RP-AC55 Weak Connection with RT-AX88U

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rekrap

New Around Here
Hi,

Can anyone advise what I should do?

My RP-AC55 (AiMesh) has been doing fine in the last couple of years, but recently I noticed that the connection to my RT-AX88U is very weak.

It was good before.

Is there anything I can do to improve this? The device is neither too far nor too near to my router.

Thanks much.

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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
I don't believe this is AiMesh capable? Have you flashed (and afterward fully reset) to the latest firmware on the repeater?

What firmware are you running on the RT-AX88U? When was the last time you updated it? And when was the last time you did a full reset on that unit too?

Have you tried resetting the repeater? Have you tried different locations of both the unit and the main router? Mere inches can make huge gains when adjusting the main router.

Put some numbers to your statements (please).

Have you tried using different Control Channels on the main router? Have you rebooted all your networking equipment at the same time to ensure your testing is valid and not using cached results?

For real AiMesh capabilities, consider an RT-AC66U_B1, RT-AC86U, or an RT-AX58U if this is a hardware issue on this device.

Also, consider relocating the main router (an RT-AX88U can cover an awfully large area). Using the repeater may actually be reducing the performance of the main router, overall. How many SqFt are you covering in your home?

Just because your network hasn't changed, doesn't mean that the Wi-Fi environment around you hasn't. Needing to continually adjust and explore what works is occasionally needed for any wireless network set up.
 

rekrap

New Around Here
I solved the issue. I didn't need to reset my devices. I rebooted both devices again (even though I did it the first time when I was trying to remove and search for RP-AC55 to re-join my wifi-network). The connection is great now.

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I would also like to point out that RP-AC55 is AiMesh capable. I have been using it in the last 2 years or so. It was a little buggy 2 years ago, but with the firmware upgrade later, it has been working perfectly. I need not spend so much money on an AiMesh system or an AiMesh capable full router.

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Thanks.
 

TonyK132

Senior Member
Can I use the ethernet port on the RP-AC55 to do wired backhaul to my main router, which in my case is an AC86U running Merlin? I'm looking to extend the WiFi within my house using all the same SSIDs as is in my main router for both the main WiFi + guest networks on both bands.
 

TonyK132

Senior Member
Can I use the ethernet port on the RP-AC55 to do wired backhaul to my main router, which in my case is an AC86U running Merlin? I'm looking to extend the WiFi within my house using all the same SSIDs as is in my main router for both the main WiFi + guest networks on both bands.
I called Asus, and they told me that this config is OK, so I'm going to try it.
 

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