05-30-2017 07:07 AM
05-30-2017 07:56 AM
What Firmware are you running?
I've upgraded mine to 18.104.22.168063 about 10 days ago and it has been behaving properly since it was installed. I downloaded it from http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=207552 because 'Check for Updates' did not detect it for some reason (maybe because it was so new at the time).
However, this is not a guarantee you will experience the same as I also made a few configuration changes I found somewhere on the web, setting 2.4 GHz to Channel 1 - 2.412 GHZ and width of 20 MHz, and the 5 GHz to Channel 36 - 5.180 GHz and width 40 MHz. I'm not a networking guru, but seems more likely to me the firmware is the primary reason for the improvement, not these settings.
Don't get me wrong I open source firmware is great, that's why I bought this particular router, I just don't have time to experiment right now.
05-30-2017 08:50 AM
I"m now running the same 22.214.171.124063. It originally shipped with the one prior though.
When I originally spoke with the first level tech, this latest FW wasn't out yet. She also had me try setting a specific channel and bandwidth, but obviously that didn't help, nor would I have expected it to. Frankly if a $250 router can't 'auto' figure it out (or really any price router), then it's pretty worthless.
I would agree that it is some kind of firmware issue and not necessairly a HW thing, but seeing as this thing has been out for a while now, you would think it would be a bit more stable.
05-30-2017 09:01 AM
05-31-2017 05:30 PM
My wrt3200acm has exactly the same problem. My workaround is enable 2.4G and disable 5G then reboot, while 2.4G is working enable 5G again. Repeat this procedure many times until both bands working.