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Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues


@wrote:
How do you disable IPv6 on the WRT32X? I want to try this and see if it fixes my 5Ghz disconnection issue.

For instructions see the below post:

 

https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/WRT32x-IPV6-Issues/m-p/1271210#M347493


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Registered: ‎01-12-2018

Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

^thanks Chad', but that is way too complicated for me. I thought it would be a simple setting in the dashboard.

 

 

So I have some interesting feedback on the WRT32X;

 

My max speed on my fibre connection is 100Mbps down and 40Mbps up.

 

On the WRT32X the fastest speed I could attain on the 5Ghz band was always approx 60Mbps. (down)  No matter what channel, band etc. Always ~60Mbps.

 

So out of curiosity, I plugged in my recently retired Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Straight away I am getting a rock solid ~95Mbps on the 5Ghz band.

 

And downloading updates to games or android apps is fast!   On the WRT32X, downloading an android app or update would take a long time. It crawled along, stopped, started, stopped...

 

 

So what is wrong with the Linksys WRT32X? Why is it so slow? Why does 5Ghz constantly drop out? Can this be fixed or did I waste my money?

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Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

I did some WRT32X speed testing on an isolated 1000mbps WAN connection with Priorization set manually to 1000mpbs for both upload and download speeds. All the tests are downloading. Speeds are roughly the same for the WRT3200ACM

 

#WAN to LAN Ethernet

root@McDebian3:~# iperf3 -c 192.168.200.1 -R -t 2
Connecting to host 192.168.200.1, port 5201
Reverse mode, remote host 192.168.200.1 is sending
[  4] local 192.168.1.6 port 48616 connected to 192.168.200.1 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec   112 MBytes   937 Mbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-2.00   sec   224 MBytes   940 Mbits/sec    0             sender
[  4]   0.00-2.00   sec   223 MBytes   937 Mbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.

#WAN to WLAN Galaxy S5

Server listening on 5201
-----------------------------------------------------------
Accepted connection from 192.168.200.188, port 41731
[  5] local 192.168.200.1 port 5201 connected to 192.168.200.188 port 41732
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr  Cwnd
[  5]   0.00-1.00   sec  45.7 MBytes   383 Mbits/sec    0   1.63 MBytes
[  5]   1.00-2.00   sec  47.5 MBytes   398 Mbits/sec   17   1.25 MBytes
[  5]   2.00-2.03   sec  1.25 MBytes   360 Mbits/sec    0   1.26 MBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  5]   0.00-2.03   sec  94.4 MBytes   390 Mbits/sec   17             sender
[  5]   0.00-2.03   sec  0.00 Bytes  0.00 bits/sec                  receiver
-----------------------------------------------------------

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Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

hi,

 

sorry off topic question, but, McDebian heve gui interface?

 

 

Thxs

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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎05-17-2017

Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

hi,

 

sorry off topic question, but, McDebian heve gui interface?

 

 

Thxs

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WRT3200ACS(dont work)
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Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues


@wrote:

hi,

 

sorry off topic question, but, McDebian heve gui interface?

 

 

Thxs


No but there are Debian packages like Webmin that can suffice.

 

My throughput testing was done on the WRT32x with Linksys firmware (OpenWRT Custom). For the iperf3 server I used a WRT3200ACM running McDebian connected to the WAN port and a Debian Linux PC on the LAN for the WAN to LAN test. I just happened to name that Linux PC McDebian3.


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Registered: ‎03-15-2018

Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

Exactly what Linksys WRT3200ACM has a bad wifi chip ??
I have purchased six routers (WRT3200ACM) the past six months. So I have a warranty still valid.
What serial number are bad?

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Registered: ‎08-08-2017

Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues


@peowrote:

Exactly what Linksys WRT3200ACM has a bad wifi chip ??
 


Who said anything about the Wrt3200ACM having a Bad Wifi Chip ???

 

You might want to do some Reading !!!

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Registered: ‎03-26-2018

Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

I was experiencing the random wifi drops on the old firmware until I upgraded to 186168 back in January. That seemed to fix a lot of the issues I was experiencing. Not to mention parental controls just don't work. The issue I'm getting now is my wifi will slow down throughout the day. For example, Saturday night I was trying to stream sports on Hulu. Connection was terrible. Ran speed tests on my 100Mbps from Comcast and was getting maybe 20Mbps. I rebooted the router and was getting 100-115Mbps. Same thing happened yesterday (Sunday). Was trying to watch my Hulu Live TV, and terrible connection. Speedtest showing 13Mbps. Rebooted router and back up to 100+ Mbps. Not sure what is going on, but to have these issues on a "high speed" router for $200+, this is silly. I chose this over a Nighthawk, and I'm regretting it. It was working great for 2-3 weeks after purchase in December, but then the problems started. I really hope a new firmware update is coming out soon because I can't be restarting my router every day. I SHOULDN'T have to restart my router every day...

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Registered: ‎03-28-2018

Re: WRT32x and WRT3200ACM WiFi Issues

I bypassed the problem and fitted a cabled access point. It is a UniFy AP AC PRO. Full bore upload and download. Note this not a range extender this is a professional Wireless access point. Here is the web link for the device:

 

https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-pro/

 

Now you can see the beastie I'm using. Oh boy have I got range. 100 meters plus and if the access point was in the clear I guess half a mile range! This is a real serious piece of kit. Yes it does have radiation warnings for radio energy exposure!

 

The cell phone I am using with this set up switches between the best signal. The best signal is usually the wireless access point. It even blows through brick walls on 5 GHz.

 

I manged a range check today and it worked through six brick dwellings. Right to the end of the road. Who needs a microwave cooker now?