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Re: WiFi Slow after 2-3 days until reboot?

I should also note that I currently have the RBK50V and I don't Voxel's firmware works on that satellite (RBS40V satellite).

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Re: WiFi Slow after 2-3 days until reboot?

Ya, Voxels FW only works on the 50 series RBR and RBS. 

 

Anyways, if you can't get what you have working, I'd return it and get into someting that does. 


@yototogblo wrote:

I should also note that I currently have the RBK50V and I don't Voxel's firmware works on that satellite (RBS40V satellite).


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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@cdnSpinalTap wrote:

I hate to say it, but I gave up fighting with this thing.  I have tried everything - factory resets, new firmware, old firmware, custom firmware, changing channels based on local wifi signals, etc..  I even went so far as to spend 2 hours in my attic and basement getting a network cable up to the location where my satellite was - no help.  The number of speed reductions and connection drops was becoming increasingly frustrating.  Given I am out of my warranty period I have purchased the ASUS ZenWiFi AT8.

 

I am open minded enough that I will monitor the ASUS for similar behavior, and if it occurs, it would support the theory that there is something environmental or a problem with my infrastructure - and not with the Orbi itself.

 

Good luck everyone.


Did you try Voxel's firmware? Wondering if that also didn't work for you so I don't bother loading that on my RBR50 router. Were your speed reductions only on your satellite or also on the router? Also, sounds like both wireless and ethernet backhaul had the slowdown for you. I have wireless and wondering if ethernet might help but don't want to bother trying to set up ethernet backhaul if it won't solve the issue.

 

Thanks

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Re: WiFi Slow after 2-3 days until reboot?

I did try various versions of Voxel's firmware, but it did not make any difference with the slowdowns and lost connections (this leads me to believe that it is hardware related or some other environmental factor, and not firmware).

 

My speed reductions were system wide.  Once it hit, it would essentially bring down the entire network - wired or wireless.  I have been running the last week without the satellite connected and we are still having the issue.

 

My results indicated that the wired backhaul did not make a difference.

 

ETA:  I will report back with my results using the ASUS system.

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Shot in the dark here - but do any of you experiencing issues have any devices from Shenzhen RF Technology Co., Ltd showing up on your network?  I switched my Orbi system out for an Asus system and it has been rock solid...until I added my weather station to the network.  The weather station connects as Shenzhen RF Technology Co., Ltd.  Again, I know it is a shot in the dark, but thought I would mention it.  I am going to keep it on my network for a while and see what happens.

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Re: WiFi Slow after 2-3 days until reboot?

So your seeing problems when you connect this one device? Even with the Asus system? 

Would be interesting to see if you re-connected the Orbi system and left this one device off line to see if Orbi works better. 


@cdnSpinalTap wrote:

Shot in the dark here - but do any of you experiencing issues have any devices from Shenzhen RF Technology Co., Ltd showing up on your network?  I switched my Orbi system out for an Asus system and it has been rock solid...until I added my weather station to the network.  The weather station connects as Shenzhen RF Technology Co., Ltd.  Again, I know it is a shot in the dark, but thought I would mention it.  I am going to keep it on my network for a while and see what happens.


 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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As I mentioned, the system had been rock solid until a few hours after this device was attached.  I am continuing to monitor to try to narrow it down further.

 

Unfortunately I cannot install the Orbi system again, as I sold it a few days ago (with full disclaimer on the issues I was having).

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Re: WiFi Slow after 2-3 days until reboot?

Would be interesting to know if this one device could have been the cause. 

 

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80>RBK853 v3.1.15.32(Router Mode)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P,
EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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@cdnSpinalTap wrote:

Shot in the dark here - but do any of you experiencing issues have any devices from Shenzhen RF Technology Co., Ltd showing up on your network?


No such device on mine. 

 

I just got yet another Orbi RBK50V and it worked well for the first 5 days. Alas, this morning, slowdown occurred. I had installed 2.5.1.16 and reset the system before adding any devices. I had also removed some devices from the system (my brother moved out so fewer strain and devices). All of that didn't prevent a slowdown.

 

At this point, it's clear these devices are faulty. Time to finally call it quits. Tried the best I can.

 

Any recommendations for another mesh system?

 

Thanks

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Hello,

 

It sounds like you are at the same place I was - very frustrating indeed.

 

I went with an ASUS ZenWifi AX (XT8).  It got pretty good reviews overall, and it has performed well for me.  I do like the interface a lot better than the Orbi interface.  There is a lot more information presented and it is very configurable.

 

I've had it for about 2 weeks now and it has been pretty solid.  I did have one instance where my network came to a halt and it was shortly after I added a couple of new devices.  At the time I rebooted and the system has been solid again for about 7 days so far.  Regardless of the 1 incident I had, I am much happier with the performance and stability of this system.  Even the incident I had was different than the Orbi - the network just halted and did not progressively slow down.  Both irritating, but I would rather have a complete outage and deal with it rather than not noticing my network is degrading until I get dropped out of a Teams meeting or something.

 

 

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Re: WiFi Slow after 2-3 days until reboot?

FYI i try the three last Voxel Firmware, and after 10 days, exatly the same issue: stick at 50Mb/s. After reboot, 450Mb/s.

 

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I was never able to address the annoying drop to low speeds on my setup.  My next WiFi system will definitely not be an Orbi.

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Guys who did try Voxel firmware did it work for you? I too had upsetting performance by this multi-hundred device but after installing Voxel(satellites first then the router) I was saved and performance is superb.

Those who opted for a different manufacturer, which did you choose and how is the performance. Netgear hardware -is -faulty, i learned this after i purchased an expensive repeater that bricked after few uses(got replacement though).

Cant go with positive reviews of Asus ZenWifi because the Orbi too had thousands of positive reviews
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