Losing WiFi and dropouts

dalla

New Around Here
Hi,
I have a RT-AC2900 with Merlin 386.7_2 in a AiMesh with one RT-AC68U. I frequently get lost network connections. Not so frequently missing WiFi but more dropped or slow internet. Especially my Google devices does not like this and my Chromecast and Google Home is sometimes not reachable. I ran a NetSpot Signal & Noise analysis this night and found out that the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz WiFi signal drops. Sometimes at the same time and sometimes individually. Is this a common thing or could something misconfigured?

Thanks in advance.


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Tech9

Part of the Furniture
I have a RT-AC2900 with Merlin 386.7_2 in a AiMesh with one RT-AC68U.

Use stock Asuswrt firmware on the node. You don't need Asuswrt-Merlin on it.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
No.
 

djbrad

Occasional Visitor
I had problem with aimesh if the node is not on asuswrt original firmware.

Install the most recent asus firmware on the RT-AC68U and see if that helps.

You could have some interference on your wifi band, you can scan from the router and see around what channels are used (don't use auto, fix them).
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
could that be the reason of unstable network?

Most folks with main router running Asuswrt-Merlin and AiMesh found stock Asuswrt works best on nodes. If AiMesh stability is your main goal, run stock Asuswrt on both routers. If Asuswrt-Merlin features are needed, you'll have to find the balance and find what works best for you.
 

dalla

New Around Here
I had problem with aimesh if the node is not on asuswrt original firmware.

Install the most recent asus firmware on the RT-AC68U and see if that helps.

You could have some interference on your wifi band, you can scan from the router and see around what channels are used (don't use auto, fix them).
Thanks Ill try that.
 

Rbk_3

New Around Here
Hi,
I have a RT-AC2900 with Merlin 386.7_2 in a AiMesh with one RT-AC68U. I frequently get lost network connections. Not so frequently missing WiFi but more dropped or slow internet. Especially my Google devices does not like this and my Chromecast and Google Home is sometimes not reachable. I ran a NetSpot Signal & Noise analysis this night and found out that the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz WiFi signal drops. Sometimes at the same time and sometimes individually. Is this a common thing or could something misconfigured?

Thanks in advance.


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Did you fix this? I have the same problem on my AX86U. Both bands I lose internet access but I am still connected to the wifi. It happens almost daily and reboot doesn't even fix it I need to wait and it eventually fixes itself.
 

dalla

New Around Here
Did you fix this? I have the same problem on my AX86U. Both bands I lose internet access but I am still connected to the wifi. It happens almost daily and reboot doesn't even fix it I need to wait and it eventually fixes itself.
I did a fresh install of the router and it seems like that solved the problem for me. At least for a while.
 

TrebleTA

Senior Member
I use a mobile app called WiFi analyser, this will check for interference. For me this helped a lot as neighbor's all around using wifi, also will show if say a device has wifi direct enabled, that should be disabled.

Also I found that smart connect would not trigger correct on some devices, sticking to 2.5ghz work around was wifi block list and added to block the 2.5ghz to force 5ghz.

Also a problem with QOS if you use bandwidth and then not set all devices up.
1 will hog the wifi bandwidth if downloading and not set, and it will make other wifi stall, untill the download is complete.
 

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