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punchsuckr

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Just a report about this fw with my earlier problems of 5ghz crashing (and possibly the same channel 0 problem), setting the channel to auto (on 149) it has been working fine for a week now.
No interruptions or unstable connection reports on hours of zoom/webex calls.
RAM usage is at 94% without aiprotection or qos, with 2x1TB disks attached but I guess that is just the cached RAM being reported.
 

Robinbb

Occasional Visitor
Just a report about this fw with my earlier problems of 5ghz crashing (and possibly the same channel 0 problem), setting the channel to auto (on 149) it has been working fine for a week now.
No interruptions or unstable connection reports on hours of zoom/webex calls.
RAM usage is at 94% without aiprotection or qos, with 2x1TB disks attached but I guess that is just the cached RAM being reported.
The 5GHz issue has me baffled - just on one of my 86Us. Every trick in the book and I can’t get any life from it. But, strangely, the carrier is there ok ie my WiFi Scanner can see it OK - but the carrier is not modulating so the in-house speed test fails.
I am trying Whirlpool to see if there are any ideas there - there might have a different perspective.
Actually, maybe it is not such a big deal as my 2.4 is flying - helped by the 5 on the second 86U.
 

tallytr

Senior Member
2.4GHz is “flying”?
I only use 2.4 if I absolutely have to, mainly Sonos and IOT stuff, for everything else there is 5GHz, that router is great on the 5GHz band.
 

Robinbb

Occasional Visitor
Maybe my idea of flying is wrong. On 2.4 I am averaging around 500 Mbps, which I am content with.
I would love to have 5, particularly since my scanner is not showing any other users in range. But, ever since moving to Asus, I have never been able to get reliable 5. My devices will latch onto 5 OK, but can’t communicate using it. One moment they might work, later the device either can’t see the router or think that the password is no longer valid.
I have given up now, enough firmware changes, factory resets, etc.
There seems to be an issue with the data handling - my scanner shows the basic carrier signal as reliably always present.
 

LimJK

Senior Member
Maybe my idea of flying is wrong. On 2.4 I am averaging around 500 Mbps, which I am content with.
I would love to have 5, particularly since my scanner is not showing any other users in range. But, ever since moving to Asus, I have never been able to get reliable 5. My devices will latch onto 5 OK, but can’t communicate using it. One moment they might work, later the device either can’t see the router or think that the password is no longer valid.
I have given up now, enough firmware changes, factory resets, etc.
There seems to be an issue with the data handling - my scanner shows the basic carrier signal as reliably always present.
Robinbb,
I recently got a Philips Internet Radio. It occasionally picks up the 5.0GHz band, but, always seem to fall back to the 2.4GHz band. After reading your post, I decided to experiment by Fixing my 5GHz band Control Channel to 36 (previously set on Auto) now Philips Internet Radio is on 5GHz band :) .
So for my case it is not the router's issue it is my Philips Internet Radio that support 5GHz band only on Channel 36 with a Bandwidth of 40MHz. Hope you resolve your 5.0GHz issue soon.
 

bitsbytes

Regular Contributor
Maybe my idea of flying is wrong. On 2.4 I am averaging around 500 Mbps, which I am content with.
I would love to have 5, particularly since my scanner is not showing any other users in range. But, ever since moving to Asus, I have never been able to get reliable 5. My devices will latch onto 5 OK, but can’t communicate using it. One moment they might work, later the device either can’t see the router or think that the password is no longer valid.
I have given up now, enough firmware changes, factory resets, etc.
There seems to be an issue with the data handling - my scanner shows the basic carrier signal as reliably always present.
the wrong password on the 5Ghz band is one of the symptoms of a hardware defect. That's how it started with me and many other ac86u owners here. Wrong passwords and flaky connections with low network speeds. Unfortunately the ac86u routers especially the ones made in 2018 have a high failure rate.
 

Robinbb

Occasional Visitor
Thanks bitsbytes. I fear that you are correct - sadly I bought a Chinese model, so I have little comeback. Only a few months old.
 

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