Just as the title states, my home wifi network drops internet connectivity every once in a while.
- Modem/Router solution Thomson Technicolor Gateway TG799vn v2 (ISP handed it to me)
Standard Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DHCP is activated
DNS through that as well
- Wifi Extender
Static IP - 192.168.1.85
It's connected to the main network and thereafter creating a network "mynetwork_2"
It has an average link rate of 78 Mbps
Channel is set to automatic.
I live in a not so crowded place, at tops 8 other networks barely in reach, all of which (as of now) are on channels:
1: Aprox. 1 network
6: Aprox. 3 networks
11: Aprox. 2 networks
Not sure whether they are dynamically changing channels or not
The main network has never meant any problem, so I would say that that is ruled out. The extender, though has been grumpy for as long as I can remember (About a month old)
I have tried two different setups, first I tried having the extender network on the same SSID as the main one, the same security type, passphrase and so on to enable a type of seamless overlap of the wifi. This worked, but it was not reliable.
After that I configured it to what it is today. It's connected to the main router and then responsible of its own network - "mynetwork_2" Then I just connect to whatever network suits me best. Firstly I thought this was a problem with the SSIDs that they somehow collided when they were set to the same one, therefore I changed it thinking it would be more reliable. Since then nothing has changed - the internet connectivity still drops every once in a while whilst connected to the extender.
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