Wifi drops with spdMerlin 900/900 test

eightace

Occasional Visitor
I installed spdMerlin on my GT-AX6000 and saw the wifi drop at 12 mins and 42 mins past the hour when the speed test runs.
Is this known about?
Any way of avoiding it - changing storage to USB instead of JFFS perhaps?

Also the regular speedtest option doesn't;t work - it gives up after two goes so I can't get readings for a longer period!

Should also add using AdguardHome and latest Merlin firmware.
 
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Crimliar

Senior Member
Just to make sure that you are not making a rookie mistake - I apologise in advance!

For the duration of any speed test, the available WAN bandwidth is reduced (tanked). If you are running scheduled speed tests throughout the day, available WAN bandwidth will tank every time the test is run!
 

eightace

Occasional Visitor
Just to make sure that you are not making a rookie mistake - I apologise in advance!

For the duration of any speed test, the available WAN bandwidth is reduced (tanked). If you are running scheduled speed tests throughout the day, available WAN bandwidth will tank every time the test is run!
The WiFi connection drops on my laptop phone and iMac from 4 bars to zero so just the WiFi not the WAN bandwidth.
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
spdMerlin shouldn't have any effect on WiFi. Check the router's System Log at the time of the problem for clues as to what's happening.
 

eightace

Occasional Visitor
spdMerlin shouldn't have any effect on WiFi. Check the router's System Log at the time of the problem for clues as to what's happening.
I don't understand what this means but here you go:

Aug 1 09:44:34 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(486): eth7: Disassoc A4:83:E7:61:1D:C1, status: 0, reason: Disassociated because sending station is leaving (or has left) BSS (8)
Aug 1 09:44:34 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(469): eth7: Deauth_ind A4:83:E7:61:1D:C1, status: 0, reason: Deauthenticated because sending station is leaving (or has left) IBSS or ESS (3)
Aug 1 09:55:22 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(486): eth7: Disassoc 52:37:75:62:09:56, status: 0, reason: Disassociated because sending station is leaving (or has left) BSS (8)
Aug 1 09:55:22 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(469): eth7: Deauth_ind 52:37:75:62:09:56, status: 0, reason: Deauthenticated because sending station is leaving (or has left) IBSS or ESS (3)
Aug 1 09:56:50 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(505): eth7: Auth 52:37:75:62:09:56, status: Successful (0)
Aug 1 09:56:50 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(534): eth7: Assoc 52:37:75:62:09:56, status: Successful (0)
Aug 1 09:57:56 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(505): eth7: Auth A4:83:E7:61:1D:C1, status: Successful (0)
Aug 1 09:57:56 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(534): eth7: Assoc A4:83:E7:61:1D:C1, status: Successful (0)
Aug 1 10:00:51 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(486): eth6: Disassoc FC:B4:E6:31:E2:7E, status: 0, reason: Disassociated because sending station is leaving (or has left) BSS (8)
Aug 1 10:00:51 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(469): eth6: Deauth_ind FC:B4:E6:31:E2:7E, status: 0, reason: Deauthenticated because sending station is leaving (or has left) IBSS or ESS (3)
Aug 1 10:00:56 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(505): eth6: Auth FC:B4:E6:31:E2:7E, status: Successful (0)
Aug 1 10:00:56 wlceventd: wlceventd_proc_event(534): eth6: Assoc FC:B4:E6:31:E2:7E, status: Successful (0)


It seems a bigger problem as I can't toggle on to automatically run speed tests in the amtm interface and can't get it to retain my selection for preferred server. Anyone else had similar problems?
 
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ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I don't understand what this means but here you go:
Those are normal messages. But they don't cover the time you said the problem occurs, 12 and 42 minutes past the hour.
 

ugandy

Very Senior Member
i have a 900/900 connection too, and it was common for the wifi clients to be starved for bandwidth whenever spd_merlin test was ongoing, specially during upload part.
i uninstalled it.
12min and 42min is the cron job times for spd_merlin
 

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