Link Light goes red & speed drops
My extender’s link light goes red and the rate drops dramatically.
Here’s the setup: The NETGEAR EX6220 which is less than a week out of the box is connected reliably with a -69 dBm signal, three bars, and a link rate of 243Mbps.
It’s connected via FastLane mode over the 2.4GHz network to an ASUS TM-AC1900 router which is also brand new.
I tested it just now and got a full 60Mbps on an Internet speed test.
Given my situation that works perfectly for me. The problem, (happened again while I wrote this), is that the extender’s link light goes red and the link rate drops dramatically. It’s currently 13Mbps.
-The signal level on the extender still says ~68 dBm and still has three bars.
-My closest neighbor’s house is 400 or more feet away.
-There are no interfering wifi signals (I can only see one or two others on a good day and they’re on a different channel)
-Neither the extender or the router have been moved.
-No doors or windows have been opened or closed.
-I don’t have any pets (so there aren’t any dogs or cats suddenly lying on the antennas)
-My computer (or me) hasn’t moved.
-There is nobody else on the network at this moment, nobody else even in the house.
-If I plug (wired) directly into the ASUS router I can consistently get a ~60Mbps Internet speed test.
-If I reboot the extender, it will connect with a link rate very similar to what I’ve listed above, every time and speed will be back to normal.
-If I switch my computer to the ASUS router’s signal, without moving, I’ll get a consistent signal from exactly where I sit.
-Sometimes it takes a day or two for this to happen, sometimes less than an hour.
I’ve tried everything from measuring for interference/signal quality with a wifi tool, to changing the channel width on the router and the same thing will keep happening. Any ideas?