Archer C9 WDS mode keeps dropping connection
I have two Archer c9s in my home network.
First one is connected to my modem and it the main router.
Second one is configured in WDS mode.
I have followed all the steps correctly:
- setup a static ip that is different than primary router
- connected to my 5G band on my main router
- Disabled DHCP on my second router, since primary router handles that.
I keep getting a no internet icon on my computer. However, the problem happens once in a while. My configuration kept failing every other day. Then I assigned a different static ip to the secondary router. It held for 5 days. Yesterday I kept having dropped signal.
I have tried pinging the primary router. I either get no packet loss, or the request has timed out (when I get the no internet connection icon).
I am wondering what could affect the connection between the two? Literally same model, same version.
Any ideas welcome. My primary router is in my basement and the WDS bridged one is on the second floor. When it works, I get 180 down on speedtest, which is amazing speed for the distance. I was forced to use the 2.4 band before and it was nowhere near the speed I was trying to achieve.