Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 13:03 Post subject: Repeater Bridge between 2 ddwrt routers = lag spikes
Unfortunately I have gone through pages and pages of forum posts and I have not found a solution yet so your help would be greatly appreciated (and it would save me a few £/€/$, as I would not need a powerline adapter).
Do to the design of the apartment unfortunately an Asus RT-AC68U (running ddwrt revision 26653) is not enough so I have it paired with an old Dlink-DIR615 rev d (running ddwrt revision 26866).
The config is the usual. Asus as the main router and then the DLink is the repeater bridge, same network ssid, same (optimal interference-wise) channel.
The problem that I face is that I get lag spikes every 1-2mins which are even noticeable when browsing. After a second or two the whole network is recovering.
Unfortunately I have no idea what might be causing it so I was wondering if you have any suggestion on where to start and work my way to the prob.
The hardware should be fine as it has been used with a slightly different setup a few months ago with no lag issues.
Try running the main router by itself, see if you are fine.
If after connecting the Rb router you are facing a problem try changing the DDWRT version and see if it improves _________________ Linksys EA6500V1 27805
Linksys EA6500V1 27805 as Repeater Bridge
I read your post. Still, maybe try different channel? Or look around see if maybe a bluetooth mouse, etc, microwave, is causing interference? We have a bluetooth mouse that walks all over channel 6, but not all the time, only at a certain time interval. Channel 11 is our solution, Not as clean as 6 the rest of the time,,, but that mouse either severely lags the wifi, or pops it altogether.
You may have already covered this, but I figured maybe if not and it helped you, good deal.
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:48 Post subject: Re: Repeater Bridge between 2 ddwrt routers = lag spikes
Asus as the main router and then the DLink is the repeater bridge, same network ssid...
Do you mean the repeater VAP has same SSID as the main?
If so change it to something else, save, apply settings, & reboot router.
If that is not it then change things around --- Use the broadcom Asus as the repeater bridge.
If that don't do you a good job you might try WDS but I'm not sure that will work between
those routers ... but you never know...
You might also post this question in the broadcom forum -- _________________ Local Routers
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WRT54Gv8.2(27858) AP / WRT160NL(27858) WDS x3 / E2500(27858) AP+Guest
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You couldn’t have picked a crappier router as your repeater than the DIR-615. That thing has had more makeovers (in terms of hardware and revisions) over the years than any router I can think of. And with numerous problems discussed time and time again in these forums w/ each new release (and iirc, often related to bridging). And (imo) the use of Ralink chipsets being the primary culprit. I wouldn’t trust that router as a doorstop.
Frankly, anything wired is superior to wireless, even powerline. Problem is, ppl treat wireless as the primary and first line of attack, when it should be the LAST resort. I don’t know what powerline costs in your area, but in the US, they’ve gotten cheaper and cheaper, and better and better. No way I’d ever go back to wireless for streaming Netflix, for example, after seeing how beautifully and effortlessly powerline worked.
Spend the money on powerline, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches.
I upgraded to DD-WRT v3.0-r27600 std (08/11/15), after trying to downgrade and realising it was too much of a fuss, and the issue has improved significantly.
So it is safe to say that it is a ddwrt issue rather than a hardware issue. I use to have an old version of DD-WRT and everything was running without hiccups.
Now to reply to your questions:
@eibgrad: I agree with you, I am a fan of wired as well for many reasons and powerline in Europe is as affordable as in the US. The main issue is that I have too many laptops/mobile devices so powerline won't be of much help. The DIR-615 was not bought, it was a gift from Virgin UK, it is not Asus, for sure, but I have to admit that it is the single most long-lasting device I ever owned.
@mrjcd: Did it, before I upgraded DD-WRT, but nth changed Plus it is very inconvenient walking in the house and changing wifi networks while streaming sth. I would prefer not to have the DLink as the main router as there is a lot of traffic/devices connected to the main one and not too sure that a 10 year old device can handle them.
@waterlover81: Yeap channels was sth I spent 2 hours of my life experimenting on. Surprisingly too much interference for a small place here Ended up with channel 3 as it was the best interference-wise.
@Fiillu: To sum it up. Either downgrade both to the same stable version of ddwrt, or if you cannot be asked like me, upgrade to the same latest beta version and let us know.
I have lag spikes on all version of ddwrt, and I'm really confused.
I myself owned and wasted money and time on the 1043nd v1 for a year only to find it is a p.o.s and in the end went with an archer c7 and now as a test the xiaomi mini router. Do yourself a favor and dump the router and buy one of the 2 I mentioned.