increase the "dwell time" (10 min) and "window time" (2 min) so that my device will get auto-balanced less often when I'm in areas with equal-ish coverage of multiple bands. So far the connection has been far more usable.

Oddly my chromecast doesn't work reliably since 384.13 either unless I disable MU-MIMO (or possibly Universal Beamforming, not certain) but that's a problem for another day :cool:
 

Vexira

Part of the Furniture
What firmware version are you running may I ask?
 

Vexira

Part of the Furniture
Which router are you using?

There is a guide here or it's been suggested, that disabling my mimo and beam forwarding as well as airtime fairness has helped people
 

ryannathans

Regular Contributor
I'm using the RT-AC5300

I never enabled fairness. Beamforming and mu-mimo are off. Next step will be testing the problem devices on a guest network so there's no smart connect to confirm all dropouts cease.
 

Vexira

Part of the Furniture
Also run said insider to see if the channels In use are experiencing interference, just incase, it might be the issue.
 

maus73

New Around Here
for me disabling smart connect and then setting a control channel for 2.4g and 5g wireless rather than setting to auto fixes it. with either smart connect or control channel set to auto devices get disconnected and have to be forced to reconnect or by rebooting the router.
 

ryannathans

Regular Contributor
I'll try disabling smart connect and manually picking the control channel. Perhaps I'll be able to re-enable MU-MIMO - or maybe that's a separate problem...
 

maus73

New Around Here

I'll try disabling smart connect and manually picking the control channel. Perhaps I'll be able to re-enable MU-MIMO - or maybe that's a separate problem...
For reference, all of these options remain enabled in my setup for both 2.4g and 5g :-

Multi-User MIMO
Explicit Beamforming
Universal Beamforming

good luck.
 

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