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Topic # 192253 3-Mar-2016 11:58
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I am hoping one of the network gurus around here is able to help me to get a wireless access point I have installed to be more stable...

 

My main modem/router is the Orcon Netcomm standard router.  This is on the 3rd floor of my house.  I have put a second wifi router on the bottom floor and this is connected via ethernet.  This second router is a TP-Link WRT1043ND which I am trying to use as the wireless access point.  I have installed the latest version of DD-WRT on it for this router.

 

I have given the WRT1043ND the same SSID as the Orcon router, an IP one greater than the Orcon router (192.168.100.2), and set the wireless channels of the two routers to be at least 6 apart from each other.

 

When I first turn on the WRT1043ND, after it initialises, everything seems to operate ok.  Over time thought I seem to lose access to things and I feel my wifi speed decreases regardless of which wifi router my devices are connected to.  When things deteriorate, I cannot do things such as access my Plex server via my iPhone or iPad (obviously via wifi), nor can I access my NAS wirelessly on the same mobile devices.  Any device connected to my network via ethernet does not seem to be affected.

 

From the description of my issues above can anyone work out what the issue might be?  If there is further info I should provide, please let me know.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1505481 3-Mar-2016 12:48
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The TP-Link is not doing DHCP as well is it?

 

Just the one device, the main Orcon router, should have DHCP enabled.

 

 







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  Reply # 1505483 3-Mar-2016 12:54
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I knew there were things I missed in my first post.  DHCP is turned off on the TP-Link.


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  Reply # 1505484 3-Mar-2016 12:54
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Does a device work fine on one access point but not on the other when it comes to accessing your media server etc?

 

can the devices browse the net fine no matter what they are connected to?

 

 




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  Reply # 1505488 3-Mar-2016 12:56
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Jase2985:

 

Does a device work fine on one access point but not on the other?

 

 

 

 

Given they share the same SSID it is hard to tell which device I am connected to.  But I believe that regardless of which AP I am connected to the issues are the same.


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  Reply # 1505489 3-Mar-2016 12:57
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Same problem many have reported with the netcomm not updating its bridging table.

 

Only way I have been able to get stable use of the netcomm is to not use its wifi at all, and only have a single ethernet cable from them into a switch. As soon as a mac address moves between wifi and wired or between ports of the netcomm after some time, it seems to not bother to update its tables so various devices find others unreachable.

 

Put fing or another network scanner on your tablet or phones and do a scan when things are working, and all will show, then when its crapped out, most will not. reboot the netcomm and all is well again. For a while.





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  Reply # 1505493 3-Mar-2016 13:00
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richms:

 

Same problem many have reported with the netcomm not updating its bridging table.

 

Only way I have been able to get stable use of the netcomm is to not use its wifi at all, and only have a single ethernet cable from them into a switch. As soon as a mac address moves between wifi and wired or between ports of the netcomm after some time, it seems to not bother to update its tables so various devices find others unreachable.

 

Put fing or another network scanner on your tablet or phones and do a scan when things are working, and all will show, then when its crapped out, most will not. reboot the netcomm and all is well again. For a while.

 

 

Sorry but that is not what I wanted to hear.  Has anyone got a better answer? ;-)

 

Is this a firmware or hardware issue?


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  Reply # 1505506 3-Mar-2016 13:27
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Not sure. There was mention in one of the threads that orcon was working with them on the issue.

 

If its the nf4v you have, then it is only N wifi so no big deal to miss out on it and add something with AC to use instead. The wifi in them is pretty average as well, not fritzbox bad, but certainly noway near as powerful and sensitive as it could be.





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  Reply # 1505512 3-Mar-2016 13:41
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richms:

 

Not sure. There was mention in one of the threads that orcon was working with them on the issue.

 

If its the nf4v you have, then it is only N wifi so no big deal to miss out on it and add something with AC to use instead. The wifi in them is pretty average as well, not fritzbox bad, but certainly noway near as powerful and sensitive as it could be.

 

 

It is the NF4V.  Which wifi device would you recommend attaching to the NF4V?


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  Reply # 1505518 3-Mar-2016 13:57
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its a firmware issue, netcomm are aware of it but its been over a year since I launched a support ticket with them, and last I heard it was on the radar for the next update but they could give no ETA


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