10-16-2017 05:15 AM
10-16-2017 05:49 AM
10-16-2017 06:15 AM
10-16-2017 08:18 AM
Have you used a free Wifi Analyzer app or software to see if the 2.4Ghz is having issues with outside wireless signals?
10-16-2017 09:34 AM
I did scan for best channels using apps . The thing is it was working without any issues until the latest firmware update.
Yes and since I tested it's not the firmware so the only thing left is a nand flash issue which is hardware related.
It would be more of a wide spread issue of the 2.4ghz dropping but not a lot of users reporting that. Maybe a lot of those users are able to RMA the router.
10-29-2017 07:39 PM
I have been reading about NAND chips and how they should work during programming cycle and i found out that most Nand chip will do CRC checksum at the end of the write or read cycle to inspect for any errors.
you said that if my router is on the latest firmweare and it accepoted the new firmware update manualy, it means it has a bad block on the NAND. accordign to my reading if the NAND chip have a bad block it would be impossible program it and the whole firmware upgrde should fail becuse the NANDA will fail the CRC check .
why would my router pop up a msg saying my router is updated sucsesfuly ?
at least linksys should elaborate in such isses
10-29-2017 09:33 PM - edited 10-29-2017 09:36 PM
I am sorry to say it but all the new firmware for this router are pretty garbage. I have had the EA8500 for over a year and when I bought it the thing was rock solid. It went downhill after about 8 months and I have been fighting with it for at least the last 6. I finally gave up and flashed back to a much earlier firmware and turned off auto updates and the thing has gone back to rock solid.
The router itself is great but the firmware updates , at least for me, have been sketchy to say the least.
*The wireless would drop...2.4 and 5ghz bands.
*Unresponsive GUI interface when connected to Linksys smart wifi resulting in a forced reset.
*Internet speeds dropping to 1/3 of what it should be until the router was restarted.
I have been back on the earliest firmware I could find which takes it back to about when I bought this router and it has been nothing but rock solid for weeks now.
I don't necesarily recomend flashing backwards as it isn't the best plan and can brick things , but it is what helped me.