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N66U 2.4Ghz issue solved on my MacBook - Portable Harddrive

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by SteveVon, Jul 13, 2019.

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  1. SteveVon

    SteveVon New Around Here

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    Hi all - I have an N66U router and its been playing havoc for the last day or two with not connecting to the 2.4GHZ:(, the 5GHZ is fine. Tried everything!! Reboot, restart, channels, power etc etc

    I have just disconnected my Toshiba portable hard drive thought USB 3.0 - my time machine - bingo all he channels are back and happy. I'm amazed that this was the issue.

    Hope this helps someone - somewhere :)
     
  2. Grisu

    Grisu Part of the Furniture

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    USB3.0 interference is a well known issue for 2.4G Wifi.
     
  3. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    Known issue. USB 3.0 interferes with the 2.4GHz band when the port, cable, and device are not all properly shielded.

    You should be able to use the drive in the USB 2.0 port. ;)
     
  4. SteveVon

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    Ohh - I have those USB C type ports - maybe some are 2.0 - I'll check - this is a great forum. Someone mentioned 3.0. Unplugged and sorted \:)
     
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  5. SteveVon

    SteveVon New Around Here

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    No its all USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Its probably the hard drive that's whining as all other devices seem to work ok.
     
  6. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    If you have the option in your firmware, you should also be able to disable USB 3.0 mode on the USB 3.0 port. That will also solve the issue. :)
     
  7. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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    I'm talking about the actual ports on the router, not on the device itself. :)