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Hello,

I have an ASUS RT-AC66U. When I go into the router page, it says:
Internet status: Connected
WAN IP: 192.168.1.2
DDNS: GO

So I assume that means that it is working fine. But my signal keeps dropping for like a second or so on my phone multiple times a day and it isn't showing full bars on my laptop. I did a speed test and am getting only half the promised speed or even less.

I've attached a picture of inSSIDer as well.

Anyone know what the problem is? It can't just be the placement of my router can it?

Thanks,
Crazysah

 

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Probably because you are in the 2.4Ghz band and not AC?

 

What speeds are your ISP promising and what speeds are you getting over WIFI and if connected directly via LAN?

 

What's your LINK RATE from your Network Connection window?

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Probably because you are in the 2.4Ghz band and not AC?

 

What speeds are your ISP promising and what speeds are you getting over WIFI and if connected directly via LAN?

 

What's your LINK RATE from your Network Connection window?

 

How do I change from 2.4Ghz to AC? And speeds are 16mbps and I'm getting only half or less than that. Directly via LAN it is much better.

 

Also, link rate? How do I find that out?

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First change your SSID for the AC network to something different so it's easier to differentiate. Right now they are the same (and i'm guessing the same password) so your PC looks for the stronger signal of the 2 which will mostly be the 2.4Ghz one. If you change the SSID for the AC one then you'll see it and be able to connect to it separately.

 

To check your link rate just go to Network Connections and click network status as you can see from below:

 

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Once you are connected to the AC network though things should be all fine again.

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First change your SSID for the AC network to something different so it's easier to differentiate. Right now they are the same (and i'm guessing the same password) so your PC looks for the stronger signal of the 2 which will mostly be the 2.4Ghz one. If you change the SSID for the AC one then you'll see it and be able to connect to it separately.

 

To check your link rate just go to Network Connections and click network status as you can see from below:

 

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Once you are connected to the AC network though things should be all fine again.

 

So I changed the SSID for the 5Ghz connection. The speed is showing me 270/300.0 Mbps right now.

Anything else you recommend me doing?

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On 2.4Ghz, make sure to use only 20Mhz-wide networks. Many devices have issues with 40Mhz-networks and they only provide a small performance benefit.

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So what is your network card? Is it AC, connection of 270/300 tells me N 2x2 card..

What speed did you expect? And for full AC you would need to set to 80mhz channels.

Also I would move your channel of 2.4 down to 1 since you have something else running at 11, might as well move away from that. As to not running 40 on 2.4 since it is only being small difference... Its a bit more than you think.. Seems you have nothing in the area so there should be no reason to not run it unless your card has issue with it, or you operate your wireless client in area of your wireless coverage where you don't have good strong signal. If you no other wireless in the area, and you have good signal there is no reason you should not be able to run 40 on your 2.4

But again I have to ask what you expect to see in real world speeds.. You do understand the numbers give are all marketing hype, for example the AC1750 listed for your router is both bands added together -- which clearly your client can only use 1 of them. And then even the numbers they give total raw bandwidth so pretty much /2 that for anything even close to what you might actually see ;) And then again that router is AC, if you don't have AC at your client its not going to do you any good.

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Hi,

I think you may be interested by my experience, first I used my Asus RT-AC66U for a year without any problem, manly in 2.4G, but at that time he was located close to ADSL router and in horizontal position, then I decided to extend my wifi networl and moved my Asus RT-AC66U in the garage with a CPL link to the router, but this time in vertical position (just because it was easier to fix it on the wall), and since then I experienced many disconnexion, and very poor connexion with 2.4G network, but not in 5G !
Thought, the router was having problem and tried to update firmware but with no luck. This lasted during two weeks, until I realized that I was having still the amazing 2.4G speed, but only when I was in the garage !!!
Suddenly I realized that may be my antennas may not be set in the right direction (remember the asus was put on the wall, but kept the antennas horizontal) ... I changed the two external antennas back to verical (like the router), and now I can enjoy same amazing speed in my entire house !!!

It was just an antenna position issue, so if any of you are facing the same problem ? Check first what is the speed close to the router, then check far away with different antenna position !

Good luck

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well yeah there is a specific radiation pattern from the antennas..  think of it as a doughnut with the antenna in the hole.  What covers more area a doughnut laying flat or one on its edge..

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Flash your router with asuswrt-merlin. It's based on the original asus firmware however imo much more stable and gives better performance. I flashed my RT-AC68U to merlin the day I laid hands on it.

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Guys...2014 thread....

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