e3000 k3x: WiFi device cannot connect without router reboot

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adamjmacdonald
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 0:38    Post subject: e3000 k3x: WiFi device cannot connect without router reboot Reply with quote
Any explanation for my printer not being able to connect to 2.4G wifi after it is restarted or enters sleep mode? I can fix it every time by rebooting my e3000 (Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r34311 mega (12/29/17)), but after I restart the printer, it keeps trying to reconnect for 15 seconds in the status window and then dropping and trying to connect again.

I've tried static IP outside of DHCP range, BG legacy mode, and either way, all other wifi devices have no problems, both 2.4 and 5 Ghz.

HP printer support pointed at the router, for what it's worth. no other services on - very low CPU usage, and nothing jumping out in kernel logs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:48    Post subject: Recommended settings Reply with quote
Check recommended wireless settings here: https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Atheros/ath_wireless_settings
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Atheros:
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
Linksys WRT400N - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - WDS Station
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 - WDS Station (Entware 3X)
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
TP-Link 1043nd v1, inactive, unstable hardware

Broadcom
Asus N66U - Gateway, DHCP, QoS
Netgear r6300 v1 - Client Bridge
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 (Entware-3X) - Client Bridge
adamjmacdonald
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 0:29    Post subject: Re: Recommended settings Reply with quote
ian5142 wrote:
Check recommended wireless settings here: https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Atheros/ath_wireless_settings


Checked and made some changes to improve throughput per the recommended settings. Didn't fix this issue, however.
ian5142
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:34    Post subject: Printer Setting Reply with quote
Could it by chance be a printer setting (misspelled wireless password, wrong encryption type, etc)?

The reason why I ask is because no other devices are showing any symptoms.

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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
Linksys WRT400N - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - WDS Station
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 - WDS Station (Entware 3X)
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
TP-Link 1043nd v1, inactive, unstable hardware

Broadcom
Asus N66U - Gateway, DHCP, QoS
Netgear r6300 v1 - Client Bridge
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 (Entware-3X) - Client Bridge
adamjmacdonald
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:52    Post subject: Re: Printer Setting Reply with quote
ian5142 wrote:
Could it by chance be a printer setting (misspelled wireless password, wrong encryption type, etc)


I suspect printer but hard to attribute since it connects fine after router reboot.

First time after both printer and router booted, connects fine. If printer restarted, can't connect, and status page shows printers MAC connecting for 15 seconds and dropping repeatedly.

Just trying to pinpoint what fault of the printer wifi firmware is resolved by restarting router but not restarting printer. I tried setting key update internal to 60 sec but after 4-5 of the 15 second connection drops still no go. During this repeated connection drops printer doesn't indicate that it's temporarily connected.

I can't just reboot router and call it good because the printer also stops responding to other network devices after it enters sleep mode, even though connection says good on printer and router http server.
ian5142
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:17    Post subject: Disable Sleep Reply with quote
Most printers have the ability to Disable sleep mode. That would be a workaround for the issue, I think.
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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
Linksys WRT400N - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - WDS Station
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 - WDS Station (Entware 3X)
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
TP-Link 1043nd v1, inactive, unstable hardware

Broadcom
Asus N66U - Gateway, DHCP, QoS
Netgear r6300 v1 - Client Bridge
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 (Entware-3X) - Client Bridge
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