Here are my network details: 1. DSL Modem IP: 192.168.2.1 Model: ZXDSL-831CII Firmware: Stock
- Primary WiFi Router IP: 192.168.1.1 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.
- Repeater Bridge IP: 192.168.1.2 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%