I recently got a RE650 to help with a new laptop that has a weaker WIFI antenna than was usable where I work. The RE650 was very easy to set up and for the most part works great. My problem happens over time. At first I get great bandwidth - 150Mbs, which is about half of the bandwidth I get close to the router. This is as expected and plenty for my work.
The problem occurs over the course of a day or two. The bandwidth slowly degrades until I'm at ~10Mbs. It becomes both peaky and intermittent. A conference calls drop out and restart, video conferencing is out of the question.
I've traced it to the extender by the following:
1. Run a speed test, either Xfinity's or Google's. I get 10 - 15Mbs.
2. Close the laptop to put it to sleep and prevent it from trying switch to the router's signal.
3. Power cycle the RE650 to reboot it.
4. Open the laptop and re-run the speed test. I am back to 150Mbs.
This has been replicated on two laptops, a Dell 5540 and a Lenovo Y520 with similar results over multiple days/reboots.
The extender arrived with FW version v1.0.6. I upgraded it to v1.0.7, but the problem remains. This thing is great when it works. I'm at the point where I'm restarting it about once a morning so I can get through my work day.
Is there any way to keep the bandwidth up without having to reboot it? Thanks!!