Dropping Entire Network and Internet
I have the R6900 NIghthawk router with the latest Firmware update (as an attempt to solve this issue). Randomly, the router will drop the entire home network - all devices - and lose internet connection entirely or show extremely slow speeds. I have read some disturbing blogs about this issue not being reparable, but wanted to check here first. I have tried resetting, updating firmware, etc. The funny thing is that the router shows no obvious errors in the log.
Any ideas ???
Re: Dropping Entire Network and Internet
I was on Firmware Version V22.214.171.124, until 1 hour ago, and now on Firmware Version V126.96.36.199 (Hotfix Beta version). I am running Windows 10 (64bit), and also Macs on the network.
I started dropping Internet/Timing-out a few weeks ago, on 2.4GHz only. Around when I upgraded to Firmware Version V188.8.131.52. Previously (for the past 2 years) my R6900 was working great. 5GHz isn't having this issue. I am fortunate to a device with a 5GHz connection nearby, so I have been using that to change channels on 2.4GHz and restore Internet access.
I changed channel selection from Auto to a specific channel, and had a day without an issue. However the Internet dropping issue re-appeared the next day. I am now trying Firmware Version V184.108.40.206 (Hotfix Beta version). It's too early to know if that Hotfix is helping me. I am pretty frustrated, but hoping one of us can figure out a solution.