Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report

Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
2020-10-05 11:02:46 - last edited 2020-10-12 09:51:48
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: ax50v1_intel-up-ver1-0-9-P1[20200708-rel55037]_signed.bin

Hi, it seems there is a bug regarding wifi radio schedule OFF-ON function.
Description of bug :

1) Wifi bands setting is "Smart connect"

2) I set a wifi "off" period between, lets say, 2:00am to 7:00am

3) The wifi radio at 2:00am correctly turns off.

4) At this point, i turn off router. (power off from back switch)

5) I power on router after the designated wifi ON time. eg after 7:00am. Lets say i power on router at 10:00am

6) The bug-> wifi radios stay off even if the wifi ON time (7:00am) has passed, and routers wifi radio should be ON, but wifi radio stays OFF.

7) Routers time settings are checked and found correct all the time.

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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report-Solution
2020-10-07 21:00:20 - last edited 2020-10-12 09:51:48

@KostasPap 

 

Thank you for the feedback.

 

I will forward that as a feature request to the devs.

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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
2020-10-05 12:14:51
I have seen other devices other than routers, such as home automation do the same thing. Lights or plugs fail to trigger when there was a power outage during the trigger time. I suspect it sets an 'alarm' and the internal clock triggers when the time is reached. With no power in the router, the relay will not be tripped. On many devices such as phones and tablets, when you turn them off, they are actually in sleep mode so those alarms will trigger.
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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
2020-10-05 22:55:27

@KostasPap 

 

In going off what @Archerc  mentioned, if you turn on the router before 7am do the Wi-Fi turn on? What happens if you don't turn off the router at all does the schedule run? Maybe temporarily run an hour apart to test.

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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
2020-10-07 06:44:39 - last edited 2020-10-07 06:52:11

Thank you both for the answers.

If the router stays on, yes, wifi schedule function works as intended.

It seems there is a simple "trigger" On Off code line that justs executes at the specific time you set.

This means if you power off router during Wifi Off time and power on after Wifi On time router misses the "trigger" (cron job?) command and stays in state Wifi was before power out.

So even if router is power on during Wifi On time, Wifi stays Off.

 

@Tony  maybe a small code should be running during power on router (during cold boot) that after setting the time (Ntp sync) must check the state of Wifi radios if Wifi Schedule is set.

If "curent time" >= "Wifi On time" Wifi should be turned On.

A simpler approach is after boot ("power on" not "soft reboot") Wifi radios should be always turned On.

I believe it is more crucial to have Wifi access after a power failure.

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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
2020-10-07 12:47:18
I beileve that a router on power-on or re-boot should have code that checks what the WIFI status should be before turning WIFI on.
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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report-Solution
2020-10-07 21:00:20 - last edited 2020-10-12 09:51:48

@KostasPap 

 

Thank you for the feedback.

 

I will forward that as a feature request to the devs.

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Re:Archer AX50 wifi schedule OFF-ON bug report
2020-10-09 08:22:45

@Tony 
Thank you. Archer AX50 is one of the best routers i ever had.
Tp Link has one of the best router support team i had to contact with.
 

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