Here are my network details: 1. DSL Modem IP: Model: ZXDSL-831CII Firmware: Stock

  1. Primary WiFi Router IP: Model: TP Link TL-WDR4300 Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) std - build 21061 Configured in AP mode. Default settings. SSID: Shahjehan2.4GHz Security: WPA2 Personal -AES

Guest Network: Virtual Adapter SSID: ShahjehanGuest Security: WPA2-Personal TKIP+AES 5GHz Network SSID: Shahjehan5GHz Security: WPA2-Personal TKIP+AES

This router is placed next to the DSL Modem and serves the downstairs portion of the house.

  1. Repeater Bridge IP: Model: Linksys - WRT54G2 Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) micro - build 14896 Configured in Repeater Bridge Mode. Default Settings. SSID Phy: Shahjehan2.4GHz SSID Vir: Shahjehan2.4GHz Security: WPA2 Personal-AES

This router extends the WiFi network, using the same SSID, upstairs.

Problem: Since I have one SSID, I can't tell which of the routers is the issue but intermittently, WiFi drops and usually reconnects after a few seconds. When this happens, and since I have a dual band router, I can still connect to the 5GHz network on my primary router.

I don't think it's a WiFi Security algorithm issue because it was also working on WPA2- Personal AES + TKIP but I faced the same problem I mentioned above.

I have followed all the instructions on DDWRT Repeater Bridge configuration page but it could be that I have made a mistake somewhere or have not understood something.

The other alternate I can try is to use a different SSID for the virtual adapter in my repeater bridge. This way, the entire WiFi network will not come down but I prefer having it configured it this way, since I don't have to switch connections when moving upstairs and downstairs in the house. I can try that as a last resort but would like to see if something else fixes it first.

Let's talk about SNR, signal quality and noise. Signal: -66 Noise: -92 SNR: 27 Signal Quality: 35%


You should read this. http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=943088

This is a known issue and there is a chance you'll never find a resolution to this. I've had the same problem and tried multiple things to resolve this and its never fixed it permanently.

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  • @fixer1234, indeed... the link is dead! – Tim_Stewart Feb 28 '19 at 19:53

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