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Topic # 185613 29-Nov-2015 16:39

I am having wireless issues with Orcon's NF4V router, though it's probably not NF4V's fault, just wondering if anyone else's seeing similar issues.

The issue is that when iPhone goes to sleep, it disconnects WIFI (presumably to save power).
And whenever traffics are detected, it jumps back on WIFI and notification pops up I'm guessing with 802.11 beacon interval settings.

The above used to be seamless.

Now it is not. From time to time I can see that my phone is on 3G/4G when I turn it on, and worst of it all, it's really digging into my mobile data usage.

So much so that when I'm home I just turned the mobile data off.

I've tried the limited settings offered by Apple, from the most obvious reset network settings, to the most time consuming resetting the entire phone. I have also tested with a brand new iPhone as well.
Also tried less obvious settings like turning off WiFi assist, turning off Wifi Networking under Location's system services.

Can't say any of it made any difference.

I've been blaming Apple this entire time, but recent trip overseas it has worked brilliantly. So I'm wondering if there's an issue with this router?

Any ideas? What really haunts me is that it used to work so brilliantly that it never crossed my mind how much work it was all doing...

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1437424 29-Nov-2015 21:42
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Anyone know if the NV4F supports WMM?

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  Reply # 1437429 29-Nov-2015 21:55
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MadEngineer: Anyone know if the NV4F supports WMM?

On my Orcon NF4V under "Wireless / Advanced", I see the following three options:

WMM(Wi-Fi Multimedia): Enabled/Disabled/Auto (mine is set to Enabled)
WMM No Acknowledgement: Enabled/Disabled (mine is set to Disabled)
WMM APSD:Enabled/Disabled (mine is set to enabled)

[I should also state that I don't own a iDevice; and I'm also not using the WiFi functions on my NF4V as I have a TrueNet probe, and TrueNet prefer WiFi to run thru their device; so can't offer much more assistance]

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  Reply # 1437436 29-Nov-2015 22:14

Mine's set to enabled on all three.

I've set the router according to this.

Currently experimenting RTS and Fragmentation Threshold values, though I can only see around 5-6 APs around me.

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  Reply # 1437912 30-Nov-2015 15:34
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Does the issue clear if you factory rest the router? Do you have any other devices logged into the account you're expecting push notifications for?

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  Reply # 1437914 30-Nov-2015 15:38

I've tried it in the past, will try again tonight after work...

Though I think I've restored settings last time round, so I'll avoid that tonight. I'll do the port forwarding manually later on.

The phone works brilliantly at work too...grr!

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  Reply # 1437917 30-Nov-2015 15:47
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Something I would test is to isolate all other devices, restart just have the iPhone connected (MAC address whitelisting perhaps).

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  Reply # 1437925 30-Nov-2015 16:03

Good idea, I've got no other WiFi devices though, everything else is wired.

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