Problem with Archer C5 AC1200 in WDS Bridge mode (Freezed router)

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Problem with Archer C5 AC1200 in WDS Bridge mode (Freezed router)
Problem with Archer C5 AC1200 in WDS Bridge mode (Freezed router)
2020-09-17 06:53:12 - last edited 2020-09-22 07:34:27
Model: Archer C50  
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: Firmware Version:3.16.0 0.9.1 v600c.0 Build 191107

I successfully set WDS on my Archer C5 AC1200 to bridging wifi connection from my main VDSL router (ZTE Speedport Entry 2i).

But after few days of using the Archer stop working and internet connection and routers GUI are not accessible.

 

How I set WDS:
On Archer I made this steps based on this procedure:
https://www.tp-link.com/cz/support/faq/825/

 

Steps:
1. reset of Archer via reset button.
2. setup of new 2.4 & 5Ghz networks.
3. enable WDS.
4. disable DHCP.
5. setup new IP/subnet for Archer: 192.168.1.2/255.255.255.0 (main router has 192.168.1.1/255.255.255.0).

 

Problem description:

When I'll make this steps the WDS connection will work.
But not for long. After few days (from 2 to 14 days) the Archer stop working properly. And this has happened many times.
During the problem LEDs are light correctly - power LED with two WIFI LEDs.
The both two (2.4 & 5 Ghz) WIFI networks are still reachable with normal signal strength but after succsessful log to them the internet is not working.
I also tried cable connection from Archer to Windows PC but internet not worked and the gateway IP was 169.... (not 192....).

 

As you can see. It is problem with Archer itself. It is not problem with strength of signal from main router or with main VDSL router itself.

 

Is there some way how to make router more stable?
Or which option in router settings could help?

 

Version of router:
Firmware Version:3.16.0 0.9.1 v600c.0 Build 191107 Rel.15316n Hardware Version:Archer C5 v4 00000004

That firmware is lastest available for my region: https://www.tp-link.com/cz/support/download/archer-c5-v4/

 

FYI:
This is the next strange thing which I found.
After I made new fresh setup of WDS on Archer then I made backup of settings to .bin file. To help myself to faster recover of all settings on Archer.
But after the Archer gets to problems, I make reset and restore settings from file but nothing will hapens. Router behaving like before reset and it gets unacesable and gateway IP is 169.... .
But maybe is this problem for next topic.

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Re:Problem with Archer C5 AC1200 in WDS Bridge mode (Freezed router)-Solution
2020-09-22 07:33:33 - last edited 2020-09-22 07:34:27

@Mike_BossO 

 

Hello,

 

If the WDS connection is not stable between the C5 and your ZTE VDSL modem, please confirm the below details:

1. Check the WDS status on the C5's web interface when it is not working, show us the status page.

2. Connect the phone or laptop to the ZTE modem's wireless network at that time, check the IP address, and confirm if you have internet access.

3. Change the 2.4GHz wireless channel on your ZTE modem to 1 or 6 or 11, change the 5GHz channel to 36 or 40 or 44, restart both the ZTE and C5, then reset and reconfigure the WDS on the C5 to give it a go.

 

May it help~

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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2020-09-22 07:33:33 - last edited 2020-09-22 07:34:27

@Mike_BossO 

 

Hello,

 

If the WDS connection is not stable between the C5 and your ZTE VDSL modem, please confirm the below details:

1. Check the WDS status on the C5's web interface when it is not working, show us the status page.

2. Connect the phone or laptop to the ZTE modem's wireless network at that time, check the IP address, and confirm if you have internet access.

3. Change the 2.4GHz wireless channel on your ZTE modem to 1 or 6 or 11, change the 5GHz channel to 36 or 40 or 44, restart both the ZTE and C5, then reset and reconfigure the WDS on the C5 to give it a go.

 

May it help~

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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