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RT-AC5300 AiMesh Node bounces clients 5Ghz-1<>5Ghz-2 constantly

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by JDB, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. JDB

    JDB Very Senior Member

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    So I just got a second RT-AC5300 and set it up as a node to my parent RT-AC5300 AP. These are the only 2 AiMesh devices. Both are running the latest 3.0.0.4.384_21140-ge07a2dd

    I have a 3rd Asus RT-AC88U acting as the Router running Merlin 384.6 (hence not in the AiMesh) - it is ethernet to the parent AP.

    If I connect WiFi to the parent AP all is good.
    If I connect ethernet to the node (which then backhauls over 5Ghz to the main AP) all is good.
    If I connect WiFi to the node then it is essentially unusable as my Mac keeps getting steered between the 5Ghz-1 and 5Ghz-2 channels over and over!

    If I watch my WiFi connection status every 20-30 seconds it switches BSSID! It creates a noticeable 3-5 seconds drop in traffic (which I notice via SSH sessions I am typing in at the time).

    As the node GUI doesn't let you do anything I can't changes it's steering properties there. I have ssh'd to the node and nvram set them all to match the parent node but it makes no difference.

    I think I'm just gonna send it back as it's useless to me, and frankly my far end of the house isn't that bad coverage anyway so I think I'd rather just live with that!

    I know there is a Phase 2 AiMesh beta, not sure if it's likely to help!

    Any suggestions on fixing this?

    @Wilson_Deng or @arthurlien ??
     
  2. JOE.G

    JOE.G Regular Contributor

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    Would this be a smart connect issue? I am not sure as this is all new to me but I have a RT5300 as Primary and a AC3100 as node and i am looking to add either another 5300 or 3100/88u as a node. I have a large home and also need to get the internet to my shop.
     
  3. arthurlien

    arthurlien Very Senior Member

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    Could you send feedback with system log, wifi log and cfg by the function as Administration -> Feedback ?

    Which setting you are using in Smart Connect ? Tri-Band Smart Connect or 5GHz Smart Connect ?
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