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    TL WA801ND Access Point freezing frequently

    Model : TL-WA801N / TL-WA801ND

    Hardware Version : WA801N v2 00000000

    Firmware Version : 3.15.9 Build 140425 Rel.44079n

    ISP : [/COLOR]

    Hello,

    My WA801ND configurated to be a wi-fi extension for home internet keep freezing with no reason. Even when there is only 1 peer connected to it, after a few minutes using internet, get completely freeze, beeing still available for wi-fi connect (sometimes not even this, showing the SSID but not accepting any password), but no access at all (not even the configuration page).

    When I turn off and turn on again, it comes back to normal, for a few minutes again.

    Tryed Ping Watch Dog, no success.
    Last edited by mpmentel; 01-15-2017 at 14:29.

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    Same problem with different hardware

    Quote Originally Posted by mpmentel View Post
    Model : TL-WA801N / TL-WA801ND

    Hardware Version : WA801N v2 00000000

    Firmware Version : 3.15.9 Build 140425 Rel.44079n

    ISP : [/COLOR]

    Hello,

    My WA801ND configurated to be a wi-fi extension for home internet keep freezing with no reason. Even when there is only 1 peer connected to it, after a few minutes using internet, get completely freeze, beeing still available for wi-fi connect (sometimes not even this, showing the SSID but not accepting any password), but no access at all (not even the configuration page).

    When I turn off and turn on again, it comes back to normal, for a few minutes again.

    Tryed Ping Watch Dog, no success.
    I changed my WA801ND v2 under warranty against a v3, but the same problem, but only behind a pfsense firewall. Connected directly to the modem the ap works fine. I tried to run an update of the firmware, but the update does not work out: error 18005, but I have definitely the right v3 version downloaded. all in all this is very unpleasant and I think I need to return the router as my very old Thompson works just fine, but not with the throughput.
    I have static IP, Gateway and DNS set to the pfsense box, no DHCP. I used the box a while, but now it stopped working properly, or only minutes after a restart!!!

  3. #3

    Same problem, same hardware, same configuration - Freezing WAP

    I am experiencing the same problem, the AP appears to freeze, but still able to accept wifi authentication. I would need to do a power-off (for 10 seconds) before it will work normally again.

    My first device is:
    Firmware Version: 3.16.9 Build 150422 Rel.54631n
    Hardware Version: WA801N v2 00000000
    Operation Mode: Access Point

    My second device is (connects to first device):
    Firmware Version: 3.16.9 Build 150422 Rel.54631n
    Hardware Version: WA801N v2 00000000
    Operation Mode: Bridge with AP




    Quote Originally Posted by mpmentel View Post
    Model : TL-WA801N / TL-WA801ND

    Hardware Version : WA801N v2 00000000

    Firmware Version : 3.15.9 Build 140425 Rel.44079n

    ISP : [/COLOR]

    Hello,

    My WA801ND configurated to be a wi-fi extension for home internet keep freezing with no reason. Even when there is only 1 peer connected to it, after a few minutes using internet, get completely freeze, beeing still available for wi-fi connect (sometimes not even this, showing the SSID but not accepting any password), but no access at all (not even the configuration page).

    When I turn off and turn on again, it comes back to normal, for a few minutes again.

    Tryed Ping Watch Dog, no success.

  4. #4
    I suspect there is something very weird on the AP firmware, because I started to have the very same issues a few days ago, just as it happened to you.

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    [duplicate post]
    Last edited by nfh; 01-31-2017 at 13:32. Reason: Post content is duplicate (I did not realise that post were moderated)

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    In my case I already have the AP updated with the latest firmware.

    Anyway, I have a RaspberryPi 2 (model B) with a TP-Link USB WiFi adapter that is close to the AP (thus gets wifi connection from the AP) and now that I took the WiFi adapter out from it, the AP seems to be working properly.

    Can the RPI somehow flood the AP in such a way that it renders it inoperative?

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by nfh View Post
    Can the RPI somehow flood the AP in such a way that it renders it inoperative?
    Sure, if it is mis-configured in some way, it can flood the AP.


 

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