I took the WNDR3700v4 I haven't been using and installed r40009
Reset & reconfig as main router
30 static leases
port range forwarding
samba share USB flash drive
isolated guest network -- ath0.1, ath1.1 & VLAN4 port 4 via br1
I just have the one bigscreen VIZO TV wired into port4...well its actually port1 as labeled on the baskasswards netgear router case
other junk on guest net and whomever comes by
QOS HFSC FQ_CODEL
and that's while I have Netflix going on the tablet
I am very happy with this ---- some previous builds of last few months on the WNDR3700v4 the wireless guest network could
not communicate amongst themselves and since I have chromecast on the 2.4 guest net and I usually control them from tablet on 5GHz guest net so
it was very disappointing...... but r40009 is looky very good to me
Joined: 30 Jan 2015 Posts: 673 Location: Texas, USA
Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:48 Post subject:
There are many changes in Mesh and VHT80+80 modes. Still trying to figure out to make it work.
i tested it with 2 netgear r7800 in vht160 and vht80+80. just do it and it works. if you have a client which isnt capable of doing vht80+80 or vht160 (openwrt doesnt support it. it broken there), then it will not work, but just in vht80.
just ensure to setup the same channel of both sides and the same encryption setup and it works.
if you use openwrt on one side, do not use encryption. openwrt does not support SAE encryption with most algorithms. GCMP etc. is not supported by openwrt.
@BS, Yes I was only testing between two R9000 and 2 R7800 all four in mesh which are all VHT160 and 4x4 streams supported. And NO openwrt.
The only thing I didn't try yet is the RESET. I can try that if its necessary .
And report back
UPDATE: Thanks! BS. Reset fixed the Mesh issues. I'm able to set VHT160 channel 36-64 and 100 - 128 DFS.
UPDATE2: @BS, I found an issue with R9000 Mesh VHT160 mode. It works fine without encryption. But as soon as I enable WPA the Radio shutoff in Mesh mode.
UPDATE3: OK, finally I found the culprit in this build which was responsible Mesh radio shutoff.
I had this option below enabled which was the culprit. Earlier builds were just working fine with this.
802.11r / Fast BSS Transission support
This should be disabled for Mesh VHT160 to work in this build. Hope BS fixes this soon. Still I can't get internet from mesh clients which I will have to figure out.
Also, adding VAP doesn't work (unable to connect to ).
@BS, here are my final findings on latest Mesh commits:
VHT160 mode now works (must disable 802.11r), I tested and works. Unfortunately, I don't get speeds above 600mbps using iperf3. Infact, was getting better results using VHT80.
Station dump (on ath0)
inactive time: 390 ms
rx bytes: 1109142927
rx bytes compressed: 0
rx packets: 762527
rx packets compressed: 0
tx bytes: 1134084547
tx bytes compressed: 0
tx packets: 775810
tx packets compressed: 0
tx retries: 0
tx failed: 0
rx drop misc: 33257
signal: -53 [-61, -57, -58] dBm
signal avg: -58 [-69, -63, -58] dBm
Toffset: 18446744072228038471 us
tx bitrate: 1040.0 MBit/s VHT-MCS 5 160MHz short GI VHT-NSS 2
rx bitrate: 1170.0 MBit/s VHT-MCS 6 160MHz short GI VHT-NSS 2
rx duration: 24626404 us
avg ack signal: -62 dBm
expected throughput: 1040.0Mbps
mesh llid: 0
mesh plid: 0
mesh plink: ESTAB
mesh local PS mode: ACTIVE
mesh peer PS mode: ACTIVE
mesh non-peer PS mode: ACTIVE
TDLS peer: no
DTIM period: 2
connected time: 3885 seconds
1. Must disable 802.11r.
2. VHT80+80 mode the channels gets disarrayed, for example if I use channel 100 some how it adds channel 42 to the combination instead of susing 100 to 128 range
3. Adding VAP messes up Mesh (Radio channels goes to unknown)
4. Static IP wired clients can't get internet ( DHCP clients work fine)
Thanks for your continued work, appreciate it very much. _________________ 1 X R7800: Main gateway( r39855M kongat (05/25/19)
1 X RAX120 WAP Bridged
1 X R7800 Mesh
2 X R9000 Mesh
1 X R8000: Repeater bridge
1 X R8500: Client bridge (RB doesn't work on R8500)
Gremlins showed up... 5ghz just stopped working/broadcasting. The gui showed it was working, no device could see 5ghz. Soft reboot, hard reboot, disable/enable radio, nothing worked. Since 40048 was released, I did a facotry reset & upgrade to that firmware and loaded everything fresh again.
Once on 40048, 2.4ghz radio didn't want to broadcast, but it showed as working...I went in wifi settings and played around with the network mode.
Originally-NG mixed, switched to mixed & hit apply, then switched back to NG mixed and hit apply again- Viola- 2.4ghz working again.
I have a cron job to reboot daily...we'll see what happens tomorrow... _________________ [r9000] running BS 40723
[EA8500] running Kong 40270M
[R7800] KONG PRO [taking a nap...no qam256...]
[WDR3600] BS 36808