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WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

Hey all,

 

I recently purchased the WRT32x, been working 100% fine for the last 2 weeks.. But all of sudden, the last 3 days or so the Wi-Fi keeps dropping completely.

 

Ethernet works fine just the Wi-Fi goes out until I reset the router... 

 

I haven't messed with anything, everything is still at default settings. Except for the SSID, password, added two port forwarding exceptions.

 

Any help?

Thanks!

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Registered: ‎06-07-2016

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

Any wireless neighbors near by? How many? What channels are they using? Try using a manual channel on the 32x. Try single mode N on 2.4Ghz and Mixed N/AC on 5Ghz. Set WPA2 Personal and AES only and test...

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Registered: ‎11-30-2017

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

I'm having the same exact issues.  This happened about 2 days ago.  Its weird if i turn off secuity I have no issues staying connected.  Its when I have WPA2-PSK enabled.  Also hardwired devices have no issues.  I've tried changing channels, factory reset, changed network ID name.  Won't stay connected unless security is turned off.  Before 2 days ago I had no issues connecting.  Wonder if going to an older version of firmware would help.

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Registered: ‎11-28-2017

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

Okay, sorry for the long delay, Just tested out with changing the channels... only N etc. Even went as far and disabled 2.4 through SSH, and turned it back on and tried turning off 5 ghz.. Both scenarios the router still dropped Wifi. Ethernet works, but you cannot connect threw wireless until you reset it. 

 

Any other ideas? Bad firmware update they pushed out?

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Registered: ‎11-30-2017

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

Linksys pushed out firmware 1.0.171114.271 overnight. After getting that firmware, WiFi performance has gone to hell in my house. Ethernet works fine. I can't find anything on their site (seeing in their infinite wisdom they pulled the downloads page sometime ago) about this firmware. Nor can I revert back to an older firmware to test to see if that's what's causing it.

 

Stupid me for leaving automatic firmware updates on. 

Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-30-2017

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

In my case, WiFi doesn't drop outright. It drops intermittently. Both on 802.11ac and 802.11n. 

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Registered: ‎11-30-2017

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Try connecting without security. That's the only way I was able to stay on wireless. For the time being I put my old router back in till they can fix this issue
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Registered: ‎11-30-2017

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I'm not dumbing down my WiFi security because Linksys has a QA department who can't run a proper test case or two on their firmware before it is released. Linksys needs to fix this NOW as they've taken a great router and made it a high tech paperweight. 

Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-28-2017

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

Hmm... Anyone know if there is a alternative firmware I could flash this router with besides the custom open wrt that is on it atm?

Otherwise I may do the same and put in my old e2500 for the time being... 

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Registered: ‎11-30-2017

Re: WRT32X Dropping Wifi?

I really hope this gets fixed soon. I was getting great speeds and coverage before all the issues.