Smart Connect Rule - Fine Tuning for Epson 837 printer/scanner

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With my RT-AX88U could never get my older 2.4GHz only Epson 837 printer/scanner to connect with Smart Connect enabled. Had to disabled Smart Connect. Airtime Fairness & Universal Beamforming on 2.4GHz always have to be disabled.
Inspired by @Kal-EL a few weeks ago that Smart Connect works, had another crack at it with 384.16 Alpha. Read thru What I found to make the printer work with Smart Connect enabled, was change the default setting of "Enable Load Balance" from No to Yes and "PHY less than" to "<110 Mbps". What was interesting, after changing router settings, the printer/scanner wouldn't initially connect for about 60secs on your first attempt, then afterwards did work instantaneously.
Any ideas or mistakes i've made here?
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Looking at my setup any ideas/tweaks/corrections?

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