×  Introducing Nighthawk RS700 WiFi 7 (BE) Router. For more details, please visit Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 7 Router.

Re: Packet loss to Wifi smart plugs


Packet loss to Wifi smart plugs

I have a few Wemo smart plug mini, and TP-Link HS105 mini smart plugs.

With all of them, I am getting some noticeable packet loss when I ping them.

What this translates to is that sometimes these switches are not available in the smartphone app since they appear to be offline, and thus I cannot turn my devices on/off.


These are the stats for two HS105 TP-link smart plugs last night :


--- ping statistics ---
61785 packets transmitted, 57717 received, 6% packet loss, time 61897104ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.165/13.756/1653.674/30.532 ms, pipe 2


--- ping statistics ---
61798 packets transmitted, 60194 received, 2% packet loss, time 61901222ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.847/8.588/1689.136/22.350 ms, pipe 2


Is there any particular setting on the Orbi side that can improve this ?


Or should I just return all these Wifi smart plugs and go for something else like ZWave ?


Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
Message 1 of 3

Re: Packet loss to Wifi smart plugs

How did you solve your problem with the TP Smart Plugs?

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
Message 2 of 3

Re: Packet loss to Wifi smart plugs

I returned them. I am using some Wemo mini units . Slightly more reliable, though the Android app is buggy.

There is still packet loss, about 1%, no matter which Orbi settings I try.



Message 3 of 3
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 2 replies
  • 0 kudos
  • 2 in conversation

Orbi WiFi 6E