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Posts: 261
Registered: ‎01-26-2017

WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

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Hi Everyone,

 

As many of you with our WRT routers are already aware there have been a lot of reported issues with Android devices causing network stability problems on various routers. Chatter has started to pick up regarding this issue in many tech blogs and publications, and Google has just posted an official known issue on this today.

 

I wanted to share this with everyone in the community not just our WRT users since there is a possiblity that while not as dramatic of a problem for other routers there may still be some odd behavior going on with your other routers that magically just seemed to start within the last 1-2 months.

 

From the looks of it google will be releasing an update via play store tomorrow (1-18-2018) for google play services that will help address this issue. For anyone that has android phones on their network we recommend that you go to the play store tomorrow once the update is released and download the update for play services.

 

More information on this issue can be found here.

 

https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7634752?hl=en&ref_topic=7071995

 

Best Regards,

 

Lucas

Posts: 11
Registered: ‎12-11-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

The worst part of this is all of the D-bags blaming Lucas/Linksys for the problems. Thanks for the update. You should bill Google for all of the overtime and stress this caused you.

Posts: 104
Registered: ‎12-31-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

Fortunately for me i can only replicate it by changing the beacon interval in advanced settings beyond the default.

 

Online many have posted to set beacon interval to 50. My KitKat android tablet is stable up until I push beyond 130 on the beacon interval.  I guess if the feature was not hidden peeps could adjust to their needs. 

 

I think this is a problem with broadcom SDIO wifi chips. I see better performance out of realtek on Android devices.

 

I never liked google so i disabled a lot of built in Google services, maybe them services always being on messes with the communications on wifi. Funny thing is Samsung appliances don't mess with routers let alone the services, and they get a bad rap from Google brobot fan Boyz. 

Posts: 28
Registered: ‎10-04-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

For those who requires the update to Play Services on the Google Cast/Home having issues with the WiFi, I believe this is the latest one from Google :

 

https://www.apkmirror.com/wp-content/themes/APKMirror/download.php?id=339176

 

I also updated the Playstore to the latest version as of today as follows :

 

https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-store/google-play-store-8-7-10-release/google-p...

 

Let me know if you guys notice any difference after applying these 2 updates.

Administrator
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎01-26-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

also just for fun if any of you have Linux and would like to see the before and after impact of MDNS. You can grab Ether Ape, it is interesting to see the floods happening in real time.

Posts: 41
Registered: ‎11-18-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

Hi @ ,

I get this error log:

 


https://paste.pound-python.org/show/An8CTUVqqGR1806h0gaJ/


Is the same error you ralated here in this post ?

Thanks, see you.

Administrator
Posts: 261
Registered: ‎01-26-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.


Xavier-Cisco wrote:

Hi @ ,

I get this error log:

 


https://paste.pound-python.org/show/An8CTUVqqGR1806h0gaJ/


Is the same error you ralated here in this post ?

Thanks, see you.


Yup that is the same stuff. Is that one a WRT or another router?

Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-21-2018

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

"The worst part of this is all of the D-bags blaming Lucas/Linksys for the problems" - no, the worst part that Linksys will stop fixing their router and will start blaming "Oh, it's all Google's fault". I rebooted yesterday router and this morning it just stopped opening internet pages until another reboot. Maybe something wrong with Android devices, but it shouldn't put router to its knees.

Posts: 41
Registered: ‎11-18-2017

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

Hi ,

It is the WRT32X.

Any idea ?

Posts: 31
Registered: ‎01-17-2018

Re: WiFi Drops and Disconnects with Android Devices on your network.

I've got similar issues after I've deleted default firewall rules related to ipv6 and ipsec. Devices disconnect with reason 1, 6, 7 etc. After I've returned rules back - it starts to work again.

 

The following rules:

config rule
        option name 'Allow-DHCPv6'
        option src 'wan'
        option proto 'udp'
        option src_ip 'fc00::/6'
        option dest_ip 'fc00::/6'
        option dest_port '546'
        option family 'ipv6'
        option target 'ACCEPT'

config rule
        option name 'Allow-MLD'
        option src 'wan'
        option proto 'icmp'
        option src_ip 'fe80::/10'
        list icmp_type '130/0'
        list icmp_type '131/0'
        list icmp_type '132/0'
        list icmp_type '143/0'
        option family 'ipv6'
        option target 'ACCEPT'

config rule
        option name 'Allow-ICMPv6-Input'
        option src 'wan'
        option proto 'icmp'
        list icmp_type 'echo-request'
        list icmp_type 'echo-reply'
        list icmp_type 'destination-unreachable'
        list icmp_type 'packet-too-big'
        list icmp_type 'time-exceeded'
        list icmp_type 'bad-header'
        list icmp_type 'unknown-header-type'
        list icmp_type 'router-solicitation'
        list icmp_type 'neighbour-solicitation'
        list icmp_type 'router-advertisement'
        list icmp_type 'neighbour-advertisement'
        option limit '1000/sec'
        option family 'ipv6'
        option target 'ACCEPT'

config rule
        option name 'Allow-ICMPv6-Forward'
        option src 'wan'
        option dest '*'
        option proto 'icmp'
        list icmp_type 'echo-request'
        list icmp_type 'echo-reply'
        list icmp_type 'destination-unreachable'
        list icmp_type 'packet-too-big'
        list icmp_type 'time-exceeded'
        list icmp_type 'bad-header'
        list icmp_type 'unknown-header-type'
        option limit '1000/sec'
        option family 'ipv6'
        option target 'ACCEPT'