davidc502 wrote: runev wrote:
My settings for the 5GHz radio (in case they are relevant for why I'm not experiencing problems in ac mode and others see degradation after 3 hours):
Will throw out a idea about what may be happening here... Several here have experience on the manufacturing side, and have expressed the idea that these routers are not all the same. Depending on the availability of parts and the price of parts, manufacturers will make changes in "batches". Those changes in hardware aren't supposed to make any difference in performance or reliability, however, the stories we hear where there's a one-off or perhaps a few people, who are experiencing a problem, that no one else has, tends to indicate those "other parts" may be the difference.
It's just a on going idea based on those "gremlins" that seem to affect just a few, but not the whole.
Welllll - I'm now guessing I didn't run into the issue David describes here, but I'll describe what happened to me just in case it's helpful for someone else.
I flashed my ACS with davidc502's shelby FW (with the .17 wifi driver) for the first time. Everything seemed fine. But I noticed the wifi radios (in LuCl) we labeled as "Generic 802.11 Wireless Controllers". (I'm guessing this is default.) However, when I applied new wifi settings (changed ssid, added security, etc.) and enabled the radios, they didn't turn on. After clicking "Enable" the text below "Generic..." stated "disabled" and the controller was "disconnected" or "unable to connect". (I wish I had written that down / taken a screenshot.) And subsequent attempts to modify / setup wifi failed.
This morning I soft-reset the router to stock and reflashed using the same shelby FW after I re-downloaded the .img file and verified the sha256 checksum. And? After enabling each radio using the default setting everything works. Huzzah!
Thanks davidc502 (and others) for all the work you've done. This is my first-time-use of OpenWRT -- I'm a long-time user of DD-WRT on 3-4 other routers starting with one of the early WRT45G models -- and so far the initial setup has been a breeze after I took the time to familiarize myself with the intro walk-throughs.
Now I just need to figure out...
* how to bridge this router with my main (dd-wrt) router (I want to learn about OpenWRT a little more before I swap my main routers)
* setup my static routes (I'm guessing this'll be easy)
* try to setup DNLA (thanks for the posts above you guys)
* run some speed test and watch wifi performance
* add QoS functionality so I can prioritize traffic for my wifi calls on Google Fi.