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5Ghz WiFi - Internet Connection Dropping

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Bronze Contributor II
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5Ghz WiFi - Internet Connection Dropping

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I was advised to ask this here (also asked on dslreports).  I see my issue is not exclusive.   I have had a G1100 router and wcb6200q wi-fi extender for awhile now.  Not really many issues, although I've found that streaming through the extender is sometimes hit or miss.  Anyway, all of a sudden over the last few days, I have all kinds of issues with 5Ghz via the extender.  Devices are connected, but no internet traffic, can't even ping the router!  2.4Ghz is working fine.  

 

User on DSLR suggested I turn SON on (had been off).  Another suggested I "disable DFS on the 5g radio."

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Platinum Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-18-2016

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Turn self organizing network off. Not on.

reboot your router and then see if that helps.

 

sometimes when Verizon does updates the routers screw up. Just try my suggestion.

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Bronze Contributor II
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I set SON back to OFF, and rebooted.  Will see how long this lasts.  Is there something inherently bad/wrong about using SON?

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As far as I see it, SON is an idiosyncratic way of negotiating wireless protocols with devices and between access points.

 

Some devices have problems joining a SON-enabled WLAN. It is the best to do the configuration manually. I don't want the devices to be too "smart."

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It’s really not necessary. My netgear routers do the same thing only called something different. I simply turned it off. I believe it is called steering on my router.

 

totally unnecessary to have it assign WiFi as it feels it should be.

 

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